When we started vanning this summer, we knew we wanted to have some fun gear on hand to keep us active. An inflatable kayak was the purchase we made first, and we don’t regret it one bit!Continue reading
A hundred degrees. That was about the average daytime temperature we were dealing with when we drove through Idaho on the way up to Montana.
We were only three days on the road when we pulled in to camp next to this view for our first free night of vanlife camping.Continue reading
We’re finally on the road after two months of work on the campervan, and after a long day of driving, we were ready to call it a day.
As Ian started cooking dinner, I took Tiger out for his last walk of the night, and when we turned back toward the van to head in, there was the Milky Way.Continue reading
We’ve been on the road for a week and a half now, and it’s time to start sharing our van adventures here on the blog.
If you’re wondering how the three of us (two people and our dog Tiger) are managing in our self-converted Transit campervan, then our new VanLife Chronicles series will tell you.Continue reading
It’s been a busy month! Ian and I haven’t done much adventuring since we’ve been completely absorbed in van building, but we’ve got some exciting new van build additions to share.Continue reading
There’s a reason why Hanna Mia Brekkan’s Icelandic Music and Storytelling experience is the best rated Iceland experience on Airbnb. Higher in the ranks than snorkeling in Silfra and the most popular food and photo walks in Reykjavik is the intimate concert and conversation offered by Icelandic singer and songwriter Hanna Mia.Continue reading
It’s official! Our camper van is officially camp-able — albeit a bit incomplete.
Phase One of our van build is nearly finished, so this past weekend we decided to take our Ford Transit campervan out for a test camping trip! With just a few days remaining before our scheduled return to Chicago, we drove the van to both the beach and the desert for a brief but relaxing first trip.Continue reading
The start of a new year is the perfect time to get inspired. It gives us that fresh-start feeling we need to regroup and refocus on what’s important. Exploring a new place through travel is an exciting way to do that, but getting lost in a good book can be equally beneficial.
I’ve put a lot of thought into my goals for this year, and my 2019 reading list reflects my main goal of getting focused and staying true to me. Travel, organization, entrepreneurship, creativity, and embracing individuality are some key themes on my reading list this year.
If you, too, are aiming to follow your dreams, get sh*t done and stay true to yourself this year, perhaps there’s something here that will inspire you. Now, who’s ready to start reading? I know I am!Continue reading
Our first year of married life was filled with all sorts of new adventures! Photography, fitness, and furry friends all played key roles in our lives this year. A few spontaneous travel decisions made our year more interesting, and some very important bucket list achievements left us feeling pretty accomplished in 2018.
Without further adieu, let’s get started on our favorite post of the year: the annual recap of our lives and adventures of 2018!Continue reading