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I don’t care for turkey or pie (more of a steak and cake girl, sue me) but I am all for a day that make us reflect on what we’re thankful for. So, here’s my (not so little) thankfulness list...a best friend who’s committed to me for life, the passion and organizational skills I have, the freedom to live in a van in my favorite places, the full support of both our families (I would bold this one if I could, it’s so so major), the support of our friends and communities, the friends we’ve made on the road, the beautiful things we’ve seen, the constant peace in our hearts about what we’re doing, our health (another bold one), another safe year of driving nearly 50,000 miles (much more dangerous than skydiving or playing around cliffs!), the feeling of “Home” nearly every where we go together, but especially in Ripon CA, Eugene OR, Moab UT, and of course, Austin + San Antonio TX, the privilege of growing up in financially stable families, both being raised by parents who showed (and continue to show) us selfless love, good relationships with all of our amazing siblings despite extremely varied life choices, a really really good dog (way better than we could ever deserve), I could probably go on forever. I guess that’s the point of thankfulness. The more you practice it, the more you realize you have. Happy thanksgiving friends 🖤

I don’t care for turkey or pie (more of a steak and cake girl, sue me) but I am all for a day that make us reflect on what we’re thankful for. So, here’s my (not so little) thankfulness list...a best friend who’s committed to me for life, the passion and organizational skills I have, the freedom to live in a van in my favorite places, the full support of both our families (I would bold this one if I could, it’s so so major), the support of our friends and communities, the friends we’ve made on the road, the beautiful things we’ve seen, the constant peace in our hearts about what we’re doing, our health (another bold one), another safe year of driving nearly 50,000 miles (much more dangerous than skydiving or playing around cliffs!), the feeling of “Home” nearly every where we go together, but especially in Ripon CA, Eugene OR, Moab UT, and of course, Austin + San Antonio TX, the privilege of growing up in financially stable families, both being raised by parents who showed (and continue to show) us selfless love, good relationships with all of our amazing siblings despite extremely varied life choices, a really really good dog (way better than we could ever deserve), I could probably go on forever. I guess that’s the point of thankfulness. The more you practice it, the more you realize you have. Happy thanksgiving friends 🖤

Thanksgiving, to me, is 100 cousins and 2nd cousins and basically-cousins.
It’s uncles and “uncles” and aunts and neighbors and babies and grandparents and - for a long while - great grandparents.
My grandma’s turkey was always stuffed with bread and carrots and onions and green beans but also olives and pinto beans and chiles.
I just loved it.
I once asked my grandma where she got the recipe for her stuffing and she laughed.
Later, my mother told me about their first thanksgiving –
How they had just come across the border and wanted to celebrate an American holiday
They were working in the fields of Central California and barely had enough to eat
But everyone pulled their earnings together and my grandma bought a turkey
She didn’t know anything about how to dress it, so she grabbed all the food they in the fridge and mixed it together.
Then she stuffed the bird.
It was a grand feast.
My mom said they ate for days, though I doubt that was possible with a family of 10, plus all the cousins, and all the uncles and all the “uncles”.
When I was in 1st grade, I was taught the history of Thanksgiving
The teacher told us about the Native Americans, toiling in the soil, bringing forth bounty from the earth
And I thought about my mother…
The textbooks showed men with white hair being presented an abundance of food by brown-skinned people with long hair
And I thought about my grandparents…
I was confused, a little sad, and couldn’t quite place where I belonged in the whole story
Then the teacher served us a Thanksgiving meal at our desks.
When I got home, my mom asked how my day was.
I saw the eagerness in her eyes, the hope - the very things that carried her through her long journey to the promised land
The very things that motivated her to toil in the soil so that one day she could offer her daughters a grand feast.
I wanted to tell to her about the story of the white-haired men seated at the table and the people who stood behind them – the people who looked a lot like us.
But I didn’t want to hurt her feelings.
So I said, “They made stuffing without frijoles in it Mom, and it tasted gross.”

