A Typical Day of VAN LIFE in California

VAN LIFE VLOG | a typical day in the life // baja bound ep. 6
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We have loved living in a van (self converted sprinter van) for the last year and a half and while we enjoy spending time in Canada it can get a little cold throughout the winter. So, we've decided to hit the road and drive across the continent to enjoy some warmer weather in Baja Mexico. If our last trip to this country taught us anything... it's to expect the unexpected!!
In today's episode we enjoy a morning hike up Ryan Mountain in Joshua Tree National Park. We then drive about 4 hours south west to Los Angeles where we do laundry, find the closest Planet Fitness so we can finally SHOWER and enjoy a wonderful vegan meal at Mohawk Bend in Silverlake. All in all, I'd say today was the best day ever :)

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Comments

  1. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    Happy Sunday wonderful friends! I hope you had a lovely weekend so far 😍. What are you going to go out and do today that you'd rather sit on the couch in pajamas?! CHALLENGE ACCEPTED?

  2. Cherie 4me

    Cherie 4meYear ago

    Enjoying your travels thus far, your footage has been great. Reminds me of my US trip many years ago: LA, Big Bear, Santa Monica, Utah, Nevada, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Las Vegas, San Diego, Tijuana. As for exercise here in Australind, Western Australia it was above 30°C so my 16yr old son & I got the tunes cranking and painted our lounge room. Keep on keeping on! 🚐🚌🏜️🌳🏕️🚙

  3. Paw Lette

    Paw LetteYear ago

    I'm going to rollerblade to pick up my son from the bus stop.... Thanks for the inspiration. I needed it.🤗 Safe travels.

  4. Boarder Line Sk8 Media

    Boarder Line Sk8 MediaYear ago

    A beautiful day to it!

  5. Tami Kamai

    Tami KamaiYear ago

    I'm sick again! So I'm living vicariously through you two again. Bajajaja. 🌞

  6. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    MarCel Fonseca Garcia haha nice one!! Enjoy ❤️✨

  7. Melissa Atwood

    Melissa Atwood2 months ago

    Just get going!

  8. Dannielle Obenchain

    Dannielle Obenchain4 months ago

    What happened to freestyle Friday?

  9. Erika McCartin

    Erika McCartin5 months ago

    Omg omg the shopping center is right by my house😃

  10. servant of the servant

    servant of the servant8 months ago

    Security...dont show outside of your van

  11. Emily Adams

    Emily Adams10 months ago

    It made me so happy when you were cleaning up for the server. I’m currently a server trying to save up for van life it’s always nice to see people being kind to employees in the service industry. Love your channel ❤️ wishing y’all the best

  12. Chuck 555

    Chuck 55511 months ago

    I can see why you guys have 414k subscribers.....I’m just doing research in van life.....love the energy, humor, positive vibes and the chemistry between you two. New subscriber and enjoy y’all

  13. jesbsnrn

    jesbsnrn11 months ago

    how fun

  14. JMK

    JMKYear ago

    "Hope the neighbours aren't watching". We know what you're planning on doing Eamon. 😉

  15. sami golden

    sami goldenYear ago

    You guys make me laugh!!

  16. Lagirljay

    LagirljayYear ago

    There’s Joshua trees all around California jus like cactus’s lol

  17. California Livin

    California LivinYear ago

    Don’t ever say home skillets again lmao

  18. Olivia Garcia

    Olivia GarciaYear ago

    I’ve lived in Arizona for most of my life and it’s so nice to see others coming and enjoying everything it has to offer, it is truly underrated 🧡

  19. Brook Emanuel

    Brook EmanuelYear ago

    “Right now, stop the video and go do something” - my leg is broken and i HOPPED to the bathroom . Just the inspiration i needed.

  20. Alex Tejeda

    Alex TejedaYear ago

    Server life!

  21. Jennifer Davis

    Jennifer DavisYear ago

    Your videos are amazing!! I have stayed up until 5am just binging your channel. You keep me so entertained and you’re living the life...for sure!!! Happy you two get to experience this life together!!

