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VAN LIFE VLOG | san diego beachfront living // baja bound ep. 9
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Today's episode begins in San Diego on Fiesta Island where we wake up next to our skoolie buddies Tio Aventura! We begin the vlog by giving you a conversion tour of their BEAUTIFUL LOFT ON WHEELS and then head to Torrey Pines Trailhead to explore the stunning coastline here in California. As always, you can count on us to share lots of delicious vegan food and a few hearty laughs x
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!!

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  1. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    Good morning wonderful friends! I would love to know what you’re up to today 👇🏼❤️

  2. TheRealTruman

    TheRealTruman7 months ago

    Eamon & Bec hey could I please get a reply? I’m trying to get a rv and live in it full time. Can I still do this I know the laws in San Diego are strict as fuck and you can’t park anywhere. How did you get away with this? I need the secret.

  3. Henry Burzynski

    Henry BurzynskiYear ago

    Love your van vs. bus swap idea. It's 9:37 pm (Central Time) in Winnipeg; about 12 hours north of Chicago. Just stepped in from shovelling snow and it's -16*C. Today was another awesome day and a welcome reprieve from the -35*C weather; that's almost 40 below zero and yes, some of us ride bikes all year long. Keep the updates coming. Cheers to all.

  4. Chanelle Fortin

    Chanelle FortinYear ago

    Hey lovely people!! I just got home from closing the bar at Earls Whistler, enjoying a delicious vegan warm kale potato and brussel sprout salad watching your vid!! Ox P.S. that bus is unreeeeeal.

  5. tesla H

    tesla HYear ago

    Greetings from sunny Sedona....just walking my two doggies, Hannah(Aussie) & Bailey(Border collie-golden retriever mix)...definitely DO the 24 hr. Switch....that will be fun & interesting....enjoy San’s a great city

  6. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    S M sounds like a wonderful Sunday!!

  7. Kevin Griffin

    Kevin Griffin16 days ago

    I lived very nearby in Del Mar... The hike along the tracks to Delmar is pretty cool too



    Where did you sleep in ocean beach? I have a van and a 14 foot travel trailer. Is there camping for that?

  9. Dyan Arnaiz

    Dyan Arnaiz28 days ago


  10. Heather Collier

    Heather CollierMonth ago

    We’ve been watching your videos in random orders (we watch series based on how we are feeling) and every time we finish we say “oh no we’ve closed the gap, now what”. Just finished this bit, and now we’re completely caught from 2019- present day! So we are starting hello Mexico and are excited 🥰

  11. antonis kyriakou

    antonis kyriakou2 months ago


  12. Kevin Griffin

    Kevin Griffin2 months ago

    I used to live right next to Torrey Pines in Del Mar Heights in San Diego, that trail is great especially when the tide is out... Love watching your travels

  13. babisjo

    babisjo3 months ago

    Just joined recently. So glad you made it to my old stomping grounds. I'm in Boise now. I still have family in CA, but during this pandemic, I missed my Lola's 96th birthday. 😭😭😭 Anyway, I'm up to date with your adventures, but going back in time to see all your old stuff. Happy Trails and I hope to get something for my little family to travel safely through these times. I need it soon since I'm a long distance driver and I'm missin' the open road.

  14. Nani Braveheart

    Nani Braveheart3 months ago

    Omg you guys went to Torrey pines I go there once a year to enjoy the ocean and 2017 I got engaged. And I live in Arizona love you guys so much, plus I was born in Mexico 🇲🇽 and I love when guys go there and speak Spanish. I 💜 u guys.

  15. Rhianna Aguilar

    Rhianna Aguilar3 months ago

    My town! My hike! Awe I would have loved to have known about you guys back then!

  16. Phil Razzi

    Phil Razzi3 months ago

    Did I miss something? I didn't see any free beach camping. You can't camp on that island they close it down at night. I was just there an hour ago.

  17. J.R Cody

    J.R Cody3 months ago

    I like how they called camping on Fiesta Island free, but I'm 99% sure it is also illegal.

