The Motivation for Searching For Sero

March 27, 2018

When Tracy and I started Searching For Sero, it was motivated by a deep desire to talk through issues important to us. Mental health, mental wellness, suicide, happiness, all those topics had become so crucial for us as we tried to deal with the loss of Tracy’s aunt and my father from suicide. It took a […]

Blaming Mass Shootings on Mental Illness Is A Huge Step Back for Ending The Stigma and People Battling Despression

February 19, 2018

The last few years have seen incredible progress to the “End The Stigma” movement. More and more people from top athletes, Hollywood stars, and most importantly every day people started to open up more about their fights with depression, PTSD, anxiety and other mental illness. Employers and insurance companies were also making leeway. It really […]

The Fakeness of Instagram

February 5, 2018

For the last 2+ years, our lives have been directly connected to Instagram, as it is our largest platform for Searching For Sero. Things were great, the page was growing (slowly and organically) and photos were getting likes in comments.We were happy with the result. A bit of a change happened in the #vanlife community […]

The Mental and Financial Toll of Searching For Sero [Engine Issues]

November 12, 2017

Searching For Sero has had its ups and downs, naturally. It was born from the ultimate down after both Tracy and I lost family to suicide. Planning the project and purchasing the Westfalia gave us a way to ease our minds. Times weren’t easy and we found ourselves in it. That very van we were […]

Van Life | How to Build the Ultimate Adventure Westfalia

November 4, 2017

The Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia is already a great adventure vehicle. The full camper version comes equipped with a kitchenette, clothing storage and ability to sleep 4. Some would say it is already a dream adventure vehicle. I looked at it more as the perfect base to build my ultimate adventure van. Some tweaks and improvements […]

Van Life | 6 Quick and Cheap Westfalia Hacks

October 9, 2017

There is no doubting the marvel of engineering and design that Volkswagen and Westfalia put into the widely beloved campers. We often look at how to improve aspects of the design with major and expensive upgrades. Here are 5 simple DIY hacks we have done and love. Storage Hammock: This might be our most used […]

Detour Announcement | Asheville Van Life Rally

September 18, 2017

We often get asked “where are you headed next?” But we never plan too far ahead. We do have a rough itinerary planned, but are flexible and allow things to change if great opportunities present themselves. That is exactly what happened last week when our good friends at GoWesty shot us a message. They told […]

Van Life | The 5 Best #VanLife Towns in Canada

September 1, 2017

We spent 10 months slowly picking our way across Canada, and while we didn’t see everything, we certainly got a good taste of what this amazing country can offer. Wide open wilderness, pristine ocean beaches and almost endless adventure everywhere you go. But some towns are just better for #vanlife than others. The ability to […]

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