  22. Susan Mathis

    Susan MathisYear ago

    My family really enjoys seeing the places u find to sleep 🌙 even if it's in a safe park 🤗

  23. Susan Mathis

    Susan MathisYear ago

    👍Yes so true! I always stack the dishes, wipe the table and clean up for the servers tooo

  24. Roselynn Redwood

    Roselynn RedwoodYear ago

    Feed two birds with one scone. ;)

  25. Serg Lupescu

    Serg LupescuYear ago

    Love you guys so much! 😊💙

  26. Ravyn P.

    Ravyn P.Year ago

    Yeah LA is like Mexico but the people are even more racist and rude. Glad I got out of there. No diversity, especially in the ghetto

  27. I say shotgun, you say wedding

    I say shotgun, you say weddingYear ago

    You're finally in my home state! Noice! Oh yeah, by the by, it's expensive lol

  28. Jenna Revamped

    Jenna RevampedYear ago

    I love how they call each other "Bub/Buddy" instead of "Babe/Baby" lol

  29. Maegan Castillo

    Maegan CastilloYear ago

    Hey guys I'm just now finding y'alls channel and am BINGING; sorry not sorry lol 🤗 it has always been a dream of my husband and I to move off grid to Alaska or live the Van life. I'm not much of a cold, wet, disgusting weather kind of person so the thought of Alaska kills me!! Anyways, yall give me life and inspiration to follow our hearts and love deeply (I ADORE the way Bec looks so admiring at her Bubs 💖) Love you guys so much!!

  30. Oo bliss

    Oo blissYear ago

    gotta love throwing down fatties

  31. Amelia Denn

    Amelia DennYear ago

    We Minnesotans do not sound like that😂

  32. Tayla heiser

    Tayla heiserYear ago

    So I'm young but this is something I would love to do. I cant help but dream of traveling this way and having the world at my finger tips. I'm new to your channel, and I'm curious on ways you could afford this without you tube? Any ideas

  33. WanderingHobbit

    WanderingHobbitYear ago

    Minnesotan's don't talk like that. Fargo isn't in Minnesota even tho alot of the movie takes place or mentions Minnesota city's. Fargo is in North Dakota I believe. Love the video

  34. Suzie Wratten

    Suzie WrattenYear ago

    Going out for lunch with a friend and then cinema so not very energetic but did go for a long walk on Sunday 😁

  35. Andy Kozicki

    Andy KozickiYear ago

    You guys are the best. Thanks for the good vibes!

  36. ben curaza

    ben curazaYear ago

    Too Cute and Funny. Entertaining Vid. :}

  37. Aliana Weston

    Aliana WestonYear ago

    He’s a tad bit doooooshy

  38. S .W

    S .WYear ago

    I don't know, I find the editing and intro less personal now... Just thoughts, still all love.

  39. Cierra Schaeffer

    Cierra SchaefferYear ago

    “Look what’s nuevo” 😂 Your guys energy is so motivating, can’t wait when you guys get to Baha to see your stoke levels!!

  40. westredg

    westredgYear ago

    so there are Joshua Trees in different parts of Arizona and Southern Nevada but Joshua Tree National Park is definitely the largest concentration of them so you were very close Bec;D

  41. Resloy812

    Resloy812Year ago

    I love when my girl tickles my beard great video as always guys

  42. 월간 차박 캠핑TV

    월간 차박 캠핑TVYear ago

    I am car camping in Korea. Video I have so much fun watching !!!

  43. brewski2554

    brewski2554Year ago

    damn, first thing-camera in the face. then, don't do that voice. NOWHERE TO RUN. better him than me.3 minutes in, I gotta go

  44. Shivors

    ShivorsYear ago

    ?

  45. StarFlower99654

    StarFlower99654Year ago

    I thought you all were hanging and travelling with the Matneys?

  46. StarFlower99654

    StarFlower99654Year ago

    I always clean up after a meal when in a restaurant as well. I tend to believe it is the mother in me, as I have never had a job in the serving biz.

  47. MEREDITH and PACO

    MEREDITH and PACOYear ago

    You can really tell end up with you guys are best friends to each other. The way that y'all react to one anothers goofiness is hilarious.

  48. Stan salih

    Stan salihYear ago

    wow

  49. Patrice Rodriguez

    Patrice RodriguezYear ago

    I’m in the high desert, you guys were SO CLOSE TO ME 😭😭😭

  50. levi record

    levi recordYear ago

    get a #vanlife

  51. Heather Lucero

    Heather LuceroYear ago

    😂😂 love your humor!!

