Our #Vanlife itinerary from Florida to New York Part 2 brought us from Maryland to Delaware and New Jersey. After spending a couple months in our travel trailer in Florida during the Spring, it was time to get going and living on the road again! Our road trip from Florida to Maine and back included cruising up along the coast to New York and New Jersey where we’ll be taking a work break for a few weeks and spend time with family before moving onwards to the North!
On this road trip we were primarily boondocking (free dry camping), we slept in our van while being parked in different city parking spots and on several small farms and wineries through the Harvest Hosts program.
In Cape May we visited the beautiful Jessie Creek Winery and Inn where we had the honor to speak to the owners and get a private tour of the Inn which was recently restored and lovingly decorated.
The owner Dr. Bruce Morrison told us about the winery and their eco-friendly and sustainable farming practices that help prevent extinction of the Monarch Butterflies and promote native plants, insects and organisms. The winery also donates its profits of three of their award winning wines for the local wetlands conservation.
We had such a great time at Jessie Creek Winery and enjoyed their delicious wines and beautiful views before having a restful and quiet sleep next to their vineyards.
Jessie Creek Winery is a member of the Harvest Hosts Program and we loved staying at this winery and other farms that we visited during our trip. It is always a great and unique experience.
Harvest Hosts is a program offering overnight stays for RVers and self-contained Vanlifers at over 600 participating farms, wineries, breweries, distilleries, museums and golf clubs. For a $79 per year membership fee the hosts allow for an overnight stay on their land at no cost while members are encouraged to drink, eat or shop at the host’s establishment before going to sleep on their property. It’s a win-win situation that provides for unique experiences, learning opportunities and social exchange that make for wonderful memories. For more info visit the Harvest Hosts website.
We are so excited to be back in our van and living the simple van life and exploring all the beauty that the East Coast has to offer!
Whippoorwill Farms is a sustainable organic farm located in South Carolina. We had the honor to speak to Farmer Marissa Paykos about her organic and sustainable farm. She shared about her life from starting the farm with her husband James and daughter Ellie, to growing organic vegetables and using sustainable and humane practices to feed and raise pigs, rabbits and free-range chickens.
She talked about her ways to support the community in her area, how she reuses and recycles materials and how the farm is reducing their carbon footprint and waste.
She also shared valuable insight on how she utilizes social media and modern technology for promoting the farm and its products to increase her sales by marketing directly to her customers and selling at the local farmers markets. We learned so much from our talk with Marissa and truly enjoyed our visit with her lovely family and their animals.
Whippoorwill Farms is a member of the Harvest Hosts Program and we loved staying on the farm for a peaceful night thanks to this program, which is a unique program offering overnight stays for RVers and self-contained Vanlifers at over 600 participating farms, wineries, breweries, distilleries, museums and golf clubs.
For a $79 per year membership fee the hosts allow for an overnight stay on their land at no cost while members are encouraged to drink, eat or shop at the host’s establishment before going to sleep on their property. It’s a win-win situation that provides for unique experiences, learning opportunities and social exchange that make for wonderful memories.
This is a day in the life of a digital nomad – or rather one of the many versions or our days as nomads while working from the road.
We are Eliane and Damian, two outdoor enthusiasts who became digital nomads, live and travel full time in a self-converted cargo van and sometimes we stay in our travel trailer, in a tent, in Airbnbs or Hotel rooms. We travel full time while working remotely and on location and are striving to live eco-friendly as possible and love to share our experience, journey and knowledge with you.
This is how we make a living while working remotely and from different locations:
Eliane is working a few different jobs: She’s a Registered Nurse and works short assignments as a Travel Nurse in different hospitals throughout the US. She also works as a Social Media Manager for remoteseo.us Besides that, she is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Health Coach with a Certification in Whole Food Plant Based Nutrition and has her own business while also working as an independent contractor in Florida, New York and throughout the US. Her business website: bodono.com
Damian is a Search Engine Optimization Specialist and Web Developer and works as a Consultant and Independent Contractor for various clients from enterprise to small businesses. He has over 18 years hands-on experience with web development and SEO in various verticals from digital marketing manager to social media intelligence analyst, business development, online marketing and web analytics. His business website: remoteseo.us
This is an interview with Sherry, a Yoga teacher and Owner of Heart and Core Yoga Studio in Cortez, Colorado. She is not only a Yoga Teacher, Physical Therapy Assistant and Reiki Practitioner but also a Homesteader who lives with her husband in Cortez on their farm, grows her own food and tends to her animals.
Sherry talks about the sustainable homesteading lifestyle and shares information on organic farming and homesteading and the importance of planning with a sustainable water source in mind.