Featured in The Vanscontinental Express
Why I’m Dropping Everything to Travel America in a JDM 1995 Toyota Hiace
The horizon beckons and I can no longer resist.
The End of the Road, the Beauty of Car Culture, and the Start of What’s Next
After five months, 12,500 miles, eight states and dozens of campsites, Victoria’s van trip has reached the finish line. And it’s all thanks to you.
12,500 Miles on the Road Taught Me to Stop Apologizing for Who I Really Am—to Anyone
On any journey, it’s good to check your mirrors.
Back Into the Desert, Feeling Like I Finally Belong as the Sun Sets on This Van Trip
A gala in Glamis, a fork in the road, and a confrontation that brings everything full circle.
1980s Cars, Dark Forests and Human Connection: My JDM Van Journey Goes Northwest
A destination beckons for some blissful time off the accelerator pedal.
How I Left LA With My JDM Van and Found Strength in the Eternal Desert
Powerlessness takes on a different weight in the land of eternity.
My JDM Van and I Went to the Brink and Came Back Stronger Than Ever
Featuring Marsha’s triumphant return—stronger at the breaks, unable to be killed, ready to keep on rolling.
Pressing Pause on Van Life, and Homesick for a Broken Toyota Hiace
Homesickness sets in after two months on the road, but not for the life I left behind in Texas.
Disaster on Cuyama Peak: How I Nearly Destroyed My Van Alone in the Wilderness
My van gets a second chance, and I learn to give myself one.
Out in LA, Where Dreams Came True and I Could Be My Own Person
Cinematic days, surreal nights: Los Angeles is more vivid than reality.
A JDM Van Breakdown in the Arizona Heat Showed It’s OK to Ask For Help
No woman is an island.
Dead Vibes and a Dead Alternator: My JDM Toyota Van Meets Some Fear and Loathing in the Desert
An homage to a hero requires true chaos.
Driving Alone in the Wilds of New Mexico Made Me Think About Who I Want To Be
Finding peace with the past in the wide-open West.
The Great Escape: Driving My JDM Toyota Van Out of Texas, Due West
Making for New Mexico, in awe of the desert.
I Finally Hit the Road With My Trusty Toyota Hiace. I Hope I Can Find Who I Want to Be
Finally hitting the road—for real.
How a Simple Van Life Test Run Turns Into Its Own Epic 3,000-Mile Road Trip
Moving out, but not slowing down.