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FnA Van Life

By Frankie and Alex Van Life
Join Frankie and Alex on the road to experience van life first hand. We've been living this way since 2019 and share stories from other nomads to help you decide, is van life for you?
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#61 Van Life Mexico Travel Guide - What to Expect When You Head South with Zeqi
Get early access to part two here: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Zeqi has heaps of experience in Central America and Mexico. Not only does he have family in Niquaguara but his military life also had him traveling throughout the region. Today we're getting the inside scoop from someone who's actually done the trip, on what to expect, what to prepare, and what to look out for as you head south. Find Zeqi here: https://www.instagram.com/zeqillanes/ Van Life Alaska! Pick up your trip planning guide today: https://amzn.to/3whkZmR Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: https://www.amzn.to/2MAN2uL Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel Don't forget to leave a review to get featured in next week's episode! To pick up any of the products we talked about in today's video, check out our Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/fnavanlife all links are affiliate links which means we get a small kickback from Amazon but your price is not altered.
54:22
January 15, 2022
#60 Adventure Beyond Your Limitations with Adaptive Humanity
Matt and Amber had big dreams when they hit the road in 2020 in a giant class A RV. Those dreams quickly took a u-turn when they realized their rig was holding them back from the adventure they were seeking. Lucky for us because we both ended up building our rigs in their driveway and quickly became lifelong friends. Today we're coming to you live from Telluride, Colorado enjoying yet another adventure together. Follow their adventures here: https://www.instagram.com/adaptivehumanity/ Become a Patron to get the EXCLUSIVE Podcast: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Van Life Alaska! Pick up your trip planning guide today: https://amzn.to/3whkZmR Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: https://www.amzn.to/2MAN2uL Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel Don't forget to leave a review to get featured in next week's episode! To pick up any of the products we talked about in today's video, check out our Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/fnavanlife all links are affiliate links which means we get a small kickback from Amazon but your price is not altered.
01:23:35
January 09, 2022
#59 Bus Life CEO - Running a Business on the Road with Daniel from Henson Shaving
Become a Patron to get the EXCLUSIVE FnA Podcast: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Begin the CEO of any business is hard work, is it possible to have that kind of responsibility while living van life? Turns out Daniel from Henson Shaving is doing just that. Find out how he manages it all in todays episode and if you'd like to pick up your own Henson Shaving Razor visit https://hensonshaving.com/ amd use code FNA VAN LIFE to get a free pack of blades ($10 value) when you purchase a new razor.  Van Life Alaska! Pick up your trip planning guide today: https://amzn.to/3whkZmR Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: https://www.amzn.to/2MAN2uL Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel Don't forget to leave a review to get featured in next week's episode! To pick up any of the products we talked about in today's video, check out our Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/fnavanlife all links are affiliate links which means we get a small kickback from Amazon but your price is not altered.
01:16:44
January 02, 2022
#58 Looking Back + Top Episode of 2021 with Big Logan
If you've been loving the FnA Van Life podcast for the last year, spread some holiday cheer and become a Patron to get the EXCLUSIVE Podcast: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon As we look back on a year of growth both for the podcast and ourselves, we're sharing our top-played episode of 2021 with Big Logan. Check out his latest van build here: https://youtu.be/MIIeqgUK-vQ Van Life Alaska! Pick up your trip planning guide today: https://amzn.to/3whkZmR Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: https://www.amzn.to/2MAN2uL Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel Don't forget to leave a review to get featured in next week's episode! To pick up any of the products we talked about in today's video, check out our Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/fnavanlife all links are affiliate links which means we get a small kickback from Amazon but your price is not altered.
01:00:05
December 26, 2021
#57 Family of Four Finds Happiness on the Road with Never Say Someday
Alexis and Steven knew they wanted a different life for their kids than the 9-5 rat race was offering them. They decided to hit the road in the smallest Sprinter van with their two young kids. 2.5 years later they are doubling down and loving life on the road, follow their adventures here: https://www.instagram.com/neversaysomeday/ Become a Patron to get the EXCLUSIVE Podcast: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Van Life Alaska! Pick up your trip planning guide today: https://amzn.to/3whkZmR Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: https://www.amzn.to/2MAN2uL Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel Don't forget to leave a review to get featured in next week's episode! To pick up any of the products we talked about in today's video, check out our Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/fnavanlife all links are affiliate links which means we get a small kickback from Amazon but your price is not altered.
01:16:16
December 19, 2021
#56 Highs and Lows of Van Life with Musician Johnny Nocash
When the pandemic hit, Johnny's industry crumbled overnight. No more rock converts, no more cross country tours, no more car scene social life. Van life was just what Johnny needed to get out of his head and into the world. Check out Johnny here: https://www.instagram.com/johnnynocashofficial/ Become a Patron to get the EXCLUSIVE Podcast: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Van Life Alaska! Pick up your trip planning guide today: https://amzn.to/3whkZmR Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: https://www.amzn.to/2MAN2uL Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel Don't forget to leave a review to get featured in next week's episode! To pick up any of the products we talked about in today's video, check out our Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/fnavanlife all links are affiliate links which means we get a small kickback from Amazon but your price is not altered.