  52. Alexandra Eiche

    Alexandra EicheYear ago

    My husband and I just blasted through Fargo! Sooo good!

  53. Stefanie Kaiser

    Stefanie KaiserYear ago

    Am I the only one being confused why you guys were in Cali 3 days ago and you are now back in Toronto .. aaaand no video yesterday? :D since I got so addicted to your vlog I am watching out to whats happening around here hehe Still, hope you guys are doing good and everything is fine back home.

  54. kerem güler

    kerem gülerYear ago

    Hi, I also posted this on your THINGS WE NO LONGER BUY video, but for the chance that you might skip it, I would love to get some answers "how can you not wash your hair? dont get me wrong, Im not judging, but that sounds so undoable for me, maybe we are used to "city life" too much I dont know. I get itchy and stinky if I dont wash my hair for two days in a row. Is it healthy? Dont you get greasy hair? What about louse problems? Thanks!" peace

  55. Steffanie's Journey

    Steffanie's JourneyYear ago

    That rock at 5:47 looks like a persons head. or is that mt creative mind... eye, nose, mouth, chin......anyone else see it? Thx 4 sharing!!!

  56. blahblah jumpswing

    blahblah jumpswingYear ago

    Everyone’s freezing and hungry, your the only one with a decent tip. waiter server dude respects even noticing

  57. SirenCycles

    SirenCyclesYear ago

    Are you not vegans any more?

  58. Sarah Cox

    Sarah CoxYear ago

    Hey! We don't talk like that in Minnesota! (okay, maybe a little bit ;) Love you guys!!

  59. MoonBound ArtisanShip

    MoonBound ArtisanShipYear ago

    okay, i will go do the dishes!

  60. Cary Tozer

    Cary TozerYear ago

    Hey guys! New subscriber here but long time watcher of your vids. Been watching since your van build. I was hoping you guys could help me out with a question. In your travels in Baja did you ever have trouble finding diesel? I have a sprinter and will be heading down to Baja in a few days and am wondering if I should bring a extra gas can... I don’t really want to but wasn’t sure if it’s a issue. Thanks in advance and hope to see y’all down south!

  61. Julia Adinda

    Julia AdindaYear ago

    You did it again! You guys always manage to make me laugh :p (10:27!) Thank you for that!

  62. Colleen Mercer

    Colleen MercerYear ago

    You guys are the best!!!

  63. Richard Getz

    Richard GetzYear ago

    Keep in mind, if you don't already know, it is illegal to sleep in your vehicle here in Cali!

  64. Richard Getz

    Richard GetzYear ago

    There should be a new impression every video!! Challenge to you Eamon!

  65. Avivamae

    AvivamaeYear ago

    Those neighborhood watch signs don't actually mean anything in California just fyi. They are there just to scare bad people away (which isn't not very effective as you might have guessed.

  66. Sebastian Stewart

    Sebastian StewartYear ago

    Great video... I just spent a week out there climbing, I love that place. One small critique though - did you not see the very clear signs as you enter stating no drone flights allowed in the park?

  67. Armen A

    Armen AYear ago

    How did the overnight parking go!

  68. claire higgins

    claire higginsYear ago

    I have an idea, your dirty washing space is that deep so your lucky but if I had that I would contact one of those places that makes sofa covers or a dress maker and ask them to make a bag with eyelets you know those round metal loops like some converse shoes have but bigger, you can buy an eyelet machine for a few backs if you need to and I would fix it to some hooks near the top of the washing bin. You could probably even take the washing to the laundry place in that bag. It’s a small thing that can make an unpleasant job a bit easier 😀 I might do it on my next build.

  69. Wade Harris

    Wade HarrisYear ago

    Gracias Madre in LA, best food ever!

  70. roxanne leslie

    roxanne leslieYear ago

    Nice video! Are you guys gonna be going to Yosemite?

  71. Mariana Araujo

    Mariana AraujoYear ago

    You guys make my day light 😊

  72. Alpha_Man

    Alpha_ManYear ago

    Love the mugs..where to get em?