Thanksgiving, to me, is 100 cousins and 2nd cousins and basically-cousins. It’s uncles and “uncles” and aunts and neighbors and babies and grandparents and - for a long while - great grandparents. My grandma’s turkey was always stuffed with bread and carrots and onions and green beans but also olives and pinto beans and chiles. I just loved it. I once asked my grandma where she got the recipe for her stuffing and she laughed. Later, my mother told me about their first thanksgiving – How they had just come across the border and wanted to celebrate an American holiday They were working in the fields of Central California and barely had enough to eat But everyone pulled their earnings together and my grandma bought a turkey She didn’t know anything about how to dress it, so she grabbed all the food they in the fridge and mixed it together. Then she stuffed the bird. It was a grand feast. My mom said they ate for days, though I doubt that was possible with a family of 10, plus all the cousins, and all the uncles and all the “uncles”. When I was in 1st grade, I was taught the history of Thanksgiving The teacher told us about the Native Americans, toiling in the soil, bringing forth bounty from the earth And I thought about my mother… The textbooks showed men with white hair being presented an abundance of food by brown-skinned people with long hair And I thought about my grandparents… I was confused, a little sad, and couldn’t quite place where I belonged in the whole story Then the teacher served us a Thanksgiving meal at our desks. When I got home, my mom asked how my day was. I saw the eagerness in her eyes, the hope - the very things that carried her through her long journey to the promised land The very things that motivated her to toil in the soil so that one day she could offer her daughters a grand feast. I wanted to tell to her about the story of the white-haired men seated at the table and the people who stood behind them – the people who looked a lot like us. But I didn’t want to hurt her feelings. So I said, “They made stuffing without frijoles in it Mom, and it tasted gross.”

We live in a pretty incredible time in human history. There are opportunities that exist for us that weren't there 20, 10 or even just 5 years ago. Thanks to smart phones, hotspots and expanded cell service we have the ability to run our business from basically anywhere.

We've learned a few lessons along the way. Not all cell providers are created equal... be prepared to be off the grid in National Parks and wilderness areas and don't stream video in Canada... you'll eat up your data real fast! 😧

There are also seeming unlimited platforms and business you can leverage to make money online. If you are thinking of making the switch to a mobile lifestyle take your time and research what is out there. We are all high valued free agents in this digital age. Remember, the more revenue streams the better and for the love of god do not get T Mobile.

We live in a pretty incredible time in human history. There are opportunities that exist for us that weren't there 20, 10 or even just 5 years ago. Thanks to smart phones, hotspots and expanded cell service we have the ability to run our business from basically anywhere. We've learned a few lessons along the way. Not all cell providers are created equal... be prepared to be off the grid in National Parks and wilderness areas and don't stream video in Canada... you'll eat up your data real fast! 😧 There are also seeming unlimited platforms and business you can leverage to make money online. If you are thinking of making the switch to a mobile lifestyle take your time and research what is out there. We are all high valued free agents in this digital age. Remember, the more revenue streams the better and for the love of god do not get T Mobile.

Home, sweet home! ❤️💚❤️
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Home, sweet home! ❤️💚❤️ 📸 : @viathevan + Get inspiration from the @Vanlife.Magazine + #CamperLifestyle

