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50 Dads

50 States

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Vanah White

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Teal Armstrong

The Dad Book

Dads come in many shapes and sizes. Just like the tools they buy from Lowe's or Home Depot, they all have a unique purpose in our life.

5 dads will teach us how-tos every father should know, including how to change a spare tire and how to barbecue. 

5 will provide quirky how-tos, including how to surf and how to set up the perfect tea party.

40 dads will share their unique experience as a father, including a same-sex couple raising a child and a single mom raising a family on her own.

About The Dad Book

13,000 Mile Expedition

Nate left Kalamazoo, Michigan on April 14, 2019 to begin a 13,000 mile road trip across all 50 United States.

It was decided that Hawaii and Alaska would require transportation by plane, but the goal was for Vanah White to touch the 48 contiguous states.

Vanah White made it 36 states and 11,563 miles before calling it quits.

To finish the last 13 states (+Hawaii), Nate has decided to bike 2,000 miles along the northeast, ending in Vermont.

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About the 50 States
Nate Timmons

Nate Timmons

Vanlifer, cyclist and aspiring author are words Nate would have never imagined using to "describe yourself in 10 years", but as Columbus once said, "Here we are."


The son of a carpenter, Nate has fond memories of time spent building things with his dad, whether it be a ping-pong catapult for a science project, or putting LEGOs together as a youngster.

His yearning to build something from scratch, just like his dad, is one of the many reasons for his decision to write 

The Dad Book: 50 Dads. 50 States. 

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About Vanah White

Vanah White

Vanah White (noun): A play on words combining Vanagon with the oohing and aahing of those passing by.

This 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon  has a 2.1 liter wasserboxer engine that cranks out 90 horsepower. In other words, driving through the mountains is a blast!

She has plenty of character, with instructions written in German and an odometer that reads kilometers instead of miles per hour.

Vanah has been retrofitted with a 100 watt solar panel for charging Nate's phone, laptop, and small electronics. She has plenty of room for a bed, dresser, and other living essentials.

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