Hashtag Chaconation: Liberate Your Toes, Liberate Your Soul

We aren’t just talking about a shoe (sandal?) that can walk through rivers and up mountains with general ease. We are talking about a status symbol that you choose to wear on your feet. Nothing says “I care more about function than style” like strapping on some kicks designed in the paleolithic era and shit … Continue reading Hashtag Chaconation: Liberate Your Toes, Liberate Your Soul

Van Dwelling: Being Houseless Isn’t Being Homeless

Van dwelling is different for everyone. We’ve all come into this through different walks of life. A great many of us are outdoor enthusiasts and some are just college students or 9-5er’s trying to make ends meet. Regardless of what brought you to the mobile life (why I chose the vanlife), and regardless of what … Continue reading Van Dwelling: Being Houseless Isn’t Being Homeless

Vanlife as a Dog: The Eternal Car Ride

I hear some dogs only go for car rides every once in a while. I hear some dogs only go for car rides to the vet. I also hear some dogs only get to sit in the passenger seat. I live with Dad in a car ride, and we barely ever go to the vet … Continue reading Vanlife as a Dog: The Eternal Car Ride

5 Ways I Went Wrong in my Van Build and What I Recommend.

Somebody once asked, “What mistakes did you make when building your van?” My answer was, “Literally everything.” Building out a van is hard. Things will go wrong. For me, it felt like everything went wrong. What makes the difference, though, is how we react to those mistakes. It’s easy to admit defeat or become discouraged … Continue reading 5 Ways I Went Wrong in my Van Build and What I Recommend.

By Popular Demand: How I Poop and Shower in my Van

"Where do you shower?" and "Where do you poop?" are easily two of the most asked questions for any van dweller. And honestly, I'm a little tired of hearing it. So I'm going to write this in hopes that maybe, just maybe, somebody will read it instead of asking me. But I also want to … Continue reading By Popular Demand: How I Poop and Shower in my Van

Finding Balance: The school life VS the van life

Living in a van on the road is, without a doubt, one of the most invigorating feelings I’ve ever felt. The air tastes like freedom and every mile a new adventure. One day you’re sliding down waterfalls with your best friend and the next you’re soloing up the Grand Teton in Wyoming. But being stationary … Continue reading Finding Balance: The school life VS the van life

A man, a van, and a dog: How they stole my heart

Hi! Nice to meet you, I’m Lauren. I’m the one who came along and surprised Justin with a serious relationship after he chose a twin size bed for his van's buildout. (Okay, it’s actually slightly smaller than a twin size bed. I was being generous.) Anyway, it's very cuddle-y. And don’t forget, Achilles is a … Continue reading A man, a van, and a dog: How they stole my heart

Becoming a Trad Climber: A Rite of Passage

Traditional rock climbing is a quickly evolving art in a modern world. Sadly, a growing demographic of climbers don't think it's worth the risk involved. But is it really that dangerous?  Or are people just becoming too accustomed to the safe environment provided to us by gyms and sport climbing?  Regardless, that's not what this … Continue reading Becoming a Trad Climber: A Rite of Passage

Choosing the Right Van for Your Vanlife

Congratulations! You’ve decided to live in a van.  Whether it’s a part-time gig, a full-time lifestyle, or dirtbag climber van, choosing a vessel to call home is still a big decision.  And depending on your needs, the type of van for you may differ from the norm. Though I personally live in a 144” wheelbase … Continue reading Choosing the Right Van for Your Vanlife

Vanlife With a Dog: Achilles the Copilot

So, you want to embark on a van-dwelling adventure but not sure whether to bring Fido or not?  No problem! I’ve had my tiny life companion sharing the van with me for two years with minimal issues.  That being said, there are some things to consider. You probably shouldn't just throw your dog in the … Continue reading Vanlife With a Dog: Achilles the Copilot