You hold the power. You just gotta remember that the reason you think you are not whole right now, and in need of THINGS or ACHIEVEMENTS or ALTERATIONS, is because there’s a 1.2 trillion dollar advertising industry that likely knows you better than you know your self. You see 5,000 ads per day. Five freaking thousand. Everything you see, hear, touch, smell and taste leaves an impression on you and affects how you feel. Everything. In this Information Age you must honor the wild within and know when to draw the line, shut it off, get outside and fill your cup. You must. Your freedom is at stake. #notetoself
Bunk beds! That’s what’s going on in “The Family Van”, a 144 Sprinter built to sleep a family of 5! The top bunk electronically comes down from the ceiling and the bottom bunk turns into dinette seating with a table for a living room in the daytime. Would you stay in this van?
Captured by @freedomvans
“I remember taking a mental picture about a month ago. If I close my eyes and think about it, I can relive every detail of that moment. I was parked in Utah on my way to San Diego. I was laying in bed on my side, and Ella was behind me being the big spoon with her little paw thrown across my ear. I felt her head lay on top of mine and press down. I immediately thought to myself, "This moment is one of the best that I'll ever have. The happiest I could ever possibly be." Life was perfect.
Then she moved her head and rolled around... And the moment was over just like that. If you take anything from this story (full blog story), please notice the good moments. The best ones that you'll ever have.
Take a mental picture.
Because you never know when they'll be gone and everything will change. It can happen in an instant. But even in the midst of your worst days ever, keep in mind that it isn't just the good moments that are fleeting.
The worst will pass and another perfect moment will come soon enough.”
A little piece of a pretty lengthy blog post that I wrote while decompressing the last couple days after an incredibly stressful week. If you want to know all the details and updates on Ella’s surgery, the fire evacuation, and everything else we’ve been up to, click the link in my bio. ❤️
'Our morning routines when we are on the road are so relaxed... most of the time a quick breakfast is the first thing, checking the route for the day and for sure a quick Instagram check to see what’s going on 😉. What’s the first thing you are do in the morning?'
Captured by @pinepins
A large aspect of the vanlife that gets ignored is how lonely it can be. Everyone wants to show all the freedom they have on social media, but not everyone wants to show the price you have to pay for it at times. If you live in a van or especially if you are planning to, I would recommend giving this article a read. Links in the bio. 📸: @twoten_productions
Lao Tzu said so many great things but one has always stuck with me: ⠀
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage”. ⠀
Do you have someone special that alters the way you approach life?⠀
I would like to introduce you to my someone special. This journey isn’t always easy but it’s so much fun with someone like you @chasingthewildgoose
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:: WARM UP :: Warm up with a van space heater—a game changer for winter months. We use the gasoline-powered Webasto AirTop ST2000 installed under the passenger seat. It sips fuel while keeping the camper warm all night :: Here are before and after shots of a recent install :: Glampervan MUV ::
How many of you are grinding at work just to get by? How many of you are just working to live? So many of us dedicate 90% of our time at a job that we can’t stand. Why spend a majority of our time at a place we hate, doing something that makes us unhappy? Because we were told to? Because everyone else does it?
Why not do what everyone else ISN’T? Why not pursue something that actually makes you happy in a place that you enjoy? We challenge you to break the status quo and put yourself first. Stop living your life in a way that others pick out for you. Take control of your life and do what you enjoy - only then can you find pure happiness.
Looking to spruce up your #RV's refrigerator for holiday festivities? Meet Matt and Courtney -- the duo behind Our Handcrafted Hideaway. 🚐 The couple renovated their RV last year and have been living out of the beautiful space ever since. Now, they're sharing their top hacks on how to get the most out of your RV’s refrigerator space, as well as how to reduce, reuse and recycle while living on the open road! Visit our blog (link in bio) for the full DIY guide! | 📷: @ourhandcraftedhideaway | #ExperienceLife
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Anyone else out there spending the winter in their Skoolie conversion in #newengland? How do you plan to fair the winter temps?
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Casually mixing hair dye 😂
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See that little hole to the left? I climbed up in there and it was large enough for me to stand up in. It's pretty impressive that these arches are millions of years in the making. Some will collapse in our lifetime such as the fall of Wall Arch in 2008. Others will continue to stand strong for many more lifetimes.