Episode 2 - Laura Hughes: Pack Up Your Life and Just Go Your Own Way (Ps. Laura Lives in a Van)

Updated: Mar 29, 2018

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This episode offers a us a glimpse into life on the road and what it’s like to bring your home with you wherever you go. We deep dive into #vanlife with Laura Hughes, a traveling podcast host/producer, writer, and photographer who left her full-time 9-to-5 in the spring of 2017 to pursue the open road.

From pre-departure prep to staying clean on the go, Laura shares her joys and struggles of nomadic life. If you enjoy hearing stories from trailblazers who set out to create their own sense of home in the world, this one is for you!

This episode includes:

  • Laura’s advice for making the perfect Matcha drink

  • Living in South Korea after College and Laura’s difficult transition back home

  • Essentials of staying clean on-the-go

  • The social stigmas: difficulties telling family

  • Laura’s transition to living the #vanlife full time

  • Building out the Van: how Laura and her boyfriend made their new home on the road

  • Jen’s talks about her life-changing decision to move somewhere new every 30 days

  • Pre-departure prep and selling their things

  • Visitors welcome! Laura tells us how many people her van can accommodate (you’d be surprised)

  • Laura’s most-used piece of cooking equipment

  • Finding balance between eating out and cooking meals at home

  • Bathroom talk: the ins-and-outs of hygiene on the road (we go there)

  • Living life in close quarters: keeping sane when together with your significant other all the time

  • How Laura plans her route and where they are going next

  • Laura describes her scariest moment on the road

  • The importance of finding community while travelling and learning from one another


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