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FnA Van Life

85 EpisodesProduced by Frankie and Alex Van LifeWebsite

Join Frankie and Alex on the road to experience van life first hand. We've been living this way since 2019 and share stories from other nomads to help you decide, is van life for you? Support this podcast:

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#84 Creating Connection on the Road with Solo Female Traveler Lisa Kalfus

July 3rd, 2022


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Today we are so grateful for this conversation with Lisa …

#82 Father and Son Travel the World in a Self Converted Skoolie

June 19th, 2022


Nelson and Coley boy are a father son duo who have been traveling for 4 years now. Cole is 28 years old and has down syndrome, for the two of them it …

#81 The 2nd Van Build - Why It's ALWAYS So Much BETTER with Skip and Jazz

June 12th, 2022


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Today we're chatting with Skip and Jazz, this couple have been traveling for 4 years, 2 as van lifers. They know a thing or two about a thing or two! …

#80 Five Years as Nomads - Lessons Learned and Adventures Shared with Greg and Alysa

June 5th, 2022


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After their lives took a serious left turn, Greg and Alysa realized there was …

#79 First Impressions and Planning for Baja Mexico Van Life

May 31st, 2022


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We made it! Today we're sharing our first impressions from Baja California Mexico and all the planning we did to get here. Was it all worth it? 

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#78 Creating Van Life Content as a Full Time Gig with Krys Wanders

May 22nd, 2022


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Krys dove into van life head and heart first, after only a few weeks of knowing her partner! It's amazing how far she's come, how she's grown as a …

#77 Travel Nursing is Rewarding and Lucrative when You Live in a Van

May 15th, 2022


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After many years at the same hospital, Kayla was called to life on the road. Now she's doing 3 months on, and 3 months off, so she can have the best …

#75 From Truck Life to Van Life and Everything in Between with Vanning Wilder

May 1st, 2022


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After running into each other 5 times in Thailand, these two decided …

#74 How to Make Long Term Van Life Sustainable with Jess, COO & Co-Founder of Sekr

April 24th, 2022


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When you meet a van lifer whose been doing it for over 5 years, …

#73 If Your Life Doesn't Feel Right, Change It! with Stoke Loaf Van

April 17th, 2022


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We are chatting with some of our best friends on the road, KJ and James. They are engineers, together for eons, …

#72 The Van Conversion Shop You've Been Looking For with Carefree Camper Co.

April 10th, 2022


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If you've been wanting to get into van life but aren't sure how to build (or don't have the time and desire to do so) …

#71 Van Life is the Beta to Living a Good Life with Crux and Beta

April 3rd, 2022


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Don't leap, make your way into van life the smart way. Today we're chatting with Shawn & Jess from who put a ton of …

#70 Van Life in the News - Remote Work, Glamorizing Van Life, & Gabby Petito Update

March 27th, 2022


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Today we're diving into this month's best (and worst) news stories …

#69 Rent Before You Build with Fannan Van & Scenic Vans

March 20th, 2022


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If you're thinking about building a van, maybe it's worth it to rent it first! Today we're chatting with Emily & Kevin from who want …

#68 From Dreaming to Living Their First Month on the Road with Defining Adventure

March 13th, 2022


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Today we are chatting live with Eric and Jen from Defining Adventure. After building a beautiful …

#67 Starting a New Chapter in Life with the Little Old Woman Who Lives in a Van

March 6th, 2022


After a lifetime as a mother and veterinarian, Sandra was looking to the next chapter of her life when one of her kids' friends rolled up in a van …

#66 Van Life in the News - What the World is Saying About Our Community

February 20th, 2022

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#65 From Backpacking to Van Life Around the World with Tread the Globe

February 13th, 2022


Marianne and Chris have been exploring the world for many years exploring places everyone tells you not to go. They love adventure and meeting locals …

#64 Van Life in Brazil Travels in South America With Leandro

February 6th, 2022


Leandro, a Brazilian nomad who listens to our podcast reached out via Instagram to come on our show. He is well versed when it comes to Van Life in Brazil. He travels in his kombi with his 2 puppies and works while …

#63 How Travel Can Change Your Life and How to Make the Money to Do It with Phoebes Footsteps

