Van Life Etiquette! – Do you approach the neighboring van?

We’ve all been there. Parked in a great spot, and you see a few other vans kicking around. The age old question remains: Do you know on their door and create a huge party around a campfire, or do you each quietly relax in the comfort of your own van? I’ve often heard people talking about a solution – a …

My Gear List

While by no means complete, this list includes most of the gear I use on my trips and in/on my van. If you saw something in a video or post that isn’t here, let me know and I’ll add it. Van Build Items Electrical NOCO external 15A plug – https://amzn.to/3aaNFTd  Flush countertop AC plug with two 4A USB Outlets – …

Free Plans: Lightweight Awning v2.0

When we built our first awning, there were two issues with it It needed 2 people to set it up, It was permanently attached to the van. When we began to plan for the next version, there were a few things that needed to be part of its design: It needed to be light, It needed to be easy to …

DIY Budget Awning for $70!

Since our last van was a bit of an experiment, we didn’t want to spend much on the little bells and whistles. Sure, we could have spent a lot for a professional awning and then moved it to our new van, but what’s the fun in that?!? Instead, we decided to build our own. In the end, we are so …

Lightweight Rock-n-Roll Bed!

Convertible bed/seats are one of the trickiest parts of designing and building out your van. Beds consume a large part of the space in a van and a fixed bed isn’t always something one wants to spend/waste space on. This DIY rock and roll bed allows you to better utilize space, especially in smaller vans where space is at a …

Pacific Coast Highway in 14 Days! | Day 7&8 | Leg 4

This is part of a larger series, our North American Rocky Mountain Tour. This leg takes you through the Northwest United States along the west coast, from Crescent City, California to San Francisco, California . You can find Leg 3 here and Leg 5, which includes San Francisco, here (coming soon). Previous – Leg 3 | Next – Leg 5 …

Pacific Coast Highway in 14 Days! | Day 6 | Leg 3

This is part of a larger series, our North American Rocky Mountain Tour. This leg takes you through the Northwest United States along the west coast, from Otter Crest Scenic Viewpoint, Oregon (west of Eugene, Oregon) to Crescent City, California. Previous – Leg 2 | Next – Leg 4 Day 3 – Otter Crest Scenic Viewpoint, OR to Crescent City, …

Pacific Coast Highway in 14 Days! | Day 3, 4 & 5 | Leg 2

This is part of a larger series, our North American Rocky Mountain Tour. This is leg 2, which takes you through the Northwest United States along the west coast, from Vancouver, British Columbia to Otter Crest Scenic Viewpoint, Oregon (west of Eugene, Oregon) over the course of 3 days. You can find Leg 1 here and Leg 3 here. (Photos …

Pacific Coast Highway in 14 Days! | Day 1 & 2 | Leg 1

This is part of a larger series, our North American Rocky Mountain Tour. This leg takes you through the Northwest of Canada across the rocky mountains, from Edmonton or Calgary, Alberta to Vancouver, British Columbia. For brevity, detail on the Canadian Mountain Parks are omitted, as you can find many posts in the Adventure category on this site. You can …

How much insulation should you put in your van in 2020?

Insulation advice from a Canadian. I’m aware that my views on this are HUGELY unpopular. I’ve been at the brunt of the Facebook flamers many times, but I just can’t keep my mouth shut. Maybe it’s that I’m stubborn, or maybe I’m a sucker for punishment, but I think it’s because you should actually be able learn from someone who …