My Own Public Idaho: The Beauty And Amazingness of America’s BLM Land

When Henri and I crossed the border from Wyoming to Idaho, we started using more and more what’s commonly referred to as BLM Land in order to camp. BLM means Bureau of Land Management and it’s the Federal US institution managing the use of these public lands —lands that are owned by all Americans (as opposed to owned by a single, private landlord or corporation). These beautiful preserved lands, comprising 640 million acres that nobody can privatize (yet) are hands down one of the best things I discovered about America.  Continue reading “My Own Public Idaho: The Beauty And Amazingness of America’s BLM Land”

Hiking a Giant Dune is a Lot of Fun, but Rain is Not – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan

We have one “people traveling in a van” problem that does not have a solution: rain. It has been raining SO MUCH since we started our road trip along Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. See, our van is actually a car, which is a great house when it’s sunny but miserable if it rains for more than a day. Stuff gets easily wet, it doesn’t ever get dry, we are stuck inside our super small van, we get upset… Continue reading “Hiking a Giant Dune is a Lot of Fun, but Rain is Not – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan”

“Van life”: How Much Does Overnight Parking Cost?

Long Key State park

If you want to live on the road in the United States and would like to get an idea of budget for parking and camping, hopefully I can help as I did keep track of everything we spent for campgrounds and other overnight parking so far. We have been spending about $25 per night on average over 6 months. You can find everything inside the spreadsheet at the bottom of this article. Continue reading ““Van life”: How Much Does Overnight Parking Cost?”