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GRIT Overland Customer Review with Marie-Louise

Our names are Marie-Louise “ML” Smith and Cynda Vanorsdale.  We live in Boise, Idaho and El Pescadero, BCS, Mexico. We are the proud owners of a Grit GO/AT.  We are and, throughout our lives, have been avid outdoors people (camping, biking, backpacking, exploring); since we retired we are also ‘commuting’, seasonally, between the places we live in the US and in MX.  After having done this for a number of years in a Honda Element with a rooftop tent (with 4 dogs and a cat!) the move to a van was inevitable ;-). What factors influenced your decision to choose Grit Overland over other options available in the market? “After the decision to go class B (parking it, driving it, etc.) and because we know both MX and the rural West, we knew we wanted a gas (not diesel) van and one with some off-road/rough road capability. We looked at them

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Easy nacho recipe for camping

20 Deliciously Easy Campervan Meal Recipes

Traveling in a camper van has an inimitable charm. There’s the undeniable allure of the open road, the stunning vistas, the freedom of a nomadic lifestyle. But, for many, there’s one significant challenge that comes with this choice of travel: the meals.   Whether you’re a full-time van lifer or a weekend warrior, nourishing your body with delicious and healthy food is crucial. However, the limited space, equipment, and sometimes even the lack of ingredients can make cooking in a camper van seem daunting. And let’s face it, the idea of having instant noodles or canned food every day is far from appealing.   That’s where we come in! We want to help turn your camper van and campsite into a mobile kitchen where you whip up meals that not only fuel your adventures but are also a joy to prepare and eat. Cooking in your camper van shouldn’t be

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Epic camping locations to take your camper van

25 Epic Overland Camping Locations For Your Next Road Trip

The US is a massive playground for outdoor lovers, and off-road camping is where it’s at when you want to really experience the best of the backcountry. With a overland camper van, you’ve got the ultimate freedom to tackle gnarly trails, climb steep hills, and venture off the grid to places where most folks wouldn’t dare to go. And the best part? You’ll stumble upon hidden gems where you can camp for free, surrounded by nature’s finest views.   One of the sweetest perks of off-road overland camping is finding free dispersed campsites on public lands managed by folks like the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the US Forest Service. These spots are usually in some of the most gorgeous locations in the country, giving you an epic backdrop for that perfect campfire photo op. Plus, with your overland camper van, you’ll have all the comforts of home while

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Places in the Pacific Northwest to Take Your Campervan: Part #2

The Pacific Northwest is known for its breathtaking landscapes featuring not only lush forests, but mountains, lakes, and glaciers. Taking your campervan to this region ensures you’ll have a great time if you love outdoor activities. There are numerous spots to camp, hike, fish, ski, and more all year round. Whether you have a destination in mind, or you just want to take a spontaneous road trip, each region has its own must-see spots to discover, so you’ll never get bored.  San Juan Islands, Washington Located near the southwest of Canada and off the coast of Washington is a group of 172 islands, named the Sun Juan Archipelago. Ideal for any water-sport lovers, you can choose from kayaking around the islands, going on a whale-watching expedition, or fishing a variety of fish like salmon, trout, and halibut.  If you’re more interested in hiking and discovering the island terrain, explore trails

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Places in the Pacific Northwest To Take Your Campervan: Part #1

One of the most remarkable regions in the United States, the Pacific Northwest, is the perfect place to take a campervan trip. National parks, a wide variety of outdoor activities, and spectacular views await you. Whether you’re going with friends, family, or by yourself, the Pacific Northwest is an unbeatable place to start your next adventure. Cannon Beach, Oregon Cannon Beach is aptly named after a cannon that appeared on the shore after a shipwreck roughly 180 years ago. However, it’s most known for its mysterious and ethereal coastline and iconic sights like Haystack Rock, a larger-than-life rock formation surrounded by wildlife and tidepools. In fact, National Geographic 2013 placed in the top 100 beautiful spots in the world.  If you’re a nature lover who wants to explore a new city as part of your trip, Cannon Beach won’t disappoint. This spot has a lively artistic culture full of local

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Camper Van Traveling in Winter: Tips & Tricks for Tackling the Cold on the Road

As the temperature continues to drop, it’s still possible to get out and enjoy a fun winter road trip. All you need is a little preparation and the right tools. Here are some tips and tricks for tackling the cold while on the road.  Increase Warmth One of the best ways to jumpstart your comfort during the colder months is to invest in multiple layers of warm clothing. Don’t expect your winter coat to be enough. Bring items like hats, scarves, gloves, heat-trapping undergarments, and of course warm pants and sweaters. You may also like to grab a pair of pocket warmers, which can be easily placed in your gloves for added heat and comfort.  Think about the activities you’ll be doing as well. Each layer should be well thought out. If you know you may get overheated after a long day of hiking, add in a light long-sleeve shirt

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