Day In The Life | Vanlife Hawaii

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    We are a family of four (the two of us & our two cats).... we loooove our animals, can ya tell? ;) We have been living in a bus conversion for a year and a half, and it has been the time of our life!! After traveling in our first tiny house on wheels for a year, we decided to move on to a new vehicle due to the limitations of that bus home. We're from Colorado, and even though our bus was a 7.5L International Turbo Diesel.. it's age (1995) and lack of suspension made it challenging to visit many places in the Rocky Mountains and in similar high altitude environments. After much deliberation we decided to sell our bus and move to Maui to try out #BusLife on an island for a few months. We're currently still in the midst of this adventure, but plan to return to the states and continue traveling very soon. We honestly thought that we needed to be grounded after a year of traveling, but being planted in Maui has made a couple things abundantly clear to us. Number One - We LOVE this #BusLife #Vanlife community and miss the freedom it allowed us. And Two - Perspective is everything. All the "difficulties" of living and traveling on the road full time pale in comparison to the actual experience that it provides. Adventure, peace, solitude and freedom to choose our days, our lives, for ourselves. it's a beautiful thing. thank you so much for watching our videos and being a part of our journey :)

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Comments • 116

  • XxPasteldogxX
    XxPasteldogxX 13 days ago +3

    I have dreaming to live in a van since 6. I'm 10 now. Should I start saving up money now so for later I can buy a van!

  • C.L Strife
    C.L Strife Month ago

    I am a native Oahuan (native hawaiian who lives on Oahu) and i wasn't surprised to see how far you had to drive to Costco since its the same for me as well. Lol anyways I hope you guys stay safe and sending Aloha to you lot.

  • Ravi Tyagi
    Ravi Tyagi Month ago

    Y does nerdy guys get sexy girls

  • Ana
    Ana 2 months ago

    How do you find spots to park? or how does that work?

  • jun dela cruz
    jun dela cruz 3 months ago

    Kudos to both of u for living the life you love! Such a lifestyle may entail much compromise on material stuff and comfort but hey its just all in the mind. Enjoy living guys!

  • Edsel Atienza
    Edsel Atienza 3 months ago

    Can you all do vanlife here in Philippines?

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  3 months ago +1

      I'm not sure! You should find out and let us know :)

  • tube of life
    tube of life 4 months ago

    Who want to live in a van?

  • Guy
    Guy 7 months ago

    Nice lifestyle. How do you get money though?

  • randy hines
    randy hines 9 months ago

    stay out of the left lane

  • Aarshi Dikshit
    Aarshi Dikshit 9 months ago

    Can u please do a tattoo video.. I am kinda in love with your tattoos

  • Tech Connect
    Tech Connect 9 months ago

    I love this video. I like that you show the good and the bad. That makes it more even more real. I'd love to see a van tour but you may have done one already . This is the first video I"ve watched from your channel. Also I'd love to see you visit Hana and stay for a few days and explore some of the hikes and beaches along the way. i love Maui. Great video you guys.

  • robert craig
    robert craig 9 months ago


  • Brian Clarke
    Brian Clarke 9 months ago

    If your looking for new ways to make hits then try the provocative route , your click bait butt shot seemed to rocket your views but dont over use it . We love the nature , the chats , the whole mobile life and especially the eye candy ! just keep it real !!!

  • Jamey Zell
    Jamey Zell 9 months ago +1

    Might want to say... Like, share, subscribe and click the little bell to be notified... ;-)

    • Jamey Zell
      Jamey Zell 9 months ago

      @Living ZEAL You two are quite welcome... Just trying to help and I'm enjoying your video's. ;-)

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  9 months ago

      Thanks, Jamey :)

  • Linda Tolliver
    Linda Tolliver 9 months ago

    I'm new to your channel and was wondering what keeps your cats from running out an open door or window. I have a cat I hope to take with me on my next trip in my vintage Airstream and I'm terrified she might get out and run off and hide (she gets scared in new places and if strangers come up. You guys are so brave to try new things and new and far away places.

  • David harrell
    David harrell 9 months ago +1

    10k, great!!!👍 I just subscribed & started watching- you 2 are cool👍🙌😎

  • The VanJoy
    The VanJoy 9 months ago

    I love it when men pimp their girlfriends half naked bodies for money! Yay go girl

    • American Writer
      American Writer 2 months ago +1

      @Living ZEAL You're fantastic and I love your videos and how you dress/look. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the human body. Vanjoy is just trying to control what you do by shaming you. You haven't done a thing wrong so don't worry about it. She's being envious and controlling.

    • The VanJoy
      The VanJoy 9 months ago

      I am just tired of woman using their half naked bodies to get views. It has nothing to do with you being comfortable with your body. Im glad you like yourself and take care of your health. Thats awesome i just think there could be some humble less sexualized way to show it. If you dont understand what im saying im sorry.

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  9 months ago +1

      Men pimping? What are you even talking about?! We live in Hawaii, we always wear our swim suits, we were at the beach lol. this thumbnail was entirely my creation (Zaynah) I’m comfortable with my body and don’t understand where you are coming from. Please don’t assume, Please.

  • Brenson John
    Brenson John 9 months ago +2

    Wow just passed West Virginia this morning keep up the great post from South Carolina

  • stella butler
    stella butler 9 months ago

    How u guys charge your gadgets

  • Jim Willson
    Jim Willson 10 months ago

    Holy cat shits...don't you clean it?.

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago

      Wait.... you’re suppose to cleans those things?! Jk of course we do but she dropped a fresh one while we were in Walmart, no amount of cleaning would have saved us from that......

  • KenKaiOKC
    KenKaiOKC 10 months ago

    How are y’all liking the smaller bus ? .. if you were about to take on the task of building your first one as I am , which size would you suggest.

  • Nick Stark
    Nick Stark 10 months ago +4

    Chad, can I please send you a razor?

  • JKPinPDX
    JKPinPDX 10 months ago

    So are you shooting at 60fps? What camera gear are you CURRENTLY using now, Your videos are CRISPY'r than usual.

  • Mile High Marketing Guy
    Mile High Marketing Guy 10 months ago

    Sweeeeeeet! Do you by chance recommend any good LUTS for editing in post production? I just got the Mavic Pro 2 and I'm excited to see how the footage turns out! I'm trying to find some great LUTS for the drone footage. 😀

  • Robert J Baumgartner
    Robert J Baumgartner 10 months ago +2

    Did you folks buy your bus in Maui or transport it there from elsewhere?
    What is its history?

  • Don Brackenreg
    Don Brackenreg 10 months ago +1

    Hey girl, I noticed you not wearing you seat belt. It has been compulsory in Australia since the 1960s so it's good to be grounded. If an idiot runs head on into your bus, you would be through the windscreen in a flash. If there is an air bag in front of you, with your feet up on the seat, your legs would be pulverized when the air bag goes off. PLEASE PLEASE - take care so you can do something like becoming a mommy.

  • Joshua Willis
    Joshua Willis 10 months ago

    Congrats on the 10K subs

  • Simple life
    Simple life 10 months ago

    Keep it up you guys and a baby will just add more light

  • Robin Lawson
    Robin Lawson 10 months ago


  • hdjohnk
    hdjohnk 10 months ago


  • shabbir dana
    shabbir dana 10 months ago +1

    Having a baby in a van would be most graceful thing

    • shabbir dana
      shabbir dana 10 months ago

      I mean love to

    • shabbir dana
      shabbir dana 10 months ago

      I would live to see the baby born in the van

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago

      graceful or disgraceful?? haha either way, to each their own friend!

  • LeAnna Estep
    LeAnna Estep 10 months ago

    You know, we've had a similar experience in that we get along much better in our 25' RV than we ever did in a 3 bedroom house. And, while we aren't quite throwing in the traveling towel just yet, after 15 years we are having to take time to stay in one place and deal with some health issues. But we've discussed it, and we both agree that we've been happy in our home for a long time. So, while the wheels on our bus might not be going round and round right now, it's still our home and we love it.
    And P.S. (I say this to EVERYONE considering having children) feel free to name that sweet baby after me. I won't mind one little bit. lol

    • LeAnna Estep
      LeAnna Estep 10 months ago

      @Living ZEAL, thank you, I appreciate that.

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago +1

      I read your Facebook post, LeAnna -- sorry I didn't comment. I'm sorry to hear about your husbands health situation, but I'm sending lots of love your way ~ and buslife is #buslife regardless if your wheels are moving or not :)

  • Sarah Beth Breck
    Sarah Beth Breck 10 months ago +2

    Thanks for the weather/ seasonal information.. Loved that you parked and slept at the beach..

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago

      Thanks for watching, Sarah :) sending lots of love your way ~

  • Velvet sky
    Velvet sky 10 months ago +1

    Congrats I’m so happy for you guys!!! 🎉🍾 can’t wait for more videos from you guys!!!

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago

      Thanks so much!!! Your comments are so lovely always, we really appreciate your kindness and support :)

  • Josie Richardson
    Josie Richardson 10 months ago

    i love you guys. but I honestly almost didn't click on this video because of the thumbnails. the actual footage of you doing yoga was much more artistic and beautiful.
    but Chad did make me laugh about 6:47 talking about not being glamorous with his zipper down :P
    you guys are real, and that's what resonates.
    sending love

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago

      Thanks for your input, Josie! Sending love your way too :)

  • Johnny Mullet
    Johnny Mullet 10 months ago +2

    Love the Red Green duct tape fix! You guys make my day!

  • Skye Quast
    Skye Quast 10 months ago +1


    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago +1

      Thanks for watching and commenting, Skye :) sending lots of love to TN!

  • rustytr
    rustytr 10 months ago +1

    I have 4 kids but I'd never do it again knowing what I know about the world and the psychopaths running it and listening to podcasts with former education secretarys and what the real reason for school is. No way, good luck to you all though! 😁

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago +1

      Haha we're going to risk it, but there are a lot of scary and lost individuals running around out there... so we feel you on that!

  • Maddy Maddox
    Maddy Maddox 10 months ago +1

    What was your most subs ever?

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago +2

      I think we're currently at 10,130 and that's the most we've ever had haha we're super grateful to everyone participating in our journey :) thanks for watching, Maddy!

  • free tob
    free tob 10 months ago +1

    Zippers Down HA !!!

    • ken j
      ken j 10 months ago

      Maybe they were having fun, before they filmed. Hahaha. Cheers.

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago

      oooooh you caught that.. whoops... lol....**walk of shame**

  • KrisH
    KrisH 10 months ago +2

    Great vid kids. Your "Compromise" part for me was very real. Bus life to me is what size bus would be the best for what you want to do with it. Travel the world? VW camper van. Live with all the comfort of home? Build a 40ft school bus. Travel North America? a smaller bus. Depends on how much material things you want to get away from. Personally, Im getting old and I am disabled so I would love to spend the rest of my years boondocking in all the places I had to drive by as a truck driver just in this great country alone. And being as I am disabled now, with a lot of creature comforts. If I would have had the guts to do this when I was your age, I would have been in that VW camper van driving the whole world. Its people like you two and others that I follow on RUclip that lets me live vicariously through you all, and in each style of "Size & Comfort" you can imagine. Fair seas and following winds to you both! Kris.

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago +1

      Kris! Chad & I just read this comment hear together, your words & perspective are so lovely. It confirms to us what we have always felt - that doing this while we're young is the time to do it. So many near your age have told us the same thing... to enjoy our youth, to see this beautiful planet in whatever capacity mama earth wants to share with us.

      it's so beautiful. and we're SO grateful to be living the life we are living. thank you for helping to help us remain mindful and present during this time.

      you sound like you have one heck of a story, even passing through those towns as a trucker. we would love to hear more about your story, Kris. Thank you for sharing, watching and commenting :)

      sending you all our love
      ~ currently from maui

  • Jessie Aucoin
    Jessie Aucoin 10 months ago +1

    Love ya guys. so glad to see yall are getting to travel in the bus ! 🏝️🏞️🌋🚌

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago

      we're soooo happy about it!! Thanks for watching, Jessie :)

  • Jessie Aucoin
    Jessie Aucoin 10 months ago +1

    Lmfao Chad Face 😂

  • I AM A Freelander
    I AM A Freelander 10 months ago +2

    Lesson no. 1 always find camp site while you have day light.

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago

      yeeeeah, we haven't been on the road for a few months.. lesson learned!!

  • Ronald Sauber
    Ronald Sauber 10 months ago +20

    Never go shopping on an empty stomach, when I do I get home with 10lbs of snack food and no meals

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago +1

      Hahahahahaha so true! 🤭 and we did lol

  • Bus Life Possible
    Bus Life Possible 10 months ago +1

    What is our cell phone carrier and do you pay additional for the hotspotting ability? PS The Office is the best show ever.

  • beach Life
    beach Life 10 months ago +2

    Night video too

    • beach Life
      beach Life 10 months ago

      Thanks you 2 , love both of you

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago +3

      You got it, you were the second request for that so we’re going to do it next. Look for a nightly routine video this sat 😊🤙🏼

  • Amy Hatfield
    Amy Hatfield 10 months ago

    I so appreciate you answering me back not many people I’m subscribed to answer so thank u !! Also I want to do the patron and support you guys because you are the best !! So I can listen to pod casts so do I go to “about” on your channel and use my debit card ? Please help 🙃

  • Olga  Silva
    Olga Silva 10 months ago +6

    Congrats on the 10k subs. Can't wait for more videos!

  • Gail
    Gail 10 months ago +11

    I'd like to see a night video of you guys hanging out in the bus. Just to get an idea of the lighting when it's pitch black out...

  • Sala_13
    Sala_13 10 months ago +11

    You can find back up sensor kits for about $20 that would help prevent future mishaps. A back up camera and sensors make backing my heavy duty pickup into a parking space effortless.

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago +5

      Almost hate to admit that we already have a backup camera..... ahem....

  • vantastic voyage
    vantastic voyage 10 months ago +4

    Millennials? Lol🤣 when I was a kid, back in 1862, we lived in a converted school bus, a box truck, and an old Lincoln limo.

    • vantastic voyage
      vantastic voyage 10 months ago +2

      @Living ZEAL 😂not that old but close 🤣

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago +3

      Woah 1862 you’re ancient lol I know, that’s why I quickly also added the demographic of older people who want to release themselves from the burden of a mortgage. ;) thanks for the comment “old friend” 😊🤙🏼

  • Jynxie Wavemaiden
    Jynxie Wavemaiden 10 months ago +1

    Get some Bondo and fiberglass on that bumper asap.

    • Jynxie Wavemaiden
      Jynxie Wavemaiden 10 months ago

      Living ZEAL we're getting by. Let me know if you need advice on using that stuff. I'm old hat at it. I've used it for decades and even used it at a factory I used to work at where we made pumps that moved the water for the resort Atlantis.

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago

      thanks for the suggestion, Jynxie! I hope you and your family are all well :)

  • Irene Burke
    Irene Burke 10 months ago +1

    I know you promote patreon alot but doesn't it bother you that they take 10 percent of your donations? If your patrons would just deposit the money into your paypal account, you would recieve 100 percent. I understand you want to give the patrons extra. However seems to me you have great content in your vids. Just a thought. I'm not trying to be mean or rude.

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago +6

      They actually only take 5%, but yes I see what you're saying. I guess we hate people saying that we're e-beggers so we wanted a way to offer value in exchange for contributions, rather than just seeking out donations.

      The back end of patreon is really incredible, I know their team puts in a lot of work to be able to host creators, so that 5% cut is a way for us to be able to pay it forward and ensure their team gets paid for the work they do too.

      I appreciate your input, Irene! We know you're always well intentioned:)

  • Aloha Andy
    Aloha Andy 10 months ago +1

    I usually try not to read the comment section ! Good videos I have subscribed. Have you guys had any problems with overnight parking on Maui?

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago +1

      We actually live in upcountry Kula most of the time doing a work exchange to be able to park here, so we haven't tried street camping overnight many times... usually we go to the national parks or camping areas. It's definitely not super easy camping here though... thanks for the sub & thanks for enjoying our videos!

  • dugc
    dugc 10 months ago +7

    Great video. You asked for suggestions on future content. Just keep doing what got you to 10K. Just set up the go pro, be yourselves, do what you do in a day, minimal editing, both in sound a video. Just go with the flow. Keep it real, keep it raw. Keep the outtakes. We are all human and most of us screw things up many times a day. Nice that you got to travel. Beautiful spot to spend the night (tree and all). Chad USE that backup camera, they really work, once you get used to them. Love your vids, love your bus, love your cats, love your flurps, love you guys. Congrats on 10k. Beautiful people. Live zealously! 💖☮😍🚐🌴🥑💖

    • dugc
      dugc 10 months ago

      You are sooooooo welcome!💖😍@Living ZEAL

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago +1

      Love all of this. Consider it heard, heard and heard! :) love ya, Dug. Thank you for your new patreon support as well :)

  • misu chan
    misu chan 10 months ago +3

    love you guys!!!!

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago +1

      love you too! :) thank you for watching ~

  • Chef Santa's CulinaryTravels

    Congratulations 10 K Nice OK To the video This one has been The best video You guys have put on In a while . The photography was great , The subject content Was on point . And I guess you really love that Second seat in the front Sing at the last time you used to have to sit in the back of the bus . Take care Stay strong Peace Chef 🎅
    BTW I'm going Tuesday Go look at a bus I think it's gonna be the bus I'm gonna get It's a 30 foot International Some of the build out already done . And it's got a satellite on top Already . The fun is just getting started 🚍🚌👍😁🎉

  • Amy Hatfield
    Amy Hatfield 10 months ago +2

    What’s the time difference from Byron Illinois to where you guys are at? Love your channel so glad I’m subscribed!!! ❣️thank u for making these videos and your hard work u put into them I greatly appreciate it!!!

    • Amy Hatfield
      Amy Hatfield 10 months ago

      Don Brackenreg thank you didnt think of that

    • Don Brackenreg
      Don Brackenreg 10 months ago +1

      You can look up the time zones on a world clock.

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago +1

      we've never been to byron illinois so i'm not really sure :) but next time we're driving through I'll make sure to take a look and compare/contrast it to maui :)

  • Amy Hatfield
    Amy Hatfield 10 months ago +2

    So glad u guys made another video been waiting ! And how do I get to patron I go to like about you guys and it won’t let me

    • Living ZEAL
      Living ZEAL  10 months ago

      hey there, Amy! thanks for watching and enjoying our new video :) we appreciate your loving support! Also if you're interested in contributing to us on patreon to get exclusive content you can go here