Why do you live in a van?

Simply put- so I can travel as much as I want. The long answer is that I feel most alive and happy when I am out of my comfort zone and exploring something new. That can mean through my senses or my mind. I like learning new things as much as I do being in new places. Without either I feel like I’m dying, sliding into a robotic monotonous state that leaves me empty. With both I feel most fulfilled. Learning how to be an investor and business owner is another adventure I am very happy to taking on. Since my expenses are so low I don’t have to “get a job” just to pay rent and can invest more time in my future building businesses for myself.

Is there anything you miss about living in a house or apartment?

Oh yeah! I miss getting a hot shower when ever I want, walking around naked, and always having a solid internet connection. Living in a van can be a real pain, always trying to keep things clean and organized. It takes more time to do everything. I get to travel though, so it’s a trade off thats more than worth it to me.

How did you family react when you told them you were going to live in a van and travel?

They thought it was cool! My family is pretty supportive of anything I do, which I think has made me a very independent person and I am very lucky to have them.

What does “Into The Mystery 13” mean?

Into the mystery means going somewhere I have never been, physically, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually. That name was already taken and I didn’t want to run into legal problems later on, so I added the 13 to the end. The 13 has meaning to me too though. I left on my first trip on my motorcycle on Friday the 13th as was to mock that idea of being trapped by an idea. The dogma of superstition such as 13 being unlucky seems ridiculous to me, and I’ll decide what I do with my life not someone else or a silly belief.

How can I support your journey?

There are lots of ways:

How do you make money on the road?

I owe a number of online business that create active and passive income, do odd jobs on occasion, and photography/video work. With the advent of the internet and the new economy it has created, everyone has an opportunity to create a business (or many) for very little money. If it weren’t for all the government regulations this would be the greatest time to ever start a business, luckily depending on what industry you work in online it is much easier than brick and mortar stores.

Why don’t you get a cdl license and driving a big rig?

I have definitely thought about it. there are two reasons I don’t want to. First you are on a schedule and cannot just stop wherever you want to or choose a different route on a whim. To me this would take away from the magic of being on the road without a plan. Secondly, though it would pay well it would take away from my other businesses which all have the chance to become higher producing and less time intensive later on. So it’s a sacrifice now for the hopes of having more money later.

Will you ever go back to living in a home or apartment?

Probably. When I am making enough money and get burnt out on traveling it would be really nice to have a few properties where I can chill for a while and work between traveling. I don’t think I can ever stop traveling, it’s in me. The van is just the best way to do that right now.

What is your take on the use of medical marijuana for pain relief and creativity

It’s none of my business what people do with their own bodies as long as they don’t infringe on my rights. I don’t think it’s any of the the governments either.

Where do you shower? Where do use the bathroom?

I usually shower at planet fitness or camp grounds. Public toilets are everywhere, but my girlfriend has a portable toilet that I can use if I have to. I have used plastic bags in the past in emergencies which works just fine. You can see video of that Here

Have you considered using a hammock instead of a bed?

Nope, I’m a side sleeper and cannot sleep very well in a hammock. If I could I would be able to save a ton of space. Now that I have an amazing girlfriend I don’t think it would be much fun to have our only “sleeping” option be a hammock either.