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Van Dwelling

Yep, just what it sounds like... the act (or art) or living in a van. We're currently traveling the U.S. and living in a 2001 Dodge Ram Wagon. So how does one go about living the good life on the the road? We've compiled our stories, tips, hints, thoughts, logistics and much more here. Enjoy.
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Adventures in Van Dwelling: Truck Stop Misery

It's just past midnight as we pull in to yet another rest stop in Middle-America.  A foggy haze lingers in the air as the parking stalls bask in the street lights' tangerine glow.  Moths thump and swirl around the glowing bulbs and fireflies drift silently and gracefully up from the grass and through the trees, casting their magic upon all those who dare gaze.

The gravel crackles under our tires as the van rolls slowly into it's spot and the engine shuts off.  It's quiet, but only for a moment as our ears adjust and the hum-drum-rumbles of the surrounding 18 wheelers fill the night air.  At first I find myself miffed by their inconsideration of my peaceful roadside moment, but within minutes my level of understanding raises along with the internal temperature of our van.

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And so our journey begins...

The moment we've been working for is finally here.  It's still a little surreal and will take some time to sink in.  We've quit our jobs, bought a van, sold everything we could and donated the rest.  Our possessions have been thinned down to what we can fit in our backpacks and our van. Read more
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