[English version first comment below 👇🏻] 🙌🏻🌈Y seguimos derribando mitos!
El Salvador, otro país "sumamente peligroso" nos recibió de brazos abiertos en el hostel de esta familia! (Surfers Inn) Allí pasamos 3 semanas increíbles donde Antonio, Milagros y toda su familia nos hicieron sentir como en casa! A marcos le agarro una conjuntivitis muy fuerte y ellos lo acompañaron al hospital y hasta le pagaron el boleto del bus! 
De ahí nos fuimos a pasar 1 semana a la playa donde nos estacionamos en el terreno de Valentín. Allí nuevamente tuvimos que hacer una visita al hospital y dejar el bus durmiendo solo en la playa, con todas nuestras cosas desparramadas afuera (salimos apurados) y cuando volvimos TODO se encontraba en donde lo habíamos dejado. 
Saliendo ya de esa playa, mientras atravesábamos un camino muy difícil de hacer con el bus, una piedra se atascó en el medio de dos ruedas traseras, y frenamos a un costado del camino a sacarla para que no se nos pinche ninguna. Automáticamente frenaron las primeras 3 personas que pasaban por ahí y pasaron 40 minutos abajo del sol ayudándonos a sacarla sin pedir NADA a cambio! 
Seguimos sorprendiéndonos con la amabilidad de la gente allá a donde vamos! 
Felices de no dejarnos llevar por los miedos y salir a descubrir este mundo y la gente increíble que lo habita!🙌🏻🌈

[English version first comment below 👇🏻] 🙌🏻🌈Y seguimos derribando mitos! El Salvador, otro país "sumamente peligroso" nos recibió de brazos abiertos en el hostel de esta familia! (Surfers Inn) Allí pasamos 3 semanas increíbles donde Antonio, Milagros y toda su familia nos hicieron sentir como en casa! A marcos le agarro una conjuntivitis muy fuerte y ellos lo acompañaron al hospital y hasta le pagaron el boleto del bus! De ahí nos fuimos a pasar 1 semana a la playa donde nos estacionamos en el terreno de Valentín. Allí nuevamente tuvimos que hacer una visita al hospital y dejar el bus durmiendo solo en la playa, con todas nuestras cosas desparramadas afuera (salimos apurados) y cuando volvimos TODO se encontraba en donde lo habíamos dejado. Saliendo ya de esa playa, mientras atravesábamos un camino muy difícil de hacer con el bus, una piedra se atascó en el medio de dos ruedas traseras, y frenamos a un costado del camino a sacarla para que no se nos pinche ninguna. Automáticamente frenaron las primeras 3 personas que pasaban por ahí y pasaron 40 minutos abajo del sol ayudándonos a sacarla sin pedir NADA a cambio! Seguimos sorprendiéndonos con la amabilidad de la gente allá a donde vamos! Felices de no dejarnos llevar por los miedos y salir a descubrir este mundo y la gente increíble que lo habita!🙌🏻🌈

I’ll be eating thanksgiving in my parents house, but that doesn’t mean I can’t cook the turkey in there driveway. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

I’ll be eating thanksgiving in my parents house, but that doesn’t mean I can’t cook the turkey in there driveway. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Thankful for a life filled with stories, not stuff. 
#livewelldogood #trailtotavern #toadandco  #everydayisanadventure

Thankful for a life filled with stories, not stuff. #livewelldogood #trailtotavern #toadandco #everydayisanadventure

We’re heading out to the Wild West this weekend 🌵 have you got any exciting plans while the weather’s warm ☀️

We’re heading out to the Wild West this weekend 🌵 have you got any exciting plans while the weather’s warm ☀️

Use code “optoutside” to score 25% off camper van adventures. Discount is good through this Sunday! Link is in the description! 👆🏼

Use code “optoutside” to score 25% off camper van adventures. Discount is good through this Sunday! Link is in the description! 👆🏼

Happy Thanksgiving! We are so incredibly thankful for our friends and family (including our precious pup 🐶). We hope you had a VANtastic day celebrating with loved ones 😉😘

Happy Thanksgiving! We are so incredibly thankful for our friends and family (including our precious pup 🐶). We hope you had a VANtastic day celebrating with loved ones 😉😘

Meet Dougy..... We were lucky enough to buy him from a lovely family who have taken good care of him...
More photos coming soon

#vanlife #tinyvan #vanlifers #vanlifediaries #campervan #camperlifestyle #vanlifeexplorers #homeiswhereyouparkit #vanliving

