Embarking from Portland, Oregon...

I am following my philosophy of doing life a little differently by living and working remotely in my self-converted Sprinter. Between stories from the road, my van build, photos of my favorite adventures and more, I hope you find inspiration to get outside and see the world around you.

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LIFESTYLE GALLERY

While I love my van, I'm even more fond of the places it takes me. After a year on the road, I've explored all 50 states, hitting National and State Parks along the way. Check out photos from my favorite hikes, campsites, and more!

so we bought a van primitive camping in Mexican Hat, Utah
hiking angels rest in Zion National Park, Utah
so we bought a van sporting cowbucker on the beach in la jolla california
unpacking our home on wheels outside Valley of Fire State Park
taking a quick nap during the sunset at cape cod
so we bought a van in arches national park hiking to double arch
parked outside of teton national park in jackson hole wyoming


 

LATEST FEATURED MEDIA

MERCEDES-BENZ MYVAN

THE VANLIFE OF KATIE - A STRUCTURED ADVENTURE

"For all the dirt, dust and sweat, the lifestyle is always worth it. You give up worrying about little things; just make friends with the way of things. That really changed me. My priorities have changed. I live a much more relaxed life today."


 

THE BLOG

LATEST POST: Vanlife Essentials for $76 or Less

"This list of materials or items I purchased throughout the process of building my van and preparing to move into it is in the hundreds. Even so, there are a handful of items that are reasonably priced, under $76 that I would consider essential to my build and life on the road. In my efforts to serve as a resource to you, I’ve curated a list of some of my essentials for van living."

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SIMPLIFYING: Tips for Tiny Living

Tiny living. It’s everywhere. AND it’s growing. Something that I don’t hear about as often is what makes tiny living work. How do you live with less? As a 25-year-old female living out of a van full-time, here is my advice to you...

6 Places We've Loved (So Far)

When you’re traveling to all 50 states of America, and some of Canada, there are endless options for beautiful destinations. While we’ve fallen in love with our entire country, there are 6 places that stole our hearts...

Phase 2: Electrical System & Insulation

The last few months have been filled with research, trial and error, and accomplished goals. Our van now has a large majority of the insulation completed and most of the wires put in place...


 

WHAT I'M CURRENTLY...

READING

On the Edge by Alison Levine

Reading recommendations available here!

LISTENING TO

So We Bought a Van Spotify Playlist

Stream my playlist here!