Van Life

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Living in a Van down by the river

In my opinion, a Recreational Vehicle (RV) is the best way to explore by land. Plus, if you are like me and you work remote fulltime, and you get an itch for travel, you may find yourself buying a Camper Van to get out and see things. In my case it was a Class B, Winnebago Travato 59K, a Ram ProMaster® 280-hp, 3.6L V6 gas engine, which Winnebago converts into a "Condo on Wheels". I called my van "GONZO" with respect to the late Hunter S. Thompson, with the motto, "Buy the ticket, take the ride."

In the three to four years of taking a ride I was able to see both Pacific and Atlantic coastlines from Tijuana to Vancouver B.C. and Montreal to the Florida Keys. I stayed at RV Campgrounds, Walmart parking lots, driveways, BLM land, beaches, boondocking in some random neighborhood, it was an adventure. I visited many National Parks (favorites were Banff, Yellowstone, and Zion), toured cities like Charleston, Dallas, Miami, Montreal, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Virginia Beach, the entire state of Florida. Every year I spent summers in Canada and winters in southern USA.

If you are interested, there are many trip photos posted on Instagram.com/JAweb/.

Exploring new places in GONZO...

a few Favorites

witnessing Mother Nature

GONZO's Van Life Travel Log:
2017 - 2018 - 2019

bye BYE Van Life

When Coronavirus (COVID-19) hit USA early 2020 the RV campgrounds, RV Resorts, 24-hour gyms started closing facilities (like showers) which was very inconvenient for this van-lifestyle. On the contrary, lack of new inventory caused used RV sales to start shooting up. So I decided to sell GONZO and say goodbye to Van Life, for now.