Where and What I'm Sharing
ON INSTAGRAM, I share pictures and short writing primarily focused on triggering wild dreams in the minds of others. I try to share with my followers that the world is full of possibilities, and that a life of only work and consumerism pales in comparison to what is really possible. Some of the pictures are of the van in nice places, some are of the inside of the van and the wonderful views that van be had from it, and some are simply focused on the amazing places I've been lucky enough to visit.
ON MY BLOG, I share the tales of my travels in more detail with monthly updates of where I've went and what I've been up to. I also share details on every dollar I spend in order to make it clear that one can pursue adventure while spending little money. The blog is also primarily aimed at triggering and allowing wild dreams in the minds of others.
HERE ON PATREON, I share the nitty gritty details of how to live and travel in a van. These are the nuts and bolts for people who are ready to materialize their dreams into reality. I create very detailed posts teaching you how to easily transition to a mobile life, plus I share all of the wonderful places I've camped.
Details of Rewards for Patrons
MAP OF ALL THE PLACES I'VE CAMPED ($1/month)
- It shows all the places I've camped outside of cities. These are nearly all completely free places to dispersed camp. They are spots where you'll have spectacular views and likely have your own space, away from other campers.
- I update this each month with the new places I've camped. I'll be exploring more parts of the western U.S and filling in more areas with awesome places to camp.
- For each campsite, I share these details:
- A subjective rating of how good it is (x/5)
- A picture of the campsite or area
- The type of land this site is on (BLM, National Forest, etc.)
- Notes and details describing the site and the area
- Whether it has a Verizon cellular signal
- The altitude
- Road conditions on the way to the campsite
- If I've made a blog post containing pictures or details of this site or area, a link to it.
- There are currently 50 different campsites documented on the map (as of August 2017). Most of them are in Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. Here's what it looks like:
How-To Articles for Vanlife ($4/month)
- These are thorough and detailed articles showing you how to start traveling, and how to live very well on the road.
- Most posts are over 3,000 words and have many pictures.
- Here is a link to a free post, so you can see what they are like:
- I expect to publish one new How-To Post each month
- These are the posts I've published so far:
- List of future How-To posts:
- Using My Maps and Google Maps to save locations
- Logistics of Full Time Travel - Getting Mail and Packages
- Logistics of Full Time Travel - Residency
- Exercising anywhere, without a gym
- How to live well and have fun while spending little money
- Vehicle Type choice for living and/or traveling in
- How to deal with the police
- Cooking and eating healthy and tasty food in a van
- How to drive - for better fuel mileage and longer life
- Finding WIFI in cities
- Making Money while Traveling
- Avoiding Trouble in Cities
- Key Lessons for van interior building
- How To Be Well-Prepared when Going Camping
- How Not to Die While Camping
- (and I'm open to requests and suggestions)
Why you should become a PatronOf course, first, for those wishing, planning, or preparing to start living and/or traveling in a vehicle, the how-to posts and campsite map will provide extremely useful information. Other folks who simply like to admire what I share on Instagram and My Blog may also with to encourage and help me continue sharing my adventures.
It's probably not that obvious, but generating the kind of photography and writing I'm making, and in particular, getting better at it, takes a lot of time. Good photography equipment is very expensive for a guy with an income of what a minimum wage job would pay. I will definitely be able to continue traveling and adventuring for the foreseeable future, as I've been able to do this on the small income from my investments. Supporting me here on Patreon will encourage and allow me to continue sharing and to improve the quality of what I share. I'll be using any and all Patreon money to improve my craft - not on beer and ice cream - but on photography equipment, website hosting, and so on. The next piece of equipment I'd like to buy is a drone. I had an old hand-me-down drone for a little while, but it malfunctioned and crashed into pieces. I think the places I'm visiting deserve to be seen in the spectacular fashion a drone can allow.
If you want to read some more details about me, see this "About Me" post