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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!

Van Life Journal Weeks 7-9: 4 Provinces, 3 Weeks

Van Life Journal Weeks 7-9: 4 Provinces, 3 Weeks

In this Van Life Journal combining weeks 7, 8, AND 9, we explored more of Newfoundland and Labrador, the most easterly province in Canada, before taking the ferry back to Nova Scotia and down on through New Brunswick, and eventually, Québec!! Between hiking on earth's...

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Van Life Journal Week 6: Newfoundland!

Van Life Journal Week 6: Newfoundland!

Hello there! What a crazy, fun-filled week! Van Rouge is still going strong. We had to charge her batteries this week and now she's back to health. In short, this week we celebrated Paul's birthday in Newfoundland, went to a stargazing event, had some successes and...

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Van Life Journal Week 5: There & Back Again

Van Life Journal Week 5: There & Back Again

It's hard to believe that we've just passed our one month anniversary living in Van Rouge! When I see how fast time is going it makes me realize we could easily spend a year or two in the van. We'll see where these adventures lead. Cheers to a new week full of new...

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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!