Retired techie who lived in Minneapolis and Boston before settling in Solana Beach with family at my current address 17+ years ago.
I've taken 4 long road trips since fitting up my Nissan NV van in 2015.
I think van travel will keep getting more popular because of so many "technology tailwinds"...communications, electronics, batteries, solar. Love the bimonthly "Van Life Gathering" Meet-ups in San Diego. Check it out if passing through.
I enjoy schmoozing with van & RV travelers, but I'm not that guy who won't stop yapping and just leave you alone already :-).
I'm super handy fabricating stuff -- wood, plastics, aluminum, coroplast, fabric, etc. I like to chase space efficiency and lightweight solutions.
New to Boondockers Welcome, I usually stay with friends & family or at public campgrounds, Wal-Marts, or Pilot truck stops.
Solana Beach, CA