Posts tagged van life
"What Have I Done?": The Story of Quitting My Job to Become a Digital Nomad

Today is a big day. It's the kind of day that I'll remember. It'll become an anniversary to celebrate; a milestone to recognize; a turning point in my life that will mark a "before" and an "after." Today, January 15th,  is my first day as a self-employed, freelancing, entrepreneurial woman. I feel bold, I feel brave, I feel totally badass, and most of all...I feel nervous af. Read more…

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The Grand Canyon (Travel Series #4)

If there was ever such a thing as a “jaw dropping moment,” it was the first time we both laid eyes on this place, and we’ve got the pictures & the memories (& the tips!) to prove it. Read more here…

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@van_gossamer: DIY Sink

"When our initial idea for a sink set up turned out to be way pricier than we'd bargained for (expensive wooden slabs and small sinks that started at $80), we opted to research more inexpensive routes. We stumbled across our idea for a sink on YouTube, which is how we ended up with a sink that is actually a $6 salad bowl from Walmart..."

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@s0weboughtavan: Solar Panels

When we started talking about installing solar panels, we knew that we wanted to be able of be off the grid for days at a time and not worry about having enough power. After figuring out all the detailed calculations of our electrical system based on the things we needed to power and the electrical specs of each item, we decided that we wanted roughly 300 watts of solar power, give or take...

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Our First Van: Dreaming Big in a Small Rig

Our first "van" only looks like a 2005 Ford Escape XLT because...it is. While we were saving serious money for our actual van, Angie (named after Angela Montenegro, thanks to Renee's obsession with Bones) was our main mode of transportation to all things camping and nature related, and though she's no longer used as a regular camping vehicle, we still love her.

However, we did start The Van Lifers when Angie was all we had. It was nerve-wracking at first: could we be "vanlifers" if all we had was an SUV?...

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