I’m sad that our eight weeks of van life is ending in a few days. We will take apart our bed, pantry, and storage and return the van to the rental agency, then fly back home. But I am a little delighted in the sadness, because I didn’t expect this trip would go so well.
VAN LIFE TOUR | Tasty Veg Food Inspiration Full Transcript We’re on the road for eight weeks in a rental van driving around to see California’s beautiful national parks and wild nature. While we’re doing this we’re eating vegan food. I’ve been vegan for about four years now and it’s a really important part of
VAN LIFE TOUR | Our First Time Budget Build in a Rental Full Transcript We’re traveling around California for eight weeks in a rental van. Well, somepeople buy their vans and build it out everything. They spend months to do it. Weare in the van for eight weeks. We’ve already set it up. it’s very
Locals you meet at hot springs tend to complain about how many people know about the hot springs now. “Yeah, since people started posting photos of this place on Instagram it’s been packed on the weekends.” I haven’t posted any hot springs locations on Instagram. But, I didn’t even find out about that hot spring
“You know, you got a great deal on this van,” the staff member commented while checking out our reservation. “Yeah.” “You can’t get a reservation at all for a cargo van, truck, or minivan. We’re booked solid until next August, a year from now!” This matches up with what I was seeing online. I couldn’t
“Check tire pressure.” The blinking instructions on the dashboard were new and alarming. We were driving out of a dispersed camping area on dirt roads and pulled over immediately when we reached asphalt. We’re on the adventure of a lifetime, but it’s not all mountain vistas and relaxing in hot springs. Sometimes our gear breaks.
What was I supposed to bring to stay comfortable and live for eight weeks in a van I had never seen before? I spent a week before we left making an extensive list in Google docs. Every time some new necessity occurred to me, I jotted it down. Three weeks into our adventure, I’m very
I’ve been pretty cautious since the pandemic started. I flew cross country for the last time in March 2020, then started avoiding community events, grocery stores, meeting up with friends, etc. I wasn’t isolating as much as some immunocompromised people still are, but more than the vast majority of people I know. I flew again
We got a great deal on a rental cargo van and are now two weeks into driving around the spectacular landscapes of California. I quit my job right before the trip, so for the first time in almost four years, I am on a significant break. My reasons for leaving were to try to take
Eight weeks in a rental van is an ambitious experience! Everyone I talk to about this trip tells me they are very jealous. That’s a sign of a great plan. But I don’t see my friends making reservations for a van for several weeks. It’s harder to be staring the plan in the face, packing