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How to Create a Budget and Travel the World

How to Create a Budget and Travel the World

With the end of one year and the beginning of another we think about where we are, where we want to be, and most importantly what we want to do. How will we spend our time this next year? What will we accomplish? Since the new year stimulates reflection and planning we thought it was time to share the back-story of how we came to live this simple roaming existence in Stan the Tan Van. When I sat down to write…

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Stan the Tan Van Tour and a Look at Vanlife

Stan the Tan Van Tour and a Look at Vanlife

It’s been a few months since Hitting the Road with Stan the Tan Van so we wanted introduce everyone to our tiny rolling home. If you’re considering or just curious about vanlife this van tour will help paint a picture of what vanlife is like for us and give you some organization ideas. Living long term in a van is getting more popular by the day. There are people with vans of all shapes and sizes tooling around the world…

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5 Ways to Save Money Camping

5 Ways to Save Money Camping

Camping is our primary lodging on this adventure for a few reasons: be in nature, we love to camp, and save money. Once you’ve made the initial investment for gear (or a van/RV), camping can be an inexpensive way to travel or get away for the weekend. However, there are a lot of expenses you may not think of that can add up quick. We’ve camped at just about every type of site through the years. We’ve found that these…

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5 Free Things to do in Savannah

5 Free Things to do in Savannah

Savannah, Georgia has interested us for a while. While we didn’t see anyone walking invisible dogs or getting sucked into a murder mystery, we had a great time. There are many activities in Savannah you’ll most likely spend money on: pubs, restaurants, and parking (you will definitely be spending money on parking). However, there are always things to do and see without a price tag. When traveling on a budget taking advantage of these free activities is a must. This…

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Our First Hostel and Talking to Strangers

Our First Hostel and Talking to Strangers

In New Orleans we stayed at our first hostel. Not first hostel of the trip. First hostel ever. In the past our lodging has been mostly a mix of camping, hotels, and Airbnb. Honestly, as far as US travel goes, we’d never really considered a hostel before. They were just rather off our radar. Turns out that most substantially sized US cities have at least a few different hostel options. We plan to primarily stay in hostels next year during…

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5 Free Things to do in New Orleans

5 Free Things to do in New Orleans

While we are wandering we are also budget traveling. We limit our eating out. Take advantage of free and cheap camping areas. Explore the many free activities available around the United States. While many of our adventures are far from civilization there were a few cities in the South we wanted to visit. One of these cities is New Orleans. We knew NOLA has a reputation of overindulgence. Or was it that we have reputations of overindulgence? Either way to…

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