01:05:20
December 13, 2021
#55 The Business of Van Life with Andy from Overland Interiors
If you're thinking about creating a business around the van life industry, listen up. Andy from Overland Interiors has some great advice for van builders and makers you have to hear. Business will be good, but at what cost? Check out Andy here: https://www.instagram.com/overlandinteriors/ Become a Patron to get the EXCLUSIVE Podcast: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Van Life Alaska! Pick up your trip planning guide today: https://amzn.to/3whkZmR Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: https://www.amzn.to/2MAN2uL Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel Don't forget to leave a review to get featured in next week's episode! To pick up any of the products we talked about in today's video, check out our Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/fnavanlife all links are affiliate links which means we get a small kickback from Amazon but your price is not altered.
51:23
December 05, 2021
#54 Van Life Will Make You Thankful
We polled you and asked, what does van life make you thankful for? Today we're discussing your answers and all the reasons we're thankful for van life too.  Become a Patron to get the EXCLUSIVE Podcast: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Van Life Alaska! Pick up your trip planning guide today: https://amzn.to/3whkZmR Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: amzn.to/2MAN2uL Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel Don't forget to leave a review to get featured in next week's episode! To pick up any of the products we talked about in today's video, check out our Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/fnavanlife all links are affiliate links which means we get a small kickback from Amazon but your price is not altered.
33:15
November 28, 2021
#53 Asking Our PARENTS What They Think About Van Life
If you're worried about what your parents will say when you tell them you're moving into a van, or if they're already telling you don't do it, listen up. This week we sit down with Alex's parents to talk about how they feel about our lifestyle and give some practical advice on how to talk to your parents about van life.  Become a Patron to get the EXCLUSIVE Podcast: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Van Life Alaska! Pick up your trip planning guide today: https://amzn.to/3whkZmR Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: amzn.to/2MAN2uL Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel Don't forget to leave a review to get featured in next week's episode! To pick up any of the products we talked about in today's video, check out our Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/fnavanlife all links are affiliate links which means we get a small kickback from Amazon but your price is not altered.
57:03
November 21, 2021
#52 Van Life in Ontario Canada and Finances On the Road with Travels of Heather
Become a Patron to get the EXCLUSIVE Podcast: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Today we are chatting with Heather of https://www.instagram.com/travels.of.heather/ about all things Van Life Canada, building community virtually, finances and business building on the road, and so much more. Heather is such a gem and we are so happy to bring you this chat with her.  Van Life Alaska! Pick up your trip planning guide today: https://amzn.to/3whkZmR Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: amzn.to/2MAN2uL Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel Don't forget to leave a review to get featured in next week's episode! To pick up any of the products we talked about in today's video, check out our Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/fnavanlife all links are affiliate links which means we get a small kick back from Amazon but your price is not altered.
01:10:34
November 14, 2021
#51 Trip Planning Guide for Anyone Dreaming ALASKA
If you're someone whose dreamed about visiting Alaska, van life is the best way to experience the 49th state. In today's episode we share an excerpt from our new book, Van Life Alaska! Pick up your trip planning guide today: https://amzn.to/3whkZmR Become a Patron to get the EXCLUSIVE Podcast: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: amzn.to/2MAN2uL Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel Don't forget to leave a review to get featured in next week's episode! To pick up any of the products we talked about in today's video, check out our Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/fnavanlife all links are affiliate links which means we get a small kick back from Amazon but your price is not altered. 
21:33
November 05, 2021
#50 Finding Community By Finding Yourself with Nomad Brad
Become a Patron to get the EXCLUSIVE Podcast: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Nomad Brad is one of our favorite guys to hang around the campfire with and we are so glad to be able to sit down with him and talk about life on the road and his new venture  Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: amzn.to/2MAN2uL Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel Don't forget to leave a review to get featured in next week's episode! To pick up any of the products we talked about in today's video, check out our Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/fnavanlife
01:07:34
October 28, 2021
#49 Winter is Coming! How to Prepare Your Van Life Van for Freezing Temperatures
Become a Patron to get the EXCLUSIVE Podcast: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Winter van life can be scary for some, but for us, it means lots of fun! We love winter van life and have lots of tips to help you prepare for winter and make the most of this cold season. Stay nice and warm and cozy with all today's tips and advice. Sing up to be the first to know when Van Life Rx Launches here: https://vanliferx.com/ and find Brad on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/nomad_brad_503/ Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: amzn.to/2MAN2uL Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel Don't forget to leave a review to get featured in next week's episode! To pick up any of the products we talked about in today's video, check out our Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/fnavanlife
39:43
October 20, 2021
#48 Van Life is Freedom with Meghan and Matt
No one should stay home because they don't have someone to go with, come travel with us! Fill out this quick survey and let us know where you want to go: https://www.trovatrip.com/survey?host=FnA%20Van%20Life&listId=6142793991042b0052f39617&hostId=6142793991042b0052f39616 This week we are chatting with Meghan and Matt are pretty new to being on the road but they've got a lot to share about what it's like being a couple and prepping for van life. We talk zero waste, debt-free, relationships, and so much more. Find Meghan and Matt here: https://www.instagram.com/meghanandmatt/ Become a Patron to get the EXCLUSIVE Podcast: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: amzn.to/2MAN2uL Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel Don't forget to leave a review to get featured in next week's episode!
