I grew up skiing in Utah, my dad is an excellent and avid skier who taught me to ski at the age of two. I grew up with long, straight, skinny skis. As I got older and more into skiing, technologies were evolving but my dad and I stayed in the past, true to … More Mental Floss: a Story of How I Became a Vegetarian That Eats Bugs
Today is my Grandma’s birthday. She is a woman who has lived nine more lives than most of us ever will, and she has the stories to back it up. I grew up sitting at her feet with my cousins while she entranced us with her stories– all based on truths, with perhaps minor (ok, sometimes … More Big Fish: the Potential of Social Media?
There were two goals in mind when we started putting in the walls and floors of the van: the first was to insulate the space better than a home, the second was to make it look like a home. Insulating wasn’t a problem, but working with the odd, curved shaped panels for walls and floors … More Interior Shell of the Van: Installing the Walls and Floors
The “Bus Life” Matt and I have created has helped us meet new people and talk about our lifestyle on a regular basis, which I find to be an incredible thing. We are simple at heart, and together we have built a system that allows that simplicity to flourish. Every new opportunity that comes to … More 7 Truths About Van Life
When you are working on the same project day in and day out, things start to become a blur. Building the roof has felt like a single continuous day– a long, exhausting continuous day of building. As you all well know, cars experience the forces of nature at a different level than a home. With … More Building the Extended Roof for the Van: Phase Two
There’s a lot that goes into building a new roof on top of your cargo van, so we’ve broken down the build into a couple phases. This blog post will be about how we got started. After researching the different year/makes/models of cargo vans, we found that Chevy had the best reviews. We found a … More Building the Extended Roof for The Van: Phase One
A lot of people have been questioning our decision to move into a new van after living in our 1978 VW Westfalia Transporter, Magnolia, for a year. While we were making this (difficult) decision, we came up with a list of the pros and cons of living in a bus full-time: Pros: 1- Iconic Symbol … More Pros and Cons of living in a VW bus: Why we chose a new van/home