Meet Dougy..... We were lucky enough to buy him from a lovely family who have taken good care of him... More photos coming soon #vanlife #tinyvan #vanlifers #vanlifediaries #campervan #camperlifestyle #vanlifeexplorers #homeiswhereyouparkit #vanliving

Happy Thanksgiving to all our family & friends. While we may be on the road, distant or you haven’t heard from us in a while... trust us that we love & think of you all...all the time. #dasMAXimusvanigus #vanlife #comemeetussomewhere #lifeontheroad #sanonofre

Happy Thanksgiving to all our family & friends. While we may be on the road, distant or you haven’t heard from us in a while... trust us that we love & think of you all...all the time. #dasMAXimusvanigus #vanlife #comemeetussomewhere #lifeontheroad #sanonofre

Meet Dougy..... We were lucky enough to buy him from a lovely family who have taken good care of him...
More photos coming soon

#vanlife #tinyvan #vanlifers #vanlifediaries #campervan #camperlifestyle #vanlifeexplorers #homeiswhereyouparkit #vanliving

Meet Dougy..... We were lucky enough to buy him from a lovely family who have taken good care of him... More photos coming soon #vanlife #tinyvan #vanlifers #vanlifediaries #campervan #camperlifestyle #vanlifeexplorers #homeiswhereyouparkit #vanliving

Turns out if everyone bought a van and travelled the country, so would we. Introducing our new home on wheels. 
Happy Thanksgiving from The Daniels and Clementine!

Keep up with all of our van-ventures over at @carryonclementine!

Turns out if everyone bought a van and travelled the country, so would we. Introducing our new home on wheels. Happy Thanksgiving from The Daniels and Clementine! Keep up with all of our van-ventures over at @carryonclementine!

/ something we didn't know: per day only twenty people have permission to hike the Coyote Buttes North and see "the wave". every morning hundreds of people gather at the information centre and attend a lottery in order to win one of the tickets.
guess what ...
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--> currently racing between Utah and Arizona .
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🎵photo music: Courtney John - Lucky Man
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#utah #arizona #thewave #coyotebuttes #north 
#racingholy #MB508 #vanlife #travel #explore #adventure #ontheroad #wanderlust #instatravel #theprojectvanlife #homeiswhereyouparkit #vanlifediaries #homeonewheels #campervan #vanlifers #vanlifedistrict #adventuremobile #customvan #ontheroad #overlanding #fuji100s

/ something we didn't know: per day only twenty people have permission to hike the Coyote Buttes North and see "the wave". every morning hundreds of people gather at the information centre and attend a lottery in order to win one of the tickets. guess what ... . . --> currently racing between Utah and Arizona . . 🎵photo music: Courtney John - Lucky Man . . #utah #arizona #thewave #coyotebuttes #north #racingholy #MB508 #vanlife #travel #explore #adventure #ontheroad #wanderlust #instatravel #theprojectvanlife #homeiswhereyouparkit #vanlifediaries #homeonewheels #campervan #vanlifers #vanlifedistrict #adventuremobile #customvan #ontheroad #overlanding #fuji100s

Thankful it only took a quick jump to get the beast singing again, didn't have the energy for a big project today. Moved it to the front yard until I can find where the electrical draw is.... and I need to look into the really bogged down starts. Should make a cool warming hut/wall ride feature in the yard park though 🤘🏻

Thankful it only took a quick jump to get the beast singing again, didn't have the energy for a big project today. Moved it to the front yard until I can find where the electrical draw is.... and I need to look into the really bogged down starts. Should make a cool warming hut/wall ride feature in the yard park though 🤘🏻

Hi everyone and welcome to our life on the road! We are currently converting our van baby named Clementine and we hope to share the adventure (goods, bads, ups, and downs) with all of you! Come along for the ride here as well as on our website! (Link in bio)

Carry on, friends!

