Van Camping with a Dog: Tips and Advice

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Van Camping with a Dog: Tips and Advice This post may contain affiliate links., please see my disclosure policy for details. Camping with a dog is incredibly enjoyable and fun, but it can also be challenging. Camping with or without a camper can have its challenges for humans alone, but trying to get organized for human(s) and a dog can … Read More

Why I Stopped Living in a Van Full Time

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Why I Stopped Living in a Van Full Time This post may contain affiliate links., please see my disclosure policy for details. It was a bittersweet day, June 1, 2018, I moved into a rental that is immovable, has a foundation, a heating system, a kitchen, and a BIT bigger than my van. This seemed to all happen slowly but … Read More

How I survived my First 40 Mile Hike

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How I Survived My First 40 Mile Hike This post may contain affiliate links., please see my disclosure policy for details. May 2017 I ventured on a 40-mile hike in Alaska, and I survived! Even though I have become more of an avid hiker the past few years, I’m certainly not the fastest around. Prior to this hike, I had … Read More

10 Apps that Make My Life Easier on the Road

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10 Apps that Make My Life Easier on the Road This post contains affiliate links, see disclosure statement for details Traveling occupational therapy while living on the road has presented many amazing opportunities to me but it’s also provided me with some challenges. As a person who is not very organized to begin with, staying organized on the road has … Read More

The Most Epic Alaskan Road trip (Part II)

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The Most Epic Alaskan Road Trip Part II: Canada This post contains affiliate links, see disclosure statement for details When I drove from the lower 48 to Alaska July 2016, it was exciting but I was in a serious rush. I needed to start my new job in 3 weeks and I would be embarking on this trip alone. My … Read More

The Most Epic Alaskan Roadtrip (Part I)

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The Most Epic Alaskan Roadtrip

The Most Epic Alaskan Roadrip Part I: Alaska This post contains affiliate links, see disclosure statement for details When I drove from the lower 48 to Alaska July 2016, it was exciting but I was in a serious rush. I needed to start my new job in 3 weeks and I would be embarking on this trip alone. My trip … Read More

Why it’s Okay for a Girl to Live in a Van

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Why its Okay for a Girl to Live in a Van This post contains affiliate links, see disclosure statement for details One of people’s biggest concern when I tell them I live in a van, is that I am alone and I am a girl. I tell these concerned people the same things;  I do my best to avoid sketchy … Read More

Vanlife Essentials

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Vanlife Essentials This post contains affiliate links, see disclosure statement for details Living in a van is not the most convenient lifestyle. However, there are some things that can make life in a van much easier. For this post, I have compiled a few items that make the van life experience a little better. Related Posts One Year of Van … Read More

One Year of Van Life

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One Year of Van Life This post contains affiliate links, see disclosure statement for details In July of 2016, I picked up my new van from Southern California and headed north. A year later I find myself living full time in a van enjoying my last few weeks in Alaska. It has been a year of mistakes, fun, and learning. … Read More

My Vanlife Fails (so far)

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My Vanlife Fails (so far) This post contains affiliate links, see disclosure statement for details So far my blog has mostly featured positive aspects of living in a van. I think it’s time to share some not-so-great parts about living in a tiny van. Here are my biggest fails thus far and I’m sure there are many more to come. … Read More

AdVANture: California to Alaska

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AdVANture: California to Alaska This post contains affiliate links, see disclosure statement for details July 2016: “I hopped off the plane at LAX…” and picked up my new van/home. In two days I was on my way to Alaska (a measly 3,800 mile road trip) alone. I was certainly a little overwhelmed, but I had no choice to rethink because … Read More

Van Hygiene 101

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Van Hygiene 101  This post contains affiliate links, see disclosure statement for details Where do you shower? Wait, do you have a toilet in there?! So many questions about hygiene while living in a van, so let’s talk about it. Meeting daily hygiene tasks can definitely be a challenge for van life.  The fact that I work full time has … Read More

How to Downsize

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How to Downsize This post contains affiliate links, see disclosure statement for details June 2016 I went from a two bedroom apartment to a living space less than the size of queen size bed. Soooo, I really had to downsize. Since I started traveling OT I really detested having a lot of “things” simply for the fact that I hate … Read More

5 Things that Happen When you Live in a Van

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5 Things that Happen When you Live in a Van This post contains affiliate links, see disclosure statement for details When I decided to live in a van, my main motivation was saving money. Besides saving tons of money on rent and living expenses, I started to notice many other wonderful things beginning to happen. Related Posts: Van Life Resources … Read More

My $5000 Tiny Van Conversion: The Complete Cost Breakdown

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My $5000 Tiny Van Conversion: The Complete Cost Breakdown This post may contain affiliate links, see disclosure statement for details Vanny Devito is now my tiny little home, but once upon a time she wasnothing more than a silver van. The entire van conversion process was stressful at times but mostly it was pretty exciting.The following post documents, in detail, … Read More

Steps to Living in a Van

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Steps to Living in a Van This post contains affiliate links, see disclosure statement for details The time between deciding to live in a van to the day I was on the road [to Alaska] in Vanny Devito, feels like a whirlwind. I definitely had a few “WTF am I doing moments,” along the way, but I stayed on course … Read More

Why I Decided to Live in a Van

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Why I Decided to Live in a Van This post contains affiliate links, see disclosure statement for details May 2016, I made the decision to live full time in a van. If you would have told me four years ago that I would be living in a van full time, I probably would have laughed. A lot of things have … Read More