Culture Travel Driving holiday travel There’s something quite magical about traveling around in an older rig. You’re much more aware of everything. You feel every bump in the road, the wind coming through the gaps in the doors, the sound of the engine humming under the driver’s seat. It might be because when you’re driving an ‘87 Toyota van several hundred miles, you’re met with a lot of uncertainty. Will you make it from point A to point B? Where will you park and sleep? What people might you meet that might lead you to a local watering hole or hot spring? During 2017-2018, I lived in three different vans traveling primarily out west and down to Baja, Mexico. And before that, there was a 1969 camper trailer that stayed parked in one location. In all the tiny spaces I lived in, the ideals were the same. I wanted to embody a non-traditional lifestyle, one free from possessions and rooted in eco-conscious ways. While driving an older vehicle is not very green, the smaller space allowed me to get creative about off-grid living. It turns out that two 100-watt solar panels can power a small fridge for several weeks. I… Read full this story
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