Hello! My name is Bert, and I reside in beautiful Southern California. I travel in a custom-built Ford Transit 250 van that I’ve dubbed “Ernie.” Like most van lifers, I grew weary of the 9–5 routine and wanted to travel to experience what the nation offers. From Canada to Baja, I’ve mostly traveled up and down the west coast, experiencing amazing adventures and meeting some of the most incredible people. My experiences are shared on SoCalVanLife.com, where I assist other van lifers and travelers in finding the best excursions in Southern California and around our great nation.  


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Bridge to Nowhere

Previous Next Overview: Hiking to the Bridge to Nowhere is a fantastic option for van or RV nomads wishing to get out of the city

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Vasquez Rocks

Overview: Vasquez Rocks is located in the high desert near Agua Dulce Springs and feature spectacular rock formations and a seasonal stream.  The park is

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Avila Sea Caves

Previous Next Overview Avila Sea Caves is located south of Avril Beach and is a wonderful place to park your van and spend the day

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