Tuesday 23 July 01:22 AM
Van life or camp life? What seems more appealing to you?
We are three months into van life, still road tripping across Western Canada. Before setting out, we had a long list of places to see. I honestly thought #vanlife was going to be beyond amazing and the perfect way for us to live. It has all the right elements, simple living and an ever changing view.
Sure, we have seen an endless list of highlights but deciding where to go can get overwhelming, and driving seems like a chore half the time. We seem to be organizing endlessly and yet, our van is always looking like a yard sale of stuff whenever we pick a place to stay.
A few summers back, we lived in our tent for a few months. Everything we needed was in a bicycle bag or on a kayak. Camp life got uncomfortable, sometimes we camped next to a gravel pit and a few times we hit bad weather. I'm sure during those times I would have struggled to not dwell on the negatives.
But right now, I'm missing camp life a little bit. I'm missing the views from outside our mesh walls and the simplicity of owning almost next to nothing. Our destinations were always close, as we could only wanted peddle a little over 100km or wanted paddle a bit over 20km - so we were never looking far on the maps where to go. Yet, almost every day was spectacular.
So moral of the story? Not much, just complaining for no good reason and wondering if anyone else here has an opinion on the matter.
In the mean time, here are some happy camp life moments from a few weeks back in Slocan.