This revolutionary new travel book shows everyone how to travel forever on $20 a day including food, gas and lodging. Author Jason Odom and his wife, Kelly, have traveled 700,000 miles in 19 years enjoying the sumptuous beauty of pristine national parks and the exciting nightlife of big cities like San Francisco and Las Vegas.
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Vanabode shows you how to earn a living working in some of the most exciting places in the United States, like national parks and state recreational areas (if you need income); how to sleep safely and comfortably in your own bed every night; how to eat better than you ever have; how to cook for free without electricity, fire or fuel; how to get rid of all our current debt and regain your freedom; and most importantly - how you can do it forever if you want, starting now!
Do you want to travel for 3 months? How about 3 years? Vanabode shows you how, down to the tiniest detail, and you do not need to make any expensive purchases to make it happen.
Vanabode shows you how to safely travel anywhere in the United States, sleep in your own luxurious, clean bed every night, have a hot bath every day, eat fresh delicious meals, and experience incredible adventures for $20 a day (food, lodging, and transportation). You will never feel neglected, bored or uncomfortable. You will sleep better than you ever have, reclaim your time to relax or pursue your favorite hobby, eat healthier, and travel to new exciting destinations of your choosing; for as long as you like.
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I listened to this book and then recommended it to my wife. She loved it even more than me.
This book may not be for you if you aren’t willing to consider an alternative to business as usual. If you have an open mind and are willing to consider all possibilities, then this may be the perfect book for you. Jason did a great job of explaining the benefits of the Vanabode way to travel. After a thorough comparison of different modes of travel, Jason went into the details of exactly how to travel in style the Vanabode way.
What I like most about the book isn’t even the book. It is the access you get to a guy that has lived what he has written about. I emailed Jason and within the hour he replied with an answer to my question and links to great content on the web that you won’t find without help. Days later I sent another email and again Jason was quick to respond.
Our spending habits are one of the primary reasons we must work so hard just to make ends meet. Listen to Jason, what he says can free you from years of drudgery. You will be able to see and do things you probably didn’t think possible.
The author's core premise is true, the USA is obsessed with possessions we don't need. We've been duped by the mad men of advertising. The author shows how it is possible to live full time in a van. While it might not be as comfortable as a house, he shows just how little we really need, and the lifestyle sounds tempting. Thus, he makes his point regarding possessions, in short, they don't make us happy, regardless of what the mad men want you to believe.
The narrator was a little flat, thus the four star rating.
This is the first book I have got on this subject
It gives you great insight to this lifestyle
Yes Dave Wright is one of those voices that helps move the story or info along
well it could be Living in a Van down by the river..... I couldn't help myself.
There are some great things in this book that make you think of how you are living life
I've been drawing close to retirement and have decided to fulltime RV. I wish I had come across this book 40 years ago. I would have avoided all the hassles of keeping up with the Joneses and could have lived simply and free.
With the direction the economy is heading, this is the advice I will give to my grandchildren.
I am comprising with my wife for now by buying a van to pull a small travel trailer for full timing for now. Hopefully we can move to just using the van in the future.
Thank you Jason!
Yes, The resources that Jason & his wife provide are priceless. The amount of time & guessing they save you are amazing. Plus incredible support when you need it.
I feel that all the insight in this book is equally valuable.
This is a must book if you are planing on camping period. Whether in a van, camper or BIG class A motor coach. I'm recommending this book to everyone... I mean everyone... Their insight on life in general is powerful.
I like the simple system that Jason has come up with for traveling using a van. Whether you are looking to go "full time" or use the ideas for road trips.
I like Jason because of his logical and simple approach to solving a very common issue that most people don't even realize that they are living with, being unhappy with "normal" stresses of everyday life. I also like Kelly, I think its great that Jason's wife can enjoy this method of travel so she is able to enjoy these experiences because they vanabode.
I think I would have preferred a female reader but hearing a man read it makes sense because the author is a man. He seemed a little monotone sometimes. Sorry.Don't let that keep you from this book, it's great regardless.
The van layout. The inventory chapter. The sample itinerary, helps me understand it's important to slow down.
I loved the book, I think it's awesome. Even though I may never do what Jason has done I would like to use some of the ideas in my own travels. I really like being able to listen to the book while driving to work. I can't wait to see what Jason comes up with next.
Perhaps if the author didn't refer to people who didn't do things his way as idiots? Or maybe if the narrator didn't sound like his way was the only way, and anyone who was listening was obviously dumber than him? Most of the information was for me, quite obvious. Though I kept listening hoping there would be something new. I'm sure there is plenty that is worthwhile on the website that is incessantly being advertised in the book.
The China Study
Monotonous, and arrogant. Every sentence ended with a kind of sneering feeling of "don't you get it dumbass?"
I would slash it to bits. Maybe just leave in the poetry, and even that was horrible when read with the monotone arrogance of this voice.
No I think I have said enough, and spent more than enough time on this. Maybe it's worth pointing out that this is the FIRST ever review I have actually taken the time to write.
Author was very repetitive and at times really full of himself, how much you get from this book really depends on your age and view of the world. If your forty it can be annoying at times if your in High School its an important listen I think. The author is arrogant to assume we are all on the wrong path his information is insightful for leading that way of life but my no means the only way to live.
Listen to chapter 1 and skip 2,3,4. guy can talk about the same thing forever and pretend he is covering new ground.
Good book and worth a listen but stick with it when you get annoyed skip chapters 2 and 3 trust me.
After reading Walden on Wheels a few years ago, I was intrigued by the van dwelling lifestyle to save money. While I'm happy in my permanent home, I found Vanabode to be a great inspiration and encouragement to living light and free on the road for my future exploration and travels around the U.S. I can't wait to put Jason's techniques to use, and he makes himself available for questions through his forum as well. I highly recommend this book to those exploring a less consumerist and more free and adventurous lifestyle. I loved this book!
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