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Cat Carroll

Cat is originally from Seattle, WA but has traveled around the US and Canada full-time in a self-converted school bus with her boyfriend Aaron since April of 2018. She enjoys rock climbing, paddleboarding, hiking, and generally being outdoors! You can follow her adventures on Instagram at @stu.the.bus.

How Many MPG Does a Skoolie Get? (Bus Life FAQs)

A Skoolie generally won’t have the greatest fuel mileage in the world, but then again, neither do similarly sized manufactured RVs. It’s kind of to be expected when you drive a vehicle that is about as aerodynamic as a loaf of bread. However, as we always tell people, a skoolie’s fuel economy is not great …

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What To Know Before Building a Skoolie? (4 Full-Timers Share All)

Converting a school bus into a tiny home on wheels is, without a doubt, a huge job. It requires you to wear many hats: demolition crew, engineer, construction worker, interior designer, plumber, electrician, painter, problem solver – the list goes on. Fortunately, there are many resources available now to help you through the process. In …

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Best Teardrop Trailers with Bathrooms (10 Tiny Favorites)

Teardrop trailers are generally smaller, lighter, easier to maneuver than full-size travel trailers and many of them even have bathrooms. While a bathroom isn’t always necessary for camping in established campgrounds, it can be nice to have for boon-docking or just to have your own private space. In this article, we’ll look at ten of …

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How Much Do Teardrop Campers Cost? (New, Used, DIY)

Teardrop campers generally cost less than their more traditional counterparts. They are small, light, and aerodynamic, making them easy to tow without severely affecting fuel efficiency. They are more comfortable than tent camping, but less expensive and more versatile than an RV or large travel trailer. So, how much do teardrop campers cost? New teardrop …

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13 Best Travel Trailers Under 7000 lbs

In this article, we’ll cover 13 of the best travel trailers under 7,000 lbs and look at the variety of features and layouts available. Travel trailers offer many benefits. They are more comfortable and secure than tent camping, but more versatile and often less expensive than motor homes. Many trailers are light enough that they …

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How To Keep Food Cold for an Entire Week While Camping

On long camping trips, it can be difficult to keep your fresh food cold and safe to eat. So, I’ve put together a handy guide on how to keep food cold for a whole week of camping. Camping is so much better when you bring fresh food and can cook delicious meals instead of relying …

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7 Best Ultra-Lite Travel Trailers Under 3,500 lbs

Ultra-lite travel trailers under 3,500 lbs are convenient in that they can be towed with an SUV or even a car, and they still provide many of the comforts of an RV. They present a happy medium between tent camping and RVing, while still allowing you to drop the trailer at a campsite and explore …

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21 Best Camper Van Rental Companies for Your U.S. Road Trip

There’s nothing quite like hitting the open road in a camper van, and fortunately you don’t have to invest in a van of your own to try out vanlife – you can just rent one! We’ve put together a list of the top 21 camper van rental companies to give you a starting point for …

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