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The Falcon Guide to Van Life

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This essential guidebook for anyone looking to hit the road, from the weekend warriors to the full-time nomads, combines practical information, inspirational photography, and engaging stories of travel and adventure. It helps the reader transition past the 9-5 to the nomadic lifestyle, and then guide them to the best vistas, hikes, and adventures in the country. Get the inside scoop on building out a van, from insulation to plumbing, building a budget, and staying safe and well on the road.

Inside you'll find

5 Suggested Road Trip Itineraries complete with maps, highlights, and stop information:

  • Denver, Colorado to Whitefish, Montana
  • Moab, Utah to Yosemite National Park, California
  • Seattle, Washington to San Francisco, California
  • Shenandoah National Park, Virginia to Charleston, South Carolina
  • Millinocket, Maine to Deep Creek Lake, Maryland

The van guide to National Parks:

  • Northeast
    • Shenandoah National Park (Virginia)
  • Southeast
    • Congaree National Park (South Carolina)
    • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (North Carolina and Tennessee)
  • Midwest
    • Badlands National Park (South Dakota)
    • Wind Cave National Park (South Dakota)
  • West
    • Yellowstone National Park (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming)
    • Yosemite National Park (California)
    • Redwoods State and National Park (California)
  • Southwest
    • Canyonlands National Park (Utah)
    • Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)
    • Zion National Park (Utah)
    • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (Colorado)
  • Northwest
    • Glacier National Park
    • Olympic National Park

In the early spring of 2017, fueled by the same sense of adventure that drives most modern nomads, Roxy and Ben Dawson quit their full-time office jobs to hit the road. Their work as outdoor writers, photographers, and videographers has taken them from the rolling and peaceful Blue Ridge Mountains, through the tranquil and rugged peaks of the Canadian Rockies, and right up to the Pacific Ocean, parking on moody overlooks and below towering redwoods. Through the course of their work, they have had a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the modern nomadic culture. Ben and Roxy hold van life talks and info sessions all over the country. Ben and Roxy share their adventures on social media, their personal website, and through partnerships with Elevation Outdoors and Blue Ridge Outdoors. They live on the road and in Denver, Colorado.

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