01:00:15
October 14, 2021
#47 Tips For Van Life Couples and Relationships on the Road
Relationships on the road can be hard but you can make it easy with these few tips and lessons learned from two years on the road.  Become a Patron to get the EXCLUSIVE Podcast: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: amzn.to/2MAN2uL Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel Don't forget to leave a review to get featured in next week's episode!
01:05:13
October 07, 2021
#46 From Car Life to Van Life with Choose the Path You Take
Become a Patron to get the EXCLUSIVE Podcast: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: amzn.to/2MAN2uL Destiny & Elizabeth are newlyweds excited to have just purchased their van after a long time dreaming and planning for van life. They started their nomadic journey car camping on the weekends and loved it so much they decided to upgrade to a van. Follow their adventures here: https://www.instagram.com/choosethepathyoutake/ Batteries: https://www.amazon.com/shop/fnavanlife Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel Don't forget to leave a review to get featured in next week's episode! 
01:19:11
September 30, 2021
#45 International Van Life in the UK and Australia with the O Team
Become a Patron to get the EXCLUSIVE Podcast: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: amzn.to/2MAN2uL Mr. and Mrs. O - aka the O Team aka Chinaka and Emma are full-time van lifers from the UK who just got on the road a few months ago in their self-converted sprinter van. Check out The O Team Here https://www.instagram.com/theoteam_/ Emma's business: https://etsy.me/3plNOLh  Petition to overturn UK vehicle seizure provision: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/583903   Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel Don't forget to leave a review!
01:12:53
September 23, 2021
#44 How to Work Full-Time & Travel Full-Time with Quench Your Adventure
Become a Patron to get the EXCLUSIVE Podcast: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: amzn.to/2MAN2uL Jenna and Jeremy live and travel full time in their class B RV. Not only have they figured out how to travel full time, they also work from the road full time and have so many tips on how you can too.  Check out Quench Your Adventure Here http://www.instagram.com/quenchyouradventure  Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel Don't forget to leave a review! 
01:10:44
September 16, 2021
#43 The Biggest FEARS About Van Life
Become a Patron to get the EXCLUSIVE Podcast: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Today we are talking about the biggest fears people have about van life. If your anxieties are stopping you form living on the road, we're breaking down some of the most common fears and how to overcome them so you can live an amazing life on the road too.  Rep FnA with Sweet Swag: https://fna-van-life.creator-spring.com/ Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: amzn.to/2MAN2uL Support the podcast: Share it with a friend: https://www.anchor.fm/fnavanlife Become a Patreon: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Donate Directly Venmo: @FnAVanLife Watch our Van Tour: https://youtu.be/AlhtKJp6Anw Buy a Sticker: https://www.fnavanlife.com/merch
52:30
September 09, 2021
#42 Solo Male Van Life - Money, Lonliness and a Live Car Accidnet with Wandering Bus Dude
Become a Patron to get the EXCLUSIVE Podcast: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon  Check out Mikes Instagram http://www.instagram.com/wanderingbusdude and his start-up company WeCo http://www.weco.online  Rep FnA with Sweet Swag: https://fna-van-life.creator-spring.com/  Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife  #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel  Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: amzn.to/2MAN2uL  Support the podcast: Share it with a friend: https://www.anchor.fm/fnavanlife  Become a Patreon: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon  Donate Directly Venmo: @FnAVanLife  Watch our Van Tour: https://youtu.be/AlhtKJp6Anw  Buy a Sticker: https://www.fnavanlife.com/merch
01:19:23
September 02, 2021
#41 How Podcasts Can Help You Get On The Road Faster
Become a Patron to get the EXCLUSIVE Podcast: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Check out Jocelyn's podcast called Exploring Family Travel here:https://open.spotify.com/show/6C32Qmxey3Nmgpkn9Bflie?si=n5-ji8JiS7Sk5kJQGkBveg&dl_branch=1 Rep FnA with Sweet Swag: https://fna-van-life.creator-spring.com/ Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: amzn.to/2MAN2uL Support the podcast: Share it with a friend: https://www.anchor.fm/fnavanlife Become a Patreon: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Donate Directly Venmo: @FnAVanLife Watch our Van Tour: https://youtu.be/AlhtKJp6Anw Buy a Sticker: https://www.fnavanlife.com/merch
55:55
August 19, 2021
#40 Bus Life Expectation Vs. Reality with Outback Skoolie
