With the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse, I decided to take some time off and drive in my van from Central Florida to Anderson SC to watch this unique phenomenon. While the proper eclipse only lasts a minute or two, the entire event is spread out over a couple of hours. The complete darkness during the… Continue reading Travel Update
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Destination: Charleston SC
I was happy to arrive in Charleston SC. It was still early in the year and the weather up North had not been, what I hoped for. This far South, temps were already in the 80’s and sun & blue skies in abundance. Historic Charleston is a relatively small area, with a big dose of… Continue reading Destination: Charleston SC
The Future Of Water Purification
Scientists at Stanford have developed a fast, water disinfecting device using nanofilms and visible light. It is relatively small, but could have a big impact on both hikers and boondockers. The glass tablet is topped with bits of copper and “nanoflakes” of the industrial lubricant molybdenum disulfide. “UV light only counts for 4 percent of… Continue reading The Future Of Water Purification
Destination: Washington DC
Washington DC is the US capital and as such, home to many federal buildings and a great number of world class museums, that are all free to enter. Bring comfortable walking shoes, you’ll need them! This was one of the cities, that I visited on my recent trip. You can read more about that trip… Continue reading Destination: Washington DC
For All Intents And Purposes
During the cargo van conversion, I take time out for short trips with the van, sometimes to try out the latest modifications, sometimes just for the fun of it. In preparation for this road trip, I needed and installed the floor insulation and the subfloor itself, the cabin curtain and a small, temporary inverter connected… Continue reading For All Intents And Purposes
The Ultimate Trip: Two Years Away And Two Minutes Long
Would you travel a 1000 miles for a two minute event and wait two years for a chance to be part of it? I’m already making plans for this opportunity of a lifetime. On Monday, August 21, 2017, the 2017 Solar Eclipse will produce up to 2m40s of totality across the nation; it won’t last… Continue reading The Ultimate Trip: Two Years Away And Two Minutes Long
Solo RV Living: Rules To Live By!
Solo RV living or solo travel is more popular now, than it’s ever been. It follows the same route as the Tiny House movement, where people want to scale down, live smaller, have less impact on the environment and be closer to nature. Yet traveling around solo in a recreational vehicle brings with it some… Continue reading Solo RV Living: Rules To Live By!
Ready To Travel? Bring Your Pet!
Most pet owners won’t leave home without their beloved animal and van owners are not different. A converted van may be limited in space, but that doesn’t bother Fido. As long as his boss is nearby, nobody is complaining. Yet there are some restrictions to having a pet on board. The 600 mile daily stretch,… Continue reading Ready To Travel? Bring Your Pet!
Living in a Van: How to Survive Winter
NOW YOU HAVE FINISHED YOUR VAN AND SPEND THE SUMMER VISITING YOUR FAVORITE LOCATIONS, BUT WINTER IS APPROACHING… WHAT TO DO? Everybody’s situation differs and much depends on how well you insulated your van and what kind of heating you installed. Most should follow the crowd and GO SOUTH! Four distinct areas are well-suited for… Continue reading Living in a Van: How to Survive Winter