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Two Weeks in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula in Our Honda Odyssey Minivan Camper

We’re in northern Minnesota, enjoying the fall color on lovely Lake Vermillion (my ‘hometown’) but have been thinking fondly of our swing through Oregon and Washington in August. While we fell in love with the Oregon coast, we also thought Washington... read more

My Vanlife Minimalist Wardrobe

So Jeff and I have been camped out at my mom’s house in northern Minnesota for the last few days, which means that after six months on the road, it’s time to take stock of my vanlife semi-minimalist (by necessity) wardrobe.  Long time readers will know how much I love... read more

Top 8 Things Learned After Six Months Living on the Road with a Man and Basset in a Minivan.

It’s September and Jeff and I are heading back east, having recently celebrated an important #vanlife milestone… August 22, 2018, was our six-month anniversary of heading out to live on the road in our converted Honda Odyssey mini-campervan (take a tour!).

Since we ventured out, we’ve definitely learned a few lessons. We’ve relaxed on a few non-negotiables  (see also: how much dust on one basset hound am I capable of overlooking?) And we’ve probably gotten more uptight on a few topics that used to be taken for granted (how much drinkable water and usable wet wipes are on hand come to mind). 

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Ocean Pond Campground in Florida’s Osceola National Forest

Just about a month into our adventure living nowhere, we headed to Ocean Pond campground in Florida’s Osceola National Forest. This was a fun destination for us as it’s only 15 miles or so from Lake City, Florida, where Jeff went to college 30 years ago.... read more

How Much Our Van Build and Vanlife Cost

Yesterday, Jeff and I were tickled to scroll through Facebook and see that a recent photo we had taken of our Honda Odyssey set up with our canopy had been chosen as the header image in a minivan camper group that we are in on Facebook. Scrolling through the comments,... read more

Fore Lake Campground in the Ocala National Forest

Jeff, Peppermint and I kicked off our life on the road in the Ocala National Forest in Florida. It was a fun place to start out since Jeff hung out there when he was a kid. Our first stop was at Hopkins Prarie Campground (check out my review here), which was lovely,... read more

about patty

Hi there! I’m Patty. I’m a writer, maker and creative entrepreneur living on the road with my husband and Peppermint the basset hound. Read the blog for tutorials, tricks and inspiration. Visit the online shop to check out our handcrafted soaps, candles, cool finds and more. Curious about our experiment in teeny-living? Then read more about #vanlife! Are you a business owner? I also work with indie retail and creative business owners to build beautiful social media platforms, websites and email marketing programs.

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