So far, my morning routine is one of my favorite parts of van life. I generally wake up pretty early and that this time of year, that means it’s still dark. When I’m in a place that allows for it (ex: not in a parking lot in the middle of a city), when I wake I put my small table next to my passenger side sliding door out, and set up my small cooker. I then proceed to make cups of tea and watch the day unfold. Sipping a cup of tea and watching the sunrise develop is a great way to start the day. Occasionally I get to wish good morning to some people out walking their dogs, but usually it feels like I’m the only person awake in the world and the peace is great.