January 30th, 2022


Today we are chatting with Pheobe, a 20 something who decided to pickup and travel the world. She's since built an online living to sustain her travels around the world. Find Pheobe here:

#62 Van Life Central America Travel Guide - Going Further South with Zeqi

January 24th, 2022


Zeqi has heaps of experience in Central America and Mexico. Not only does he have family in Nicaragua but his military life also had him traveling throughout the region. In part two we're getting the inside scoop from …

#61 Van Life Mexico Travel Guide - What to Expect When You Head South with Zeqi

January 15th, 2022


Zeqi has heaps of experience in Central America and Mexico. Not only does he have family in Nicaragua but his military life also had him traveling throughout the region. Today we're getting the inside scoop from someone …

#60 Adventure Beyond Your Limitations with Adaptive Humanity

January 9th, 2022


Matt and Amber had big dreams when they hit the road in 2020 in a giant class A RV. Those dreams quickly took a u-turn when they realized their rig …

#59 Bus Life CEO - Running a Business on the Road with Daniel from Henson Shaving

January 2nd, 2022


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Begin the CEO of any business is hard work, is it possible to have that kind of responsibility while living van life? Turns out Daniel …

#58 Looking Back + Top Episode of 2021 with Big Logan

December 26th, 2021


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#57 Family of Four Finds Happiness on the Road with Never Say Someday

December 19th, 2021


Alexis and Steven knew they wanted a different life for their kids than the 9-5 rat race was offering them. They decided to hit the road in the smallest Sprinter van with their two young kids. 2.5 years later they are …

#56 Highs and Lows of Van Life with Musician Johnny Nocash

December 13th, 2021


When the pandemic hit, Johnny's industry crumbled overnight. No more rock converts, no more cross country tours, no more car scene social life. Van life was just what Johnny needed to get out of his head and into the …

#55 The Business of Van Life with Andy from Overland Interiors

December 5th, 2021


If you're thinking about creating a business around the van life industry, listen up. Andy from Overland Interiors has some great advice for van builders and makers you have to hear. Business will be good, but at what …

#54 Van Life Will Make You Thankful

November 28th, 2021


We polled you and asked, what does van life make you thankful for? Today we're discussing your answers and all the reasons we're thankful for van …

#53 Asking Our PARENTS What They Think About Van Life

November 21st, 2021


If you're worried about what your parents will say when you tell them you're moving into a van, or if they're already telling you don't do it, listen up. This week we sit down with Alex's parents to talk about how they …

#52 Van Life in Ontario Canada and Finances On the Road with Travels of Heather

November 14th, 2021


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Today we are chatting with Heather of about all things Van Life Canada, building community …

#51 Trip Planning Guide for Anyone Dreaming ALASKA

November 5th, 2021


If you're someone whose dreamed about visiting Alaska, van life is the best way to experience the 49th state. In today's episode we share an excerpt from our new book, Van Life Alaska! Pick up your trip planning guide …

#50 Finding Community By Finding Yourself with Nomad Brad

October 28th, 2021


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Nomad Brad is one of our favorite guys to hang around the campfire with and we are so glad to be able to sit down with him and talk about …

#49 Winter is Coming! How to Prepare Your Van Life Van for Freezing Temperatures

October 20th, 2021


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Winter van life can be scary for some, but for us, it means lots of fun! We love winter van life and have lots of tips to help you prepare …

#48 Van Life is Freedom with Meghan and Matt

October 14th, 2021


No one should stay home because they don't have someone to go with, come travel with us! Fill out this quick survey and let us know where you want to …

#47 Tips For Van Life Couples and Relationships on the Road

October 7th, 2021


Relationships on the road can be hard but you can make it easy with these few tips and lessons learned from two years on the road. 

