Are you interested in van life organization, or just the realities of van life that aren’t seen as often as beautiful adventures? Well come clean with me and organize with me! I tidy up my minivan camper, a Toyota Sienna, in this video. In my toyota sienna camper van, life can get pretty messy!

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How I made my floor:

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What is Road Trip Brew-S-A?
To challenge myself and live life to the fullest, I am trying to reach all 50 US states while living in my minivan. In each state, I will
•go on an outdoor adventure
•get involved in a good cause
•drink a local beer

What is Beer in Beautiful Places?
Hi, I’m Maddie! Celebrating an outdoor adventure with a beer has been a long-time tradition for me, and I wanted to create a platform for like-minded folks to come together. In my videos, I cover all types of adventures and review beer! Topics include day hiking, kayaking, travel, thru-hiking, and life on the road. In short, if you would describe yourself as an outdoorist, outdoorsman, outdoorswoman, hiker trash, nomad, or dirtbag, come on along, this is the channel for you! Welcome and cheers!


  1. Ramble and Curry with Himangshu Dutta on November 9, 2022 at 8:09 am

    Great Job and I have to say it not easy but you have managed it so beautifully and shown how to organize the travel…

  2. Drivin Fool on November 9, 2022 at 8:14 am

    Very informative. I’m trying to get my nerve to start out. I purchased the exact van as you over Carvana not knowing about the HUGE second seat hardware in the floor.
    Your video on how you tore that out is exactly what I need.
    And I’m a stuff’s person with lots of clothes. So I need all the reality checks I need.

    Should I RIP out all that floor hardware and the back seats. Or try a no build for awhile and travel?
    I’m paying a fortune out living on a hotel. Gotta get apartment or go into van????

  3. The Bald and The Beautiful on November 9, 2022 at 8:17 am

    It was a good video to show the real deal! When I car camp out of my SUV for a weekend, it is hard enough to keep everything organized for that shirt period of time. Doing so everyday seems to be impossible. I’m sure you’ve accepted that already. I’d Love to hear what your thoughts are about van life so far. Are you still enjoying it as much as you did in the beginning? Are there things you miss? Thanks again for sharing your current life! I hope you are able to enjoy it to the fullest. 🙂

  4. Sherry Ann on November 9, 2022 at 8:17 am

    Get a seatcover for your driver’s seat … much more comfy.

  5. Steve Allman on November 9, 2022 at 8:17 am

    Thank for showing us the real "van" life

  6. Turf n Surf on November 9, 2022 at 8:18 am

    I can tell you are new at this, because you have way too much stuff. 1st, never store propane inside the van. 2nd, get yourself a 5lbs propane tank and save yourself some money. It gets old real quick when I need to move a bunch of stuff around to get something.

  7. Stella on November 9, 2022 at 8:18 am

    Can you make a video about how is it like to take a shower, go to rhe bathroom, bruahing ur teeth and how is it when you’re on that time of the month?

  8. Alexis Valere on November 9, 2022 at 8:24 am

    Great clean up!

  9. Jim A. on November 9, 2022 at 8:24 am

    The real deal. Thanks for telling it like it is. 👍

  10. StarsShine Rosie on November 9, 2022 at 8:24 am

    Fun video, yes this video is worth watching a second time!

  11. Susan Sharp on November 9, 2022 at 8:26 am

    Roll your cluthes. You will save space and you can see what you have easier

  12. Groove Master on November 9, 2022 at 8:26 am

    You’re an alcoholic. You need help.

  13. Wildflower wind on November 9, 2022 at 8:26 am

    Loved the video. Like to see how people handle their stuff.

  14. Peter Torres on November 9, 2022 at 8:27 am

    Yeah, I can’t imagine everyone’s adventure vehicle stays so immaculate and organized all the time. Interesting video

  15. Susan Maguire on November 9, 2022 at 8:29 am

    I always love to see what others do in their vans. It’s tough!

  16. Justin Hikes on November 9, 2022 at 8:31 am

    Maddy you keep it real! Cheers!

  17. Andrew E. on November 9, 2022 at 8:33 am

    Just put that drape over everything. Will be like it never existed…

  18. Gregory Jones on November 9, 2022 at 8:33 am

    You sure have a lot of crap!!! Quite organized in the clothing department. I have 3 net bags, shorts, tee shirts and one with socks and my pair of underwear. All stuffed, no folding.

  19. christine nightingale on November 9, 2022 at 8:36 am

    Hi Maddie. I’ve just found your channel and I’m binge watching your videos on a lazy Saturday afternoon here in North West England. I’m loving them! You are so lucky being able to do the whole of America in your car. We would give our right arms to be able to do that 😂😂😂 Keep doing what you’re doing and safe and happy travels. 😊

  20. PJ Martin on November 9, 2022 at 8:37 am

    I found it very informative!! Thank you for sharing!!

