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How ironic that this post follows my last. It comes in waves, this vanlife. My first foray into vanlife came at the end of 2011, and truly began in early 2012. I would buy a cheap Vanagon off Craigslist, build it out, and hit the road. I would live in it for about 9 months, […]

Why Do I #Vanlife

In my usual routine, I woke up and made breakfast and scrolled through social media. In the Portland Vanagon group, yes, we have a Facebook group dedicated to our love affair with these boxy vans; someone had posted yet another video about the #vanlife movement. After watching it, I felt a bit dirty. Honestly, it […]

Changing of the Seasons

  Here in Portland it is feeling like fall has officially arrived and maybe Spring at the same time. Today has been a wet one, but the trees along the street side are making it known that fall has come. Along with the changing of the leaves comes the cooling of the air, and that […]

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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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  • Pretty excited about the vans new vancafesc wheels! vanlife vanagonlife
  • How I spent this rainy PNW day
  • River is alsoexcited for fall just look at that smile
  • Oh the beautiful places of the the PNW Whats your
  • I would like to get out and shoot more astrophotography
  • Beautiful day for a run in Forest Park today After
  • Anyone else make toast in their van? What do you
  • In the need for constant simplification Im contending with the
  • Gotta say this hipcamp Field Scout work sure is rough
  • Was a wet day in the PNW but that didnt
  • Not the rivers or lakes that Im used to