  18. Amber Merrill

    Amber Merrill3 months ago

    I’m only a bike ride away from fiesta island!!!! Jealous I saw this so late.

  19. storyofvenus

    storyofvenus3 months ago

    Amazing ❤️

  20. Vitória Sodré

    Vitória Sodré4 months ago

    The quality of the videos are amazing!!!

  21. Hayden Stone

    Hayden Stone4 months ago

    Where is this?

  22. Shan Shrestha

    Shan Shrestha5 months ago

    did u just say "risen"?? lol

  23. dhanoa 123

    dhanoa 1235 months ago

    hlo sir i modified my ford van plz send me u r number plz

  24. Stacy Moore

    Stacy Moore5 months ago

    Bec where is your grey cardigan from?

  25. TAIT 1904

    TAIT 19047 months ago

    Omg i grew up there CLMT4 life

  26. Chris M

    Chris M7 months ago

    Slick edits but slow/dull.

  27. rockintherae

    rockintherae7 months ago

    That Mexican's accent is obnoxious

  28. Adam Shows

    Adam Shows8 months ago

    Eamon&Bec - Question: Is A/C necessary for van life in California, or can I get away with just a fan?? How hot does it get inside at night?

  29. Cassidy Stokes

    Cassidy Stokes8 months ago

    Torrey Pine pro tip: It's a really short easy walk to the top because you just use the road and you definitely don't have to pay the 20$, you can just park on the side of the beach before the entrance point.

  30. Cassidy Stokes

    Cassidy Stokes8 months ago

    If only I'd known about you guys before this was made! San Diego is my city.

  31. ɴᴏᴀʜ sʜɴᴀᴘᴘ

    ɴᴏᴀʜ sʜɴᴀᴘᴘ9 months ago

    I only went to Mexico

  32. ɴᴏᴀʜ sʜɴᴀᴘᴘ

    ɴᴏᴀʜ sʜɴᴀᴘᴘ9 months ago

    I wish one day I could go to San Diego

  33. winnyjstew

    winnyjstew10 months ago

    would you say that San Diego is good for full time vanners (full time student )

  34. Van Life

    Van Life11 months ago

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  35. shellybeau2006

    shellybeau200611 months ago

    I thought you had a toilet in the van already. What's up with that? Greetings from New Orleans

  36. Deseo Synergy

    Deseo SynergyYear ago

    Great editing, attitudes, and van, but y'all are some ditzy folk. "Sleep was literal sunshine." Oh, in the literal sense your sleep was actually photons from the sun? Really? Lol good video though, keep it up.

  37. Maddie Murphy

    Maddie MurphyYear ago

    Not all of the US has links like that. I’m from Pennsylvania and that’s so strange to me. Must be a California thing 🤷🏻‍♀️

  38. LishaJoya

    LishaJoyaYear ago

    so where are the FREE beach front living spaces? and how ling can you stay in each area?

  39. Rob Malfettone

    Rob MalfettoneYear ago

    Love you guys! Keep doing what you're doing!

  40. Natalie Ambriz

    Natalie AmbrizYear ago

    Careful, fiesta is where all the homeless kids like to party all night long. Meth is very popular in this part of SD county.

  41. LovelyLin

    LovelyLinYear ago

    Love you guys ! Your relationship is very special.

  42. GodForgiveUs

    GodForgiveUsYear ago

    You should put the playlist on your description as well brutha and Sista, much love from the WEST COAST!

  43. Nick Peavy

    Nick PeavyYear ago

    vegan is whatever, but not eating eggs?? thats just silly.

  44. SomethingAppropriate

    SomethingAppropriateYear ago

    I'm here to see the house swap.


    SD ĐΞSΙGΠYear ago

    Aloha from San Diego! How u doin? 🙂

  46. Life of Sui

    Life of SuiYear ago

    should be called trust fund life....

