Week of October 16th, 2017

* Zion National Park, Utah * Las Vegas, NV * Seven Magic Mountains, NV * Los Angeles, CA * High: LV: Enjoying Vegas with Willa and walking the Strip. We’re kindof big Vegas people so it was definitely a treat- staying in a hotel and all (plus the room only being $49). WV: Zion was amazing but…

Week of October 9th, 2017

*Idaho Falls, ID * Pocatello, ID * Salt Lake City, UT * Capitol Reef National Park, UT * Bryce Canyon National Park, UT * Zion National Park, UT * High: LV: Watching the sunset at Bryce Canyon. The colors were something we’d been chasing for a while and we kept missing out. We had just had…

Week of October 1st, 2017

*New York, New York * Billings, MT * Paradise Valley, MT * Mill Creek Rd, MT * Pray, MT * Chico Hot Springs * Boiling River, Yellowstone * Mammoth Hot Springs, MT * Yellowstone National Park * West Yellowstone, MT * Idaho Falls, ID * High: LV: Getting off the plane and seeing Willa in the…

We Made our PopSugar Debut!

Hey all! Last week, Luke and I sat down to discuss one pretty pivotal question, “How has van life affected our marriage?” Right away we spat out a few ideas and then we really got to thinking and realized that it’s actually had a huge impact on who we are as a couple and how we…

Week of September 25th, 2017

* Rapid City, SD * Custer State Park, SD * Pactola Reservoir, SD * Deadwood, SD * Devil’s Tower, WY * Bighorn National Forest, WY * Circle Park Trailhead, Bighorn * High: LV: This is a tie – Running around Devil’s Tower with Willa taking photos at sunset.  I liked that we arrived, took a dirt…

Week of September 18th, 2017

* Omaha, NE * Nebraska National Forest- Halsey * Wind Cave National Park, SD * Custer State Park South Dakota * Mount Rushmore, SD * Badlands National Park, SD * Rapid City, SD * High: LV: Seeing Emily, my sister. Getting to experience what her life is like as a med school student and watching her…

The Walls

Putting walls up in our van was actually a fairly easy task in the end (omitting all of the trim, carpenter’s putty, and spackle towards the tail).  However, we went through a few different ideas for how we would accomplish the task.  Initially, we wanted walls with zero seams to be seen which  would require…

Week of September 11th, 2017

* Carbondale, CO * Independence Pass, Aspen * Devil’s Punchbowl, Independence Pass * Independence Pass Ghost Town * Continental Divide, Independence Pass * Paint Mines Interpretive Park, CO * Kansas City, MO * High LV: We were a little nervous to drive Independence Pass because of what we read about online. After starting the drive we…

Where to Park Your Van Overnight

During our van build I wasn’t shy about Googling the crud out of what living life in a van would really be like. There are some great resources out there to help prepare you for the highs and lows but one of the most consistent concerns I found was always around where to sleep at…

Week of September 4th, 2017

* Breckenridge, CO * Vail, CO * Denver, CO * Upper Mohawk Lake near Breckenridge * Lake Dillon, CO * Breckenridge Ski Resort * Aspen, CO * Carbondale, CO * Crystal Mill, Carbondale * Maroon Bells, Aspen * Penny Hot Springs, Carbondale High LV: The last hike we took in Breck was great- we just wandered…

Random Van “Hacks”

We didn’t do everything exactly as we’d like. In fact, I can guarantee without a trial run (or three), there will be something within the first night of your van life that you’d like to change. For better or for worse, some things are stuck the way they are. These are some of our favorite quick…

Week of August 28th, 2017

* Moab, Utah * Arches National Park * Mill Creek Trail and Waterfall * Corona Arch * Double O Arch * Canyonlands National Park * Moab Under Canvas * High LV: When we spontaneously decided to camp out below Corona Arch waiting for the stars to come out so we could shoot the milky way. The…