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…