The Day a Poop Shovel Hit Me in the Face

Some days you feel like a badass after a great day of climbing. Some days you get a poop shovel to the face. And sometimes, just sometimes, those two days are one in the same. Let’s go back to December 10, 2018… So there I am, feeling pretty successful after about four hours of climbing…

Fear and Loathing in Van Life: An Imagination Run Wild

Outbound living has many, many advantages: Simple living, waking up in a new place and opening your door to a view you haven’t seen before, moving wherever the wind takes you, saving money, chasing summer, etc. With that being said, outbound living means your home is, well, outside. All the time. That’s fine by me when…

Cook all the meals. Eat all the food. Save all the money.

It’s been over a year since we left Seattle and started living in a van full-time. That’s A LOT of meals, especially when you consider the fact that we try to cook as much as possible in order to keep costs down. We also try to keep it healthy. As such, a little creativity goes…

Hello SWFL and Vaniel take Florida, nay, THE WORLD by storm

So there we are. Hanging out in Florida and enjoying a rest day when we get a message to our Instagram. I actually noticed it which is a complete shock as I tend to forget you can even get messages on Insta. Turns out, the message was from a reporter with Hello SWFL who thought our…

Why not a tiny home?

One of the questions we hear most frequently is, “Why a van? Why not a tiny home?” Excellent question. I asked Colin the very same thing when I first heard his plan. I watched Tiny House Nation regularly. I loved the creativity that was showcased by the carpenter and I thoroughly enjoyed watching people parse…

Phase One: Complete. Phase Two: Commence.

On November 16, we rolled into Illinois and officially concluded Phase One of our journey. What have we been up to since then? A LOT! Unfortunately, most of our time hasn’t included Vaniel but all that changes soon…

How to toughen up your boyfriend in 12 days

Ever look at your handsome sidekick and think, man, he’s tough but he could still use a little “roughening” around the edges? While many women may think this task is too daunting, I’m here to tell you, it’s NOT. In my one-step program, I unlock the secret to MANLINESS. Sheer, rugged manliness in its purest form.

A Day in the Life: A realistic look at Van Life

Maybe it’s obvious what a day in the life of “van dwellers” entails. Maybe it’s not. I’m sure there are vanlifers out there who get all dressed up for the day (or their instagram photo shoot) and maybe they even go clubbing at night. To each their own and awesome for them but we’re on…