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Your #vanlife companion for long days on the road, working on your rig, or just relaxing by that perfect spot. Self-build? Living in your vehicle? Stealth Van? Our magazine format has something for every #vanlife interest.

Built To Go! A #Vanlife Podcast Jeff Wagg

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

Your #vanlife companion for long days on the road, working on your rig, or just relaxing by that perfect spot. Self-build? Living in your vehicle? Stealth Van? Our magazine format has something for every #vanlife interest.

    100 Toilet Truths, Window Shades, Beeees, Crash Videos, Reflectix Revisited

    100 Toilet Truths, Window Shades, Beeees, Crash Videos, Reflectix Revisited

    Your composting toilet may be lying to you! We’ll review some great window shades, have a few close encounters with bees, and watch a lot of crash videos. 

    Are you in Texas this December? Join me for a simple Van Meet and Convoy 45 minutes north of San Antonio.  Details on Facebook, or contact me. I'm not organizing it, but I'll be there! https://fb.me/e/18UXnrrT9


     


     






    It's coming


    FIND US: We're on Facebook (Built to Go Group), Instagram (@collegeofcuriosity), Twitter (@colofcuriosity), and we have a Discord server (invite at top of main page at builttogo.com.)


    Product Review - VanEssential Window Covers
    Relatively inexpensive, well-made and versatile shades for your van. 

    https://amzn.to/30xwHOP





    Some links are affiliate links. If you purchase anything from these links, the show will receive a small fee. This will not impact your price in any way. 

    • 31 min
    099 Recycling Revisited, Recirculating Showers, Baja California, Muli-Cord, COVID Restrictions

    099 Recycling Revisited, Recirculating Showers, Baja California, Muli-Cord, COVID Restrictions

    We need to have a chat about recycling, and why in many cases recycling LESS is MORE. We’ll also visit Baja California, try out a “too good to be true” charging cable, find a way to sort though all the different COVID restrictions, and take a look at recirculating showers. 






    Your host investigating a New Holland in Mazatlán


    FIND US: We're on Facebook (Built to Go Group), Instagram (@collegeofcuriosity), Twitter (@colofcuriosity), and we have a Discord server (invite at top of main page at builttogo.com.)


    Product Review - MulitCordIt does what it says
    No brand name, but this one actually seems to work!

    Great for emergencies. 

    https://amzn.to/3ofFzjL




    Resource Recommendation - COVID Restrictions
    This one-stop shop is as up-to-date as anything

    https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php




    Tech Talk - Recirculating Showers
    15 minute showers sound great, but there's a price to pay

    Wanderful Revolution has an honest and complete review - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eTBfi9uo4M





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    • 31 min
    098 Troubleshooting, Tokyo Taxi, GasBuddy Card, Flex Paste, Cape Breton Mining

    098 Troubleshooting, Tokyo Taxi, GasBuddy Card, Flex Paste, Cape Breton Mining

    Troubleshooting is a learnable skill! We'll discuss the basic concepts. We also install a MaxxAir Fan, try out some Flex Paste, visit a Canadian Mine, annoy a Tokyo Hack, and use the GasBuddy Card to save some money. 






    FIND US: We're on Facebook (Built to Go Group), Instagram (@collegeofcuriosity), Twitter (@colofcuriosity), and we have a Discord server (invite at top of main page at builttogo.com.)


    Product Review - FlexPaste
    It does what it says

    Main advantage is being available locally 

    https://amzn.to/3GKb0Lw




    A Place to Visit: Cape Breton Mining Museum
    A nicely done museum with an authentic mine tour under the ocean.

    https://www.minersmuseum.com/




    Resource Recommendation
    The GasBuddy Pay Card

    It takes money from your bank account and gives you a discount on fuel

    Join for free and use code EK3JQ4X to help support the show!

