A Day in VanLife: Seattle

A Day in VanLife: Seattle

An average Sunday for me. I always enjoy a visit to Storyville Coffee. And a quick trip to Lake Washington was very enjoyable. Also I give a recommendation about a vanlife essential.
For those of you who know the area, yes I did stop to pay respect to Bruce and Brandon Lee but I didn’t get a chance to do the same for Jimmy.


  1. Timothy Keller Vandweller on May 13, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    Great tips on the towels. I’ve been using micro fiber cheapos from Walmart and they work adequately. .. dry fast. – Towel Talk with Timmy. πŸ˜‚β˜ΊπŸ˜ƒ

  2. Yann Kitson on May 13, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    I’ve started using the micro fibre cloths normally used for dusting and car washing. They are very quick to dry after use and while you use them they hold water well and the rinse well and they can also be used as towels.

  3. Kat cankan on May 13, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    You can hand sew a hang loop on the other towels πŸ˜€

  4. Island Sun on May 13, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    I demand a refund on your video. The end was cut off. Now I don’t know what you had with your cake. Anyways it’s little things in life that make a difference. I use to buy the big luxurious thick towels and hated them but then I got thinner towels and they’re quicker to dry off with and they make it easy to hold hair up in after a shower. I like the way you video. You capture scenery beautifully. Most people scan the camera so fast you get dizzy. You go to interesting places.

  5. Live Free or Die on May 13, 2022 at 9:03 pm


  6. chitlinray on May 13, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Jimmy’s still around, he’s a VOO DOO CHILD

  7. Rick L on May 13, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Tx for the tip on high top parking. I lean toward the PMC but at 61 y/o & 5′ 11" I wonder if I need standing room. However much like you I will probably spend a good deal of time in the city so parking limitations could be a major consideration.

  8. Logan Montgomery on May 13, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    That car in the video would be a"squareback"

  9. Caravan Carolyn on May 13, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    You should have gone with me to Ikea!

  10. Larry Kramer on May 13, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    Great mappage– again. And Suzi Homemaker comments on towels at no extra cost. Good stuff. I will try your soap as I am sure that the goo in pump bottles at my health club (sounds better than "gym") is bad for my largest organ (skin).

  11. 4321 Dud on May 13, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Mr. Static, I was wondering why you said something about never wanting a high top van, now I know. By the way, you mentioned something about urban camping in San Diego. Just out of curiosity, what’s up with San Diego and urban camping?

  12. Linescrew1 on May 13, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    I click on the video..what is the advertisement for? Nespresso Coffee! (can’t make this up!)

  13. White Duck on May 13, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Have you checked out Jack Block park on Alki? Even on a busy Alki weekend it’s very quiet.

  14. Jim Co on May 13, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Thanks, well done video.

  15. lakelizard on May 13, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Dr Bronners is some good stuff. Washington is beautiful. Between you and NW Granny’s channel I’m learning a lot about Washington. Did you just have to mention carrot cake?! Now you’ve activated my sweet tooth. LOL

  16. Ron Van Dorsselaer on May 13, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    The walk in the park was nice. I like seeing new places. Under ground parking does look like a van dwellers nightmare, even for your van. Thanks for the stroll in the park. πŸ™‚

  17. H.B's Faithful Servant on May 13, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Thanks Scott, I’m going to try the soap you mention :- ) I won’t be trying the ‘Nespresso’ advertised at the start and end of your vlog!! Yours is a ‘great coffee’ channel… the nerve of YouTube wedging you between crap, vile exploitation :- )

  18. Webb Trekker on May 13, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Did you climb the water tower? Use to be a nice view.
    Madrona has a world class restaurant called St. Clouds on 34th and E. Union. Fantastic food plus music 6 days a week. Music varies by the day of week. Better make a reservation. Family friendly!
    Happy to see you found Bruce and Brandon. I met Bruce when I was in High School. He made a point of talking to all us guys in the Lettermans Club and shook each of our hands. This was long before he became famous.
    Thanks for the tip on the cloths.

  19. Sharon K on May 13, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Now we know your "secret" to slim and trim, 2 bites of a delicious cake and you are full, then forget it exists….sweet tooth goals!

  20. Act9 on May 13, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Thanks for the tips…
    Did you check out Kerry park on Queen Ann hill? Famous views of the city…

  21. Cyn Ho on May 13, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Hope you got some of Ikea’s Frakta 19 gal Shopping Bags – they nearly doubled in price recently to $1.49 but worth every penny!

  22. Glo Shafer on May 13, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Nice IKEA towels. I have several colors of the thin bath and hand towels. They absorb well,, dry fast, and the hang loop is a handy plus.

  23. Julie Gage on May 13, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Hey, thanks for the towel comparison. Right now I have too heavy a towel in our motorhome. l’ll check these out. I’m in the process of trying to pick a gym membership and would like to know if you would share your choice. You are pretty much in one area but would like throughout US. Thanks!

