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…

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…

11 Random Facts About Us

Alex eats a lot of chocolate and peanut butter. If I wasn’t here to make him food, he would probably only eat dark chocolate and peanut butter. Somehow, he is very fit looking. Must be all that chocolate. Tina is the youngest of five. I have 2 biological siblings, and 2 step-siblings. All of them…

#Vanlife Meals

When I first met Alex, he had made the choice to eat the same thing everyday. For him, food didn’t matter, it was just a source of energy. So for two years, he ate a tempeh sandwich with lettuce, tomato, red onion, mustard, and vegannaise. EVERY DAY for two years, Alex ate the same thing….

Oh, Canada

Well folks, we left the United States, although we didn’t go very far. Crossing over the border was something we had yet to do with our van home. We were a bit worried as bringing an entire life with you can be a bit worrisome. We weren’t sure if the border patrol would dig though…

Vanlife: Common Questions Answered

As we come into our third year of living in a van, we feel as though we have a few things figured out. We get a lot of questions being on the road from people that are interested in living in a van themselves, or are just curious. Here are a few of the top…