VanLife

Georgia

My first stop in Georgia was Hiawassee to see Jim and Maggie, our first “Trail Angels” on the Appalachian Trail in 2012. They had met us the day that we started our Thru-Hike and told us to call them when we reached Hiawassee. It took them 1 hour to drive […]

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Appalachia

The day that I left Indiana I woke up on a couch in my buddy’s basement, which was good because it was below freezing inside my van in his driveway. I let the defrost melt the ice on my windshield and doubled down on my plan to head south. Time […]

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VanLife Shower

I often get asked how I shower while living in a van. The best way to answer is to show you. Don’t worry, the video below is PG. #VanLife Shower Showering while living in a van isn’t really that difficult. Yes, it’s a little different than when I was living […]

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The Great Plains

With Tantor back in running condition we were ready to cover some miles. I had a few more places I wanted to see in Wyoming and South Dakota, but then my sights were set on the Midwest. We left Buffalo, WY in the afternoon and wheeled across the Wyoming landscape, […]

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Broken in Bighorn

Sunday morning I woke up at 3:00 AM in a Walmart parking lot in Cody, Wyoming. “Am I moving too fast?” I pondered. “Should I slow down and enjoy this trip a little more? Or am I going to slow? Will I make it home to Indiana in time?” I […]

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Yellowstone Take 2

On a crisp autumn morning I drove toward Yellowstone National Park through patchy clouds below snow capped peaks. My first visit to Yellowstone had been just one month ago, but I was already yearning for more. I had driven through the southern part of the park during my last trip, […]

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Glacier National Park

I had a few simple goals for my visit to Glacier National Park. Stand on a glacier Unplug for a few days Not get eaten by a grizzly bear The first two I could do without achieving, but the third goal seemed a little more important. I had never been […]

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Washington

I was looking forward to my visit to Seattle, partly because I had never been to the city, but mostly because my cousin Brad had just arrived in town for work and I’d have someone to hang out with. Exploring new places by myself is nice, but it’s always fun […]

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