Started full-time van living in Jan 2019, working my way around the US and Canada. Travelled 62,000 KM, 31 States, 7 Provinces and hundreds of National, State and Provincial Parks.
Full-time IT infrastructure engineer for a firm in Ottawa. I work Eastern Time hours from my mobile office.
Relocated my home base to Vancouver in 2020, currently exploring the beauty of British Columbia.
Proud owner of a gorgeous 19.5-foot Mercedes Benz Sprinter 2500, professionally built by Roadtrek in Kitchener, Ontario and lovingly named Vanna. She’s a fully self-contained off-grid rig with myriad of high-tech features, creature comforts and work-horse diesel that has never let me down.
Motivation for vanlife? An escape from the daily grind while seeing new places, experiencing new things and meeting new people. Van life has been the single greatest and most-life changing decision I have made. I have many stories and would be happy to share!
-Seasoned full-time traveller with 2 years and 62,000 KM under my belt
-Computer engineer and active infrastructure lead with 20 years experience, specialties in enterprise servers, networking, electronics and sustainable energy
-Enthusiast of all things tech
-Licensed drone pilot with registered drone and active flight permit
-Former volunteer fire fighter, first-aid trained, ice-water rescue trained, swift-water experienced
Spanish Banks, Vancouver BC
Lovell Canyon, Nevada
Green River, Arizona
Rabbit Valley, Colorado
Anza Borrego, California
Corpus Christi, Texas
Jordan River, Vancouver Island BC
Waitabit Creek, Interior B.C.
Mercedes Sprinter 2500 (Roadtrek SS Agile)
Dear IntoTheWild, thanks for your kindness in writing a positive reference about us. It was too bad we didn't really meet. I am sure you would have loved to stay at out place. Maybe next time. Safe travels.
Joined us for two nights. Was absolutely not an inconvenience at all as he was very self sufficient and self contained. Very easy going and courteous. He is doing the dream . . . we would not hesitate to welcome to come back!
They were with us for a very short stay, and would be welcome back any time. Our pup was smitten and would have jumped in with them given the slightest encouragement.
L&E arrived quietly and set up without much effort. Their van could fit anywhere on our property. They were quiet and remained to themselves during their day of arrival.
My wife and I invited them to dinner that night and we enjoyed a very nice night with them. The conversation was never dull as we heard about their travels and plans for the year.
After dinner we shared some drinks and a cigar and the conversation continued.
Sunday morning they were adventurous enough to try some local cuisine and we had boudin with king cake and local cane syrup for breakfast.
They were the youngest couple we have hosted so far, it was a great change. They left as quietly as they arrived.
We wish them safe travels and hope they make it back around soon!
What a lovely and resourceful couple. Both have great talents they put to good use on the road-- pilot and co-pilot! The overnight stay was quiet and peaceful followed by a relaxing breakfast chat. We had a chance to share ideas about places to visit and apps to help us find our way. May this sweet couple experience many miles of happy travels and create many fond memories that will last a lifetime!
It was our pleasure to host these hardworking young full timers to our home.
They would be welcome back anytime. They have lots to look forward to.
We truly enjoyed this couple and would welcome them back at any time. They were quiet and courteous. This talented couple put on a little concert for us the evening before we left.
Keep singing and strumming. Happy journey.
"Into the wild" didn't show up despite the fact that he wrote showing enthusiasm... twice. Personally I don't appreciate a no show.