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How to Park Overnight Free Anywhere in the USA

When we started our year-long adventure living on the road, we knew we had a nut to crack: free overnight parking. We had renovated a van, now we had to figure out how & where to park it every night! We knew that if we broke the budget every night with a hotel or campsite, we would be penniless within 2 months. Thankfully, we learned SO much about free overnight parking, and now we want…

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How We Spent a Week on Vacation WITHOUT Eating Out

We just finished an AMAZING time in the Florida Keys. We spent an entire week making our way through the Keys living in our van, having the time of our lives doing it. We had this entire vacation without eating out. We did excursions, went kayaking & stand-up paddleboarding, did walking tours of Key West, saw EVERYTHING we wanted to see, and didn’t spend a fortune doing it! The number one main reason we didn’t…

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Van Life Costs – First Month on the Road

Heading into our van life adventure, one thing that we were hyper-focused on was our van life costs. We had some money saved from working full time, and did not have a ton of money coming in each week. What did that mean? It meant that the more we spent, the shorter our adventure would be! So we HAD to minimize costs, because we wanted to adventure as long as possible! Photos from Month 1’s Adventure We are going…

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Solar Van Conversion (Under $500!) for Dummies

Any reading and research you do on van conversions will likely lead you to one conclusion: the electrical system in a van will make or break your conversion project. Throughout the renovation process, there is literally not one better feeling than when you flip on the lights (and fridge, outlets, stove, speakers, etc) and everything is working flawlessly. Is this going to happen the very first time you hook it all up? If you do…

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