Fresh Paint…Maintenance Monday on YouTube

We painted our bus in a hurry and ended up with a really good looking paintjob thanks to help from my grandparents, parents and Rachael’s parents. It was a team effort and it transformed the bus from a creepy former school bus to a shiny adventuremobile. Unfortunately, we left without finishing the paint job on … Read more Fresh Paint…Maintenance Monday on YouTube

FREE Camping in Southern California

We were pleasantly surprised to find more than enough FREE camping SoCal and we didn’t have to camp in a Wal-Mart parking lot! Below are some of our favorite sites from our time in Southern California. Laguna Mountain Julian, CA GPS: 32.977978, -116.524818 We end up in trailhead parking lots a lot of the time … Read more FREE Camping in Southern California

New Travel VLOG Series Episode: Utah or Bust

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that we have begun our year of full-time living on the road and exploring this great country.We are going to document our travels and adventures with you through a new series on our YouTube channel. We have made it to Utah and we want to … Read more New Travel VLOG Series Episode: Utah or Bust

Moab, UT- An Alien Planet of Adventure

When you make the turn on HWY 191 to start the descent into Moab, Utah, you transition from a world of pine trees and alpine peaks to a landscape splattered with globs of slick-rock and arches that are a million years old: it’s like being on Mars. We spent a week in Moab and found … Read more Moab, UT- An Alien Planet of Adventure

FREE Camping: Wapta Falls Recreation Site-Field, British Columbia

If you haven’t noticed yet, we don’t like paying for camping. We especially don’t like paying for camping when we are traveling through beautiful Western Canada and every dollar means we can stay on the road a little longer and see more of this beautiful country. Many thanks to the British Columbia Recreation Department for … Read more FREE Camping: Wapta Falls Recreation Site-Field, British Columbia

Rachael Doesn’t Have to Ride in a Lawn Chair Anymore!

Okienomads VLOG Episode 10 is live on YouTube! In this episode we : ✔️Grab conversion van chairs from a junkyard ✔️Take out the old crusty seat ✔️Install the new (to us) seats Thank you for checking it out and let us know what you think! Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel to keep up to … Read more Rachael Doesn’t Have to Ride in a Lawn Chair Anymore!

Free Camping: San Jon City Park(NM)

Everyone has the feeling on a road trip where your eyes start getting heavy, your Red Bull is wearing off and you can only sing “Don’t Stop Believing” so many times before it fails to keep you attentive. You might even venture to explore the rumble strips on the side of the expressway. This is a … Read more Free Camping: San Jon City Park(NM)

New VLOG Episode: Christmas with the Okienomads

We thought you would want to know that we have a new VLOG episode live on our YouTube Channel right meow! We spent much of the break avoiding working on the bus and spending time with family and friends instead. No worries, we are back home and working away on the Skoolie once again. You … Read more New VLOG Episode: Christmas with the Okienomads

FREE Camping: Taos Ski Valley

With every trip that we take into the wild, we strive to not pay for camping. Nature should be free. There are a few exceptions, such as the folks over at Hotel Luna Mystica: those guys and girls know how to have a good time in the middle of the desert(pictured above), you should check … Read more FREE Camping: Taos Ski Valley

A Hike Through an Abandoned Campground: Hoodoo Creek Trail, Yoho National Park

Abandoned campsites. Dilapidated bathroom facilities. Wood stoves and propane tanks. 75 tent campsites left to ruin. What causes a large campground in a Canadian National Park close abruptly and leave large amounts of infrastructure to be taken back by the forest? In 2013, Parks Canada elected to close Chancellor Peak Campground, which provided 59 campsites … Read more A Hike Through an Abandoned Campground: Hoodoo Creek Trail, Yoho National Park

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