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Common Question: How do you sleep in there?

Perhaps we'll answer with the picture above.  Like this.  (Except the light is usually off)

 

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Adventures in Van Dwelling: Truck Stop Misery

It's just past midnight as we pull in to yet another rest stop in Middle-America.  A foggy haze lingers in the air as the parking stalls bask in the street lights' tangerine glow.  Moths thump and swirl around the glowing bulbs and fireflies drift silently and gracefully up from the grass and through the trees, casting their magic upon all those who dare gaze.

The gravel crackles under our tires as the van rolls slowly into it's spot and the engine shuts off.  It's quiet, but only for a moment as our ears adjust and the hum-drum-rumbles of the surrounding 18 wheelers fill the night air.  At first I find myself miffed by their inconsideration of my peaceful roadside moment, but within minutes my level of understanding raises along with the internal temperature of our van.

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Van Living vs. Hotels - Realizations and Thoughts

I can't complain about having the ability to shower and swim in a pool, but I'm just not sure it was worth $60. I fund myself back in the familiar setting of a hotel room mimicking as close to an average home as possible. Does this really put travelers at ease when away from their comfort zone?  I understand the point of a hotel when on business or travel of specific reasons i.e. a funeral.

For myself, the van has become a comfortable living space and a hotel can be overly luxurious. I came to the conclusion that I'd rather spend that money on a new experience rather than revert back to those simple comforts.

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