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How do you shower?
As we travel, we have several options for showering and staying clean!
1. Planet Fitness Gym Membership (approx. $20/month for black card which allows access to gyms across the country)
Isn't traveling full-time expensive?
How do you two not kill each being together 24/7?
What van is best for van life?
We only have experience with the following, but can provide our pros/cons/thoughts for each:
1. 2004 Honda Odyssey (bought used with 110k miles, ended with approx 210k miles)
How do you go to the bathroom?
Before our cargo van camper, we relied on public bathrooms 100%. When parking for the night, we'd try our best to have access to a 24 hr bathroom. This obviously wasn't the most fun thing, but we made it work. It was sometimes a pain waking up in the middle of the night, in a rainstorm, needing to "go".
Now, in our cargo van camper, we have a Thetford Porta Potti Curve, we highly recommend it!
How do you eat?
We have a portable fridge in the van (more info on brand/model coming soon) and keep a small amount of refridgerated items inside, as well as a pantry in some drawers and cupboards. We try to only go out to eat once a week.
What's the best way to get started into van life?
Just start! If you're like us, you'll want to test how you like it first. We'd highly recommend starting small with a minivan, or any smaller vehicle, before making a big investment and not even being sure if you'll like it.
Once you have your test vehicle, start getting used to sleeping in it and testing things out! Read blogs, watch youtube videos, and then just jump in and make it the way you want! You don't have to make it look like all the tediously-put-together Instagram photos you see of van life.
How long have we been doing this?
We traveled around the U.S, (and parts of Canada, Mexico, Philippines) for about 4 years. We then took a break of almost 1.5 years to live near family. We recently got back out on the road with our cargo van camper (Evangeline) in September 2020.
Where is your favorite place you've been in the U.S.?
Jerika: Mine would have to be Bar Harbor, Maine! So beautiful, with so much to do.
Caden: I REALLY enjoyed Niagara Falls. Like, a lot.
How is Caden so handsome?
Many have wondered this. Don't try and figure it out, it'll hurt your head. Just enjoy...