Since he was young, Brian Bear Butler has always wanted to get paid to go camping. He's now living that dream! Brian is a cinematographer, photographer and full time traveler living his best life in a 2001 Chevy Express BUS since November 2020. Brian is a one-of-a-kind dude with some big projects on the horizon. Get the deets in this full interview with Brian.
Meet Blackhawk and Madi Jones, two North Dakotans that traded in their sports car for their new home, a Ford Transit. Oh and also meet their 3 Corgis - Lilo, Stitch, and Burt! Read their interview full of the juicy details of the advantages to life on the road and the not so many downsides, well... maybe except for that one time they overflowed the pee jug 😬 .
Ty and Meg are a husband and wife travel nurse duo who have been living full time vanlife since January 2020.As travel nurses, they are hired for 13 week contracts to fill needs at hospitals all over the country. One of the biggest challenges for travel nurses is finding housing when moving to a new location. Every three months you are required to find short term, furnished housing and then have to deal with the hassle of packing and moving frequently. Meg proposed the vanlife idea to Ty, and after showing him how much money they could save each month and how beneficial it would be to their lifestyle, he was sold. In their profession, they are constantly shown how short life can be and never want to take a day for granted. In this interview, Ty and Meg share the many advantages (and some disadvantages of course) of life on the road. They also need HELP from the vanlife community in dealing with living in a hot place - "Is there anything you have found to be helpful and stay cool when you aren’t able to move to a new location based on the heat?"
Having traveled full-time around the world for four years, Adam and Lindsey are no strangers to being 'on the move.' They road tripped the US and Canada with their tent and Honda Accord for four months, campervanned New Zealand for five months, backpacked SouthEast Asia for six months, traveled four months in Europe, and lived full-time in their Casita Travel Trailer, Bernadette, for two years. Looking back it all started with a series of events that jumpstarted their life of adventure; the loss of a close family member, totaling their truck, then getting fired from a job. Most recently they have slowed their roll for the time being with COVID and having added their son, Weston, to the mix. Click on to read Adam and Lindsey lay out the advantages and disadvantages to 'Tiny Home Living' and all they have learned during their life on the road.
The question Andrew and Summer asked themselves was, "if you could remove the “obvious” obstacle of money, social obligations, school, our house, etc……. what would you do for one year with your family?" The answer came to them surprisingly quick. They would pack up their kids and travel for a year. Just before the pandemic hit on February 1st 2020, they plucked their 3 kids out of their everyday suburban life, took off on the road, and it has been one of the greatest decisions they have ever made. They have traveled all over the western side of the country during the pandemic and been able to see that most people are good and kind no matter what the news is trying to tell you. Get the deets in their full-length interview.. Oh! Also! They are also looking to connect with anyone who has taken a camper down to Baja California and anyone that has looked at owning an RV park. Get at them!
Christina and Randy committed to an "unconventional" lifestyle: living in an RV full-time. Only thing was... 3 days after purchasing the RV, it died :( . So they did the next logical thing, buy a SCHOOL BUS! With all their chips pushed in, Christina and Randy have spent the last year refining their engineering skills and converting their 40' bus into a home-on-wheels. Timeline on hitting road is still TBD but they have plenty of tips to share from a years worth of work. Read about their journey up to this point. Oh! Also! Are there any VT365 engine mechanics in the house? They could use your help!