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

Reassessing Transitioning to an RV Lifestyle

My new 2004 Popular 170 Roadtrek

A newly retired Canadian explores her options for living in an RV.

Starlink for RVers

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With an easily portable satellite dish that just works, where you can camp just went to infinity and beyond.

The Leader of Adventure Travels. Lights and Shadows of a Dream Job.

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What it’s like organizing and leading expeditions around the world.

The Top Golf Course in Each State with Camping

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Love camping but also enjoy a round of golf? Here’s the top golf course in each state with camping facilities nearby. Have fun!

Get Unplugged to Be More Productive

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Thoughts on limiting the effects of too much screen time when you’re trying to enjoy a life on the road.

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.

In the Next Issue...

The Hitchhiker Code

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.

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.

Seven Non-techy Ways to Make a Living While Traveling Full-time

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Various ways traveler’s make a living outside of the world wide web.

Dear American Dream

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A traveling mom’s breakup note with corporate America.

What to Expect from the Internet while Traveling: Updated 2022

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We review several methods of connecting to the web, rate them, and discuss the pros and cons of each. From tethering your iPhone to coffee shops and more.

Most Popular

Vanlife in NYC

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Tiny house, Big Apple.

Buying a Property vs. Living in an RV: Things to consider

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Perspectives on home ownership vs. living out of an RV.

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!

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.