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

Roadschool Lesson Ideas for the Traveling Family

two young boys working on an art project at a campground

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

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.

Why Should I Camp Responsibly?

trash and clay pigeons shattered across a national forest

Straightforward and useful recommendations on not only how to make sure we can preserve natural places for not only future generations, but ourselves.

Northern Florida for Snowbirds

a vintage airstream travel trailer camping in Florida's forests

Exploring places to camp, the best towns and beaches, and why spending the winters in Northern Florida is right up our alley.

RVing in Michigan

a river cruises through a Michigan forest

A family travels Michigan, and falls in love with its Upper Peninsula, in the strange year that was 2020.

My Mom Goes to 8 Mile…For Fun

vehicles drive down 8 Mile Road in Detroit, USA

Two RV tourists exploring the neighborhood from which Eminem hails.

In the Next Issue...

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

adjusting the dials on the dashboard heater, a man and his sleeping bag brave the northern canadian winter

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

a lone bison stands in a prairie near a river in Yellowstone National Park

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.

The Ins & Outs of Life as a Workamper

a truck and a trailer parked at a campground, in a site for workampers

Experienced workampers share what the life is like, from how much you’ll get paid and types of jobs you’ll do to whether you need a specific type of RV or specific experience.

Dinosaur National Monument for Travelers, Vandwellers and Kids at Heart

a ridiculously starry sky, the freaking milky way going bombshell at Dinosaur, a national monument in Colorado

The term “monument” should not be mistaken for either a lesser being than what one might expect when it comes to a national “park”, nor should it be confused with the silly trappings of man, obsessed with his desire to carve from stone that which might rival what nature was able to, slowly, do on […]

From the Blog

Tour Guides, Free Beer and COVID on Cát Bà Island, Vietnam

a small village and many boats in the plethora of island near cat ba island, vietnam

Deleuze and his family revel in a volunteer tourism position – until COVID strikes their little paradise.

Running from Tornados in the Deep South

A silver Ford campervan parked near a campfire in Arkansas

Tornado watches go full on warnings across the south as the radio tells us, and our little life in a van, to seek underground shelter…

BlaBlaCar and Car Sharing in Mexico

A sign reads "Naco" in neon lights leaned against a car

Deleuze discusses a different way to get around Mexico.

Featured Articles

Voyageurs National Park & Lake Kabetogama

two young boys, a rope swing and infinite summer fun on the lake

Where to camp, info about the towns, wildlife and how to get out on the waters of Voyageurs National Park. Primarily, but not solely, focused on Lake Kabetogama.

Teddy Roosevelt National Park

feral horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

A short tale of traversing the road through the park, thoughts on all of the camping available in the area and the small town of Medora, North Dakota.

How Vanlife Works: What it’s Really Like Living in a Van

a woman talks to her son from their VW Bus

An at times humorous look at living and traveling out of a van.

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

close up shot of a portable power bank with a display showing info as outlined in this article and multiple in and out ports

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

a vintage 1976 airstream travel trailer at big bend ranch state park, surrounded by blue skies and big mountains

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

a sea of different types of RVs populating an RV park in Missoula, Montana

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?

an rv driving through an autumn forest on a lonely road

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

an outhouse in a barren field

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

simple RV blueprint

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

a beautiful truck camper, decked out for travel, on a beach

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

a simple ford van camping near Telluride, Colorado

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

various tree identification books stacked against a green backpack

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