On our 10th month of full time travel we said goodbye to Tallahassee where we had been staying for a few months at an RV park due to working in the area. We bought a cargo van and finished the self-conversion, prepared for Vanlife and relocated the travel trailer to Ocala, Florida. We completed the van-build and were super excited to start Vanlife and take a few months off work to just travel. We made our way along the Florida Panhandle to Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana into Texas where we spent a little more than a week in Austin.
We love Austin for its fun vibes, the many outdoors and water activities, music and nightlife, yoga studios, farmers markets and many vegetarian and vegan restaurants.
Our Favorite Vegetarian and Vegan Friendly Restaurants in Austin
Austin Farmers Markets
Our Favorite Austin Outdoors Activities
Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail
Barton Springs Municipal Pool
Lady Bird Lake and Colorado River paddle sports, multiple places rent kayaks and paddle boards:
Live Love Paddle
Texas Rowing Center
Zilker Park Boat Rental
There are also lots of trails and outdoor options available in the surrounding area.
Since sleeping in your vehicle is illegal in the City of Austin, we won’t be recommending any overnight parking spots. That being said, stealth camping is practiced and street parking is available throughout the city. Multiple campgrounds and State Parks are available outside of the city and free camping can be found nearby via ioverlander.com, freecampsites.net, campendium.com and other apps.
Showers can be found at the municipal pool and at one of the many Planet Fitness gyms (membership required).
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