Outside is about finding your own path, but so is owning a van. So many ways to do something so simple like insulation. That’s the beauty of vans - it’s YOUR way. Well done @cleocohen - keep on rocking! 🤘🏼 #ExploreVanX#Repost@cleocohen
Numero uno van aka the OG 🙌🏽🚐 Mitch has been working hard renovating up our first baby, and she’s treated us nothing but well on the road since 2014 💕 She will be up for sale before you know it, so here’s some photos of our very early adventures in her 😻
C'est avec un petit pincement au cœur que nous avons quitté la Nouvelle-Orléans ce soir. Mais ce qui est super avec les roadtrip c'est qu'on sait que de belles aventures nous attendent quelques km plus loin ! -
Nous ne quittons pas encore là Louisiane pour autant. Avant le Texas, nous allons découvrir le pays cajun et ses habitants ! En plus, il paraît que la musique et la nourriture y sont bonnes et qu'on y parle Français ! #louisiana
Yellowstone is unimaginably vast. Certain pockets are so incredibly peaceful you could spend full days just sitting and watching wildlife roam around, without interference. Consequently, that’s what many people do!
今週末はいよいよGO OUT CAMP RYUKYUでDJです！ぜひみなさんお待ちしてます！
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YOLOnda’s first #advanture! So amazing to wake up in the middle of no where. Breakfast down by the river 🚌 🍳 🌅
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We left Ohio September 17th for our month long test run. I had to work a music festival in Joshua Tree and we really missed all of our west coast friends. Even though the van wasn’t done all the way we couldn’t wait to get on the road. Our solar panels and batteries were not even hooked up for the first two days on the road finally finishing the wiring at a rest stop in Kansas. Our shelving, cabinets, and pantry weren’t done so organizing and storing our things was chaotic. All of our food, toiletries, and household items were shoved in cardboard boxes in our cabinets that didn't even have shelves yet! But, we were so excited to be on the road again! The road brings out the best in me and Jon. It creates this sense of freedom and appreciation for each other. The mundane routines of normal 9-5 lives fries our brains. This permanent sense of cabin fever breaks us down little by little creating two walking giant stress balls ready to freak out at any moment. But when we are in vanlife we are happy and free. This is why we work so hard to be able to enjoy this life. With only one life to live, I don't want to be a giant walking stress ball for most of it.
It’s so easy to always feel like you’re on vacation when traveling full-time. 🏖 Our bank account has been feeling it! Our good friends at @vowtodream talked about how much they love @youneedabudget so we decided to give it a try.💰We signed up for a free trial and are already seeing benefit from it—just seeing everything laid out in front of us, with little math needed on our end, has been super helpful. Do you budget? What tools do you use? 💸
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Have you seen the new @pleasurewayrv Tofino van? If not, go check it out! #ExploreVanX#Repost@pleasurewayrv
Introducing the Pleasure-Way Tofino!
The Tofino is built on the Ram ProMaster 1500 chassis with a 136” wheelbase and measures just 17’ 9” in length. The Tofino’s main feature is a manual lift pop-top that reveals a 49” x 72” overhead bunk area that is protected by durable Sunbrella tenting. The rear sofa features 2 seatbelts and converts into a 54” x 72” bed.
Highlights include: 2000 watt inverter, touchscreen control panel w/ real time amperage meter, 2 x 100Ah Eco-Ion lithium coach batteries, induction cooktop, AC/DC refrigerator, internally mounted fresh and grey water tanks, Shurflo water pump and a 16,000 BTU furnace.
The Tofino has an Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity of 2,000 lbs, which combines nicely with the 70 cubic feet of rear cargo storage. Optional features include a roof rack, up to 200 watts of solar, painted exterior mouldings and roll up screen packages.
Pepin, Wisconsin was good to us. Thanks to John B. For loaning us his house in the woods. We sat and stared at the wood burning stove, an older Jotul, all morning and night. The snowfall looked glorious on the vines and at dawn we watched a couple young bucks dance together with locked antlers.
All month we’ve been doing some great partnerships and giveaways to help more people get out and experi nice the magic that is a Peace Van Rental....
...one of our partners is @visitolympicpeninsula and they’ve created an awesome package of killer stuff including a multi-night rental with us - tag some friends here and visit the link in our bio to enter...
...but, before you do that, watch this video from @ryanintheus and @traviswals from a scouting trip they did for this giveaway...
...not only did they capture the wonder and beauty of the Olympic Peninsula, but they convey the magic and joy or traveling with Peace Vans in one of our vans...
...we were particularly touched by the video as Ryan scooped his 9 year old daughter up with him for the trip and as you can see here, it was parenting magic...
...one of our intentions and core mission at Peace Vans is this - to enable people to make lifelong memories and have stories to tell long into their futures. The vans are magic no doubt, but you gotta add your own stuff into them and Ryan sure did the other week...
...thanks for killer video Ryan and Travis!
Manda checking the surf, Jamie checking the diaper #vanlife
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EDIT: @eh.mon woke me up with our vlogging camera. So, I guess we’re filming today haha 🙈. For the past year we have managed to balance our small business life with uploading 3 times per week on YouTube and sharing photos on here (heck we even added a weekly podcast into the mix). I am immensely proud of everything we’ve accomplished but equally as proud to have recognized that right now we need to take a quick step back from our content to focus on @chaiwalachai .
We’ll be back soon with all sorts of goodies but for now it’s time to get the par-tea started. Chai, Felicia 😘
1 van. 2 people. 6 months.
And the road trip of a lifetime.
19,162 miles. (I drove 2 😁) 26 states. 24 national parks.
8 bears and 3 wild @desertditchdogs. 2 paid campsites. 0 tickets. 2 break downs and a few too many Walmart parking lots.
It's been almost a year to the day since we left Michigan and set out on the biggest roadtrip of our life, I wasn't wrong thinking that would just be the beginning.
Tomorrow @kyle.rhen and I will head south to do it all over again.
And I am so ready.
I'm desperate to get back in the van and on the road.
Our own little place, where I feel safe and comfortable.
Where normal is digging a hole to use the bathroom and our only obligation is daily research to find out where we will sleep that night.
It's a place I call home and I am feeling homesick.
Even though I know it's best for us, I'm also feeling a bit emotional. As many of you know we will no longer be traveling in this van. We had a good run together and I wouldn't have wanted any other rig for our first home on wheels.
After 17 months of living in this space I'm ready to let go and move onto bigger and better things 😉
I'm filled with a mix of emotions but mostly I look forward to this new adventure with my lil fam bam.
It will be a time of growth and immense learning.
So, I close
to old ends
my heart to
new beginnings. 💞
"Don't you get tired of each other?" We get asked that ... pretty much everyday. For us, it's pretty easy.
We enjoy the small things in life that add up to making a perfect day. Enjoying our coffee ☕️together in the morning, taking our dogs for a walk, going to workout together or exploring new places together. We even love starting new business ventures together. No matter where we are or what’s on our plate for the day, we know there are new adventures waiting for us and our best friend by our side to share the experience with. 👫🚐❤️
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'Our morning routines when we are on the road with Rudi are so relaxed... most of the time a quick breakfast is the first thing, checking the route for the day and for sure a quick Instagram check to see what’s going on 😉. What’s the first thing you are do in the morning?'
📍 Switzerland 📷 by @pinepins