  24. Blogger Gone Wild on May 13, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Do you dislike high top shoes?

  25. Leone Ranger on May 13, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    Who doesn’t love an unfinished cake discovery πŸ€—πŸ’ƒπŸΎ

  26. Jackalope Bus on May 13, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Making me miss Washington!

  27. Blue Highways Traveler on May 13, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    I used the peppermint dr bronners for the first time and i think it helped keep the bugs away. Maybe they don’t like peppermint.
    Thanks for the recommendation I like those towels with the loop.

  28. Estrella Lopez on May 13, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Are you still in Seattle? If you can help us with the wire installation? We are in Seattle , Redmond.

  29. George Sears on May 13, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    The Volkswagen brings back memories. My Dad had one, then my Mom got one (divorced) and they were sort of counterculture, I guess. Very weak motor. I looked around and I guess they were called Type III, or station wagon, or squareback.


    You always seem like a part of Seattle. When I just lived in a camper, moving around, it was hard to feel a part of anything. Ideally cities would be about people, but they seem to be about housing values and development. People end up looking for refuge, not an ongoing sense of enlightenment. Micro enlightenment. That’s all I wish for.

  30. SynergyHub on May 13, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Love Storyville Coffee .. and missed it so much now I order it in.
    BTW the reservoir on Beacon Hill when they re-did it, they lidded it and it is park on top now. They have done that to a few so far.

  31. Wildflower wind on May 13, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Some people like to use the travel towels. Very light weight and dries quickly.

  32. Van Inhalin on May 13, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    That’s why the NBA left Seattle. The players were bumping their heads in parking garages all the time

  33. vanskizzy on May 13, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    I like this format… Gives me an idea of what everyday vanlife is like.

  34. Ron Bailey on May 13, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Scott…. If the rain keeps up it won’t come down.

  35. Cheryl Anderson on May 13, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Glad you spent some time walking. I loved the scenes at the park in Seattle.

  36. KarenK73 on May 13, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Question, is the little Ram larger inside than the Ford Transit Connect?

  37. Johnny Thatcher on May 13, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    I recently went to my hometown for a visit and had the same problem with car park heights. my antenna was hitting the car park roof as I drove along,it amused me but not my elderly mother

  38. Marty Kong on May 13, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Thanks much for a day in Seattle! Old memories and first place I lived in area in ’74, Cap Hill by park and cemetary you showed.. mother-in-law’s house 2 blocks away.. Between you and Chrome, best remedy fo me watching videos of old ‘home’ Vancouver and Seattle area. Thanks again! Curious how you got the vehicle and build, not many around it seems, and just sold my Class C and traded my Caravan:( miss the van the most. Take care, stay healthy!

  39. Lily Gazou on May 13, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    If you want a break from parking garages , there are some nice places to park in Des Moinesβ€”south of the city

  40. Ck's Life and Travels on May 13, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    Great info! Thanks this all helps when your starting out.😊

  41. Dominique Trammell on May 13, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Thanks for sharing about the towels. Will try as I haven’t found a quick-dry one I like yet. Do you ever eat in the Ikea restaurant?? I usually go load up on Swedish meatballs before I tackle the massive floor space…

  42. Susan on May 13, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Thanks Scott. Great info. I bought a great fast drying Bathtowel from Amazon. One of my best items I own.
    You and Dave2D beards are growing so fast. Any plans on shaving it off for the Summer?

  43. NavMar Roaming on May 13, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    Karmann Ghia station wagon?

  44. Chunky Lee Jones on May 13, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    ….always informative and relaxing manner πŸ™‚ πŸ‘ UK

  45. Pagrator Tersot on May 13, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    I give you credit for hanging out in the city. I dont know if i could do that.

  46. RemusKingOfRome5 on May 13, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Yeah, I’d have the same problem with my van – low ceiling under ground parking – 2.1 metres max height.

  47. Lizzy Jude on May 13, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Beautiful sceneries and great tips on towels πŸ‘ but after a long work week, I have to be totally honest and just say that my favorite part of the video is your soft, soothing voice, which has totally relaxed me!😊thank you! πŸ’• πŸ‘

  48. REVEREND DAVID HAMM on May 13, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Hi Scott Great Video List I have a tip for you since you live in and out of your van I have done the Rv thing fora long time and I have to tell you as a 20 year person of the road Your Windshield and your Driver and passenger side window’s are a great source to use for drying your things you use also can be used for cooking in the heated part of the day

  49. Sarah Tree on May 13, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    I like thin towels too. There’s no Ikeia here. πŸ™ may be I can buy them online. Thanks for the nice video. πŸ™‚

  50. Mr. C on May 13, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Good info and great scenery. I’ve been away from the PNW since the early 90’s I think…. We’re planning on a move to the OR next Spring if God wills. It’ll be nice to get back out there.

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