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5 Best and Worst Westcoast Cities for Urban Boondocking

So you’ve got the urge to live in your van? Undoubtedly, here in the United States, the west coast is the best coast for vanlife. The weather is mild. The culture is laid back. And the views out of your van window are guaranteed to be unbelievable. But just like anyplace with so many positives, there are bound to be some drawbacks.

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5 Tips for Super Stealthy Urban Boondocking

With so many people opting to live the #vanlife I was surprised to hear so many parking horror stories from fellow travelers on the road. Urban boondocking (sleeping in your vehicle for free) is outlawed in some cities, like San Luis Obispo, Ca. In other cities like Eugene, Or van life feels like the way of life. Either way with my list of essential urban boondocking tips you’ll be able to get a good night’s sleep wherever you find yourself for the evening.

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Van Life Without the Fancy Conversion:

When you start your van life conversion it’s important to know what basic activities you’ll be scheduling for yourself. This will help you better know what items are necessities for your adVANture. For our van “conversion” we planned on staying mostly urban, lots of boon docking. We do day hikes often, but we usually don’t stay in rural camping areas. Our van life family consists of myself, my hubby, our 3 year old son, and our 60 lb dog Kaya.

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What Happens When Your Van House Breaks Down!?!

We were in San Luis Obispo the first time that we had to leave our Vouse (Van-house) at the shop. We don’t have much in the vouse, but the few things we brought along are everything we have. We were 300 miles away from home, and on top of finding a mechanic that would do a great job on the van, we had to find a shop that we could trust with our domicile and all its possessions.

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