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#46 From Car Life to Van Life with Choose the Path You Take

September 30th, 2021


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Destiny & Elizabeth are newlyweds excited to have just purchased their van …

#45 International Van Life in the UK and Australia with the O Team

September 23rd, 2021


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#44 How to Work Full-Time & Travel Full-Time with Quench Your Adventure

September 16th, 2021


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#43 The Biggest FEARS About Van Life

September 9th, 2021


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Today we are talking about the biggest fears people have about van life. If your anxieties are stopping you form living on the road, we're …

#41 How Podcasts Can Help You Get On The Road Faster

August 19th, 2021


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#40 Bus Life Expectation Vs. Reality with Outback Skoolie

August 11th, 2021


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When all your travel plans are dashed in an instant, do you sit on …

#39 Retire For Van Life with Pamela Pickering

August 4th, 2021


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Retiring and then hitting the road in a van may be what you have in mind for your future. After …

#38 Live with Less To Experience More with Lady Bugout

July 28th, 2021


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Today we hang with our friend Dee aka Lady Bugout. Dee shares how …

#37 Lessons Learned After One Year of Van Life with Lost Renegades

July 23rd, 2021


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Today we hang with our friends Lost Renegades Jenn and Charlie. Lost …

#36 Finances, Friendship, and Feces... What Van Life is All About with Drifter Journey

July 14th, 2021


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Today we hang with our friends Drifter Journey Jess and Greg. Drifter Journey has been on the road for over 3 years now and has created a …

#35 How To Get Your Van to ALASKA This Summer!!!

July 6th, 2021


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This has been one of the most requested episodes so far - how to get you and your van to Alaska especially now that the Canadian border is …

#34 You've Got to Be Handy for Van Life with The Hive Drive Bus

June 29th, 2021


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This week we are chatting with The Hive Drive Bus Scott and Ashley, one of our bus life friends who we met via Instagram. Scott and Ashley …

#33 Why Van Life Events are Crucial for Community Building with Jon Dean

June 22nd, 2021


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This week we are chatting with Jon Dean, one of our first van life friends and a huge community builder. Jon seems to know everyone in the nomadic …

#32 Stop Waiting And Start Van Living!!! With Christina Valentine

June 16th, 2021


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Stop waiting and start living your life! Van Life is an alternative way to live and in our opinion the best way. Yes, there are always going to be …

#31 Van Life with Dogs - Paco's One Year Van Dog Anniversary Special

June 10th, 2021


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If you're thinking about traveling with a furry companion, you're in good company! So many of the van lifers we meet on the road travel with 1, 2, or …

#30 Solo Female Van Life and Overcoming Fear with Abigail Martin

June 2nd, 2021


Abigail Martin is so many things, an entrepreneur, a spring roll enthusiast, a dog mamma, a Tik Tok phenomenon, and the most inspiring 19 year old …

#29 From Bus to Van and Everything in Between with Tio Aventura Van

May 20th, 2021


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It's been so amazing caravaning with Mariajosé & Chase from Tio Aventura and I think you'll see why in today's episode. Their enthusiasm for this …

#28 Mental Health, Depression, and Van Life

March 31st, 2021


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#27 Bus Life Vs Van Life Which is Better? With Kels and Jay

March 25th, 2021


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Today Alex and I talk about what life is better Bus Life or Vanlife. Let me let you in on a little secret... Van Life makes things a bit more accessible …

#26 How to Build a Van Lifers Van Step by Step

March 18th, 2021


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Today Alex and I talk all about the Van Build process. Let me let you in on a little secrets... there is no time limit. Now listen up, cause we want …

#25 Why Van Life and YouTube Mix Well with the Newstate Nomads

March 9th, 2021


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Today we hang out and talk with the Newstate Nomads, Howard and Katelyn …

#24 Solo Female Van Lifer From Building to Living on the Road with Linnea

March 1st, 2021


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FnA Van Life is here today with Linnea and her Dog Akela. We are talking …

#23 Is a Giant RV Worth It? Limitations and How to Over Come Challenges with Adaptive Humanity

February 18th, 2021


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Today we are chatting with Matt and Amber of Adaptive Humanity. If you're thinking about getting a giant RV cause a van is just too small, think …

#22 Planning for Van Life + Making Money to Travel

February 7th, 2021


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Today we are talking to Bart, a long-time follower of our YouTube channel …

#21 Budget Friendly Van Build Tips with a Custom Van Builder

January 25th, 2021


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On today's podcast, we talk with Big Logan about building out Vanlife styled rigs with a budget. Life just might be greener on the otherside.

