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!
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Check out our Vanlife, Camping, Outdoor and Travel Gear:
- Favorite Eco-Friendly Vanlife and Full Time Travel Gear
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- First Aid Travel Kit
- Inflatable Kayak and Paddles
- Camping stove
- Stainless steel plates, enamel dishware, steel bowls, cups, bamboo utensils
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- Dude Wipes
- Water bladder
- Luci Lights
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- Biodegradeable soap
- Small biodegradeable trash bags
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- Insect Repellent
- Eco-friendly hand sanitizer
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