  21. Susan Tosi on November 9, 2022 at 8:38 am

    I will be retired in a year and a half(yep counting down). Is a minivan big enough? Or do you wish you went bigger?

  22. David Moulton on November 9, 2022 at 8:40 am

    Very similar as my van ..and what I do with stuff..I actually built a pine floor above van floor about 16 inches high ..I happen to have a tin of clothes,.bunch of hiking shoes, winter boots. Etc..all in bins under bed .also crap load of non perishable food under a months worth .why..don’t know I just wing it. Travel ) chill music is a must ..sooo..just the best music app in esrth😀🎶 Spotify with 1,000 + songs. On dif playlists. .mood setting .ear candy. Love your set up..I’m a little sloppier..I have 1 burn prop stove .you were born for some nomad care free fun .I can see . 😀 Ty M..

  23. Diana Verhulst on November 9, 2022 at 8:40 am

    Letting you know what I think: – I enjoyed the video very much! I may even watch it again! Your "home" is a mix of mostly organized cuteness. Everything you’re doing seems logical to me. I don’t think, however, if I were doing the van life thing, that I could have as much on my passenger side seat. You seemed to strike a pretty good balance in having the right amount of "stuff." It seems like it might take about an hour a day to keep things tidy? Also, those red rugs you’re giving away – I’d use them as floor mats in the front on the floor so that they’d be still around if I found a different use for them in the future. I’d also keep the lid to the plastic bin. I can see multi uses for it. Subscribed! 🙂

  24. Linda Marie on November 9, 2022 at 8:40 am

    Oh that was a shock from the first run thru to now it actually made me go OHOHOH!, You had your stove on the ground so I was going to share get a table but then you showed the one in the front seat. I am working on where my kitty box will be and my kitty. Dogs are much easier to travel with. But she is a great watch cat. She jerks whenever she hears something.

  25. Larry Hunter on November 9, 2022 at 8:44 am

    Great video Maddie! I prefer “real life” videos over “Instagram” videos any day. It was a great way to see how you have organized everything. Have a great week!

  26. Kimbopolo on November 9, 2022 at 8:44 am

    Another great video – entertaining and informative! Best van organization video I’ve seen yet.

  27. Coffee Traveling on November 9, 2022 at 8:46 am

    Rock and roll in da van

  28. C L on November 9, 2022 at 8:50 am

    Maybe I didnt see this and you did cover it: Fire extinguisher, co2 detector, triple A premier card, d-cell mag light (good for thumping noggins), jumper cables, and alloy tire chains for drive wheels (theyre handier than folks think) . Oh, and wheres the Yuengling or Straub lager? 🤔😀

  29. Susan Maguire on November 9, 2022 at 8:54 am

    I always love to see what others do in their vans. It’s tough!

  30. Kendal Martin on November 9, 2022 at 8:54 am

    What do you do for work while on the road?

  31. Simply Rise on November 9, 2022 at 8:54 am


  32. Matthew Helander on November 9, 2022 at 8:55 am

    Oh I’m kinda busy , very Important meeting

  33. Sherry Peterson on November 9, 2022 at 8:57 am

    Save that bubble wrap! Make a paper template to copy the shape of the window. Spritz the glass with water or windex. Wrap will stick to glass and keep cold out. Removes easily.

  34. OhioGirl419_Lynnette on November 9, 2022 at 8:58 am

    Only thing I’d change is getting curtains/window coverings that are fixed for the back as those window shades would drive me bananas out all the time. Otherwise, it’s about the same as we clean our S&B houses but on a smaller scale 🚐🚐🚐

  35. Maddyg vanlifer on November 9, 2022 at 8:58 am

    I love your YouTube videos. I marathon your videos!

  36. Maksim Outdoors on November 9, 2022 at 8:58 am

    Love seeing the actual struggle of traveling sometimes. So many channels are just rainbows and sunshine and never show anything like this, thanks for showing it all!

  37. Jesse Zickel on November 9, 2022 at 9:01 am

    Very satisfying for my OCD. 10/10 content

  38. RagtopRenee on November 9, 2022 at 9:04 am

    You can make even the drudgery tasks fun, hope you rewarded yourself with a beer, Cheers!

  39. Matt Conaway on November 9, 2022 at 9:04 am

    Looks like there’s a place for everything and everything is in its place. Nice job on sharing the reality of #vanlife! 👍

  40. Tonya Browning on November 9, 2022 at 9:08 am

    Enjoyed the video. It’s nice to see the reality of can life as much as it is to see the beauty in it.

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