Become a Patron to get the EXCLUSIVE Podcast: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon When all your travel plans are dashed in an instant, do you sit on your hands and wait for the world to open? Or do you build a school bus to travel to your hearts content? Nicole and Charlie went for the latter and 9 months later, they didn't have a baby, the had a home. Now that they've been on the road for 4 months, we catch up with them on their expectations vs reality when it comes to building and living in a bus.  Find Outback Skoolie on Instagram @outbackskoolie https://www.instagram.com/outbackskoolie/  Rep FnA with Sweet Swag: https://fna-van-life.creator-spring.com/ Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: amzn.to/2MAN2uL Support the podcast: Share it with a friend: https://www.anchor.fm/fnavanlife Become a Patreon: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Donate Directly Venmo: @FnAVanLife Watch our Van Tour: https://youtu.be/AlhtKJp6Anw Buy a Sticker: https://www.fnavanlife.com/merch
58:25
August 11, 2021
#39 Retire For Van Life with Pamela Pickering
Become a Patreon: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Retiring and then hitting the road in a van may be what you have in mind for your future. After talking to Pam who is 67 years young would even tell her own grand children to do it while they are young, before they go to college and collect debit. Pam lives in a fully converted professionally built van which might be the route you need to take if you don't have the skills or time to build your own. Remember time is the most important thing we have so maybe just maybe paying for an already built van might be your best option.  How to Find Pam on Tik Tok @pammadore  YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdZsr87GGm6LQEfJfI-NP4g Rep FnA with Sweet Swag: https://fna-van-life.creator-spring.com/ Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: amzn.to/2MAN2uL Support the podcast: Share it with a friend: https://www.anchor.fm/fnavanlife Become a Patreon: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Donate Directly Venmo: @FnAVanLife Watch our Van Tour: https://youtu.be/AlhtKJp6Anw Buy a Sticker: https://www.fnavanlife.com/merch
57:29
August 04, 2021
#38 Live with Less To Experience More with Lady Bugout
Exclusive Podcast Only on Patreon Join Today: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Today we hang with our friend Dee aka Lady Bugout. Dee shares how her experiences living with less, fully prepared her for a luxurious life on the road.  Where to find Dee: https://www.youtube.com/ladybugout/ ___________________________________________ Rep FnA with Sweet Swag: https://fna-van-life.creator-spring.com/ Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife #vanlife #fnavanlife #vanlifers #travel Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: amzn.to/2MAN2uL Support the podcast: Share it with a friend: https://www.anchor.fm/fnavanlife Become a Patreon: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Donate Directly Venmo: @FnAVanLife Watch our Van Tour: https://youtu.be/AlhtKJp6Anw Buy a Sticker: https://www.fnavanlife.com/merch
01:08:26
July 28, 2021
#37 Lessons Learned After One Year of Van Life with Lost Renegades
Exclusive Podcast Only on Patreon Join Today: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Today we hang with our friends Lost Renegades Jenn and Charlie. Lost Renegades have been on the road living Van Life Full time and now they get to teach you what they learned in that time. Rep FnA with some Swag: https://fna-van-life.creator-spring.com/ Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife Where to find Jenn and Charlie: https://www.youtube.com/Lostrenegades/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj245rVDaChPCC420KXJIrw #vanlife #freindship #fnavanlife #vanlifers #drifterjourney Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: amzn.to/2MAN2uL Support the podcast: Share it with a friend: https://www.anchor.fm/fnavanlife Become a Patreon: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Donate Directly Venmo: @FnAVanLife Watch our Van Build: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCQUTB8hgg9YPgLHddT7gMF-zbYuSF0ml Buy a Sticker: https://www.fnavanlife.com/merch
01:08:41
July 23, 2021
#36 Finances, Friendship, and Feces... What Van Life is All About with Drifter Journey
Exclusive Podcast Only on Patreon Join Today: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Today we hang with our friends Drifter Journey Jess and Greg. Drifter Journey has been on the road for over 3 years now and has created a wonderful financial outlook for life. For now and for the future! In this podcast, you will learn how we all saved before getting on the road and why we all feel this step is of extreme importance. We talk about Friendship on the road and the kindness of strangers and last we talk about poop which is one subject we all "Van Lifers" are very comfortable talking about. Rep FnA with some Swag: https://fna-van-life.creator-spring.com/ Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/fnavanlife Where to find Jess and Greg: https://www.instagram.com/drifter.journey/     Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj245rVDaChPCC420KXJIrw #vanlife #freindship #fnavanlife #vanlifers #drifterjourney Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: amzn.to/2MAN2uL Support the podcast: Share it with a friend: anchor.fm/fnavanlife Become a Patreon: https://www.fnavanlife.com/patreon Donate Directly Venmo: @FnAVanLife Watch our Van Build: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCQUTB8hgg9YPgLHddT7gMF-zbYuSF0ml Buy a Sticker: https://www.fnavanlife.com/merch
01:19:34
July 14, 2021
#35 How To Get Your Van to ALASKA This Summer!!!