  73. Aria Sam

    Aria SamYear ago

    Love! 💗 I never knew Sedona was so pretty! So jealous. One day.

  74. JamesDaily

    JamesDailyYear ago

    Also, relevant observation about feeling like you're in Mexico.... in LA....

  75. JamesDaily

    JamesDailyYear ago

    You guys should get a canvas bag, and some button/snap rivets... Take the button/snap rivets and line that laundry opening, and then do the same around the outer edge of the canvas bag... Then, button it up to the laundry opening and voila.... laundry hamper and nothing that falls down in the cracks! Just an idea. haha. Great video!

  76. Enrique Ortiz

    Enrique OrtizYear ago

    If anyone would like a name for their van, let me know. I have some extras available. Serious inquires only.

  77. Paul Dean

    Paul DeanYear ago

    Also! I put your videos on every morning because the vibes you project are absolutely contagious :) So thank you!!

  78. Paul Dean

    Paul DeanYear ago

    Hey there! I never thought I would say this but I’m going vegan and actually the first thing I’m going to do is purchase your vegan recipe book! :) Peacee

  79. Rick Peterson

    Rick PetersonYear ago

    Man...You guys should have come to Palm Springs for a few days! Absolute paradise this time of year!

  80. The Vegan Wallflower

    The Vegan WallflowerYear ago

    I just saw a Gardein ad in this video and I am shook.

  81. Debi Smith

    Debi SmithYear ago

    Fargo was filmed in Minnesota 🤔, we do kind of talk like that here. But mostly we sound like Canadians. Because we are neighbors.

  82. batwood

    batwoodYear ago

    PS--Not always windy in Joshua Tree. And, joshua trees grow all around the Mohave Desert in several SW states. I'm enjoying your trip throwing fatties!

  83. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    Thanks for the answers to all our Qs! We'll keep throwing fatties around as long as you promise to keep watching haha ;)

  84. NomadicME

    NomadicMEYear ago

    If you are in LA, you should go Wi Spa in k town! I always spend over night even when I was living there. Endlessly soaking and detox for a reasonable price.

  85. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    Oo sounds lovely!!

  86. Travels of Heather and Curtis

    Travels of Heather and CurtisYear ago

    Juxtaposition is an awesome word! Kinda like you guys or vanlife, super fancy, but also super simple. 2 opposites beside each other : ) Thanks for sharing the journey. We love getting all the cool tips and adding them to our road trip bucket list. Also, we joke that everyone should have to work in hospitality for at least a week before they can go to restaurants. lol Just so they get it. Safe travels!

  87. Travels of Heather and Curtis

    Travels of Heather and CurtisYear ago

    Fancy inside for sure! You cats got real class! Lol

  88. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    Did we just get called "super fancy"??? Haha we'll take it! And totally love that tip... whenever I'm dining with someone who has never worked in hospo I remind them how much work it is too ;)

  89. Sarah H

    Sarah HYear ago

    You guys should get a bag for your laundry shoots! Something like a canvas laundry bag? Or you could totally make something? That’s what we do in our van. No more lost clothes, No more tongs!

  90. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    We actually do have a laundry bag that hangs in the shoot area but every once in awhile a little sock or thong slips past it hahah!!

  91. Jane Faulkner

    Jane FaulknerYear ago

    ❤️

  92. srq lisa

    srq lisaYear ago

    Bandana heaven. lmao : ) peace

  93. Melissa Bargher

    Melissa BargherYear ago

    My husband cleans up for the server too!!! 😂

  94. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    I think your hubby and I could be great friends Melissa ;)

  95. Melissa Bargher

    Melissa BargherYear ago

    Both your lives are awesome!!! Love ya!!!

  96. ColumBus_on_tour

    ColumBus_on_tourYear ago

    very nice shots ... we love it!

  97. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    Thanks you guys!

  98. Thomas1980

    Thomas1980Year ago

    nice video

  99. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    Thank you!!

