Author: Stephanie Yarbrough

Discovering Banff: Sunshine Village

Discovering Banff Sunshine Village Glacial turquoise waters, picture perfect towns, and jagged mountain peaks: yes, we’ve arrived in Banff National Park. Skiing Banff has topped our to-do list for a while now, and we finally got the chance. This stop on our winter vanlife tour was to ski Banff Sunshine Village. Ski Big3: Banff Sunshine Village You may have thought that Banff Resort was the ski hill in the park – we did previously as well. On the contrary, there is no Banff Resort. Instead, there is a conglomeration of resorts in Banff National Park: Sunshine Village, Mount Norquay,...

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Battling Freezing Temps and Breakdowns in Bozeman

Battling Freezing Temps and Breakdowns in Bozeman Arriving in Bozeman Montana met us immediately with problems – breaking down in the Home Depot parking lot. Following the break down, we battled sub-zero temperatures for a few days, forcing us to forgo skiing. But beautiful Bozeman had a lot to offer in the meantime! Breaking Down in Bozeman If you followed along from last week, we faced issues in Bozeman the moment we arrived (if you didn’t see it, you can watch here). Breaking down in the parking lot of Home Depot was the first of these. Apart from just...

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Troubleshooting Check Engine Light on a Sprinter

Throubleshooting Check Engine Light on a Sprinter It’s inevitable. When you live in a van (especially one that is 11 years old like ours), you will eventually run into engine problems. Troubleshooting the check engine light on a Sprinter is not easy, but we’ve had to do it enough that we wanted to help others out in the future. If your check engine light comes on, it is important to start troubleshooting right away – a check engine light is not something you should ignore. Van Life Troubles It seems the past few weeks have been rough on the...

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Making the Most of Conditions in Sun Valley Idaho

Making the Most of Conditions in Sun Valley Idaho The 2017/2018 ski season has been feast or famine in terms of snow, depending on the resort. Just last week, we skied a powder covered Jackson Hole. This week, however, we had to make the most of conditions in Sun Valley Idaho. Rich History of Sun Valley Ski Resort Opening in 1936, Sun Valley Ski Resort was the first ski resort in the nation. It’s no wonder that the rich history here still appeals to skiers around the world. In the early days, the likes of Clark Gable and Marilyn...

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How to Find Free Camping

How to Find Free Camping We get asked frequently how we find free camping and boondocking campsites. Finding free campsites takes just a little bit of work and a little bit of knowledge. Here are our 6 easy steps to finding free camping in the United States. Want to watch over my shoulder to find free campsites? Click the video below! Start with Your Destination Of course, the first part of finding a free campsite is to determine in what area you want to camp. A general area is best to start with since you may not be able to...

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