  47. Jordyn Harms

    Jordyn HarmsYear ago

    That bus is dope :)

  48. Conor Klerekoper

    Conor KlerekoperYear ago

    In the process of converting a Mercedes Sprinter into a mobile livable space in San Diego!!! Unfortunately the area of I live in has a homeowners association that does not allow work on vehicles of any kind in the driveway (lame). Those that know San Diego, know that backyards don't exist in most densely populated areas of this city. With a high roof van, it cannot fit in the garage, so that's not an option. Where are locations that you recommend to work on your van? Where did you find that location? And how did it work out?

  49. deven the bitch

    deven the bitchYear ago

    "Weird flex but okay"

  50. capecodder04

    capecodder04Year ago

    I'd love to watch the van for bus swap and possibly more videos bit only if you get rid of that Man Bun.

  51. Good Vibes

    Good VibesYear ago

    What music are we listening to? Ty

  52. Dancing DIYS

    Dancing DIYSYear ago


  53. Sam Yi Ting

    Sam Yi TingYear ago

    I'm planning on starting my van life in San Diego but I'm not sure about the legalities involved in parking a large vehicle in the city.

  54. Melanie Daniels

    Melanie DanielsYear ago

    not legal at all and going to get worse!

  55. I say shotgun, you say wedding

    I say shotgun, you say weddingYear ago

    You know, the funny thing about growing up in San Diego is that you expect the entire world to have the same climate and aesthetic, but, that's not the case lol You learn that once you start traveling

  56. Danielle Lathan

    Danielle LathanYear ago

    I think I've watched every tour of this bus that there is on USlikes (there are a lot of this particular bus) and I love it every time.

  57. Christopher Aguilon

    Christopher AguilonYear ago

    Thats cool i was born in san diego

  58. Keira K

    Keira KYear ago

    I used to live in San Diego and there is lots of homeless people and trash and it is kinda gross but the beaches can be pretty

  59. MrTruthAddict

    MrTruthAddictYear ago

    Fiesta Island is closed between 10pm and 6am and they will tow vehicles. If they didn't tow you, you got lucky.

  60. Jayme Jamieson

    Jayme JamiesonYear ago

    Love to see Eamon try and drive that bus..Haha I've gotten behind on the videos but I'm back and catching up w/you..😊✌

  61. Brianna Novak

    Brianna NovakYear ago

    For some reason this came to my mind that Bec looks kind of like Kara from Kara and Nate

  62. Morgan Kraft

    Morgan KraftYear ago

    I love you guys. You have the best content on USlikes... keep up the amazing work!💕❤️

  63. B

    BYear ago

    yall are living the dream!!!

  64. Beauty Rebellion

    Beauty RebellionYear ago

    I can’t wait to live this lifestyle !!!!! #vanlife

  65. kittervision

    kittervisionYear ago

    i think i stumbled upon the cutest little crew here ! i usually don't feel connected to the folks in "van life" youtube videos. but y'all are special and good vibes - thanks for sharing your life with us

  66. oakley Simpson

    oakley SimpsonYear ago

    Who’s watching this after the 24 hour Van swap

  67. sabreen

    sabreenYear ago

    Do a home swapppp

  68. Budget Restoration

    Budget RestorationYear ago

  69. andy moser

    andy moserYear ago

    I could not do it this is so down sizing but to each is own, hopefully you don't get in a wreck youd lose your transpo and house in one shot

  70. Sovereignty Quest

    Sovereignty QuestYear ago

    Aloha friends! We have been watching your videos and being inspired! We drove up in our shuttle bus conversion from Miami, FL to Sedona, AZ. We are currently in Phoenix. We we're thinking of heading over to San Diego to check out Fiesta Island and maybe do a little work on the bus before we hit the Mexico border. We are planning to drive all the way to Costa Rica. Question: You can stay overnight at Fiesta Island for a few days without being harassed? Would this be a good stop for us to do a few plumbing repairs? Thanks in advance and keep up the awesome vids!! Hopefully we will see you soon along the way!

