I’m Maggie Jay and I am the writer and photographer behind the former page Travel and Cannabis. Lately though, things have changed. Damien walked into my life and we rode to Florida to purchase our first tiny home on wheels. Van life…
I feel at home, but in a very different way than I ever have. It is harder to live on the road than it is to live in a home, no doubt. Somehow though, living this way is ever so fulfilling. Like I’ve earned my hot shower, the warm food, the California King bed, even the cross breeze through the windows.
We have reveled in mountain top night shoots, hung a hammock in the middle of a snowy forest, smoked at the Great Sand Dunes, dipped our toes into numerous hot springs and met new and interesting folks along the way. Crazy to think that the adventure wasn’t even halfway over.
I have been using Empire Papers for the last 9 months or so, after being introduced to them by a cool homie from San Diego. We smoked them over Chalice Cup weekend and I have been wanting oh so badly to give them a review. I just couldn’t wait anymore. Having used Empire Papers for such a long time, I definitely have some things to say.
In short, there is no other RV quite like our Vanabus. We didn’t even truly start considering #vanlife as a real option for us until we discovered that they existed. It’s been over 3,000 miles, and of course it hasn’t been perfect, but it’s been one awesome ride.
With no cell service (I don’t mean we were roaming, I mean NO cell service) and the back of the vanabus still in the road, we hiked in the almost complete dark.