The Ringling is a huge building complex that was originally built in 1927 for John Ringling, the owner of a circus empire who was also an avid art collector. But the art lover/entrepreneur, who actually made more money through real estate investment, saw his empire fail after the Great Depression. His art collection and legacy were eventually donated to the University of Florida. Continue reading “Slow Life in Florida – The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota”
If you want to live on the road in the United States and would like to get an idea of budget for parking and camping, hopefully I can help as I did keep track of everything we spent for campgrounds and other overnight parking so far. We have been spending about $25 per night on average over 6 months. You can find everything inside the spreadsheet at the bottom of this article. Continue reading ““Van life”: How Much Does Overnight Parking Cost?”
A few days before leaving New York, Henri and I had decided that our first route would be New York – Key West. A town at the end of “Road One”, floating in the ocean : it sounded like a perfect goal.
After eight weeks on the road along the U.S. Atlantic Coast and a week in the Lower and Middle Keys, we closed the first chapter of our trip in Key West, Florida. Continue reading “Florida Keys, The One Hundred Mile Journey from Paradise to Hell”
I’m hoping that this article will reflect the work and love we’ve put into our Ford Transit Connect camper conversion project. We converted our van in 2 weeks and with only 500$. Continue reading “Our Quick & Easy Ford Transit Connect Campervan Conversion”
Hello, I didn’t really like Miami. I’m writing this and I still have to spend two days here ; if I could I’d just cancel my AirBnb and leave. The problem is not really the obnoxious/douchey/touristy-everything (please check this video playlist to understand what Miami is about). I actually had fun trying to find famous French rappers on the beach, the water is very turquoise, the people are friendly, cuban sandwiches taste amazing, the museums are fabulous, Art Deco is fantastic, the diversity is incredible, etc. Henri and I went way outside of South Beach to experience it. Continue reading “Miami is a Beach”
Henri and I usually try to spend carefully on this adventure —some “office” days on a free campsite, we even manage to live with less than $5— but there is one experience for which we knew we were going to splurge: a visit to the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida. I’m not a real space nerd, but come on, you can not be indifferent to the fact humans are able to launch rockets into space and even landed on the Moon.
Last week, Henri and I stopped for a few days in Jacksonville, FL because we had to get some serious work done. It might seem obvious but it wasn’t when we left New York : if you’re trying out digital nomadism it’s easier to get some work done in a city, as opposed to a State Park or any remote area.
About a week after we left New York, Henri & I had the incredible privilege of being able to visit a special place in North Carolina, the Spruill Farm.
They like to sit on benches with or without a hat on.
If you have been living in the U.S. for a while and have never visited Charleston, South Carolina, stop everything you’re doing right now and just book a flight or plan a road trip there. I’m serious. I don’t say that only because I’m French and this city looks and feels like Western Europe with palm trees. They also have good food. It’s one of the most beautiful city I’ve seen in the United States and a perfect destination for a long weekend trip. Plus, it’s affordable. Continue reading “In love with Charleston, South Carolina”