My Solo Road
Comedy, Cancer & Crushing it | ft. Jarrod Tocci

Comedy, Cancer & Crushing it | ft. Jarrod Tocci

February 14, 2020

I sat down with my friend Jarrod who is notoriously known as "The Van Guy on Youtube". He opens up about his mental health, anxiety (we stan), having cancer, and how he makes a full time income from Youtube. Also we have ads now! How professional. Shoutout to LOLA and BetterHelp for believing in ya girl.

Losing a Parent & Livin’ The Dream

Losing a Parent & Livin’ The Dream

January 29, 2020

Alexa has quickly become one of my best friends.. After losing her father and realizing that she talks about living the dream, she decided to finally start living hers. We talk about moving through grief, white privilege, and what her dreams look like now.

She loves Jesus & Auditing Faucets | ft. Kristin Holden

She loves Jesus & Auditing Faucets | ft. Kristin Holden

January 9, 2020

What if you could do van life without ever having to find remote work? This week Kristin (@wheretheroadforks_) tells us how she asked her boss to go remote and got a YES. We talk religion, ex boyfriends, and good ole solo female van life per usual.

My Parents’ Reaction to Their Weird Child | ft. mom & dad

My Parents’ Reaction to Their Weird Child | ft. mom & dad

January 1, 2020

My parents join us this week to share their initial reaction to me wanting to live in a van. What would they tell another parent/guardian in their position? How do they think the child should approach the conversation? Find out how I was raised and how amazing my parents are in this episode!

Am I Just Running Away from Real Life?

Am I Just Running Away from Real Life?

December 19, 2019

This week I answer 10 Unpopular questions such as the grossest thing I've done in the van, does my family approve of van life, and am I just running away from my real life problems? Here the time stamps for each question: 

07:34 - How did I tell my family and what was their reaction?
14:50 - Do I worry about my getting stuck / how is it in the snow?
16:31 - What's the grossest thing I've done?
18:16 - What would I tell someone nervous to take the leap?
21:08 - How do I stay warm in the winter with no heater?
24:24 - Worst city I've ever visited?
26:16 - Is it hard going against the standard culture of “you’re not doing what you’re supposed to be doing?”

29:00 - Not everyone is going to like you on social media, how do you deal?
33:00 - How do I know I'm not just running away from real life?
36:09 - What made me want to go vegan?

Social Anxiety is Awful but Van Life Helps

Social Anxiety is Awful but Van Life Helps

December 8, 2019

This is my experience with social anxiety. You know.. that feeling of wanting to crawl outside your body at the thought of having to make small talk with strangers? Yeah that feeling. This week I share about my experience, give my best advice, and brag on van life a little more because it made all the difference in healing my mental health.

How I Cope with Loneliness

How I Cope with Loneliness

November 27, 2019

Traveling full time alone can get.. kinda lonely to say the least. But is that a bad feeling or something we should come to appreciate? This week I talk all about my perspective on loneliness, how I cope with it, and what I do for human connection when I need it.

5 Things I REGRET About My Build & 5 Things I LOVE

5 Things I REGRET About My Build & 5 Things I LOVE

November 21, 2019

Although I love my overall van build, there are definitely a few things I wish I could change! There are also a few things that I wouldn't change no matter what. This week I share my top conversion regrets and my top must-do's!

Hygiene On The Road | Toilet, Shower, etc.

Hygiene On The Road | Toilet, Shower, etc.

November 13, 2019

Toilets, showers, and laundry are a common concern when considering life in a van. This week I give you all of your options and my opinion on what's best for your budget and preferences! I even share how I go #2 in a van without a working toilet. FUN TIMES!

Solo Female Van Life & Finding Real Friends | ft. Katie Larsen

Solo Female Van Life & Finding Real Friends | ft. Katie Larsen

October 16, 2019

Two best friends/solo women talk all about life on the road and what's it like. From safety and overnight parking to female friendships and community, Sydney and Katie go back & forth on exactly what it means to live the "van life" as a woman.