Category Archives: Van Camping

We Boondocked Key West

We Boondocked Key West

We couldn’t stay in Florida for a second winter and not go to the keys. Campgrounds in Key West are way more pricey than we pay, so we dropped the camper and took advantage of our van dwelling experience. We heard overnighting in Key West was difficult, and it’s true, but we managed to make

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Our First Fully Working & Traveling Van Camping Trip

Our First Fully Working & Traveling Van Camping Trip

This time we were out for about three weeks before we decided to head back to Virginia and take a trip with my parents. This trip was all about working, and less about playing. It was our test run – can we really work on the road and be successful as planned. The result? Awesomeness.

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Building a Simple Removable Bed in Our Cargo Van

Building a Simple Removable Bed in Our Cargo Van

We quickly learned that our original crates and queen air mattress setup was not going to work. The mattress took up too much space, and the crates were not large enough for a majority of the items we were ending up purchasing. We still wanted a simple solution that was easily removable, and this is

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Our Maryland & D.C. Van Camping Trip

Our Maryland & D.C. Van Camping Trip

With the new bed modifications in our E-350, we were ready to set out on our next van camping adventure. This time, we were going north up interstate 95 to the D.C. area, from there we were not sure.

Our First Van Camping Trip

Our First Van Camping Trip

With our E350 as ready as it could be, we were ready to start out on our first van camping adventure. If you’re interested in what we learned we should set up better next time, that will be a different post.

Making Our E350 a Camper Van

Making Our E350 a Camper Van

We chose our van based on it’s ability to both pull and carry weight. It is not, however, a thing of beauty in the rear interior. But, that’s what we wanted. When we were ready to start van camping, it was time to take all of that glorious, unrefined space and make it usable.