  71. Sovereignty Quest

    Sovereignty QuestYear ago

    @Eamon & Bec Did you have any trouble finding other spots to boondock in the San Diego area? We've heard it can be tricky. Can you tell us some of the spots you stayed when kicked out of Fiesta Island? Hoping you are loving Baja! I am doing major research to decide if we will go to Baja or just hit the border to Mexico from Arizona, as originally planned. We really want to check out Baja! 😁

  72. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    That’s awesome you guys! Sounds like quite the adventure. We were kicked off Fiesta Island a few nights (mostly over the weekends) so we can’t say for certain that you’d have no issues. It is however really nice to park there for the day and clean up the bus/do some quick repairs as there’s lots of wide open space!

  73. Donna Michaels

    Donna MichaelsYear ago

    Got here loved but I loved the swap :)

  74. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    Haha the swap was a TON of fun! Glad you enjoyed Donna ❤️

  75. Kelsey Rogers

    Kelsey RogersYear ago

    House swap!!

  76. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    We did and it’s live Kelsey!!

  77. Timebandit RvTravels

    Timebandit RvTravelsYear ago

    I want to run with you all and try all that weird food you eat

  78. Kodey Whitewolf

    Kodey WhitewolfYear ago

    morning What an awesome place to hang out Love the drone Love oceans Fun times for sure with good friends

  79. Myk Legue

    Myk LegueYear ago

    when you win the lottery: damn that looks like a luxury way to travel!!

  80. Sindia Torres

    Sindia TorresYear ago

    I’m throwing this out there !! I went to your website to buy chaiwala, but before I make the purchase ; how do you make it ?

  81. P Davis

    P DavisYear ago

    Hi guys have you tried your Trader Joe’s vegan chorizo in Mac n Cheese.❤️

  82. Meggie Spaghetti

    Meggie SpaghettiYear ago

    I live for those jalapeño stuffed olives. The almond ones are great too!

  83. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    Oo we'll have to add those to our next grocery shop list❤️️

  84. focke wulf

    focke wulfYear ago

    i live near the border and can not figure out why anyone would want to go to Mexico

  85. focke wulf

    focke wulfYear ago

    @Eamon & Bec had a friend of mine say the same thing ...until he was arrested and sent to a mexican prison on trumped up charges he spent almost a year down there, and lost everything he had, so good luck to you but IMO your putting your life at risk when you go south of the border, but to each his own

  86. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    Funny because we've been asking the opposite question to the locals! How could you not want to explore this beautiful country?!?

  87. Arthur Castle

    Arthur CastleYear ago

    Welcome to my neighborhood! Got some time for coffee?

  88. ちゃんこめ

    ちゃんこめYear ago

    NICE‼︎ I came to watch it from Instagram♪

  89. Bretzky

    BretzkyYear ago

    Go Padres. Signing Manny Machado.

  90. Melissa Bargher

    Melissa BargherYear ago

    Totally would have to agree that ya are living a good life!!! I’m happy for ya.

  91. WanderNiki

    WanderNikiYear ago

    Ohhh my gosh a big YAAAASSSS for the swap !!!!!!

  92. kc lee

    kc leeYear ago

    Pleaseeee do that swap!

  93. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    Stay tuned for tomorrow's video Kasie ;)

  94. kc lee

    kc leeYear ago

    Bec and Eamon, I AM LOVING THE PODCAST. ❣️

  95. Henry F

    Henry FYear ago

    NO Free beachfront in San Diego.NO parking after3 or 4 on Fiesta Island ever.

  96. Kate Rose

    Kate RoseYear ago

    Where do you get wood for the cubic mini wood stove??

  97. Kate Rose

    Kate RoseYear ago

    Eamon & Bec yay!! Can’t wait x

  98. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    You'll have to stay tuned for tomorrow's video (it's a tiny house swap) where we'll share all the ins and outs of their lifestyle with you!

  99. Rocki5pr

    Rocki5prYear ago

    Curious if their Cubic Mini is a Cub or Grizzly and how well it works for them ...

