Refrigeration on the Road: The Best 12V Portable Fridges for Vanlife
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Refrigeration on the Road: The Best 12V Portable Fridges for Vanlife

There’s nothing like having a refrigerator in your van to really bring the comforts of home on the road. Refrigeration means you can store fresh food and other cold items – like vegetables, dairy, meat, “booch,” and beer. It means you don’t have to fuss with a cooler full of ice and water-logged food. And…

Diversify Vanlife and How to be a Strong Ally
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Diversify Vanlife and How to be a Strong Ally

It’s no secret that vanlife is not what it appears to be on Instagram. If you scroll through the vanlife reshare accounts, or read a media story about vanlife, or attend one of the many vanlife gatherings out there, you might come away thinking that vanlife is a lifestyle for young, attractive white people galavanting…

Our Adventure Becoming South Dakota Residents
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Our Adventure Becoming South Dakota Residents

Some of the biggest logistical problems that full-time nomads face revolve around not having a permanent residence. When you don’t have a fixed address, it can be very difficult to do many things that you need to do in today’s society, such as: Get a driver’s license Register your van Apply for insurance (auto, medical,…

Domicile for Nomads: Establishing a Legal Residence on the Road
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Domicile for Nomads: Establishing a Legal Residence on the Road

If you’re a vanlifer, RVer, or backpacker, you live out on the open road, free from the restrictions of a fixed location. But when you live wherever you choose, that also means that you don’t actually live anywhere – or at least, not how society wants you to. Unfortunately for people like us, the legal…

Vanlifer’s Guide to Sleeping, Camping, and Overnight Parking
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Vanlifer’s Guide to Sleeping, Camping, and Overnight Parking

So you bought a van, converted it to your new home, and now you’re about to hit the road. But once you’ve left the comfort of stationary dwelling, you’re faced with that looming question: Where do you sleep? No need to worry – there are plenty of places all over North America for you to…

Waste-Free Vanlife: 13 Tips for Ditching Single-Use Disposable Items
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Waste-Free Vanlife: 13 Tips for Ditching Single-Use Disposable Items

We generate an insane amount of waste in modern society. There are all kinds of disheartening facts and statistics out there – like how the average American throws away nearly 7 pounds of trash per day. Or how we don’t recycle 91% of the plastic that we use. Or how 8 million tons of plastic…

Vanlife with Dogs: Tips, Challenges, and Fun on the Road
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Vanlife with Dogs: Tips, Challenges, and Fun on the Road

Whether you’re a vandweller thinking about adding a furry friend to your nomadic lifestyle or a dog owner considering the leap to vanlife – there’s a lot to think about. How we’re able to live this lifestyle with two dogs is one of those questions we get all the time. Vanlife with a dog is…

17 Top Gifts for Vanlifers this Holiday Season
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17 Top Gifts for Vanlifers this Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again – when people everywhere spend money they don’t have to buy things nobody needs, all in the name of rampant consumerism and holiday cheer! Kidding aside, we’re actually big suckers for any excuse to bring your whole tribe of love together to laugh and sing and eat and maybe…

Vanlife with a Partner: 8 Tips for a Successful Relationship
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Vanlife with a Partner: 8 Tips for a Successful Relationship

There are plenty of vanlife couples on the road, but we’ve also talked to many people concerned that they could never live in a van with their significant other. The close quarters and constant togetherness of vanlife can be a challenge to any relationship. But diving into this awesome experience with your partner is also…

United We Van and the Ultimate Vanlife Cookbook
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United We Van and the Ultimate Vanlife Cookbook

Well before John and I embarked on our own nomadic adventures, we noticed a strong sense of community among our fellow nomads. Back when we were bright-eyed noobs sporting a brand new 1996 Chevy van, we were connecting with vanlifers on social media and via Skype. And everyone was incredibly helpful answering any questions we…

How to Find Internet While Living on the Road
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How to Find Internet While Living on the Road

Internet is pretty much a necessity these days. Don’t get us wrong – we absolutely love opportunities to go fully off the grid, no cell service and all. It’s like our vacation. But the fact remains that we need internet access to work, to stay in contact with friends and family, and even to find…

What Does Vanlife Mean to Us? A Vibrant Community of Inspiration
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What Does Vanlife Mean to Us? A Vibrant Community of Inspiration

One of the best things about vanlife is all the cool places you get to sleep. We spent this past weekend living in the woods on the coast of Lake Superior. It was unbelievably peaceful, and we could see the sun setting over the water through the trees. Safe to say, it’s one of the…

How SELF Journal Can Help You Make the Most Out of Van Life
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How SELF Journal Can Help You Make the Most Out of Van Life

We could not be more honored to write this sponsored post for our friends over at Best Self Co. Their awesome SELF Journals help us stay focused and achieve our goals every single day, and we highly recommend checking them out! This post also contains affiliate links. When you’re traveling and living in a van –…