VanLife

Oregon Coast

It was late August and I’d been FunEmployed and living on the road for just over 2 months. Most of that time I’d been staying with family, sleeping indoors, with access to hot showers and cold beer. Now, after dropping my family off at the Medford Airport and saying goodbye […]

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Going Green TV Interview

Living in a van has a lot of benefits…simplicity, freedom, adventure, and this week I was interviewed by Brooke Welch of WFFT-TV in Fort Wayne, Indiana about the Green aspect of VanLife. Watch the interview below. Thank you Brooke! From the Fort Wayne WFFT Website: http://www.fortwaynehomepage.net/news/local-news/going-green-downsizing-to-a-van FORT WAYNE, Ind. Brooke […]

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Ashland, Oregon

I drove east along the Oregon Trail and got lost in the nostalgia of sitting in the middle school computer lab, shooting pixilated deer, and praying that I wouldn’t drown while fording the river, only to suddenly die from dysentery instead. Damn. I took the scenic route from Boise, ID […]

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Yellowstone

I left Breckenridge and drove north through Colorado and into Wyoming, covering 500 miles in a single day. It was more driving than I like to do in one stretch, but I had places to be and people to see! My friend Ryan Jean had quit his job earlier in […]

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Colorado

My first month of FunEmployment was spent based in Arizona, as well as traveling to Michigan and the Appalachian Trail in New England. I had not slept in the van a single night since leaving Santa Barbara, had been taking way too many hot showers, and was getting too used […]

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First Stop – Arizona

It was 5:00 PM on Friday, June 12, 2015. I closed my laptop, opened a cold beer, and exhaled. Ahhhh…I was finally…unemployed.  Well, self employed, but like my buddy Luis Escobar is fond of saying, “Self employed is just one step away from unemployed”. I was following the dream I’d […]

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Me Tarzan. Meet Tantor.

I am writing this as I’m sitting in my living room, which also happens to be my kitchen, office, bedroom, workshop, game room, lounge, and oh yeah, my vehicle. I am a vandweller. Meet Tantor, he is my van, my house, my best friend, and sometimes a huge pain in […]

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Home Sweet Honda

I wake up every morning with a weird sensation and a brief nightmare. In my half awake haze I see Matt Foley from Saturday Night Live standing above me saying “Now, as your father probably told you, my name is Matt Foley, and I am a Motivational Speaker! Now, let’s […]

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Summer Vagabonding

Vag·a·bond (ˈva-gə-ˌbänd) 1: moving from place to place without a fixed home: wandering 2: of, relating to, or characteristic of a wanderer My life changed a lot in 2014. I completed my year as the Rotary Club President, my responsibilities at work had shifted, my marriage dissolved, and I spent […]

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