Featured on CNN story about nomadic living during Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Featured on CNN story about nomadic living during Coronavirus (Covid-19)

I was recently interviewed by Channon Hodge from CNN about what it is like to be living the, “Vanlife” during these uncertain times.  Check out an exerpt from the article here:

Van lifer Matt Alexander said the most important thing right now is for people like him to find a spot and stay there, so everyone can help stop the spread of Covid-19.  “We have to be responsible for the betterment of society and make these decisions to stay put for a little while,” said Alexander, who found a spot for his 2005 Dodge Sprinter on public land in Nevada. “You know, the freedom and flexibility to travel is amazing, but then you bring in health issues such as this and it changes everything.”  Van lifers agreed that it’s best for van and mobile homeowners to get to a safe place quickly and stay there for the duration.

“We have to be responsible right now for the betterment of society.”

Matt Alexander
Aerial drone film from Matt Alexander of Aerial Excellence, LLC

Matt Alexander, who runs a site called Enjoy the Journey and who films for the YouTube channel Tiny House Giant Journey has found a spot on BLM land in the Nevada desert. He gets groceries delivered to Amazon lockers in town, so he can limit his time spent in stores. His only neighbors are rabbits, and he spends his mornings drinking coffee on his roof deck with his Chihuahua, Stella. Even as he sees his situation getting more difficult, he still doesn’t envy people who live in urban environments.”But I also feel safer because I’m so far disconnected from cities and environments like that,” said Alexander, on a Zoom call from his couch. “There’s a level of peace and comfort that comes from nature with the sun coming up every day and setting every night. That doesn’t change whether the coronavirus is out or not.” (See the full article by clicking the photo below.)

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Enjoy The Journey

Enjoy The Journey

Matt was born in Orlando, Florida and loves showing people why his city is amazing. He is a freelance video producer specializing in aerial video. His company, Aerial Excellence LLC, has flown aerial drones and produced videos in 20+ countries. Matt & his 7lb chihuahua Stella currently live, work & play in their custom built Sprinter van upfitted to be a complete home on wheels. Check out more at AerialExcellence.us & read more about Matt on the Meet the Team page.

1 Comment

  • Destini Jewell

    It was such a pleasure to meet Matt. We are a couple traveling around on motorcycles. We ran into him in Idaho while doing a story on Brittney who enjoys life in her converted bus. What a great story

    August 27, 2020 at 7:03 PM


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