Author: Stephanie Yarbrough

2WD vs 4×4 Campervan- Considerations and Off Road Recovery Gear

2WD vs. 4×4 Campervan: Considerations and Off Road Recovery Gear We go off the beaten path… a lot. So many often assume that our van is 4 wheel drive. It’s not, however, and today we’re going to talk about choosing between a 2 wheel drive or 4×4 Sprinter Van, the limitations of our van, and the off road recovery gear that is essential for any off road travel. Choosing a 2WD vs 4x4 Campervan Considering the amount of time we spend off the beaten path and camping in remote places like BLM land and Forest land, you might think...

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Stoke Report: Revelstoke Skiing

Stoke Report: Skiing Revelstoke Mountain Resort Just a short three hour drive from our last stop in Lake Louise, Revelstoke awaited as our next stop on our winter van life tour. This legendary mountain has been high on our skiing wish list for year, and we finally got to make the trip. Revelstoke Skiing: 10 Years of Stoke Revelstoke Mountain Resort, which is located on Mount Mackenzie, is a relatively new ski resort, having opened just 10 years ago in the 2007-2008 ski season. That’s not to say that  skiing is new to the area, though. Snow-Cat and Heliskiing...

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Campervan Stove Review: Dometic Origo 3000

Campervan Stove Review: Dometic Origo 3000 Choosing the right campervan stove for your conversion is a tough decision. When we chose our Dometic Origo 3000 2 burner alcohol stove, there were several considerations for us. After using this alcohol stove for the past 9 months, we’ve found a few things we love and hate about it. Why We Chose this Campervan Stove The biggest consideration for us when looking at different options for campervan stoves was space. Counter space is at a premium in a van, so we didn’t want to take up a lot of space with a...

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Winter in Lake Louise Alberta

Winter in Lake Louise Alberta After our time in Sunshine Village, we were amped to get to ski Lake Louise Ski Resort. Located less than an hour west of the town of Banff, Lake Louise had definitely been talked up to us from many skiers. And with snow in the forecast, we were sure to have a blast there. Heading to Lake Louise Ski Resort Since Lake Louise ski resort was just 40 minutes from Banff, we were able to take our time driving there. We stopped a few times to take photos as we continued through the incredible...

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How to Insure a DIY Campervan

How to Insure a DIY Campervan A hot question in the #vanlife world and one we get asked quite often: how do you insure a DIY campervan? This multifaceted question requires several parts for the answer, from what to do during the build, records that your insurance company needs, registering the van as a motorhome, and insuring your contents. Insuring Our DIY Campervan Disclaimer! We are not insurance professionals or experts. This is a recap of what we did, how we obtained our insurance on our Sprinter van, and what our experience has been thus far. Our insurance is...

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