The Story of a Family of Five Living, Working & Traveling in a VW Bus

This is the personal story of our family, a mom who's willing to live small and go far, their three children raised and born on the road, and the dad who convinced them all to do it.

Wand'rly has also played host to a variety of bloggers over the years, including a couple hitchhiking around Europe, the adventures of a female solo traveler and a couple who lives and sails around the Atlantic on their boat.

Saludos from Real de Catorce!

“You’ll like Real de Catorce,” he said. “There are many hippies.” We tried to reach this fabled city, famous for its peyote festivals which some say are illegal for anyone but native indigenous people to partake in, though we can’t say we personally chose to consume such hallucinogens. Something about having kids around that kills [read it!]

Saludos from Xico, Veracruz!

Our experience with places to stay and what Xico, Veracruz, MX was like to live in for a month while we waited on the incredibly slow postal system in Mexico, once again. [read it!]

an older brother covers his younger sibling's mouth as they stand in front of their home, a 1978 Volkswagen Bus

Saludos from Palenque National Park!

Exploring the waterfalls and ruins, people and centro of Palenque National Park, Chiapas, MX. [read it!]

Palenque National Park

A Brief Recollection of a Year in Mexico, or Four Seasons with Five People in a VW Bus

We thought we'd go to Baja for a couple of months. A year later, we're in Quintana Roo. Where to next? [read it!]

Young Men on the Road

Tristan is flying internationally by himself for the first time. He’s 15 and couldn’t be more excited for his arrival in Pittsburgh, PA, just before Thanksgiving. Snow and all, there is absolutely nowhere he’d rather be come tomorrow night. He packs his bag full of clothes made for a long year in the eternal summer [read it!]

Living with Little

Thoughts on how living simply allows us to travel the world full-time, and enjoy more experiences, expensive foods and more...all in exchange for low monthly bills and never needing to clean out the garage. [read it!]

Free Kayaking in Placencia, Belize

Get free kayak rentals with an affordable stay at the Tradewinds cabanas in Placencia, Belize. [read it!]

two boys stand with paddles, next to a kayak and the Caribbean sea, their older brother swimming in the pristine waters

Halloween in Placencia, Belize

Festivities for adults and kids, including costume contests, parades and free jello shots! [read it!]

three children dressed up as mummies, skeletons and ghouls for Halloween in Belize

Greetings from Placencia, Belize

Taking advantage of the off season in Belize to enjoy a slower, more affordable tropical paradise. [read it!]

two wooden chairs next to the caribbean sea in placencia, belize

Coming Soon: Beautiful, Feature Rich Travel Blogs from the Folks Behind Wand’rly

To write a travel blog is a dream for lots of people who set out to travel full-time (or otherwise). You can get a free blog from sites like WordPress.com, with tons of options…and complications. Similarly, you can set your own blog up, uploading FTP files, managing plugin updates, dig through thousands of themes to [read it!]

Free to Range

Paychecks, showers and misappropriation of breath... [read it!]

Saluda from Sayulita, Mexico!

From yoga on the beach to craft beers in hipster pizza joints, Sayulita is a fast-growing paradise on the Mexican Pacific. [read it!]

Saludos from San Miguel de Allende

Finding craft beers and gorgeous dilapidation in this ex-pat haven in the center of Mexico. [read it!]

vandwelling in san miguel de allende mexico

Our Family’s Traveling Timeline

What in the brick and mortar is a full-time traveler anyway? [read it!]

And with the Policia Lights Flashing, Saludos from Mazatlan!

The ferry ride from La Paz to the Mexican Mainland was...interesting. And difficult to obtain. But worth it. Woohoo Mainland here we come! [read it!]

a 1978 VW Bus, on a ferry from La Paz, BCS to Mazatlan, MX