• Quebec roadtrip to the Gaspé peninsula and Saguenay fjord

    With two weeks of vacation fast approaching, we pressed through the first iteration of our Ford Transit Connect van conversion. We had originally planned to use the first week of vacation to finish the conversion, and travel for the second week, but we realized that if focused on the conversion on weekends and evenings, we could extend our roadtrip into a longer, more epic Quebec roadtrip.

  • Our simple, minimalist DIY camper van conversion

    When we set out to do our Ford Transit Connect van conversion, we did a ton of research and looked at countless conversions for inspiration. We scrutinized conversion kits and custom designs for how they would serve our primary purpose: let us sleep out of the van when going on remote scuba diving trips. We weren’t going to be living out of the van full-time, but we needed lots of flexible storage for scuba tanks and cold-water scuba gear. No conversion kit provided enough storage, so we started planning a simple van conversion design that we could build ourselves.

  • Our camping and van life equipment

    We’re the kind of guys who do a lot of research when buying camping equipment so that we buy quality gear that will last. Here’s an ongoing list of gear we’ve owned and loved.

  • The best vans for a camper van conversion

    Any cargo van (or even minivan) can be converted for van life, but a few models tend to be most popular for various reasons. We outline the most popular options for van conversions and share considerations for selecting the best vans for conversion.

  • Planning the best van conversion for your lifestyle

    With COVID-19 making global travel either impossible or not practical or not safe, we have embraced #VanLife. This is something that we’ve been thinking about for a long time, and this was the perfect opportunity to take the plunge. While there’s no shortage of blogs, tutorials and Instagram accounts for planning a van conversion, our […]

  • Scuba diving the Picton shipwrecks

    The Great Lakes are the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth by total area, so it should be no surprise that they offer some best shipwreck scuba diving. Frequent sea-like conditions with rolling waves and sustained winds made shipping challenging, and a number 19th century schooners sank at just the right depth to be […]

  • 5 days in Turks and Caicos (on a budget)

    Learn how to visit Turks and Caicos on a budget while still visiting all the best beaches and doing all the top activities, including snorkelling, parasailing, paddleboarding and horseback riding.

  • How to plan your visit to Turks and Caicos

    Learn some tips and tricks for planning a visit to Turks and Caicos Islands, including what areas to stay in, where to find affordable accommodations, where to eat and how to get around.

  • Where to eat in Turks and Caicos

    Restaurants in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, can be expensive. We share our top picks of affordable and mid-range restaurants, and explain how to save money on food at Provo grocery stores.

  • Scuba diving in unique places

    Scuba diving in unique places

    Our top 3 unusual places to scuba dive When we think about where to scuba dive, we usually think about warm, tropical waters, full of coral, fish and sea turtles. Maybe scuba diving with sharks if you’re adventurous. But there are also other, more unusual places that you can go scuba diving. You just have […]