When I'm out having fun I don't want to hassle with photography; HOWEVER,
some people just don't understand just how awesome it is out there, so
pictures usually tell a better story than I can write. Vanaboding gives
you the time to be a lot of places for a long time, without worrying about
a job or having to make $1,000 a week just to pay the bills. If any of
these pictures from 21+ years of traveling inspire you, check
out the book. This is the smartest, cheapest, fastest way to improve
your life immediately.
Image above shows samples from various Vanabode camping trips: Joshua
Tree National Park, microscopic flower image from NASA research at Kennedy
Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Las Vegas, Grand Teton National Park,
California Coast, Virginia Beach's Neptune Cast, Kelly and Bugsy, Red
Rock Casino Pool, Venetian Gondolas in Vegas shops, Florida's Beaches,
Bugsy our bunny at a Key West condo, LA skyline, Rat Bike in Sturgis South
Dakota, Museum Art, Jason and the Alien in California, Fitness Model at
a trade show.
Our Sample Vanabode Pictures of Trips
Places YOU too can visit on $20 a day
Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada only an hour outside of Vegas.
Austin Nevada at N39° 27.498' W116° 59.755' | Elev
Tomoka State Park in Daytona Beach, Florida.
The view from our friends condo in Chicago at night. Vanabode allows
for both big city travel and raw off grid camping adventures. You choose
your destination. You choose how long to stay.
The John Scott campground outside Austin has running water, bathrooms,
and trash bins and is "free". This is a good base camp if you
want to hit the hot springs for a few days.
Picture shows me relaxing in one of the MANY free outdoor hottubs you
find out in the desert (we will tell you where to find them of course).
Some of the hot springs are left in their natural state while others like
the one above are rerouted to fill big tubs for more control. On moonlit
nights in the colder months these hot springs are mind blowing fun.
You will see some crazy fun sites when you travel long periods of time.
This old dude we met in California traveled on $20 a day also....he just
spent most of his money on dinners at lodges and diners.
Massive beautiful sanctuary in Washington DC. We had the place to ourselves.
YES that is a fresh water waterfall coming from the mountains and spilling
on to the beach, then streaming into the sea. Stunning place and all detailed
in the Free Destinations Guide that comes with the book.
Parking IN these arches and hiking and camping for days made such a big
impact on us. Mornings were astonishing when the early sun hit the rocks
at such sharp angles.
When Vanaboding the California coast it always surprised me how many
places you can hang out for free for days with virtually no crowds ever.
Quoddy Head State Park in Maine offers incredible views, hiking, and
romantic adventure. Here, my lovely wife Kelly shows just how beautiful
you can be even while traveling 9,000 miles for 18 weeks straight. We
never paid for or hassled with one single hotel the entire trip.
Cape Flattery in Washington can be enjoyed for up to two weeks before
you run out of places to see and explore. The area has first class deck
trails out over cliffs that terminate into deserted rugged wilderness
areas that you can have all to yourself. We hiked down to some secret
beach fronts. Unreal.
Of course we spend a lot of time in big cities too. Art museums, galleries,
big city parks, zoos, fancy libraries and state buildings, as well as
big annual festivals make Vanaboding unbeatable. While everyone else is
paying hundreds of dollars a night to sleep in a strangers bed in a hotel
room we are snug asleep in our own bed for free (with no check in and
check out times either).
Deception Pass state park in Washington was nearly deserted when we were
there. So much gorgeous country to enjoy...why? Because we can afford
the time AND the money to do it because we Vanabode.
Above: Walgren Lake in Nebraska offered comfortable
easily accessible free waterfront remote camping with very few others
around. We saw deer, cows, mice, fish, birds, bugs, and double rainbows.
The drives out west are astonishing. No traffic. Pull over anywhere you
want, and do anything you want, for as long as you want, for free. Use
the Vanabode book to determine the months that are best.
Fort Myers fourth of July beach picture. When you want crowds you can
have them. When you don't, you have the freedom to escape anywhere else
in the country.
Above: Theodore Roosevelt National Park on the South
side from our Western Tours
and the National Bison Range in Montana both had many bull bison and plenty
of deserted trails and lands to explore.
We do a lot of free wine tastings at big estates out in California and
other states for fun.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan is extraordinary in the
summer. We were here as part of a 9,000 mile, 18 week, East Coast Big
City road trip completed in 2014 on less than $20 a day for food, gas
We visit EVERY farmers market, flea market, fresh food roadside stand
type place when we travel.
We saw these awesome street performers in Venice Beach California. As
good as the highly paid Las Vegas performers for sure.
Above: Lakefront during sunset in Apgar Village in
Glacier National Park, host to stores, hotels, camping, picnic areas,
and limited bathrooms for the public. It's clean, fun, cheap, and easy
to Vanabode here.
I play poker so we go to casinos like this one in Reno for free fun,
pool parties, and good cheap food.
Here we are van camping for free outside Las Vegas in the winter on BLM
land near Red Rock.
When you have the time to explore and go where you want when you want,
it becomes easy to see celebrities or other famous stuff. Here we hung
with Pamela Anderson and Rocky in Las Vegas at one of the many free parties.
Above: Glacier National Park's Avalanche Lake
is an astonishing find behind a 2+ mile hike through fairly easy terrain
in mostly shady forest. The middle of Glacier was on fire when we
were here, so we explored the Northern and Southern areas.
Out west the Vanabode book explains how to live for almost nothing while
having tons of fun and freedom.
We make money while traveling (makes life fun and easy). There are MANY
different ways to finance your travels and they are detailed in the book.
Here my lovely wife poses for a photoshoot in South Florida.
Here my wife graciously posed for a motorcycle brochure I was developing.
Photography, design, artwork, music, film, acting, performance art, crafts,
etc are fun ways to make the money while traveling. In the book I show
the more traditional methods as well, like how to find seasonal work at
hundreds of national parks and private outdoor companies like white water
rafting or hiking guides. I include the links TO the sites that do the
actual hiring as well.
We spend a lot of quiet time near the water fishing, sleeping, swimming,
The book comes with links to hundreds of DESTINATION pages found in
our online guide. If you
are looking for an FREE SAMPLE Vanabode Destination Guide Page CLICK HERE.
Vanabode shows you HOW to do it, not just where to go.
Invest in yourself with the Vanabode book, then you can see exactly what
you need to do to free yourself for the rest of your life. You will NOT
be constrained to do the things I have done. Instead you will gain
the knowledge and a plan to do what YOU want to do, forever, and take
great camping pictures too!