Tag: roadtrip

Van Life: White Sandy Beaches and Emergency Rooms

After our stop at the secret beach in Manistee we dried off, shook off the sand and jumped back in the van for the final leg to Young State Park just outside of Petoskey, Michigan. The ride took us through beautiful country side and… Continue Reading “Van Life: White Sandy Beaches and Emergency Rooms”

E85: After Thoughts On A Van Camping Family Road Trip

Hello and welcome back to the campfire! Today Nathan and I share our thoughts on our van camping road trip we just completed. We traveled up the Michigan coast as a family of 5 with a dog in our 1990’s conversion van. We share… Continue Reading “E85: After Thoughts On A Van Camping Family Road Trip”

Van Life: The Secret Beach

We woke up early and made a nice breakfast over the Coleman camp stove (https://amzn.to/3kJMyBo). We have had this stove for years and it has gotten us through camping trips, power outages, hurricanes, and backyard cookouts. It can tell its own stories. We packed… Continue Reading “Van Life: The Secret Beach”

Van Life: Packing The Inside of our Van for a 2 week road trip

Preparing the inside of our van was quite a feat. The van originally came with 2 captains seats and a bench seat in the back that folds down into a bed. We removed one of the captains chairs to give us some more room.… Continue Reading “Van Life: Packing The Inside of our Van for a 2 week road trip”

Van LIfe: Preparing For Our Road trip And Some Helpful Gear

Packing for the trip was the most consuming part of the process. We have 3 kids and a dog so even a large van gets filled fairly quickly. We had purchased a few items to help with the trip which gave us some extra… Continue Reading “Van LIfe: Preparing For Our Road trip And Some Helpful Gear”