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You’ve packed the van, mapped your route, and quit your day job. You’re finally doing it. You’re finally going all-in on #vanlife. But, there’s one thing you...

The millions of Instagram photos to the contrary, vanlife is not, in fact, the pristine mode of travel you’ve been to led to believe. All those hot, nubile...

Travel long enough, and you will break down. Whether it’s because you locked yourself out, ran out of gas, or your alternator craps out at the most inopportune...

Anyone who says travel can’t change who you really are is ignorant or lying. In 2008, I pulled the ripcord on cubicle hell and quit my desk job to travel the...

You already know that living the van life really doesn’t require a van at all. If you’re ready to go all-in with life on the road, you’re going to want a...

Unbound, unwritten, untapped experiences — this is van life. It’s a seductive daydream. But, for many of us, it may not feel like a realistic one. Maybe you...

Social media and the ease with which we can instantly summon any piece of information at any time can make the world feel pretty damn small. In some ways,...

Thanks to the fact that most hotel gyms suck, getting in a proper strength-training workout while traveling can seem almost impossible. But it doesn’t have to...

“Exotic” vacations tend to be predictable for Americans: Hawaii, the Bahamas, maybe a Caribbean cruise. For some of us, financial reasons keep us within the...

The Middle East is a violent, war-torn, savage region of the world that no American should dare travel. At least, that’s what the news media would have us...