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

The Haphazard Beginnings of a 5 Month Sailing Trip

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A Brazilian woman embarks on her first sailing adventure.

The Hitchhiker Code

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A night in the life of an American walking the streets of Paris.

Sportsmobile

a variety of Sportsmobiles

All about the company, working with them on your next van, and what it’s like living and traveling out one – whether you’re a young single woman or a family of five.

Choosing the Right RV Park for Beginners

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Some useful tips on easing into the RV lifestyle, or just taking a camping vacation, for first time campers.

Bad to Güd: Life Lessons From a Fifty-Two Day Road Trip

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A retired couple experiences life away from their 4000 square foot home on a pilgrimage to discover life in general via their Roadtrek Class B RV.

From the Blog

A Sportsmobile Review

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Thoughts on working with Sportsmobile.

Lobster Bisque While Camping

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How to cook fresh lobster on the road or at your campsite.

Greetings from Hot Springs, Arkansas!

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Town itself is a bit of a disappointment. A run down strip mall, long gone from its glory days with signs faded, crumbling and neon burned out maybe decades ago, it’s nothing to write home about. A Kroger grocery store smells of 1990s milk spoiled in the vinyl flooring’s cracks and jars of olives that […]

Featured Articles

Discovering the Diversity of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

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An in-depth guide from real travelers to Lake Antigua, Guatemala.

Vanlife Roadtrip Through Arkansas

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

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.

Complete and Easy Guide to Getting Setup With Solar

a Ford van soaking up the sun in a New Mexican desert

Forget figuring out every last amp and detail, we’ll show you the things most vanlifers need to live full-time in their rides, the equipment and costs you’ll need to put into the system, and how to hook it up all by yourself.

This is Boondocking

a classic VW bus and Superbeetle parked, without any hookups, atop a cliff, camping in the wild, AKA boondocking

Guides to getting setup with electric, water, how not to trash the place and a handful of the best places to camp for free.

Snowbirding Defined

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The best places to survive the winter in your RV, including temperatures and pricing across California, Arizona, Texas and Florida.

Most Popular

KOA Roadtrips

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Going on a roadtrip by car? Consider KOA cabins for lodging as opposed to renting hotel rooms…so much more bang for the buck!

A Traveler’s Proposal

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Advice, both abstract and concrete, on how to make your traveling dreams come true.

A Cross-Country Motorcycle Trip

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With nearly no motorcycling experience, a young man drives from Virginia to Los Angeles, weathering storms and goodwill all along the way.

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!

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.

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.

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.