  100. Lorraine Calvert

    Lorraine CalvertYear ago

    You are headed for one of my favorite places on this planet. I am so at home in Baja. You get all the graciousness of the Mexican people without the humidity of Mexico proper. Have been going there since the late 80's and have seen it change so much. Stay out of Cabo now, but plenty of great towns to visit. Was just there in November and really wanted to stay this time.

  101. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    Ahhh amazing!! We are heading out in the next two days so it's great to hear something so positive before we cross the border. Thanks Lorraine xx

  102. Your Majesty

    Your MajestyYear ago

    Switch!! That would be sweet!! I'm at a toss up between bus and van.

  103. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    Stay tuned for tomorrow's video ;);)

  104. Andreas Schmidt

    Andreas SchmidtYear ago

    which music is playing at 6.54 ???

  105. N G

    N GYear ago

    You were in my city!!!! Awwwww!!

  106. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    We've been loving our time in San Diego!! Thanks for having us x

  107. Vathanak Nop12

    Vathanak Nop12Year ago

    Hi guys .

  108. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago


  109. MEREDITH and PACO

    MEREDITH and PACOYear ago

    We love tio Aventura! They're awesome and I think it would be really cool to see you guys do a house swap with them! You got the thumbs up for me

  110. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    Hi Meredith and Paco! We love Chase and Maria (and their pups too). Stay tuned for tomorrow's video for a house swap ;);)

  111. Hayley Moretti

    Hayley MorettiYear ago

    La Croix for the winnnnnn! The idea of switching is genius! Can't wait to see it. Ya'll better like this vid!😍

  112. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    Thanks for voting for the tiny house swap Hayley... get EXCITED for tomorrow's video ;) ... we may or may not be living in a BUS!!

  113. Simon Kirkman

    Simon KirkmanYear ago

    Where do you get your exhaust fan on ceiling

  114. Simon Kirkman

    Simon KirkmanYear ago

    Where do you get your exhaust fan on ceiling

  115. Tiny House Life

    Tiny House LifeYear ago

    Love you guys!!!

  116. Tiny House Life

    Tiny House LifeYear ago

    @Eamon & Bec So much Respect!!

  117. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    Lots of love right back at you!!

  118. tigre2299

    tigre2299Year ago

    house swap! awesome idea! can't wait to watch that! :)

  119. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    Get excited for tomorrow's video!!!! 😃😃😃

  120. Melissa Hankoff

    Melissa HankoffYear ago

    San Diego is my FAVORITE❣️ Try and take Hwy 1 even up to Encinitas, Del Mar...BEAUTIFUL 😍

  121. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    We went up that way a few nights ago I believe! Thanks for the tips Melissa x

  122. StarFlower99654

    StarFlower99654Year ago

    I drink La Croix, but coconut is one of the yuck flavors for me. I tend to like lime, raspberry, orange and a couple others. I love all the room in that big bus, but would be freaked having to drive it. LOL

  123. Hayden Kendall

    Hayden KendallYear ago

    Please stop doing cringey couple shit on camera. I can’t be the only person who’s skin crawls when you try to be cute and talk to each other like babies. I feel like I’m watching a minimal millennials video.

  124. Marilina Noel Perez

    Marilina Noel PerezYear ago

    1:00 to 2:17 I CAN'T! 🥺🙈 YOU ARE SO CUTE! 🥰🥰🥰 BESOS FROM ARGENTINA!

  125. Richard & Elizabeth

    Richard & ElizabethYear ago

    Do ittt! You guys better switch. The shower alone is worth it. I, Elizabeth, can attest. Love you all!🚌🙌♥️ #buslife

  126. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecYear ago

    Richard & Elizabeth haha we’re in the midst of a switcharoo right now and we’re about to step into the shower 😍😍😍

  127. Adelaide Fisher

    Adelaide FisherYear ago

    San Fran is so at the top of our git list when the conversion is complete!