van life

Recent Van Life Travels

While living in Mexico in 2019, we bought a 1990 Roadtrek and drove it up from Puerto Vallarta through the Eastern USA all the way to the island of Newfoundland & Labrador in Canada, before crossing the country from east to west in a race against winter. Our van now sits in quarantine waiting for borders to open again. We look forward to getting back to #vanlife in our beloved Van Rouge this summer 2021. For now, please enjoy our past van life stories and guides!

Our Top 10 Eco-Friendly Van Life Essentials

Our Top 10 Eco-Friendly Van Life Essentials

Looking to furnish or decorate your new van but don't want to buy crappy plastic products? We have the perfect list of eco-friendly van life essentials for you! When Paul and I bought our van, we knew we wanted to keep the style minimal and eco. As much as possible,...

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Buying a Van: Self-Build Conversion or Prebuilt?

Buying a Van: Self-Build Conversion or Prebuilt?

One of the first questions Paul and I had when considering buying a van to live and travel in was whether we should do a van conversion or just buy a prebuilt campervan. There are many pros and cons to both, I'd say, but I can only really speak from experience from...

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Is Van Life for You?

Van life is a fun and affordable way to live a nomadic lifestyle. It’s ideal for freedom seekers, digital nomads, and anyone who wants to escape the rat race while traveling slowly overland. Check out my guides if you’re planning on trying out the van lifestyle!
van parked on cabot trail at lookout

“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself.”

-Stacy Westfall

Eco Van Life Essentials

1. Organic Duvet

A good night’s sleep in the van is just what the doc ordered, and there’s no better way to achieve that than with a plush duvet (organic, of course!) 


2. Bamboo Cutlery

Bowls, plates, cups, silverware… You need them to be unbreakable and lightweight. Luckily, eco-friendly bamboo takes care of all of that!

3. Eco Soap

Biodegradable soap is a must-have for all your hygiene and cleaning needs. It’s simply the best way to wash up as well as make your van sparkly clean!