How to Travel Full-time

Hit the road by van, RV, sailboat or thumb, alone or with a family. Everything you need to know, updated regularly.

Wand'rly Magazine

Wand'rly is...

...a magazine all about how to travel full-time, from making a living on the road to roadschooling and more.

It's interviews with travelers, in-depth guides to get you going and blogs by those already doing it.

It's also a family, raising and making babies while living out of vehicles since 2008.

And an Instagram account of their lives.

Or you can just start here.

Latest Articles

Vanlife Roadtrip Through Arkansas

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Cities, national parks, national forests, skateparks and great van camping in Arkansas, the Natural State.

Dogs and Boats: 5 Safety Tips When Sailing With Your Dog

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Expert advice on keeping your dog safe and happy at sea.

How to Not Kill Your Kids on a Cross Country Road Trip

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A dad provides tips on making long driving days a little easier.

Nomad Life in an RV: How Full-time Travel Changed Our Lives

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A millennial couple unhappy with a traditional life, yet not completely sold on traveling in an RV, discuss how their choice to live that way has affected their lives.

Not All Good Canadians Live in an Igloo: Living Out of a Vehicle During COVID

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A man paints the life of full-time living out of his car, in Canada, during the winter, and COVID 19.

Eight Stunning National Parks in the US to Revisit

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From well-known spots like Zion to wildlife refuges where you’ll have the place all to yourself (except for the eagles!), a hopeful look at 2021 being the summer of adventure.

From the Blog

Nature Deficit Disorder

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Sydnie makes an escape plan, from COVID, from being trapped at home, her kids with too much screen time, her husband quarantined away from the family. The story of family taking life by the reigns and exploring nature as the cure to it all.

How Deep Is a Mother’s Love?

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A vault toilet, a phone and a long, long drop…

Exploring the Berlin Art Scene

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Deleuze remembers visiting the vibrant art and photography scene of Berlin, Germany, as a younger man.

Featured Articles

Roadschool Lesson Ideas for the Traveling Family

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Over a dozen specific ideas for lessons for teaching your kids everything from reading and math to how to create their own video game.

Camping in Georgia State Parks

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All of the Peach State’s state parks, filterable by camping type, videos, photos and more information.

The Game of Point

two brothers toss a frisbee back and forth at a free camping spot in Colorado

A fun and simple game to teach sportsmanship and kids to catch and throw balls and frisbees.

Most Popular

Cell Phone Signal Boosters: How Well Do They Work?

a van and tent camping near a river in Wyoming

A review of one specific cell phone booster which we think is an ideal size for vans, and thoughts on cell phone signal boosters in general.

Greetings from the Outer Banks

A family walks along a boardwalk near the ocean in Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Slow days full of perhaps the Southeast’s best beaches for nature lovers and peace, quiet and tranquility in general.

Jackery: Portable Solar Power Station

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The most glowing review we’ve ever given anything to date, this little portable power supply that’s also solar-powered is simply awesome.

The Classics

Save $1000 a Month, Plus Infinite Benefits. The Secret? Travel Full-time

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Save $1000 / month through travel. Caution: side effects may be seeing the world, more time with family and intense satisfaction.

A Complete Guide to RV Camping in State Parks of the United States

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Every state park in the fifty United States which offers camping suitable for RVs. Info on fees, hookups & more.

The Complete Guide to Choosing and Buying RVs for Full-Time Traveling

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We cover every type of RV, including vans and travel trailers, and what they’re like to travel full-time in + how to look through one when you buy it and so very much more!

How Much Does RV Camping Cost per Night?

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Charts and statistics on every state in the United States. How much private and public campgrounds cost, as well as free camping, focus on RVs and vanlife.

Showering & Bathrooms

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Where to find hot, clean showers and how to relieve yourself for those travelers who have no built-in shower and bathroom.

How Everything in an RV Works

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From electrical wiring to dumping your sewage, the unabridged guide to everything RV.

Save $4,476 a Year by Living on the Road Full-time

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Is it expensive to travel full-time? Or can it actually be cheaper?

How to Make a Living on the Road

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A plethora of information from initial steps to actual positions that are traveling compliant to stories of people who are already doing it. We live and work on the road, so can you!

Living in a Truck Camper

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The 100% 411 on choosing a truck camper for full-time traveling and overlanding. The different styles, pros, cons and real world examples from a couple who has done it for years.

The Realities of Living in a VW Bus

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The ups, downs and all arounds of the realities of living in a 5×7 foot home.

Free Camping in the National Forests of the United States

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A thorough guide to camping in national forests. Sorted by state, awesomeness, and more stuff the camper in you will love.

How to Identify Trees for Beginners

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How to get started identifying trees. Covers conifers and broadleafs, with a focus on the Western United States. Free printable pocket guide.