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7 Reasons Not to Miss Capitol Reef National Park

7 Reasons Not to Miss Capitol Reef National Park

We weren’t sure what to expect at Capitol Reef National Park. It’s quite literally Utah’s middle child of National Parks. Bryce and Zion are found in the west, while Arches and Canyonlands lie to the east. Many people pass over this park in favor of the more visited ones but we think that they’re missing out. And that’s not just middle child syndrome talking. While some of Utah’s parks have an abundance of a specific formation type (Hoodoos in Bryce…

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The Work Vanlife Balance, Volume 1

The Work Vanlife Balance, Volume 1

5 Things to Consider if You Want to be a Digital Nomad Long term travel and a career—the life of the Digital Nomad. To work remotely and leave behind the 9 to 5 grind. To hit the road and travel the continent (or more!). While either one of these accomplishments may be what some employees dream about while sitting in their 6 x 6 cubicle, balancing a life of travel and the responsibilities of work can be tricky. That’s why…

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Best of Bryce Canyon National Park

Best of Bryce Canyon National Park

If Salvador Dali and Dr. Seuss created a place together, it would look like Bryce Canyon National Park. We think that everyone should experience it at least once in their life. Bryce is part whimsy, part eerie, and part stop-you-in-your-tracks stunning. Plus you get to say hoodoos a lot, which is just fun. What the Heck are Hoodoos? The native inhabitants of the area thought that hoodoos were people who had been turned to stone by the trickster coyote. It’s…

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5 Awesome Things to Do in Zion National Park

5 Awesome Things to Do in Zion National Park

After Nevada’s muted color palette, Utah is shockingly bright. Zion National Park is our most vibrant park yet! It’s like a kaleidoscope of color. The rocky peaks and cliffs are bright red and orange with bands of black and white stripes. The sky is pretty much the exact color of the sky blue crayon. And lush green vegetation grows near the water sources. Even the sand at Zion is brilliant. Shuttling the Masses So this first one isn’t part of the…

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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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Thinking with our Stomachs in Charleston

Thinking with our Stomachs in Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina is an old city. Old by US standards at least. In fact, it’s so old that Charleston’s founding pre-dates the United States itself. It was settled in 1670 and originally named Charles Town after England’s King Charles the II. While we didn’t have a ton of time here, we packed our days (and our stomachs) full. Charleston captivated us in a way no other city on our travels thus far has. Food Food brought us to Charleston….

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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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7 Tips for Traveling in Bad Weather

7 Tips for Traveling in Bad Weather

Bad weather can often turn your travel plans upside down. We’ve had our share of weather related delays and disruptions during our wanderings thus far so we thought this would be a perfect time to share a “travel tips” post. Here are a few of the things we’ve learned along the way to help make the best of bad weather, stay safe in severe weather, and enjoy your travels and adventures rain or shine. 1. Respect the local weather We’ve been known…

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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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