If you are looking to go retro with your van-life vehicle choice why not go super old school with the second RV ever released in America? That’s what this couple did as they ditched the high cost of living in the Bay Area and hit the road to work less and enjoy more in their 1964 classic. Looks like they are having fun:
•Our Top 10 Adventures of 2017• . . #1: Hiking the JMT & Summiting Mount Whitney! . Talking to PCT, JMT and Mount Whitney hikers about gear for two months sure has a way of making you hyped to get on the trail yourself! While we were a bit disappointed that our summer work ended slightly earlier than expected, we took advantage of the time between our work ending and burning man to hop on the JMT. We got blessed with our own version of trail magic the whole way: first, we lucked out with our hitch to Tuolumne and found a lovely woman headed from Lone Pine all the way to SF who brought us right to the permit office, then we were able to snag a permit to start the very next morning, *then* we met awesome people along the way (like @princessandpants2017, the two goofballs in the second image), oh and we also ran into literal trail magic when a guided group had to downsize their provisions just in time for a lunch feast just after Glen Pass, one of the harder passes on the trail. I snagged a bottle of boysenberry syrup and gifted out shots of it on summit passes, which spread the love even more, and matt got his mayo fix so he could put mayo on all the things (gross). . If you get on the JMT SOBO yourself, we 100% recommend timing your Whitney summit with either sunset or sunrise. We chose the latter and there's really no better way to cap off an awesome experience than watching the sun crest the horizon from the tallest peak in the lower 48. . ☝️Check out the full recap of our top adventures on our blog at www.thevanproject.com.
Yes, we took a photo in a parking lot. . But I felt like we needed to share because Tucson has been amazing to us as far as finding places to sleep. . While we prefer to spend time in remote areas like BLM and Forest Service, sometimes we come down from the mountains and end up in cities. . Finding a place to sleep for the night in a city can be stressful. . Usually, we'll check on freecampsites.net or the Allstays app BUT, in Tucson we got kind of lazy and started chancing it in random parking lots. Even though we were the only vehicle parked in these lots overnight, we didn't receive any knocks or visits. . So, thanks Tucson for being so surprisingly awesome. Now, back to the mountains! (Eyeing you Cochise Stronghold) #thevanproject
We don’t need chocolate or roses as long as we have our love and the mountains. Happy Valentine’s Day friends. . Find those people who push you: to better yourself, to question the status quo. Who bring out the wild in you. Who will stand on a mountaintop and yodel with you from the top of their lungs. Or laugh until your bellies ache. Or set off on a road trip with no final destination planned. May you find the goofy ones.