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Publisher's Summary

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.

Special offer! Simply email your receipt for this audio book to the author and you will receive the $27 full color PDF version of this book with hundreds of live links to important resources for free.

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.

©2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 Jason Odom (P)2014 Jason Odom

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Can't stop talking about it

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.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Inspiring

Any additional comments?

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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Have to have patience with this one

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

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.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Vanabode?

Listen to chapter 1 and skip 2,3,4. guy can talk about the same thing forever and pretend he is covering new ground.

Any additional comments?

Good book and worth a listen but stick with it when you get annoyed skip chapters 2 and 3 trust me.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Great Ideas on how to live well on less money

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!

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Interesting ideas

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.

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Great book

Where does Vanabode rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the first book I have got on this subject

What did you like best about this story?

It gives you great insight to this lifestyle

Have you listened to any of Dave Wright’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes Dave Wright is one of those voices that helps move the story or info along

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

well it could be Living in a Van down by the river..... I couldn't help myself.

Any additional comments?

There are some great things in this book that make you think of how you are living life

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Loved this book!

This book is just what I needed. If you're feeling tied down by too much stuff, and with too little time to enjoy life, this book is for you. Vanabode contains tons of useful and insightful, step-by-step information on this simple lifestyle that can free your precious time indefinitely. I found Vanabode to be inspirational and a fun listen. The audiobook also comes with a full-color PDF of the book, as well as lifetime book updates and many links and resources so anyone can achieve this life of freedom and pleasure. Great book!

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A Must Have Book & Resource for Vanboding or RVing

Would you listen to Vanabode again? Why?

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.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Vanabode?

I feel that all the insight in this book is equally valuable.

Any additional comments?

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.

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Great book loved it

What did you love best about Vanabode?

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.

Who was your favorite character and why?

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.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

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.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

The van layout. The inventory chapter. The sample itinerary, helps me understand it's important to slow down.

Any additional comments?

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.

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Worth reading

This story gave me something's to consider. It gives some different ideas for how we live our lives

2 of 3 people found this review helpful