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The Small World of Living Small

Last night, prompted by a recent engine failure and subsequent upgrade, Damon of NRWSTR put together a beer and vans get together here in Portland. In just a matter of day or two, we came out of the woodwork and descended upon HUB brewing – rolling in deep with about 8 vans and one Sunrader […]

Being Back In Portland

After escaping the chill of eastern Oregon in winter (Feb 1st) I headed south and spent the majority of the winter somewhere in the state of California. Honestly, in retrospect, I think I spent a lot more time in that state then I had previously envisioned. That being said, I have no regrets about my […]

Vanlife Graphic From MightyGoods

The folks over at MightyGoods, a site devoted to stories about adventurers and nomads, has created a giant graphic of 85 vanlifers – I made the list! Fun to look through this list and see some of the other folks I have come to know through my travels.

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img_20160816_2037131“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson

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A man, a van, and a dog named River.  What started as a simple adventure in 2012 to travel and live in a van for a year has shown itself to be more than a passing life phase. In 2016, with a [...]


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