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  • Winter hiking gear

    Our Essential Winter Hiking Gear

    Looking for the best winter hiking gear? We’re sharing our personal favorites to keep you safe and warm on all your cold-weather adventures! Having lived in Washington State for three years, we went on countless winter hikes across the Pacific Northwest. Recently, we spent two epic weeks in Finland during the middle of winter, with…

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  • Van Conversion Cost | Van Conversion Tour | Van Life Tour | Van Life Cost | Van Build | DIY Van Conversion | Van Conversion Mistakes | Things to know before you build a van | Van Conversion Tips | Sprinter Van Build

    Our Van Conversion Cost, Tour, & Mistakes

    In this post we’re sharing our van conversion cost, plus all of the items we used, the mistakes we made, and so much more! WE DID IT!!!! After almost 7 months of blood (not much thankfully!), sweat (the Texas heat is no joke!), and many tears (mostly Kathryn lol), we FINISHED OUR VAN CONVERSION! And…

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  • Van conversion

    6 upgrades to our van conversion (after 3+ years of van life)

    In this post we are sharing upgrades we made to our van conversion after 3+ years of van life. After over 3 years of almost full time van life in our van Brisket, we’ve made some upgrades!  Back in 2019, we bought a 2019 170 WB Mercedes Sprinter van and spent 7 months converting it…

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  • Utah National Parks Road Trip Itinerary | Visiting Utah's National Parks | Things to do at Utah's National Parks | Mighty Five Road Trip | Utah Road Trip

    The ULTIMATE Utah National Parks Road Trip Itinerary (10 days)

    Hoping to explore Utah’s national parks? In this guide we’re sharing a detailed itinerary for a 10 day Utah national parks road trip! With red rocks, canyons, rivers, hoodoos, arches, and so many other mind blowing natural features, Southern Utah is a GEM in the United States. You could spend a lifetime in just the…

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  • Van Life FAQs: Things to know before starting van life | Van life daily routine | Van life logistics | Where to sleep van life | Van life build | Van life costs | Van life shower | Van life toilet | Van life with a dog

    Van Life FAQs: Our van, logistics, daily routine, & more!

    Interested in van life? In this blog we’re sharing the questions we get asked the most about van life, from why we chose our van, our build, logistics, our daily routine, and more! On January 25, 2019, we took a huge leap of faith and bought an empty cargo Sprinter van to turn into a…

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  • Our 3 days in Seattle itinerary is full of our favorite must-see attractions, coffee shops, restaurants, and hikes--perfect for first-timers!

    3 Days in Seattle Itinerary: Local’s Guide

    Heading to Seattle? Our 3 days in Seattle itinerary + guide is full of must-see attractions, coffee shops, and restaurants, perfect for first-timers to Seattle (or Seattleites looking for ideas for their next weekend adventure). We first visited Seattle in 2014 and fell madly in love with the city. It truly has everything–tons of parks,…

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  • Artist Point | Things to do in Yosemite National Park | Best hikes in Yosemite National Park

    The 22 BEST hikes in Yosemite National Park

    Ready to experience some of the best hikes in Yosemite National Park? We’re sharing our favorite hikes and tips from our multiple trips to the park! With over 750 miles of trails, Yosemite National Park is a hiker’s paradise. Along these trails you can see raging waterfalls, clear alpine lakes, and striking views of Half…

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  • Glacier Point | Things to do in Yosemite National Park | Best hikes in Yosemite National Park

    The Ultimate Yosemite National Park itinerary: Options for 1-6 days!

    Looking for the ultimate Yosemite National Park itinerary? We’re sharing multiple itinerary options, for 1-6 days in the park! We have been fortunate enough to visit Yosemite National Park multiple times, spending over a week in the park across both visits. And because of this, we have been able to experience a wide variety of…

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  • Tioga Road | Things to do in Yosemite National Park | 2 Days in Yosemite

    The PERFECT 2 Day Yosemite National Park itinerary

    This 2 day Yosemite National Park itinerary shares the must-see highlights with just a couple days in the park!  Tucked into California’s stunning Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite National Park is a paradise for nature lovers. Here you’ll find countless things to do, from quick overlooks, to epic hikes, backcountry adventures, and relaxing strolls. So figuring…

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  • Mist Trail | Things to do in Yosemite National Park | Best hikes in Yosemite National Park

    How to spend ONE day in Yosemite National Park

    Only have one day in Yosemite National Park? We’re sharing the perfect one day itinerary for first-timers! Yosemite National Park is world renowned for its raging waterfalls, dramatic cliffs and domes, serene meadows, stunning hikes, and scenic drives. It’s easily one of the best National Parks in the US! And if you only have one…

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  • Boondocking Yosemite

    Where to stay near Yosemite National Park (Options for all budgets!)

    Figuring out where to stay near Yosemite National Park is a bit daunting. We’re sharing all of the options, plus how to decide what is best for you! Unlike some National Parks, like Zion National Park and Grand Teton National Park, which are located close to one town and it’s pretty obvious where to stay,…

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  • Glacier Point | Things to do in Yosemite National Park | Best hikes in Yosemite National Park

    The 33+ BEST things to do in Yosemite National Park

    Looking for the best things to do in Yosemite National Park? We’re sharing tons of ideas + tips to help you plan your own trip! With almost 4 million visitors a year, Yosemite is the 6th most visited National Park in the United States. And it’s easy to see why! With towering granite peaks and…

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