Exclusive Podcast Only on Patreon Join Today: https://fnavanlife.com/patreon   This has been one of the most requested episodes so far - how to get you and your van to Alaska especially now that the Canadian border is closed! We figured out the best most economical way to get your van to Alaska and we're laying it all out in today's episode.  Want to ship your van? https://www.totemaritime.com/ Get Your FnA Swag here: https://fna-van-life.creator-spring.com/ #vanlife #alaska #fnavanlife #vanlifers #totemaritime  Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: https://amzn.to/2MAN2uL  Support the podcast:  Share it with a friend: https://anchor.fm/fnavanlife  Become a Patreon: https://fnavanlife.com/patreon  Donate Directly Venmo: @FnAVanLife  Watch our Van Build: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCQUTB8hgg9YPgLHddT7gMF-zbYuSF0ml  Buy a Sticker: https://fnavanlife.com/merch
30:06
July 06, 2021
#34 You've Got to Be Handy for Van Life with The Hive Drive Bus
Exclusive Podcast Only on Patreon Join Today: https://fnavanlife.com/patreon This week we are chatting with The Hive Drive Bus Scott and Ashley, one of our bus life friends who we met via Instagram. Scott and Ashley have been building their bus for the last 2 years on and off while working full-time jobs and giving back to the community. These two are such wonderful, cheerful, generous people who are gearing up to hit the road soon! They join us on the podcast to share with us their ups, downs, and even how they met. We talk about lifestyle change and how you will need to be handy to live on the road. Get Your FnA Swag Today: https://fna-van-life.creator-spring.com/ Find Scott and Ashley on Instagram @thehivedrivebus #vanlife #vanlifebuild #fnavanlife #vanlifers #solomalevanlife Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: https://amzn.to/2MAN2uL Ways to support the podcast:  Share the podcast with a friend: https://anchor.fm/fnavanlife  Patreon: https://fnavanlife.com/patreon  Donate Directly Venmo: @FnAVanLife  Watch the Van Build: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCQUTB8hgg9YPgLHddT7gMF-zbYuSF0ml  Buy a Sticker: https://fnavanlife.com/merch
52:33
June 29, 2021
#33 Why Van Life Events are Crucial for Community Building with Jon Dean
From more Podcast become a Patreon: https://fnavanlife.com/patreon This week we are chatting with Jon Dean, one of our first van life friends and a huge community builder. Jon seems to know everyone in the nomadic community and one of the big reasons why is because he has been going to van life events for the last 3 years. Today we chat about why van life events are so important for our nomadic community and how you can find events to go to near you.  Get Your FnA Swag Here: https://fna-van-life.creator-spring.com/ Find Jon Dean here: https://www.instagram.com/van_life_dayz/ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nomad-happy-hour/id1512332719 #vanlife #vanlifebuild #fnavanlife #vanlifers #solomalevanlife  Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: https://amzn.to/2MAN2uL  Ways to support the podcast: Share the podcast with a friend: https://anchor.fm/fnavanlife  Patreon: https://fnavanlife.com/patreon  Donate Directly Venmo: @FnAVanLife  Watch the Van Build: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCQUTB8hgg9YPgLHddT7gMF-zbYuSF0ml  Buy a Sticker: https://fnavanlife.com/merch Crz1phu55E81TwYQoJNK
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June 22, 2021
#32 Stop Waiting And Start Van Living!!! With Christina Valentine
For more Podcast become a Patreon: https://fnavanlife.com/patreon Stop waiting and start living your life! Van Life is an alternative way to live and in our opinion the best way. Yes, there are always going to be struggles and hard times whether you live in a stationary house or in a home on wheels. Christina is an inspiration to us as much as we have been to her. Christina is making the leap into Van Life let see what she has to say about waiting so long to fulfill her dream of living life on the road. Rep Some FnA Swag: https://fna-van-life.creator-spring.com/ Find Christina here: https://www.instagram.com/christinavalentine_/ #vanlife #vanlifebuild #fnavanlife #buslife #solofemalevanlife  Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: https://amzn.to/2MAN2uL  Vanfestusa.com Event Over Home Depot Giveaway: Giveaway Closed Ways to support the podcast: Share the podcast with a friend: https://anchor.fm/fnavanlife  Patreon: https://fnavanlife.com/patreon  Donate Directly Venmo: @FnAVanLife  Watch the Van Build: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCQUTB8hgg9YPgLHddT7gMF-zbYuSF0ml  Buy a Sticker: https://fnavanlife.com/merch
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June 16, 2021
#31 Van Life with Dogs - Paco's One Year Van Dog Anniversary Special
For extra Podcasts become a Patreon: https://fnavanlife.com/patreon If you're thinking about traveling with a furry companion, you're in good company! So many of the van lifers we meet on the road travel with 1, 2, or even 3 dogs! We adopted Paco 1 year ago and since then he has brought so much joy into our lives, but there are also considerations that need to be made when traveling with pets. This week we are talking about the highs and lows of owning a dog and traveling in a van. Hope you enjoy it!  Buy your FnA Swag Here: https://fna-van-life.creator-spring.com/ #vanlife #vanlifebuild #fnavanlife #buslife  Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: https://amzn.to/2MAN2uL  Ways to support the podcast: Share the podcast with a friend: https://anchor.fm/fnavanlife  Patreon: https://fnavanlife.com/patreon  Donate Directly Venmo: @FnAVanLife  Watch the Van Build Timelapse: https://youtu.be/kjf4ZPsaR2w
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June 10, 2021
