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October 14, 2021
The 12 Best Van Life Instagram Accounts

There are a lot of articles on van living online that run the gamut for advice on the road. We’ve written a handful ourselves. However, while articles generally provide information on the topic, experiencing the journey through a van life Instagram account is an entirely different journey. Rather than reading about the journey, you’ll be […]

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October 13, 2021
The Cheapest Way to Drive Across The Country [13 Budgeting Tips]

A drive across the country is a great way to see a lot of the beauty that America has to offer. Regardless of whether the trip is a grand adventure that takes you from Seattle all the way to Chicago or if it’s just a short hop from Vegas to Los Angeles, you’ll still get […]

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October 13, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About an Off-Grid Septic System

If you live in an off-grid tiny house, then that means you’re disconnected from city power lines and water pipes. The power lines aren’t that much of a problem since you can simply use solar panels and run your devices on solar power, but the water pipes could pose a much bigger issue. If you […]

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October 13, 2021
How to Become a Travel Writer [7 Steps]

If you walk up to random people on the street and ask them if they enjoy traveling or if they would like to go somewhere exotic the first chance they get, then you’ll likely receive overwhelmingly positive responses to both questions. Ask the same people if they’d also like to get paid to go to […]

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October 13, 2021
The 5 Best Tiny House Refrigerators [For Maximizing Your Space]

Tiny house living involves a lot of DIY work and creative solutions to everyday problems. For example, if you don’t have space for a washer/dryer combo, you could use your local laundromat. Likewise, if a mini-split takes too much power during the winter, then you can get a simple heater. The problem comes with items […]

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October 4, 2021
DIY Solar Panel Installation for Van Living

Van life isn’t just a big road trip. You need to make extensive preparations and ensure that you have all of your ducks in a row before you set off. Otherwise, you’re in for a very short trip before you need to head back home. One of the most important things you need to do […]

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October 4, 2021
How to Dry Fish: An Off-Grid Guide

Drying fish is an excellent way to preserve them for a much longer time without refrigeration. Fish meat is naturally high in protein, which makes it a great addition to pretty much any diet, but it also makes it incredibly prone to spoiling. Hence, drying fish is a great way to preserve and enjoy them […]

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September 10, 2021
How Much Do Tiny Houses Weigh?

A tiny house on wheels (THOW) is different from a camper van largely because it lacks self-propulsion. What we mean is that while campervans are essentially homes with wheels and an engine, tiny houses are larger than average trailers that require a towing vehicle to go anywhere. That’s why we’ll divulge the best towing vehicles […]

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September 10, 2021
21 Best Travel Apps to Download Right Now

When there are hundreds of apps whose sole purpose is to make travel a little bit easier to manage, pinpointing the ones that will actually make your life easier when away from home can be a nuisance.  We will dive into what we consider to be some of the best travel apps currently on the […]

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September 10, 2021
Should You Buy or Rent a Camper Van?

If you’re not the type of person that wants to rent out an Airbnb for your vacation but would rather go camping, then you might have already looked into camper vans on your own. We won’t go into specifics on camper van vacations or even the best vehicles that you can buy, but we would […]

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