Hi everyone and welcome to our life on the road! We are currently converting our van baby named Clementine and we hope to share the adventure (goods, bads, ups, and downs) with all of you! Come along for the ride here as well as on our website! (Link in bio) Carry on, friends!

...because every #thanksgiving should end with a pie picnic 🥧.

...because every #thanksgiving should end with a pie picnic 🥧.

Today we hiked to an amazing spot in Sedona where we went cliff jumping (see my Instagram story). I’ve decided it takes a special type of crazy to hurl yourself off a rock ledge into a frigid river. But I guess I’m part of this club now 😂.
After finding the perfect camp spot we cooked up our Thanksgiving dinner: salmon, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, jalapeño mashed potatoes, and rolls. We don’t have an oven, so turkey wasn’t option. I’m not complaining.

I’m thankful for so many things in my life. This big old van, my best friend and travel partner, the ability to make a living from music, and a life I feel excited to live every day. I didn’t do it alone, and I’m thankful for all those people who’ve helped me get here. I love you all. 💋 I hope you’ve had a rejuvenating and reflective turkey day.
#campsgiving #freshoffthegrid

Today we hiked to an amazing spot in Sedona where we went cliff jumping (see my Instagram story). I’ve decided it takes a special type of crazy to hurl yourself off a rock ledge into a frigid river. But I guess I’m part of this club now 😂. After finding the perfect camp spot we cooked up our Thanksgiving dinner: salmon, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, jalapeño mashed potatoes, and rolls. We don’t have an oven, so turkey wasn’t option. I’m not complaining. I’m thankful for so many things in my life. This big old van, my best friend and travel partner, the ability to make a living from music, and a life I feel excited to live every day. I didn’t do it alone, and I’m thankful for all those people who’ve helped me get here. I love you all. 💋 I hope you’ve had a rejuvenating and reflective turkey day. #campsgiving #freshoffthegrid

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Repost from @philippe_leblond Tag #VanLifeCamper to get featured

Mans BEST friend indeed!
No dog left behind 😂

Mans BEST friend indeed! No dog left behind 😂

Saving money and trying to “recalibrate” can really give you cabin fever. So Shawn and I have been trying our best to stay active and get out of the house. Greensboro has surprised us with all the beautiful parks within the city. This is a smaller park but has a nice boardwalk and plenty of small wildlife to enjoy.

Saving money and trying to “recalibrate” can really give you cabin fever. So Shawn and I have been trying our best to stay active and get out of the house. Greensboro has surprised us with all the beautiful parks within the city. This is a smaller park but has a nice boardwalk and plenty of small wildlife to enjoy.

Y pensar que la aseguradora le quería dar PERDIDA TOTAL..
No entienden de sentimientos, no entienden qué hay un vínculo, no entienden que ya pasamos muuuchas cosas juntos, en fin, no entienden de AMOR...🚍🖤👨🏿 De a poco va faltando poco...
#lanternagem #oficina .
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#elterco #volkswagenclub #bloggerstyle #dreams #instago #instagood #instatravel #trip #travel #kombi #kombilife  #kombinautas #wanderlust #pasion #love #aroundtheworld #sinoesahoracuando #hippiespirits #viajeros #travelblog #TravelLife #noescuchoysigo #vanlifers #gopro #brasil #rj

Y pensar que la aseguradora le quería dar PERDIDA TOTAL.. No entienden de sentimientos, no entienden qué hay un vínculo, no entienden que ya pasamos muuuchas cosas juntos, en fin, no entienden de AMOR...🚍🖤👨🏿 De a poco va faltando poco... #lanternagem #oficina . . #elterco #volkswagenclub #bloggerstyle #dreams #instago #instagood #instatravel #trip #travel #kombi #kombilife #kombinautas #wanderlust #pasion #love #aroundtheworld #sinoesahoracuando #hippiespirits #viajeros #travelblog #TravelLife #noescuchoysigo #vanlifers #gopro #brasil #rj

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