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

Southern California Highway 15, Heading East Toward Nevada

a snowy mountain range

Joel Serot travels the nation with no plans except, literally, to “stop at the brown signs.”

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

a Bluebird converted schoolbus RV - aka a skoolie - parked in a parking lot, the license reads BUS FAM

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

a pickup truck, fifth wheel and motorcycles camping in the desert

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

Boondocking Outside of Craters of the Moon National Monument

the moon high above Idaho

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

Army Corp of Engineer Camping

misty morning glory rises over a reservoir created by the Army Corp of Engineers

Imagine an RV park, but with big ol’ spaces. This essentially sums up the concept of Army Corp of Engineer campgrounds, sometimes abbreviated COE or USACE campgrounds. In general, they’re kind of the middle ground of the RV camping world. To explain, let’s first quickly dive into the two extremes of RV camping. There’s boondocking, where […]

Every National Park Suitable for Vandwelling or RVing

an rv parked beneath a starry sky in a national park

Every national park in the United States that has a campground suitable for RVs, or at least vans. Filters for finding those with cell service, electric and more! Over 200 campgrounds!

In the Next Issue...

How to Keep Positive While Living Out of a Car

Toronto at night

A man takes the time to be human, and gains a friend.

From the Blog

Lobster Bisque While Camping

lobster and steak, cooked on a campfire

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

Greetings from Hot Springs, Arkansas!

two boys study a map along hot springs arkansas' trails

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

a kiosk corner and mountains in San Cristobal

The Compass Curry family travels through Chiapas.

Featured Articles

Vanlife Roadtrip Through Arkansas

a sportsmobile van parked at a lush campground in Arkansas

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

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.

Camping in Georgia State Parks

the sun shining through a cypress forest growing out of the water at a lake in georgia

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

Most Popular

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.

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.

Northern Woods

a van camping near a lake in the Northern Woods

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.

The Classics

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


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

sunset reflecting in the side of an RV

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

How to Make a Living on the Road


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


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.