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Things to Do in Flagstaff While You’re at Overland Expo West

At 7,000 feet in elevation, Flagstaff is nestled at the base of the San Francisco Peaks. This college town in the high country mountains of Arizona is unlike any other city we’ve visited in The Grand Canyon State. Flagstaff is a mix of small town feel

Best Way to Spend a Day in Santa Barbara – RV Parking and Things to Do in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California is one of those beach towns that has it all. Spectacular views of the coastline and the mountain ranges, mild weather, great architecture, good food, rich history and a wide range of activities from paragliding and kayaking to yoga and wine tasting. There

The Top 6 Van Chassis for Your Camper Van Conversion

During our search for the perfect camper van, we learned that each van chassis has its pros and cons. No one platform is perfect. Whether you’re looking to build out your own camper van or buy a used or new camper van, it’s important

Harvest Hosts Review – Overnight RV Camping at Wineries, Farms and More

Looking for unique overnight RV camping experiences? How would you like to wake up on a vineyard in California or on a farm in Florida? Harvest Hosts is a membership program that offers RVers unique camping opportunities across the United States and Canada. We

How to Make Coffee When You’re Camping, RVing or Traveling Internationally

I love coffee. It doesn’t matter if I’m tent camping at Joshua Tree National Park or living out of a camper van on the coast of Oregon, I can always make a great cup of coffee. Since my love affair with coffee makes a

DIY Camper Van Build: Converting a Passenger Van into a Basic Camper

When our friend Amir told us we could use his passenger van and convert it into a camper van, I was beyond excited! Having lived out of a professionally converted camper van, I was ready to take on our own DIY camper van build.

Cassette Toilet – What Is it? How Do You Use it? Where Do You Dump It?

What is a cassette toilet? How does a cassette toilet work? How do you dump a cassette toilet? These are some of the questions we get asked all the time about the cassette toilet system that we use for camper van life. We’ve been

Things to Do in Los Angeles – From San Fernando Valley to Beverly Hills and Downtown

Joe and I lived in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles before we hit the road full time. We still come back to spend time with family, catch up with friends and visit some of our favorite places. This is a list

Ram ProMaster Camper Van – Hymer Aktiv Van Tour & Specs

Meet our first camper van, a Hymer Aktiv 2.0 on the Ram ProMaster chassis. This fully built out conversion van was our tiny home on wheels for nearly two years. In this post you’ll find: How we ended up in a Hymer Aktiv Full

Becoming Texans – Choosing a Domicile for Full Time RVing

In all of our research about full time RVing, one recurring topic is choosing a domicile state. While some RVers choose to keep their domicile state, others will pick a new domicile state. We chose Texas as our domicile state and in this post