Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people they don’t like.

-Will Rogers

Going against the grain can be hard. Matt Dube and Danielle Chabassol from Exploring Alternatives have opened my eyes to living situations which make going against the grain an adventure. Their motto is “living large with less” and they have certainly awakened me to that possibility.

Exploring Alternatives is a channel I discovered when I had the notion of living in a camper van and traveling the country. I found loads of people documenting their travels on YouTube but very few as innovative as Matt and Danielle. They began their channel by giving us a tour of life in a camper van and a video diary of their first cross country excursion.

What separates this channel from the herd of RV and camper van channels is the direction Matt and Danielle took after beginning their nomadic journey. They moved from videos about their life in a camper van to minimalist budgeting and earing money while on the road.

If this topic sparks an interest, find some of my favorite Wise Reads about alternative living here:

The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own

How to Live In a Car, Van, or RV: And Get Out of Debt, Travel, and Find True Freedom

Shipping Container Homes: The Ultimate Guide To Building Shipping Container Homes For Sustainable Living, Including Plans, Tips, Cool Ideas, And More!

Oh, and if you are as intrigued as I was about full time van life, Matt and Danielle have recently published a Guide to Van Life, find it here: http://www.exploringalternatives.ca/guide-to-van-life/

Best of luck in your adventures Matt and Danielle. Hoping our camper vans cross paths someday soon!

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