A Week in our VAN Daily life | Trek to Patagonia

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About the episode:
At any time given that we crossed the border with our small residence on wheels into Mexico, the objective has normally been… GET TO PATAGONIA. Fast ahead to now, the starting of our journey in Chile, one particular of the nations that will give us the extraordinary Patagonia views we have had our hearts set on from the starting! But, Chile is basically the longest country north to south in the environment, which implies we have dozens of hrs of driving forward of us before we get to our last spot. Van everyday living in Chile starts with an total 7 days of driving throughout the gorgeous Chilean desert, all around the coastal hills, and by some of the prettiest metropolitan areas we have nonetheless encountered in Latin America. Come along with us for a 7 days in our van everyday living as we trek to Patagonia!

About The Matneys:
We’re Christian and Aubry, a few traveling North and South America in our converted Sprinter Van. On The Matneys, we appreciate chatting about the fact of residing in a van, what van everyday living will allow us to do, and how traveling to new sites with new cultures can genuinely open up your eyes to so a great deal about the environment, our individual country, and ourselves. Our little household is simple, but it requires us to the most magical paradises in the environment.



  1. I can't even begin to imagine what 23 hrs of driving is like. When I finish a days work at 6pm on a Friday (in the middle of the UK) and then try and drive to Nurburgring in Germany for the weekend, by 6am the next morning I am almost falling asleep at the wheel and that's after a 40 minute break in the middle of the night while on the ferry in the English channel!!
    You guys are MACHINES <3

  2. I'd just like to say at 8:07 Aubry, when you do that hair flick over your face and then the sunset lights it up a few seconds later, coupled with that beaming smile.. OMG.. Much beauty, such love, I think I just fell in the deep end LOLOLOLOL x

  3. Podcast Recommendation: Other People's Lives
    They interview people with interesting living situations, whether that be a disease, a lifestyle, a belief. It's really cool to hear about the different kinds of people out there

  4. LIBBY is an app that public libraries started. The audiobooks are all free. I have audible but love libby.
    Podcasts – behindthebastards
    Born a crime by Trevor Noah
    Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday
    Becoming by Michelle Obama

  5. Really enjoying the vids these days. Funny fact: I used to drive from NC to NY — a 16-hour trip — quite often, sometimes in one shot, but I would always get sleepy in Virginia. No lie, no matter which way I was going. In one direction, it was only 4 hours in, the other direction it was obviously 12 hours, but I was only sleepy when I went through there, all the same. w.e.i.r.d.

  6. Hey, did you do a 180 under your weighted blanket? As a librarian, I love to recommend books and podcasts. Here's a list of my recent favorites.

    Books –

    The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs

    Into the Planet; Cave Diver, the most dangerous occupation.

    Human Swarm – The epic story and ultimate big history of how human society evolved from intimate chimp communities into the sprawling civilizations of a world-dominating species

    Ghosts of the Tsunami – The definitive account of what happened, why, and above all how it felt, when catastrophe hit Japan

    The Likeness (mystery)

    God of the Upper Air- a dazzling history of the birth of cultural anthropology and the adventurous scientists who pioneered it—a sweeping chronicle of discovery and the fascinating origin story of our multicultural world.

    Barbarian Days- Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. 

    Podcasts –
    Fresh Air
    Hidden Brain
    Overheard at National Geographic
    Stuff You Should Know

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