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.

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.

In the Next Issue...

CBD’s Johnny Appleseed: On the Road with Chef Payton Curry

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A chef, along with his wife and two young daughters, hit the road in search of more time together while spreading the good word about CBD.

RV Plumbing for Beginners: 3 Must-Have Tools For a Job Well-Done

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Tips and tools to build, fix and maintain plumbing in an RV.

Boondocking Outside of Craters of the Moon National Monument

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A couple explores free camping outside of Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho.

From the Blog

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 […]




The Poorest State in Mexico? A Charcoal Diamond

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The Compass Curry family travels through Chiapas.

The Astralship and How We Lived in the Hacker-Pirate Community in the UK

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Deleuze and his family stumble across an artist’s paradise in Wales.

Featured Articles

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.

Northern Woods

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A host of things to do for campers, RVers and vanlifers, from Voyageurs National Park to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. All of them lakefront and bathed in the ample hardwood forests of the region.

Full-time Traveling & Vanlife with Newborns

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Discussing harder than you think to find items on the road, what it’s like in general having a baby in tow in different camping situations, and plenty of great gear–from breast pumps to the best car seat ever.

Most Popular

Greetings from the Outer Banks

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

Cell Phone Signal Boosters: How Well Do They Work?

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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.

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.