Tales from the Road: August and September 2018


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What’s new this month on FarOutRide.com?


1- New Articles


2- Another great addition to the Electrical System article: the CUSTOMIZATION WIZARD!

A few clicks and you have a fully functional electrical system customized to YOUR needs. It’s a HUGE shortcut that will save you dozens and dozens of hours (trust us). It doesn’t get easier than this… Yep, we work hard so you can play hard 🙂



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3- Vanlife Actual Cost
VanLife Actual Cost
August 2018 Sept 2018
Auto Insurance $136 $133
Gas & Fuel $545 $492
Alcohol & Bars $246 $386
Groceries $714 $567
Restaurants $281 $276
Travel Medical Insurance (complementary to free Canadian medicare) $202 $182
Activities $295 $65
Campground $119 $0
Everything Else

(cell, internet, Netflix, pharmacy, etc)

$373 $374

TOTAL (2 people)                  (excluding mtb gear/maintenance)

$2910 (USD)  $2476  (USD)

Previous months here: faroutride.com/vanlife-actual-cost



Tales from the Road

August & September Map:


So where were we last time we spoke? Oh yeah: Antoine was benched because of its shoulder injury and Isabelle was getting pretty darn good at riding her “local” Squamish/Whistler trails…

Girl Mountain Biking Whistler


Annnnnnd it continues this month, except when you’re in mountain biking paradise, friends come to visit you (and also take the opportunity to ride…) 🙂

Women riding mountain bike Whistler

Nath easily clearing EVERYTHING on Rupert, Squamish.


Squamish Meadow of the Grizzly Mountain Biking.jpeg

Lower, longer and slacker butt. Meadow of the Grizzly, Squamish.


We’re about to celebrate our first “vanniversary” and while we’re having the time of our life, family is constantly on our mind. We were super excited that Antoine’s dad and nephew came spend 10 day with us!

Surfing Action Tofino

Family portrait.


Family Portrait Wedding

Family portrait, take II.


Whistler Mountain Bike Young Rider

Introducing my nephew to mountain biking! I wish my first ride was in Whistler too…


After 5 months spent in Squamish/Whistler/Pemberton, there’s no doubt about it: we’re in love with that place. But for now we have a home on wheels, so it’s time to take advantage of that and drive to Oregon to meet friends from back home:




Minivan Van Dwelling

The setup.


Sandy Ridge Oregon

Catching our breath at Sandy Ridge, Oregon.


Ghetto Bike Stand

Improvising a work stand for bleeding the XT…


When in Bend:

Free Beer Faroutride

Sorry people, it’s been claimed already!









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Hello! We’re Isabelle and Antoine 🙂 In 2017 we sold our house (and everything in it), quit our engineering careers and moved into our self built campervan. We’ve been on the road since then and every day is an opportunity for a new adventure; we’re chasing our dreams and hopefully it inspires others to do the same!



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