#30 Solo Female Van Life and Overcoming Fear with Abigail Martin
Abigail Martin is so many things, an entrepreneur, a spring roll enthusiast, a dog mamma, a Tik Tok phenomenon, and the most inspiring 19 year old we've ever met. After 2 plus weeks on the road with Abby, one thing is clear, we have so much to learn from this gem of a human. Find Abby here: http://www.instagram.com/abigailhmartin and on Tik Tok https://www.tiktok.com/@abigailmartiin?lang=en. #vanlife #vanlifebuild #fnavanlife #buslif#solofemalevanlife Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: amzn.to/2MAN2uL Vanfestusa.com  For 10%off use code FNA-FRIENDS Home Depot Giveaway: https://fnavanlife.com/build-gway/ Ways to support the podcast: Share the podcast with friend: anchor.fm/fnavanlife Patreon: fnavanlife.com/patreon Donate Directly Venmo: @FnAVanLife Watch the Van Build: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCQUTB8hgg9YPgLHddT7gMF-zbYuSF0ml Buy a Sticker: fnavanlife.com/merch
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June 02, 2021
#29 From Bus to Van and Everything in Between with Tio Aventura Van
For more Podcasts become a Patreon: https://fnavanlife.com/patreon It's been so amazing caravaning with Mariajosé & Chase from Tio Aventura and I think you'll see why in today's episode. Their enthusiasm for this lifestyle is undeniable and with 3 years on the road, they know what they are talking about.  Get your FnA Swag Here: https://fna-van-life.creator-spring.com/ https://www.youtube.com/tioaventura https://www.instagram.com/tioaventuravan/ #vanlife #vanlifebuild #fnavanlife #buslife Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: https://amzn.to/2MAN2uL Vanfestusa.com  closed Home Depot Giveaway: Expired Ways to support the podcast: Share the podcast with friend: https://anchor.fm/fnavanlife Patreon: https://fnavanlife.com/patreon Donate Directly Venmo: @FnAVanLife Watch the Van Build: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCQUTB8hgg9YPgLHddT7gMF-zbYuSF0ml Buy a Sticker: https://fnavanlife.com/merch
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May 20, 2021
#28 Mental Health, Depression, and Van Life
Get help & support If you are in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, use the contact info below to get help.  United States: Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (the Lifeline) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).  Crisis workers are available 24 hours a day. Calls are free and confidential.  Other countries & regions: To find a crisis center in your area, go to the International Association for Suicide Prevention website.  Help someone else If you believe that someone else is in danger of suicide and you have their contact info, contact your local law enforcement for immediate help. You can also encourage the person to contact a suicide prevention hotline with the information above.  Learn how to help someone who is talking about suicide: United States: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Other countries & regions: Befrienders Worldwide
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March 31, 2021
#27 Bus Life Vs Van Life Which is Better? With Kels and Jay
Become a Patreon for more Podcasts: https://fnavanlife.com/patreon Today Alex and I talk about what life is better Bus Life or Vanlife. Let me let you in on a little secret... Van Life makes things a bit more accessible but Bus Life gives you more living space. Kels and Jay are going to tell us why they love living in their self-converted bus and how they make a living. #vanlife #vanlifebuild #fnavanlife #buslife Buy Your FnA Swag Here: https://fna-van-life.creator-spring.com/ Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: https://amzn.to/2MAN2uL Ways to support the podcast: Share the podcast with friends: https://anchor.fm/fnavanlife Patreon: https://fnavanlife.com/patreon Donate Directly Venmo: @FnAVanLife Watch the Van Build: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCQUTB8hgg9YPgLHddT7gMF-zbYuSF0ml Buy a Sticker: https://fnavanlife.com/merch Kels and Jay YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/kelsandjay
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March 25, 2021
#26 How to Build a Van Lifers Van Step by Step
Become a Patreon and get more Podcasts: https://fnavanlife.com/patreon Today Alex and I talk all about the Van Build process. Let me let you in on a little secrets... there is no time limit. Now listen up, cause we want to help you out by telling you what we have done and the mistakes we have made. Learn from us, please lol.  #vanlife #vanlifebuild #fnavanlife Get your FnA Swag Here: https://fna-van-life.creator-spring.com/ Pick up your copy of the Van Life Book: https://amzn.to/2MAN2uL Ways to support the podcast: Share the podcast with friend: https://anchor.fm/fnavanlife Patreon: https://fnavanlife.com/patreon Donate Directly Venmo: @FnAVanLife Watch the Van Build: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCQUTB8hgg9YPgLHddT7gMF-zbYuSF0ml Buy a Sticker: https://fnavanlife.com/merch Podcast with Newstate Nomads: https://anchor.fm/fnavanlife/episodes/25-Why-Van-Life-and-YouTube-Mix-Well--Newstate-Nomads-erhfik Podcast with Adaptive Humanity: https://anchor.fm/fnavanlife/episodes/23-Is-a-Giant-RV-Worth-It--Limitations-and-How-to-Over-Come-Challenges-eqdlh8/a-a4m69c0
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March 18, 2021
#25 Why Van Life and YouTube Mix Well with the Newstate Nomads
