Before & After VW Restoration

We dreamed of someday restoring a classic car and building a van for off-the-grid living. So we did both. A vintage VW Bus is the only car we agreed to live in but neither of us had experience working on cars or with manual labor. We realized soon that we were in over our heads but we had to finish what we started.

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Turks & Caicos

We took a break from van life to visit Turks and Caicos for our two year wedding anniversary. It was a short flight from Miami to Grace Bay Beach, the #1 beach in the world. Going from our minimal lifestyle to something so luxurious was a shock. We had a two bedroom villa with a private pool and more space than we knew what to do with.

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ESTA 411

Traveling to the US is easy when you have an ESTA. The ESTA is a program that was created by the US Department of Homeland Security, predominately to improve the speed in which travelers from 38 countries enter the US. Those countries include: United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Sweden, Chile, and more.

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Greetings from Austin

Austin is for cool kids. Colorful art decorates the city walls and the smell of food trucks fills the air. There’s live music on every corner. It sounds like the place is dripping with hipsters but there’s something so authentic about it that everyone wants to visit.

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The Vegan Side of Austin

Texas means ribs on the barbecue and steakhouses on every corner. We didn’t expect to find an array of choices like we did in Austin. There’s a heavy hippie influence. The city is brimming with vegan offerings. That doesn’t mean it’s all good. Find out what we like and didn’t like from the meat-loving capital city.

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Fast Food in San Antonio

Earth Burger delivers the classic American hamburger stand to plant-based eaters. It’s a unique experience to try vegan fast food in the heart of San Antonio, Texas. The food is so delicious there should be one in every city. From chick-n tenders and fishless sandwiches to brownies and ice cream for dessert, thinking about it makes me hungry.

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How to Travel Anywhere as a Vegan

Traveling the world as a vegan is difficult but not impossible. I stick to a plant-based diet from rural parts of Africa to meat-loving cities in Europe. I eat delicious vegan food on road trips or when I backcountry camp. It’s not always easy but it’s worth it. I stay healthy, rarely get sick. My digestive system is great and I maintain my figure with very little effort. Here’s everything I learned from my years of traveling as a vegan.

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Best Ice Cream

When I’m in the mood for ice cream there’s two brands I always trust. There’s many vegan options now but a lot of them are disappointing. The texture is hard to imitate. It’s too watery, too healthy, or it’s derived from coconut and that flavor gets old fast. Ben & Jerry’s and So Delicious make the best vegan ice cream and they’re sold in most major grocery stores.

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Traveling After College

The excitement that comes from graduating college is short lived. You have no idea what’s next or you committed to a job offer where you’ll slave away the next 40 years of your life for 401K and health benefits. When you realize your college days are behind you the anxiety quickly kicks in. You can spend the summer polishing your resume and cover letters to score mediocre interviews for a job you’ll probably hate. Or you can do the extraordinary. You could hop on a plane and have the adventure of a lifetime.

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Seattle's Best Vegan

There’s no place like Seattle to fulfill your vegan dreams. The bar was raised high after our visit to Portland but the Evergreen State did not back down from the challenge offering us some of the craziest comfort food we’ve ever tried. Plant eaters don’t sacrifice a thing in Seattle. From deep fried french toast to cheese danishes and milkshakes see how our vegan marathon went down.

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Home in a VW Bus

As I got older I thought my house would get bigger but now I live in a tiny home and I couldn’t be happier. My husband and I restored an old VW Bus and last summer we moved in. 80 square feet to share with a lover and everything you own. Thankfully our little bus has all the components of home – electricity, a bed, full closet, kitchen, and storage space. Simply everything, own little, and see it all.

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Deluxe Vegan Platter

No more boring vegan food. Toast and oatmeal for breakfast is behind us. Thanks to the amazing substitute products you can find in most grocery stores it’s now possible to recreate any of our favorite non-vegan dishes like the Grand Slam from Denny’s.

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