Pros and Cons of living in a VW bus: Why we chose a new van/home

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

Rainier on the Rocks

I first climbed Rainier last June (2014) and it was everything I thought it would be.  We drove into the park in a heavy mist and as the road climbed higher, the snow lining the road turned from patchy to four-foot tall walls lining the way to Paradise.  When we got to Paradise the stereotype … More Rainier on the Rocks

Faux Pho

When Matt and I got married I was sure to let him know beforehand that I am not a cook– not that I can’t cook, I just never really enjoyed it. The first two years of our marriage he did most of the cooking, but after we moved into the van I had a shift … More Faux Pho

But wait… How do you shower? The top 10 essentials for van life:

We’ve lived in our van for 10 months now, and in that time we have discovered some things that help make our lives easier. To give you some perspective we live in a 1978 VW Westfalia– which means we are limited on space. Here’s the list in no particular order of importance: Pendelton Wool Blanket: Not … More But wait… How do you shower? The top 10 essentials for van life: