In a world driven by wanderlust, the allure of the open road calls to adventurers of all ages. For older solo women travelers, the idea of embarking on a van life journey might seem both exhilarating and daunting. But fear not, for this comprehensive guide is tailored to empower you to hit the road with confidence, addressing your concerns and equipping you with practical tips for a safe, enjoyable, and enriching van life experience.


I came up with these 5 GOLDEN KEYS while on one of my latest van life adventures. Embracing these keys as a daily practice has the potential to change your life. I want to gift you with the workbook that I wrote to use as a guide to unlocking a new kind of purpose, joy and fulfillment that I discovered while traveling. 

Overcoming Fears

Starting any journey begins with conquering your fears. The road ahead might seem uncertain, but embracing the unknown is where the true magic lies. Acknowledge your apprehensions, visualize success, and connect with a supportive community of fellow travelers to exchange experiences and advice. 

A wonderful resource community for you to join for free is the website

Boondocking: Finding Serenity Amidst Nature

Boondocking, or camping off the grid, can be one of the most rewarding aspects of van life. Research and identify safe and legal boondocking spots beforehand. Utilize apps and websites like Campendium and iOverlander to locate secluded yet secure locations. Remember to respect nature, pack out your trash, and follow Leave No Trace principles.

Safety First

Prioritizing safety on the road is paramount. Opt for a well-maintained van with essential safety features. Invest in good tires and window coverings for added security. Stay connected with loved ones through regular check-ins. Trust your gut and carry a device that you will feel comfortable defending yourself using. 

Hygiene and Personal Care

Maintaining personal hygiene while on the road is achievable. Designate a hygiene kit with eco-friendly products, wet wipes, and hand sanitizers. Portable showers and pop-up privacy tents are excellent investments. Stay active to boost circulation and carry a basic first aid kit for any minor mishaps.

By putting pen to paper, you'll solidify your insights, set meaningful goals, and have a tangible roadmap to embrace your best days yet. The 5 Golden Keys workbook will help you adopt a purposeful routine. Click the link above so I can send you the download to print.

5 golden keys to a fulfillment workbook

Navigating Health Concerns

Prior to setting off, consult your healthcare provider for a thorough check-up. Carry necessary medications, a first aid kit, and a copy of your medical records. Stay hydrated, eat well, and make time for regular exercise to ensure your well-being throughout the journey.

Embracing Digital Nomadism

If you're considering working while traveling, explore digital nomad opportunities. Carry necessary tech gear, invest in solar chargers, and research locations with reliable internet connectivity. Co-working spaces in urban areas can provide a temporary haven for productivity.

The Pathfinder Incubator

The Pathfinder Incubator is designed for solo female adventurers who are looking for a way to shift gears from relying on social security to embracing financial freedom.  It's where you will chart your path toward living the passion-rich, purpose-driven life you desire.



In Conclusion:

Van life offers a unique chance for older solo women travelers to embrace freedom, explore new horizons, and create unforgettable memories. With proper planning, a safety-first mindset, and a willingness to embrace the unknown, you can embark on a journey that redefines your sense of adventure.

Question of the Day

What's the one destination you've always dreamed of exploring during your van life adventure?

I'd love to hear about the steps you plan to take to make that dream a realiy.  Share your thoughts and tangible ideas in the comments below!

Elaine Lombardi CHHC
Elaine Lombardi CHHC

I hope you enjoyed this episode and that you got value from it. Your time is precious to me and I pride myself in sharing purposeful information for you to explore. I'm looking forward to reading your COMMENTS for this episode's question.

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