  100. Rixanne H

    Rixanne HYear ago

    Stop by San Diego and say hey! You can park on the beach here

  101. Rixanne H

    Rixanne HYear ago

    My personal favorite is Silver Strand State Beach. It used to only be $5. Now it's 65$US :/ But there's always Dog Beach, OB, Fiesta Island, and Mission Beach with it's awesome people watching Boardwalk, roller coaster, bars, snack shacks, rollerblading and arcades :)

  102. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    We are planning on coming through San Diego and are looking forward to beach side camping for sure :):)

  103. Ronald Yap

    Ronald YapYear ago

    How long are you in ellay? R u guys doing a meet up? Would love to take you out for lunch or dinner, probably at a salad bar place. Could take to a churascarria but u would probably starve to death.

  104. Laura Munson

    Laura MunsonYear ago

    👍😘

  105. Victor Raymond

    Victor RaymondYear ago

    Hi guys! We live in our van and on our boat and are currently in San Diego. We love your videos and watch every one, and we have your cookbook. We would love to return the gifts you’ve given us by taking you to our favorite restaurant if you come through San Diego - vegan Vietnamese food! It’s amazing!!! You can reach us at rajahlaut108@gmail.com. Hope to meet you soon! Love you guys! Judy and Victor

  106. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    Hi Judy and Victor! That is so very kind of you!! We would LOVE to try some vegan Vietnamese food!! Why don't you connect with me via Instagram as we're active there... @eh.mon :)

  107. First Last

    First LastYear ago

    0:43 “it’s a beautiful day for it” lol bec! Was that on purpose?

  108. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    Well, I've always enjoyed saying it's going to be the best day ever and starting the day with some positive affirmations so I guess today's affirmation was a mix of my dad's saying and mine :)

  109. TheCanadianBubba

    TheCanadianBubbaYear ago

    LOL... throw him a fatty could be several things !

  110. Mary in MN

    Mary in MNYear ago

    Eamon, I had a gf who was xtra in Fargo. But Grumpy old men and GOM 2 r a better example of MN lifestyle etc. (Putting the fish in his rivals car.) Here you go the official "How to Talk Minnesotan." uslikes.info/house/qKFksdWj0IKHc50/video.html. (I am actually a CA born girl.) Bob's Red Mill Oat Groats are my Dr recommended as they bind with cholesterol don't even need meds anymore.. You bought Tide Gentle...is that biodegradable I only use Tide. I almost did the oops it's a washer in a laundromat. The LA Way... I have all the plates etc ready for the busser. I used to sit down and help roll silverware at the favorite eatery joked about learning a trade.

  111. Jen Rao

    Jen RaoYear ago

    Guys, the TONGS, Omg I'm dying. Great vid, you're both so sweet :)

  112. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    Hahah glad you thought the laundry scene was as funny as we did! Too much fun!!

  113. Devin Moss

    Devin MossYear ago

    You guys are one of the most entertaining van couples on youtube and I enjoy watching your entire videos.. unlike some others. Keep up the good work. :)

  114. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    Hi Devin, thank you so much for the kind words! We are so happy to have you along for our journey and look forward to continually creating awesome content :):)

  115. Joey

    JoeyYear ago

    From a couple native Minnesotans, love the Minnesota accent Eamon! And Bec, our friends make fun of us for always cleaning up our table at restaurants! -Joey & Arianne

  116. Our Journey

    Our JourneyYear ago

    Whoot! I Love L.A. #NativeValleyGirl OMG 😉

  117. cynjim88

    cynjim88Year ago

    I love the accent... I wanted more

  118. cynjim88

    cynjim88Year ago

    Eamon & Bec hahaha I love it!

  119. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    hahah oh goodness don't encourage him!

  120. Tracy Brookey

    Tracy BrookeyYear ago

    Just watched a video fro Carolyn's Rv Life and her and Bob Wells were visiting Mt. Zion in Utah! You guys definitely need to see this, especially since you love Arizona so much! Maybe you can head back home through Utah!!🤗👍💗🐶

  121. Melissa Hankoff

    Melissa HankoffYear ago

    The wind is normal BUT usually not at this time of the year AND it’s been stronger than normal in the last part of January😏. I believe the weather is going to be AWESOME going forward😍😎🤪😂 Coming to U from LA😂😂😂. If U come into Long Beach, look up Colorado Lagoon Park. The sand in a couple areas is quite bumby because of the crazy 4 days of rain last week but it’s Beautiful little park and Uve gotta check out 2nd and 4th streets. Enjoy CA❣️❣️❣️