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Our Adventure Becoming South Dakota Residents

By John & Jayme / Feb 25, 2019 / 7 Comments
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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, […]

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Domicile for Nomads: Establishing a Legal Residence on the Road

By John / Feb 21, 2019 / 2 Comments
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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 […]

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Mail and Packages on the Road: A Guide for Vanlife Nomads

By John / Feb 18, 2019 / 0 Comments
vanlife mail and packages on the road

How do you get mail and packages when you’re traveling long term and you don’t have a fixed address? This is one of the challenges of life on the road, but it’s not an insurmountable one. No matter what you need to have shipped to you – a letter, a package, an important piece of…

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

By John & Jayme / Sep 4, 2018 / 14 Comments
Vanlife Guide to 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 […]

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

By John & Jayme / Dec 11, 2017 / 0 Comments
Vanlife with Dogs

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 […]

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Vanlife with a Partner: 8 Tips for a Successful Relationship

By Jayme / Nov 20, 2017 / 2 Comments
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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 […]

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How to Find Internet While Living on the Road

By John & Jayme / Aug 24, 2017 / 4 Comments
How to Find Internet 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 […]

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