Shipping the Troopy to Europe

We recently went through part of the process for shipping our truck from the US to Europe and wanted to share a few things we learned along the way. Keep in mind that this is not intended to be an exhaustive treatise on the subject, but rather us sharing our experience. We hope this will ...

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We Live Here Now

Part One: The End Was Near “The key turned; the engine came to life. A smile, some goose bumps, hand on the shifter. Ahead of us lay a new life to be lived on our terms.” We’ve used those words to describe the moment we first left the confines of our traditional, picket fence lifestyle ...

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Dock on the Caribbean

Choosing a Road Trip Camera
Part One

So you're going on a road trip you want to get some rad photos. There’s an old adage that says the best camera to capture the moment is the one you have on you at the time. This series is intended to inform you on what cameras we've used on our many roadtrips....

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America the Beautiful

We stopped at a fuel station in Clallum Bay, Washington because Falkor was thirsty and Jessica needed a restroom. We were traveling with two guys, Dan and Ben, who were driving a Ford Ranger on a spare tire. They’d punctured a tire on a trail the previous day, and these gents, god bless ‘em, didn’t ...

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Van of My Dreams

The first time we met Hawk and Kenz we were outside a grocery store and the two of them just walked right up to us and gave us huge hugs. From then on, it was like we were brothers-from-another-mother/sisters-from-another-mister. Hanging with these two is like being on roller coaster of giggles and tickles. I’ll stop ...

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Syncro Westfalia Baja Mexico

Buying a Vanagon: Part I

It’s exciting to dream about living a nomadic life and to romanticize about your new Vanagon home. We’ve been there. Living in a Vanagon comes with an entire set of challenges. Chief among those is the ever present risk of breaking down. Constantly towing and fixing your rig can not only put a dent in ...

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