Let’s Get Down to Business

After a couple months of being back on the road, we found it was also time to get down to business. What does that mean exactly? Well, we have decided to create to a small business while living on the road. We call our new business Rest Day Repairs. Rest Day Repairs is a custom…

Trip Report: Hueco Tanks State Park

After three months of being on the East Coast, we finally left Maine with a van that looked new again, a pocket full of money, and a heart full of love from our families. Okay, that was pretty cheesy but it’s true. For a little bit, it felt strange re-emerging into the world of the…

Life on the Road

Life on the road. It’s rugged. It’s dirty. It’s clean. It’s freeing. It’s exciting. It’s new. It’s meeting new people. It’s lonely. It’s friendships. It’s scary. It’s easy. It’s difficult. It’s different. It’s the same. People always want to know what it’s like. It’s not without it’s struggles. There’s so much to it that we…

Our Van Conversion, Is It Ever Really Finished?!

Well after three years, we finally feel as though our van conversion is complete. That’s right, it has taken us three years to complete our van. Throughout those three years, we have built, added on, gotten rid of, and re-done a lot of the interior and exterior build out. Honestly, we will always be renovating…

Oops! Making Mistakes: The Vanlife Way.

Since returning to Maine, we realized there were a few mistakes we made in the van. To start off, there have been multiple changes to the interior and exterior of the van for the past three years, which makes answering the question, “How long did it take you to build out your van?”, more challenging…

Back Home (Getting Ready for Road Trip #4)

We arrived back in Maine in the beginning of October with the intention to do more van projects, climb at our local areas, and visit friends and family. Our plan was to¬† stay in Maine for the holidays (as we have missed the past two Christmas’s) and will be leaving for the road again once…

Trip Report: Leavenworth, WA and National Parks

Leavenworth, Washington was a place we had wanted to visit for awhile. After leaving Squamish, we headed straight there. Arriving in this Bavarian Themed town only took a few hours from Seattle. We entered the town through a canyon in the Northern Cascade Mountains with a crystal clear river following along the side. We were…

The Realities of Living in a Van

This post will be dedicated to sharing what it is really like living in a van. I will try to be as honest as possible. One of the most common concerns when living in a van with someone else revolves around the bathroom. To start off, we pee in front of each other. There’s really…

Trip Report: Squamish, British Columbia

This post is going to give the most up to date information for living in a van or vehicle in Squamish. Places to Sleep: This is a tricky one. The town is relatively small and land locked by water which limits options to sleep for free. Plus the locals aren’t very happy with the amount…

Border Crossing with Your Home on Wheels

Driving across the borders can be quite uncomfortable when you’re taking your entire home with you. For us, we didn’t know what to expect. We knew we obviously weren’t the first people to drive an RV or van across the border, but it still felt weird and we had a ton of questions. What do…