CLOSE Van life may sound exciting, but it takes a lot of strategy and planning to make it work. USA TODAYSeveral months into the pandemic, married couple JennaLynn and Corey Self were growing increasingly frustrated with their life in their cramped apartment near Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.It was expensive, and efforts to practice social distancing in a big city during COVID-19 felt increasingly fraught.“We were just incredibly restless,” JennaLynn says. “If every day we wake up in our small apartment in D.C. and we walk our dog around the block and that’s the extent of our life, why aren’t we doing that around a brewery in Vermont?”That’s when they decided to make a huge change. The federal government contractors joined what appears to be a growing number of Americans converting vans into campers to hit the road permanently.AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideHow to live your best #vanlife: Tips for handling budget, upgrades and bathrooms on the roadEmpowered by new remote work arrangements and a desire to see the country at a time when conventional vacation travel is difficult, they bought a used Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Sprinter for $18,000 on Craigslist and retrofitted it for the road. Altogether, they spent about $8,000 on upgrades,

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