Come to washington to be a ski bum, do it! Washington is great. Canada is close, idaho, montana, the selkirk mountain range, the first ever ski lift in operation was in washington. Oregon is only a few hours drive.
i feel like if i run away on an adventure it should be to somewhere warm :) but the first ever ski lift is an interesting fact!
Well, I haven't had much luck manifesting an appropriate diesel vehicle for road trip adventures. Part of me wants a van, part of me wants to stay here in the beautiful town of Revelstoke and ski for the winter and part of me just wants to log onto Expedia and buy a plane ticket to somewhere exotic!
I have Spanish classes and a cute little part-time job at the local museum until mid November..then I am free as a bird, so to speak.
hi. just read about your van on cold splinters. glad your okay and hope your search for a new one ends soon. peregrine for sure. your photos are beautiful. and i don't know how often the road brings you to california, and it looks like your vanhome provides all you need, but if you ever need to touch ground near palo alto, laundry, bathroom, place to park, or just want a cup of coffee, ring and i am glad to welcome. bye. helen
super awesome sweet offer that i may just take you up one day :)
hey im saving up for a van so i can drive around the US for a couple years. vie got 2 years to save for it but if it takes longer then thats ok. what kind of van do you recommend? im new to van features and all.
this is such a tough question, and one i am struggling with myself. i guess it really depends on your needs. right now i am dead set on a diesel engine so i can convert it to bio diesel. plus diesl engines get much better gas mileage and i’m such a gypsy that i end up driving very long distances. Also, I dont own anything anymore, so I can downsize to the VW’s i’ve been looking at, wehereas before there is no way all of my crap would have fit into one of those. Plus the VW VAangons are much better off road, and i like to drive into the forest and stuff.
I really really liked the layout I had in Gertie, and it is pretty common to most B class camper vans, heaps of storage, etc. But the gas mileage was not so good. If I do donwsize I will def miss all the space I had, but i will gloriously happy with getting 29mpg!
Now, I also toyed with the idea of a small 19/20ft C class, since it would mean I had a table AND a bed, which seems like a luxury at this point in my life. and just a lot more room, defeneitly like a tiny apartment on wheels, with an oven and a big fridge and toilet and all that jazz. If the perfect one came along and it was diesel I would def consider it.
I also think about converting and old short school bus into a camper, heaps of space, totally fun, and diesel.
soooo, sure this helps you none! hahah
my only recommendation is to figure out what you need, what you love and cross your finger that you’re not buying a heap of crap that will give you problems :)