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#20 Making Money on the Road with the Gardenbelle's

January 19th, 2021


Alex and I will tell you what we found out first hand on the road while talking to other nomads about how they make money on the road. This week we …

#19 Is Part Time Van Life Worth It? Why Van Life with Pacific Pioneer

December 26th, 2020


This week we're speaking with our friend Justin about why he chose van life even though he can only do it part time. He built out an entire amazing …

#18 Is Vanlife Legal?? Let's ask a Police Officer

December 13th, 2020


This week we are interviewing an American police officer about some of our communities most burning questions around the legalities of van life. So …

#17 The Flow of VanLife and Intergenerational Travel Legacies

December 9th, 2020


This week we share our stories of being in the flow, our main way of operating on the road. We also chat with Josh and Carolyn about their …

#16 How we Got Into Van Life

November 27th, 2020


A special holiday episode of the podcast on Thanksgiving to express our gratitude for you. Sending you and yours so much love.


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#15 The Challenges of Living in a Van with Your Partner: Why VanLife with @liveforadvanture

November 24th, 2020


This wee were talking with Brittany and Drew from about their reasons for choosing vanlife and how it has strengthened their relationship. Watch their van tour here

#14 Buying and Selling a Vanlife Van - We Sold Our Van

October 24th, 2020


This week were talking about the process of buying and selling a van for vanlife. We recently sold our van and are in the process of buying a new …

#13 Why Vanlife? Moving Into an Unfinished Rig

October 17th, 2020


This week were talking to Kat and Zach about their no build build. We loved seeing how happy they are in their unique rig and cant wait to see what …

#12 Why Van Life - Working Full Time From The Road with the Zitellos

September 30th, 2020


The biggest question we get in vanlife is, how do you make money on the road? Well, today in our Why Vanlife segment we’re talking with a couple who …

#11 Why Van Life with Kevin from @vanlife_unchained

September 10th, 2020


This week we’re trying something different. We hung out with Kevin for about a week caravanning around Olympic National. It was such a bonding experience and we love his outlook on life. This is the long form edit of …

#10 Why VanLife? Van Life Q&A

August 29th, 2020


Today we’re answering a question directly from one of our listeners. They reached out on Instagram @fnavanlife and wanted to know why we ultimately …

#9 Solar Set Up and Electrical System for Van Build

April 27th, 2020


This week we will discuss how to set up a solar system for your van build. We’ll share how we set ours up and some important questions you’ll need to …

#8 Van Build Plumbing

April 6th, 2020


Things to consider when thinking about your vans plumbing system. You can have a very simple or very complex system and we’ll talk about the pros and cons of each


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#7 Van Life and COVID-19 - How to Travel Safely

March 16th, 2020


With the dangers of COVID-19 impacting everyone us vanlifers need to do our part to keep the community safe. Today Frankie and I share some tips on how to navigate COVID-19 as a Vanlifer and what you can do to stay …

#6 The Realities of Winter Van Life

March 4th, 2020


Most van life photos show bikini bodies and beach hangouts. But what if you van life in winter? Snow and ice and sun freezing temperatures really impact the vanlife experience. This week we’re taking a break from our …

#5 How to Insulate Your Van

February 21st, 2020


Insulation is so important for any Vanlife build. Whether you’re going to be in hot or cold climates you need to insulate. You never know!


#4 Deciding How to Layout your Van Build

February 16th, 2020


There are so many different options when it comes to designing the layout of your tiny home on wheels. This week we’re going to explore the questions you need to ask yourself to make sure your layout is perfect for your …

#3 Where to Start Building your Tiny Home on Wheels

January 30th, 2020


Laying the foundation for your Vanlife dreams involves a lot of hard work. If, like us, you bought an older vehicle, you’re going to need to make …

#2 Budget to Quit Your Job for Extended Travel

January 21st, 2020


You’ve got to budget and save so you can travel for extended periods of time. Converting a tiny home on wheels can be expensive and there are costs associated with being on the road. How much do you need to save now so …

#1 Choosing the Right Vehicle for your Vanlife Adventure

January 16th, 2020


This week we’ll be sharing all the things you need to consider when choosing the vehicle to make your Vanlife dreams come true. Sprinter or schoolie? …

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