Since 2014 I have been traveling around the United States living in a van, working from coffee shops, and adventuring at every opportunity.

In 2014 I spent 11 weeks on the road, visiting friends and family in Arizona and Indiana, and working full time for a tech startup in Santa Barbara. The experience gave me a taste of #VanLife on the road and I wanted more. In 2015 I transitioned from a W2 employee to a 1099 freelancer, got rid of anything that didn’t fit in the van, and left for the open road. For the next 6 months I drove 20,000 miles, visited 22 states, 3 countries, 11 National Parks, and worked on freelance projects in coffee shops along the way. In 2016 I drove across Canada on the Trans-Canada highway, taking several months and adding another 25,000 miles to the odometer. 2017 was another van tour of the west, and in 2018 I sold the van and replaced it with a Toyota Tacoma for more off road adventures.

NORT AMERICA MAP - Chris Tarzan Clemens


  • Westward Westy

Westward Westy

March 5th, 2017|1 Comment

I thoroughly enjoyed exploring Canada and driving through New England, but my heart, and Tantor's motor, were both yearning for the place we feel most at home, the Southwest. Before I could drive Tantor west [...]