Aaron and Hayden Hall of Vegan Voyagers
Hayden and Aaron Hall are the Vegan Voyagers who sold everything they owned and moved into a trailer with their 5 cats, a dog, and a silkie chicken named Brienne of Tarth. Their goals are to camp in every state, visit every National Park, and eat at as many vegan restaurants as possible along the way. Once they’ve exhausted the United States, they plan to drive South into Mexico and Central America, then continue through Europe and beyond! They don’t have plans to settle down and can’t wait to see as many countries as they can in the world during their lifetime. Read on to find out more about their fascinating adventures on the road.
Q: When did you decide to downsize, live in an RV, and travel full time?
We decided to downsize and live in an RV almost two years ago after having moved to three different states in less than two years. It became ridiculous to pay so much money to get a moving truck, put down security deposits (that we nearly always forfeited), and pay for utilities when what we really wanted to do was travel full-time. After deciding to pursue RV life, we had sold or donated everything we owned within a month and had hit the road shortly after.
Q: Is RV life expensive?
Just like anything in life, if you follow a budget, living in an RV doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, this lifestyle is allowing us to live more economically than we were living in a house and we are working on getting out of debt while traveling full-time. Of course, you could buy a million dollar rig and stay in fancy campgrounds, but it’s easy to live this way on a budget as well.
Q: How do you make a living?
We are both digital nomads and have jobs that we’re able to do remotely. Aaron is a Software Engineer whose company is completely digital and Hayden works on Vegan Voyagers content, including shooting and editing all our videos, while doing some contract work for an accounting company on the side.
Brienne – Pecan Park Football
Q: What is it like living in a tiny space and being constantly on the road?
It is surprisingly easy to adjust to living in a tiny space. We had moved out of a 2,200 sq ft home into under 400 sq ft and we’ve never been happier. Not having the burden of having so much stuff has made our lives so much easier and we wouldn’t trade this lifestyle in for anything. We’ve absolutely embraced the minimalist culture and have found that we no longer feel the need to own “things.” Instead, we focus more on experiences, as that is what makes us the happiest in life.
The kitchen after the RV renovations
Q: How has RV life changed you?
Living in an RV has forced us to become minimalists, which we’ve fully embraced. We love spending our time out in nature and we also love trying new vegan restaurants. Overall, we’re much happier people and we love the fact that we are exploring new places every week.
Boo and Jack - Joshua Tree
Q: Tell us about one of your most memorable experiences on the road.
We have visited some truly amazing places and we’d have to say our favorite was camping right on the ocean at Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys. One of the best perks that this lifestyle allows, is that we get to chase the seasons and we can winter in Florida and spend the summers in the North. We’re constantly chasing the sun!
Bahia Honda State Park
Lulu & Aaron - Grand Canyon
Q: What would you say are the best things about living in an RV?
The best part about living in an RV would have to be the freedom that this lifestyle allows. We move campgrounds every 2 weeks and we have the flexibility to drive wherever we want to at any given time. While we have a general schedule mapped out for the next 5 years, we can change directions if anything pops up. Our only constraint is the need for wifi in order to work.
Double rainbow - Lake Pleasant
Q: Can you name some of the most vegan-friendly places you have visited?
It’s amazing how many vegan options have popped up all over this country and major cities, like Los Angeles & New York have become hubs for vegan food. However, some lesser-known places are also quietly becoming vegan meccas like Asheville, NC and Chattanooga, TN. However, we’d have to say that our favorite city is Las Vegas because we can eat the chick’n and waffles at the Terrace Point Cafe in the Wynn Hotel and it’s our favorite meal ever!
Brienne - Las Vegas, NV
Chick'n & Waffles - Terrace Point Cafe, Las Vegas
Q: Tell us about your website Vegan Voyagers.
On our website you can find reviews and article about the amazing food we’ve eaten across the country, blog posts about the adventures we’ve gone on, videos from our YouTube channel where we release a new video twice a week that highlights our travels and vegan finds, as well as a link to sign up for our weekly newsletter that gives you an in-depth look at our day-to-day lives on the road.
Roasting Marshmallows - Bolivar Flats
Q: What should our readers know before they embark on RV life?
RV life can be one of the most amazing ways to travel and live your life, but just know that it’s not all sunshine and daisies. If you’re willing to deal with black tank disasters, flat tires on the highway, loneliness, and laundromats, then this life can open up a world of possibilities and endless adventures and we wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Hayden, Aaron, and Lulu - Dockweiler in Los Angeles