Camp Westfalia

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Lake Superior Circumnavigation 2

The Camp Westfalia crew recently embarked on another Lake Superior Circle Tour: 1000 miles around the wild and rugged shores of the Greatest of the Great Lakes. Ride along! We drive north today toward the inland sea of Lake Superior. Happily cruising along in very light traffic under sunny skies, when suddenly an old El […]

Product Review: ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 10.1-Inch Tablet

A compact, lightweight, unlocked 10.1 inch tablet great for van-camping and other travel ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101-B1 32GB 10.1-Inch Tablet Specifications 10.1-inch WSVGA IPS capacitive pressure-sensing multi touch display for brilliant HD entertainment and intuitive navigation. 178° viewing angle (1280 x 800) Powered by NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 mobile processor for best web experience with […]

Using the Westfalia Stove

The Vanagon Westfalia stove makes camp cooking easy and efficient. The stove in our Westfalia Camper has enabled us to start countless days of roadtripping with a belly-filling breakfast, whip up a quick lunch or a hearty dinner, or to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa while watching snow flurries descend from the icy peaks […]

Fire Extinguishers for Your Camper Van

How to Choose and (Hopefully Never Use) a Fire Extinguisher in Your Camper Van NOTE: SAFETY RECALL “Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment” Hazard: Certain Kidde fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. […]

Product Review: Thermos Sipp Travel Mug

This sleek stainless steel 16-ounce travel mug with leak-proof lid keeps drinks hot and cold for hours. Specifications Dimensions: 3.5 Dia x 5 Dia x 8 Height inches (89 x 127 x 203 MM) Capacity: 16 fluid ounces (470 ml) Keeps liquids hot for 5 hours and cold for 9 hours Leak-proof lid with one-hand […]

Product Review: 3 Shelf Closet Organizer

A great way to organize the Vanagon Westfalia clothes closet Specifications Dimensions: 10″ W X 15″ D X 24″ H Natural canvas fabric 3 large shelves Each shelf reinforced with fiberboard liner Includes two closet hooks I’ve always found the stock Westfalia ‘clothes closet’ to be an underutilized space. Located along the driver’s-side wall, just […]

Planning a Road Trip, Part 2: On the Road

“There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” Charles Dudley Warner In “Planning a Road Trip, Part 1” we explored how to choose your routes, balance your budget, get your ride ready, and other ways to plan your epic trip before you’ve even left the driveway. Here, in Part […]

Pacific Northwest 2

We recently returned from a four-week, 6800-mile Westfalia road trip from Wisconsin to the Pacific Northwest. We leisurely followed Highway 101 down the Pacific Coast through much of Washington and Oregon, then returned through John Day country and spent a few days in Yellowstone National Park. We drive hard from Wisconsin and arrive at Badlands […]

Product Review: ZFLIN Car Fan

The ZFLIN Car Fan is a compact, portable fan for keeping you or a passenger cool while driving or parked. Specifications 4.5” Diameter Model Dimensions: 6.3 x 4.7 x 4.7 inches Weight: 9.1 ounces 6” Diameter Model Dimensions: 6.7 x 6 x 6 inches Weight: 12.6 ounces Noise Level: <45db Features Integrated suction-cup mounting bracket […]

Planning a Road Trip, Part 1: Before You Go

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money”. Susan Heller The Epic Road Trip holds a special place in our collective psyche, combining the exploration of new places with a desire for the sights and sounds of bygone eras, and an […]