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One Month in the San Luis Valley

One Month in the San Luis Valley

Matt and I spent the month of July traveling around the Northwest in our camper van. We saw so many beautiful places and it was a truly amazing trip. However we also like to travel REALLY slowly sometimes. We balanced out the busy travel of July by spending the entire month of August in one place. During our two years of living in Denver, we discovered a magical place in southern Colorado. The Orient Land Trust is a 2200 acre…

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Northwest Van Trip Part II: Oregon, California and Nevada

Northwest Van Trip Part II: Oregon, California and Nevada

We spent the month of July traveling around the Northwest in our camper van, Cashew. As we finished the first half of our trip, living in a van started to feel really natural. We had our routine figured out.  Traveling in a 30-year-old van slows things down. You can’t cover miles as quickly. Driving it takes more effort and energy. Our seats are uncomfortable and we don’t have air conditioning. Cashew has helped us to embrace the journey, and not…

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Northwest Van Trip Part I: Idaho and Washington

Northwest Van Trip Part I: Idaho and Washington

On June 30, my nursing contract had finished and Matt and I excitedly drove out of Denver to start a month long van trip around the Northwest! We planned this trip to bypass Seattle and Portland, which we have both visited multiple times. Instead of cities, we focused on the natural beauty of the Northwest; Idaho, the Olympic Peninsula, the Oregon Coast, Redwoods National Park and the Loneliest Road across Nevada. We wanted to experience the northwest, soak in hot…

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Introducing…Cashew!

Introducing…Cashew!

Matt and I have always wanted a camper van. We love the idea of having a tiny little home on wheels.  In September we are going to be moving from Denver, Colorado to Rochester, New York. We decided that this was the perfect time to buy a van because it could also serve as our moving truck. We purchased Peanut, a 1984 Dodge B250 extended van with a Sportsmobile pop-top, from a friend and in February Matt flew to Las…

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