David + I talked about "van life" for years!! We dreamt about it even before moving into our first home together (a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house) back in 2018. When the conversation about what to do for our honeymoon came up, we decided to use the two week vacation to give it a try! We wanted to see what life on the road was really like...
So, we scoured the internet for van rental companies and found Van Craft. A small business with converted camper vans available for rent and located in San Diego, California! (They also have 2 other locations in Salt Lake City, Utah and Denver, Colorado.)
It turned out that renting a converted camper van was the perfect honeymoon trip! Our Mercedes Sprinter Van came equip with everything we needed: a queen sized bed, stove and cookware, fridge, solar power, a sink, plenty of storage and we even added a portable cartridge toilet (that we actually never used out of fear for having to empty a pee container in public - YIKES). 😳 The day after our Sedona elopement, we flew to San Diego and picked up our van!! We were so excited to embark on our dream honeymoon as a married couple!!
- OUR 2 WEEK CALIFORNIA VAN LIFE ITINERARY -
San Diego - Picked up our rental van!
Carmel By the Sea
San Francisco - Where we actually cheated and stayed in a hotel for 1 night (oops...)
Golden Gate Bridge
Nevada - For a whole 30 minutes until we crossed back into California
Yosemite National Park
Anaheim - We went to Disneyland for 1 day and it might have been one of my favorite days
Joshua Tree National Park
San Diego - Said goodbye to our rental van and flew home to Alabama ☹️