Become a Patreon and get exclusive Podcasts: https://fnavanlife.com/patreon Today we hang out and talk with the Newstate Nomads, Howard and Katelyn about their last 3 years of travel and how they got involved with YouTube. Howard and Katelyn are no strangers to the field of filming and production so listen up if you'd like to learn more. Remember being a Van Lifer doesn't mean you have to start a YouTube channel lol but it could be fun to look at the memories down the road in your 80's. Get Your FnA Swag Here: https://fna-van-life.creator-spring.com/ Ways to support the podcast: Patreon: https://fnavanlife.com/patreon  Donate Directly Venmo: @FnAVanLife  Buy Our VanLife E-Book: Van Life Daydream to Dream Life - https://amzn.to/2MAN2uL  YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/fnavanlife  Watch more of Katelyn and Howard: https://youtube.com/newstatenomads
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March 09, 2021
#24 Solo Female Van Lifer From Building to Living on the Road with Linnea
For Exclusive Podcasts Become a Patreon: https://fnavanlife.com/patreon FnA Van Life is here today with Linnea and her Dog Akela. We are talking about what it was like for her to build as a solo female and how she is loving life on the road. She tells us her biggest issues and how she solves problems that she faces.  Get Your FnA Swag Here: https://fna-van-life.creator-spring.com/ Ways to support the podcast: Patreon: https://fnavanlife.com/patreon Donate Directly Venmo: @FnAVanLife Buy Our VanLife E-Book: Van Life Daydream to Dream Life - https://amzn.to/2MAN2uL YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/fnavanlife Watch more of Linnea & Akela: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfegsAhpeMKldQ0Cv0cc5cA
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March 01, 2021
#23 Is a Giant RV Worth It? Limitations and How to Over Come Challenges with Adaptive Humanity
For Exclusive Podcasts become a Patreon: https://fnavanlife.com/Patreon Today we are chatting with Matt and Amber of Adaptive Humanity. If you're thinking about getting a giant RV cause a van is just too small, think again. We're going to show you why you might not need all that space. Buy your FnA Swag Here: https://fna-van-life.creator-spring.com/ Snag a copy of our van life book, click here: https://amzn.to/2NhpbAl.  Watch our Videos: https://youtube.com/fnavanlife Follow Matt and Amber here: https://www.youtube.com/adaptivehumanity Donate on Venmo: @FnAVanLife
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February 18, 2021
#22 Planning for Van Life + Making Money to Travel
For Exclusive Podacts become a Patreon here: https://fnavanlife.com/patreon Today we are talking to Bart, a long-time follower of our YouTube channel who recently came to visit and help us with our van build. Bart is currently getting his van ready for an epic adventure and explaining how he makes money to be able to cover all his travel expenses and van build. Get your FnA Swag Here: https://fna-van-life.creator-spring.com/ Find Bart here: @traveling_fit_nerd  Van Life Book: https://amzn.to/2NhpbAl  Youtube: https://youtube.com/c/FnAVanLife  If you enjoyed this episode and want to support more awesome content from small creators, consider becoming a monthly patron: https://www.patreon.com/fnavanlife  Or make a one-time donation: https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=4FV9RYHZ7YH68  Venmo: @FnAVanLife
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February 07, 2021
#21 Budget Friendly Van Build Tips with a Custom Van Builder
For Exclusive Podcasts become a Patreon: https://fnavanlife.com/patreon  On today's podcast, we talk with Big Logan about building out Vanlife styled rigs with a budget. Life just might be greener on the otherside. Get Your Fna Swag here: https://fna-van-life.creator-spring.com/ Youtube: https://youtube.com/fnavanlife Big Logan: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DZEduSQpnPotaMX_qkSVg One-time Donation: Venmo @Fnavanlife
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January 25, 2021
#20 Making Money on the Road with the Gardenbelle's
Alex and I will tell you what we found out first hand on the road while talking to other nomads about how they make money on the road. This week we bring in special guests Joe and Lauren Gardenbelle who life full time in a bus after quiting their 9 to 5 jobs. She was a high school teacher and he worked in the hospitality business. Now they make money doing what they love. Come listen maybe one of these jobs might inspire you.
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January 19, 2021
#19 Is Part Time Van Life Worth It? Why Van Life with Pacific Pioneer
This week we're speaking with our friend Justin about why he chose van life even though he can only do it part time. He built out an entire amazing rig with no intention of living in it full time, does he regret it? Find out in today's episode. Watch his van tour here https://youtu.be/A7JM4MqC8wg and find Justin at www.instagram.com/pacific.pioneer
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December 26, 2020
#18 Is Vanlife Legal?? Let's ask a Police Officer
This week we are interviewing an American police officer about some of our communities most burning questions around the legalities of van life. So much great info in here you're not gonna want to miss a minute. Find Eric and Jen at https://instagram.com/definingadventure?igshid=1hb8yyjjp2zuc or watch the full interview on YouTube here https://youtu.be/5lIhHwSjQk4
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December 13, 2020
#17 The Flow of VanLife and Intergenerational Travel Legacies
This week we share our stories of being in the flow, our main way of operating on the road. We also chat with Josh and Carolyn about their experiences on the road and converting Josh's grandparents rig. Watch their van tour here https://youtu.be/mKtLq3o_pEo
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December 09, 2020
#16 How we Got Into Van Life
A special holiday episode of the podcast on Thanksgiving to express our gratitude for you. Sending you and yours so much love.
