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Life as a Van Dweller in San Diego

After a month in San Diego, I couldn’t help but compare myself with the homeless population. It’s touted perfect weather seems to have a draw of it’s own for those lacking shelter. When moving from city to city in our van, we’re used to lying low and maintaining a stealthy cover. But when there’s someone sleeping literally right outside your door every night, lying low is literally an impossibility.   Read more

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Thoughts on Van Life: Time to Build a Bed?

Now past the 2 year mark since transitioning into the van, we find ourselves rethinking our bed.  It has been extremely convenient to simply turn the middle seat around making a common living space and each take a bench for sleeping, but it’s reached a point of separation anxiety in our marriage.  No matter how comforting it is to slip into our minimal vandwelling lifestyle, our marriage has to take precedence.  

Simply living in close quarters with another person can bring tension to any kind of relationship.  Since we are a couple who slept in the same bed for years and enjoyed the simple touch of the other person while drifting into dream state, we split ourselves apart in the attempt to be minimal.  It was a successful attempt, but with a side affect.  It seems to have added distance to the tense situations.   Read more

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The Road Home Part 1: The Vagabloggers Work?

Well it only took us a year to finally compile all the video clips but at last, we're pleased to bring you the first of our 8 part series documenting our trip from North Carolina back to our home state of Utah.

After returning from our 3 month long backpacking trip in Costa Rica, we found ourselves back in North Carolina and anxious to be back in our van and back on the road.  We definitely realized that we'd come to view the van as our home.  We'd rather live in it that any other "conventional home".   Read more

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Human Watching and Other Shenanigans in Las Vegas

One fine Friday afternoon, we were enjoying our coffees at Blue Star Coffee in Salt Lake City when a text came through.  My sister let us know that they were leaving for Las Vegas and had extra room for us if we wanted to tag along.  The catch was this:  they were leaving in 20-30 minutes!  So we hurried over to their place, packed up our stuff for the weekend in 9 minutes and hit the road...   Read more

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