First Week on the Road

We have officially completed our first week on the road! We've also officially named our little van, Vance. He fits the name pretty well.
Sometimes living in a van feels like jumping into cold water. Its new, its different, and every day is an adventure. You must truly embody "going with the flow". 

(Vance in ​Weehawken, NJ)


I've been getting a ton of questions about what we're going to do after this trip. The answer is that this is not just a trip. This is a move into a new way of living. There are no real plans to live anywhere other than the van for next few years. Since it's outfitted with everything we need and holds almost all of our belongings, why wouldn't we stay mobile for the next few years? Touring everywhere we can and seeing all we can see!


(Bike riding in Lumberville, PA)


Since leaving WNY we have crossed 4 states - NY, CT, NJ, and PA. Something that's pretty easy to do in the northeast. It was also my birthday during this first week on the road. Last year I turned 22 while hiking out of the Grand Canyon from Havasu Falls. This year was filled with all the ups, downs, and excitement of moving into life on the road. 


(Birthday smiles in Stamford, CT)


The first part of our trip lead us to the Hudson Valley and Stamford, CT for NERFA. It was great to see so many old friends and connect with all the talented people at the conference. I was lucky enough to celebrate my 23rd birthday with an Official Folk DJ Showcase. 


(First week excitement somewhere in NY)

(Window view from Weehawken, NJ)

Having our bikes on the back of the van has been a blessing. Its nice to be able to get around without having to drive. If you're considering van life, get a bike. You'll thank me later.  

(Bike riding Stockton, NJ)

(Vance somewhere in NY)

(Super moon view over the NYC skyline)

Soon we'll be moving into southern states and then farther west. Thankfully we've been able to explore fall in all its glory before leaving! Goodbye New York!

(Fall foliage of the northeast)

(Vance & Savannah in Pawling, NY)


Please leave a comment in the section below with any thoughts or suggestions for more blog posts. If you have any questions - ask away! 
We've loved hearing from all of you. 

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5 comments

  • Brooke

    Brooke Lockport, NY

    I love that your documenting your trip so we can all share in this adventure with you. Looks like you guys had a great start to your trip. I hope this is a sign of many amazing things to come your way in the next weeks, month and year's.

    I love that your documenting your trip so we can all share in this adventure with you. Looks like you guys had a great start to your trip. I hope this is a sign of many amazing things to come your way in the next weeks, month and year's.

  • Farty

    Farty My ass

    Your music sucks. I also find your writing to be god awful. Its* lady, its*. No one really gives a shit about your shitty dumb life or your shitty bad songs. But please, continue talking about yourself ya JACKASS.

    Your music sucks. I also find your writing to be god awful. Its* lady, its*. No one really gives a shit about your shitty dumb life or your shitty bad songs. But please, continue talking about yourself ya JACKASS.

  • Dan the Man

    Dan the Man Rochester, NY

    Disregarding what that idiot said, I think that you are an amazing writer and even a better person. I'm so happy and excited for you and can't wait to see you back in Western NY next summer!:)

    Disregarding what that idiot said, I think that you are an amazing writer and even a better person. I'm so happy and excited for you and can't wait to see you back in Western NY next summer!smile

  • Febreze

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    [quote=Farty] Your music sucks. I also find your writing to be god awful. Its* lady, its*. No one really gives a shit about your shitty dumb life or your shitty bad songs. But please, continue talking about yourself ya JACKASS. [/quote] Hahaha. Your name is farty. Don't come onto an artist's page and bash their material when you can't even muster up enough inspiration to think up a name that isn't about what someone's bowel smells like. What's she supposed to write about, your life? You live in an "ass". Furthermore, don't try to correct any form of "its" if you're gonna go ahead and use "ya" instead of "you". It's one more letter, you lazy, pompous excretion. You say no one cares about her music, yet you waste your time making a moron of yourself on a fan page for someone, which was created for friends and fans to share a story with her. You think you're gonna generate any support? Go look up some brussel sprouts and beans and comment on those sites-- maybe someone there will actually care about the thoughts of flatulence. Hahah ridiculous. People like you have never made sense to me. Spread the love savannah, farts are natural-- doesn't make em pleasant 😉

    Farty wrote:

    Your music sucks. I also find your writing to be god awful. Its* lady, its*. No one really gives a shit about your shitty dumb life or your shitty bad songs. But please, continue talking about yourself ya JACKASS.

    Hahaha. Your name is farty. Don't come onto an artist's page and bash their material when you can't even muster up enough inspiration to think up a name that isn't about what someone's bowel smells like. What's she supposed to write about, your life? You live in an "ass".

    Furthermore, don't try to correct any form of "its" if you're gonna go ahead and use "ya" instead of "you". It's one more letter, you lazy, pompous excretion.

    You say no one cares about her music, yet you waste your time making a moron of yourself on a fan page for someone, which was created for friends and fans to share a story with her. You think you're gonna generate any support? Go look up some brussel sprouts and beans and comment on those sites-- maybe someone there will actually care about the thoughts of flatulence. Hahah ridiculous. People like you have never made sense to me.

    Spread the love savannah, farts are natural-- doesn't make em pleasant 😉

  • Robert A.

    Robert A. PHX AZ

    Savannah your old school vans not perfect until you cover the walls inside with green shag carpet. good luck on your musical journey.I really enjoyed you and drew at last years show at Fiddlersdream .See you guys in january!!

    Savannah your old school vans not perfect until you cover the walls inside with green shag carpet. good luck on your musical journey.I really enjoyed you and drew at last years show at Fiddlersdream .See you guys in january!!

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