After living in my first home on wheels, The Silver Bullet (a 2006 Honda Element adventure-mobile), I was ready to “upgrade” to the quintessential #VanLife mobile. In March of 2015 I moved into Tantor, a 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia, which served as my home in Santa Barbara until I figured out how to create a freelance income stream, quit my job, and took off in Tantor to explore the world. We spent the next 3 years crisscrossing North America, visiting both oceans, driving the Trans-Canada Highway, and having too many adventures to remember!
ALL VW VAN ADVENTURES
I drove east along the Oregon Trail and got lost in the nostalgia of sitting in the middle school computer lab, shooting pixilated deer, and praying that I wouldn't drown while fording the river, only [...]
I left Breckenridge and drove north through Colorado and into Wyoming, covering 500 miles in a single day. It was more driving than I like to do in one stretch, but I had places to [...]
My first month of FunEmployment was spent based in Arizona, as well as traveling to Michigan and the Appalachian Trail in New England. I had not slept in the van a single night since leaving [...]
First Stop – Arizona
It was 5:00 PM on Friday, June 12, 2015. I closed my laptop, opened a cold beer, and exhaled. Ahhhh...I was finally...unemployed. Well, self employed, but like my buddy Luis Escobar is fond of saying, [...]
Me Tarzan. Meet Tantor.
I am writing this as I’m sitting in my living room, which also happens to be my kitchen, office, bedroom, workshop, game room, lounge, and oh yeah, my vehicle. I am a vandweller. Tantor [...]