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    Van Life

    How To: Live and Travel in a Station Wagon

    Okay, when I say ‘living’ in a station wagon I don’t mean trying to fit everything you own along with your partner and your dogs into a station wagon and living in it for a year. Because frankly, that just won’t work. If you can make it work, I am…

  • Destinations,  North America

    Surprise! We’re in America

    What happened?! So, you might remember that Charles and I had just begun living in a van in France and were planning on driving it down to Morocco. Well, plans have changed! The van is currently safe and sound in France, but we are now in Utah. We had waited…

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    Destinations,  France

    Hiking Puy de Sancy, Auvergne, France

    Puy de Sancy is the highest summit of Volcans d’Auvergne, located in the Massif Central. It is the highest point in the center of France! Puy du Sancy is located 1,885m (6184 ft) above sea level, and 890m (2919 ft) above the town of Mont Dore. This peak is located…

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    Destinations,  France

    Fossil Hunting in Central France

    One thing Charles and I have in common is our love for fossils and minerals. Since we’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors during our travels, we’ve made it a bit of a mission to choose our destinations based on what can be found there. In Australia, we gathered…

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    Van Life

    Van Life Begins in France!

    After five months apart, I finally flew to France to reunite with Charles at the beginning of April. We’ve been pretty busy getting the van ready for our trip to Morocco, but we’ve managed to find time to explore old ruins, bike through the forest and meander through the streets…

  • Destinations,  New Zealand

    The River Tribe: Takaka, New Zealand

    Hidden in the northern part of the South Island of New Zealand is a beautiful, quaint little town called Takaka. It is nestled in the southeastern end of Golden Bay, which is largely unpopulated and known for Abel Tasman National Park and the popular 5-day Abel Tasman Coast Track. Sunset…