The Dirtbag Millionaire: How To Live The Life Of Your Dreams

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. “At either end of the social spectrum there lies a leisure class” – Eric Beck New Hampshire, Fall, 2000: My eyes snap open into inky blackness. I  smell the tar of the asphalt, dust, dirt and the metallic tang of the rust from my buddy’s car which we …

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How To: Create A Bed For Your Campervan That Your Family Will Love!

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. “Me me sleep inna da van!?” It is the week before Thanksgiving break and my two year old is ecstatic. We have been packing and prepping food for our upcoming trip and she is asking every night when she will be able to sleep in the van.  My …

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How to: Incorporate Kids’ Seats In Your Campervan Design

It’s 1 AM and we are somewhere between Beaver, UT and Las Vegas, NV. Our goal is to reach Joshua Tree tomorrow in time to enjoy some pre-Thanksgiving cragging with friends. Switching drivers, I peek into the back of the van. Both girls are asleep, a thin fleece blanket stretched beneath their peaceful faces. Bren …

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Kill The Dad Bod: How To Lose 28 Pounds in Two Months

Prologue: Rockin’ The dad Bod It was a beautiful fall morning. The sun hadn’t yet begun blazing on the limestone walls above us, the kids and mommies were off on an early hike and we had the whole crag to ourselves. My buddy and I dropped our packs at the base of the cliff and …

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How To: Installing a Vent Fan in Your Campervan

Note: This post contains affiliate links Our day was going something like this: “Okay, here we go.” “Wait, did you double check the measurement?” “Yeah, I did, but maybe I should do it again.” “It’s probably fine, but you should check one more time.” “Okay, then you should recheck my marks.” “Great, then you can …

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The Road trip Mindset:

Note: This essay was originally published on “The old Blog”. It’s been lightly edited and tuned for your reading pleasure as we are on the road this week!  “When are we going to California?” This question has been coming at an almost constant stream from my daughter Yvie. The response each time is “We are …

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Maximize Family Fun With: Canyoneering

Note: This post contains affiliate links. Warning: Canyoneering is a dangerous sport where serious injury or death can occur. Before entering a canyon, ensure that you have the necessary training and physical fitness to achieve your objective. Canyons are an ever changing environment and can change dramatically from season to season. Make sure to seek out …

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On The Loose Inspirations: Homage to the Dirtbag Diaries

I am an unabashed fanboy of the Dirtbag Diaries. In 2007 I was a recent Colorado transplant. I had a sweet job taking students out on week-long camping trips, a beautiful girlfriend who had moved with me across the country and weekends filled with rock climbing and mountaineering. But in between the trips, the adventures and falling …

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