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November 27, 2020
#15 The Challenges of Living in a Van with Your Partner: Why VanLife with @liveforadvanture
This wee were talking with Brittany and Drew from www.instagram.com/liveforadvanture about their reasons for choosing vanlife and how it has strengthened their relationship. Watch their van tour here https://youtu.be/t8Pe4wC7ORU
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November 24, 2020
#14 Buying and Selling a Vanlife Van - We Sold Our Van
This week were talking about the process of buying and selling a van for vanlife. We recently sold our van and are in the process of buying a new empty shell to build out. We would like to share some of the information we have learned during these times. We hope this podcast helps you buy or sell a van to get into or out of #vanlife.
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October 24, 2020
#13 Why Vanlife? Moving Into an Unfinished Rig
This week were talking to Kat and Zach about their no build build. We loved seeing how happy they are in their unique rig and cant wait to see what multiple months on the road brings in terms of build perfection. To get in on the Where Paco at Contest grab a sticker here: www.fnavanlife.com/merch
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October 17, 2020
#12 Why Van Life - Working Full Time From The Road with the Zitellos
The biggest question we get in vanlife is, how do you make money on the road? Well, today in our Why Vanlife segment we’re talking with a couple who are doing just that. Alexandria and Dominic Zitello run a successful coaching business 100% from the road, and business has been booming since they made the switch to full-time nomad! Find out why in this weeks episode.
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September 30, 2020
#11 Why Van Life with Kevin from @vanlife_unchained
This week we’re trying something different. We hung out with Kevin for about a week caravanning around Olympic National. It was such a bonding experience and we love his outlook on life. This is the long form edit of his answer to why van life that didn’t make the full cut on his amazing van tour. Be sure to find Kevin on Instagram cause his photos are amazing.
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September 10, 2020
#10 Why VanLife? Van Life Q&A
Today we’re answering a question directly from one of our listeners. They reached out on Instagram @fnavanlife and wanted to know why we ultimately chose van life? Why would we quit our lucrative jobs in NYC to essentially be unemployed and homeless. Well, today we’re answering just that.
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August 29, 2020
#9 Solar Set Up and Electrical System for Van Build
This week we will discuss how to set up a solar system for your van build. We’ll share how we set ours up and some important questions you’ll need to ask yourself when designing your own solar system.
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April 27, 2020
#8 Van Build Plumbing
Things to consider when thinking about your vans plumbing system. You can have a very simple or very complex system and we’ll talk about the pros and cons of each
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April 06, 2020
#7 Van Life and COVID-19 - How to Travel Safely
With the dangers of COVID-19 impacting everyone us vanlifers need to do our part to keep the community safe. Today Frankie and I share some tips on how to navigate COVID-19 as a Vanlifer and what you can do to stay healthy and help others.
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March 16, 2020
#6 The Realities of Winter Van Life
Most van life photos show bikini bodies and beach hangouts. But what if you van life in winter? Snow and ice and sun freezing temperatures really impact the vanlife experience. This week we’re taking a break from our build series to explore the realities of winter van life, things you need to think about, items you need to have on board and of course what it’s really like to live in a van in the winter.
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March 04, 2020
#5 How to Insulate Your Van
Insulation is so important for any Vanlife build. Whether you’re going to be in hot or cold climates you need to insulate. You never know!
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February 21, 2020
#4 Deciding How to Layout your Van Build
There are so many different options when it comes to designing the layout of your tiny home on wheels. This week we’re going to explore the questions you need to ask yourself to make sure your layout is perfect for your vanlife. We’ll also share how we decided on our own layout and the things we love and would possibly change about it.
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February 16, 2020
#3 Where to Start Building your Tiny Home on Wheels
Laying the foundation for your Vanlife dreams involves a lot of hard work. If, like us, you bought an older vehicle, you’re going to need to make sure it’s structurally sound before you start building. This week we discuss the most critical elements of your build that don’t involve any decor (sadly we’re not there yet!)
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January 30, 2020
#2 Budget to Quit Your Job for Extended Travel
You’ve got to budget and save so you can travel for extended periods of time. Converting a tiny home on wheels can be expensive and there are costs associated with being on the road. How much do you need to save now so you can enjoy as much time on the road as possible? How can you save when you’ve got so many expenses? We’ll share our secrets for budgeting and planning for extended travel in a van.
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January 21, 2020
#1 Choosing the Right Vehicle for your Vanlife Adventure
This week we’ll be sharing all the things you need to consider when choosing the vehicle to make your Vanlife dreams come true. Sprinter or schoolie? Ford or ambulance? The options are endless but but which one is right for you? We’ll help you decide which vehicle is right for your Vanlife dreams.
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January 16, 2020