Tag: travel

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: Hitting the Road

We have been waiting a long time to finally hit the road. We sold a camper, bough a van, prepared the van, planned trip, and now it was time to get lock up the house and get moving. We woke up nice and early… Continue Reading “Van Life: Hitting the Road”

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”

Van Life: Our Journey To Michigan In Our 1999 Ford Van

The preparation for our two week journey started with a trip to AAA. With all the technology that we are afforded with, Anita and I still like to have paper maps with us when we travel. It is also a great opportunity to open… Continue Reading “Van Life: Our Journey To Michigan In Our 1999 Ford Van”

E68: Life’s Biggest Lessons with The Ollinger Family

Hello and welcome back to the campfire! Today we have Haley and Chad from All In Ollies joining us. Their story begins with Chad having a brush with death while flying, which led them to decide to prioritize things in their life.  They took… Continue Reading “E68: Life’s Biggest Lessons with The Ollinger Family”

E65: Traveling The World To Bring History To Life with Dr. William Jackson, The Nomadic Professor

Hello and welcome back to the campfire! We are so excited to share today’s conversation. We have Dr. William Jackson, AKA The Nomadic Professor, joining us.  William has a BA in Asian Studies from Brigham Young University, a MA in Humanities from Pennsylvania State… Continue Reading “E65: Traveling The World To Bring History To Life with Dr. William Jackson, The Nomadic Professor”

E63: Sailing in Search of Freedom / Boatschooling with Keith and Renee from Sailing Zatara

Hello everyone and welcome back to the campfire! Today joining us are Keith and Renee, the creators of the platform, Sailing Zatara. Several years ago after a successful career, accumulating material possessions, and finding that happiness was not on the other side of money, Keith… Continue Reading “E63: Sailing in Search of Freedom / Boatschooling with Keith and Renee from Sailing Zatara”

E62: Travel, Roadschooling, & The Story of a Van Named Munay / Tara & Jared From The Classroom Less Travelled

Hello and welcome back to the campfire! Today we have Tara and Jared from The Classroom Less Travelled joining us for a conversation.  Several months ago they decided to sell their home, get rid of many of their belongings, and take their three children… Continue Reading “E62: Travel, Roadschooling, & The Story of a Van Named Munay / Tara & Jared From The Classroom Less Travelled”