    Join GasBuddy Pay
     





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    • 33 min
    097a A Week Off, Pantophobia

    097a A Week Off, Pantophobia

    Apologies, but I need to take a week off and focus on some other things. I’ll be back next week with more #vanlife goodness!


    In the meantime, you may be interested in this episode of Pantophobia, a podcast I produced a few years ago, that deals with people’s fears and how they overcome them. 


    See you next week!




    Averil is afraid of stepping on fish—especially fish that jump out of aquariums unexpectedly. It happened to her sister-in-law once!


    Pantophobia Main Page Hosts:


    Jeff Wagg



    Jeff is the Curator of the College of Curiosity. He spends his days looking for curious people, things and points of view to share through words, audio and travel.


    You can reach him at jeff@collegeofcuriosity.com.



    Aubrey Henretty



    Aubrey is a writer and storyteller in Chicago. She has a lot of questions.


    You can reach her at aubrey@collegeofcuriosity.com.



    Mark Graunke



    Mark is a pipefitter by trade and a mystery seeker by inclination. His hobbies include challenging his own fears and anxieties.


    You can reach him at mark@collegeofcuriosity.com.


    Meijer, the grocery store chain with aquariums: Meijer.


    Herald Times Reporter (Manitowoc) article about dead fish on the beach: Huge alewife die-off a sign of life for the lake.


     


    Credits:
    Thanks to Averil for sharing her story with us.


    Logo design by Beth Voigt.


    Produced with Audacity for Mac.

    • 25 min
    097 ENOUGH, Sacagawea‘s Anatomy, Van Scam, That IS a Knife, Morton Arboretum

    097 ENOUGH, Sacagawea‘s Anatomy, Van Scam, That IS a Knife, Morton Arboretum

    How do you know when you have enough? Your van can get you there. We also review a versatile knife, revisit the ATEM Power charger, expose a van scam, closely examine Sacagawea, visit some amazing trees, and recommend some content. 






    Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood in Oregon


    FIND US: We're on Facebook (Built to Go Group), Instagram (@collegeofcuriosity), Twitter (@colofcuriosity), and we have a Discord server (invite at top of main page at builttogo.com.)


    Product Review - Victoronix Table Knife This basic style of shoe is great for vanlife! 
    It's the one knife to rule them all. 

    https://amzn.to/3ncEybH




    A Place to Visit: Morton Arboretum
    It's like a zoo, for trees. Don't feed them!

    https://mortonarb.org/




    Resource Recommendation
    Trail Slippah on YouTube

    Crossroads Travel Podcast on iTunes





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    • 31 min
    096 Winter Worries, Timberline Lodge, The Witch City, Great Shoes, Windshield Cracks

    096 Winter Worries, Timberline Lodge, The Witch City, Great Shoes, Windshield Cracks

    Winter is nearly here - are you ready? Here are some things you may not have thought of. We'll also visit the Timberline Lodge (Shining Hotel), try out some great shoes, visit the "Witch City" and deal with those troublesome windshield cracks. 






    Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood in Oregon


    FIND US: We're on Facebook (Built to Go Group), Instagram (@collegeofcuriosity), Twitter (@colofcuriosity), and we have a Discord server (invite at top of main page at builttogo.com.)


    Product Review - Duluth Trading Company Wild Boar Mocs 
    This basic style of shoe is great for vanlife! 

    Duluth Trading Company






    A Place to Visit: Timberline Lodge
    Stay in a bit of hand-crafted history and heck, you can even ski if you'd like!

    Timberline Lodge





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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

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Underrated

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Great listen…

Very well done. Interesting content.

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Excellent podcast!

I really like this guy. I get the feeling that he is really authentic and find the information he conveys to be very high yield. I love that there’s no fluff or wasted gab, just a plethora of useful information and tidbits of wisdom and experience.

He says “he has no spiritual life” and that speaks volumes about his style. I love the emphasis on kindness and acceptance too.

A true gem of a podcast. Highly recommended.

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