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Wild Life: NOLS Instructor Dave Walsh

The National Outdoor Leadership School is home to more than 600 field instructors—a group of well-trained people who are proud to live minimally, work seasonally, and maintain loose ties to “normalcy.” Most NOLS instructors spend long stretches of time living totally off the grid, leading expedition-style trips in the wilderness. Since the North American summer…

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Meet VW Obsessive Jeremy Bodner

Jeremy Bodner’s first vehicle was a 1979 Volkswagen Type 2 Transporter bus, informally known as a VW bus, and even more informally known as a hippy van. He was 16-years-old and had saved his money from doing chores around the house to buy his dream van, which he promptly named Brownie. He and his friends…

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The Redesigned Campervan of 2017

Does the term “van” make you think of a minivan, made famous by soccer moms or extended hippy road trips? If so, you’re in for a surprise. Times are a-changing with campervans. All it takes is one glance at the evolution of the versatile, big-yet-little campervan to the present day to understand that it’s a force to be…

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I Dream in TAB Teardrop Trailers

Sitting on a U-shaped couch in the middle of a little TAB (aka T@B) teardrop trailers, I had the distinct sensation of sitting in a tree fort. Except just a few feet off the ground. With premium finishes. I was exactly where I wanted to be. You see, I dream in TAB teardrop trailers. A man startled…

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Creating an RV Office on Wheels

Now that most trailer parks and campgrounds have Wifi, and considering how small computers and digital storage have become, writers, software designers, and many other professionals are taking their careers on the road. If your home is mobile, why can’t your office be, too? Here are a few ways to keep you connected with work…

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