Feeling festive,currently parked up in Rome at an amazing little spot considering we are 40 min walk from the coliseum and Vatican. After chaos of city it’s great to get back home on a night. #vanlife
1270142 days ago
I am posting for my friend @hitchandarrow about the sale of her dreamy bus.
The pictures alone could sell it but if you want more info head over to Amy's page to send her a message.
Seen as my Instagram is mainly about vans and macrame, All those following me for the macrame should also swing over to @hitchandarrow as Amy sells some of the best quality rope and shares some amazing macrame inspiration.
Amy's family are looking for a quick sale as they are currently in the process of moving themselves, any help right now even if it's just passing on this message to a friend that may be looking at bus's could really help. Thank you ❤🚎
The van is feeling a lot more like a home these days
I put a little bit more time into the soft furnishings of this van ✂️. Beautiful curtain and cushion fabrics courtesy of @wearethefabricstore (all linens and cottons), making it far more enjoyable to sew all the different pieces 🙌
Who wants to come and try out our sofa 😜?!
Hang on. Hang in there. Hold on. Get a grip.
Our culture tends to push us to persevere, to tough it out. But what happens when we tough it out for too long? With muscles stiffened, teeth gritted, fingers numbed? By keeping it together, being strong and not letting the pressure affect us, we might actually do the opposite. We wear ourselves out.
Sometimes the best way to cope with a tough situation is soft, tender, exposed. Sometimes letting the waves wash over you is cleansing. Sometimes shaking and trembling out of control is all good. *
Like this tree, our roots are exposed and dangling. Like these waters, our lives wash over us in a rhythmical current. Like the wind, our reality shrieks in our ears. Like that sand, the ground shifts beneath our feet. And we submit to the influence and try to be it all - hard, soft, open, closed, internal, external, stiff, flexible, airy, dense, flowing, intense, alive. ❤️ ~ Hang on, a piece we did a three month ago in Lake Michigan. ~
•Cape Town• the city of sun, sea, mountains & positive vibrations✨ time to relive the magic with a visual recap... an advent calendar of Cape Town treasure: ~guaranteed to have you wishing for a ticket to Schlaapstad by Christmas~ #capetown#wanderlust
34214 hours ago
So photogenic. We spent the day exploring Valley of Fire State Park. This place was pretty cool! Definitely glad we checked it out. Way better than Vegas, I say.
[eng👇🏻] 🔙 De vuelta a casa, ya con la furgo limpia y guardada, y la colada hecha, volvemos a ver las fotos y seguimos flipando con los lugares mágicos que hemos descubierto 💙 .
🔙 Already back home, with the camper clean and parked away, and the laundry done, we look again at the pictures and go crazy with the magical places we discovered 💙.
With the solar panels finally having arrived, i immediately got to work measuring everything out, first installing part of the new base floor followed by the vent fan. Solar panels followed, with the battery and solar charger being a sneak peek of tomorrows post!
24114 hours ago
On this overlook, I met a 77 year old woman who’d been traveling the world for 8 years. She wore a hat that was wilted down with pins she’d picked up in the dozens of countries she’d visited—Albania, Japan, Russia, Argentina. After almost a decade of travel, her hat was more metal than felt... its brim drooped under the weight of all the those souvenirs. I was wearing a few pins of my own, selected for the day from my own collection, a magpie, a coyote, a moose pin from Montana. Being the pin collector I am, I just had to approach her to pay my compliments.
Her name was Jo. At 69, Jo had decided to invest her life’s savings into an endless journey of traveling the world until she died, paying her middle-aged daughter to accompany her “as my assistant,” Jo said with a wink. “I told her we had to do it, because this has been my dream since I was your age,” she said. Sounded like we had more than just pins in common....
We bantered for awhile, until JR told me he wanted to take a photo. Jo watched intently as I tiptoed out to the overlook’s edge, past the sidewalk and onto the granite. Her eyes sat heavy on me all the way. When I came back to the lot, she stopped me, and in a coarse voice said “You know, you’re lucky you have the chance to come here while you can still walk. It’s so pretty I could cry, but in this chair, this is as far in as I’ll go.” And with misty eyes I looked down and said “yeah well isn’t it true that it’s never too late to do what you’ve dreamed...but in the same way, it’s also never too early.” Then I stooped down and hugged her, and she whispered in my ear “Never let anyone tell you you’re wasting your time.”
Since then, whenever anyone’s accused JR and I of being hopelessly irresponsible, devoting our younger years to travel and to wholehearted living, to manifesting the largely impractical things that make our wandering souls sing, I’ll look em in the eyes and say: “A 77 year old woman told me to go while I can still walk, and that’s wisdom from my elders I’d like to follow.”
December is my 2 year anniversary of living a nomadic lifestyle🏃🏼♀️.
I’ve learned a lot since then, and I’ll continue to post more about my journey this month.
Something I’ve recently learned is that friends are never far away.
While traveling we get so lonely (so, so lonely) not having consistent people in our lives to connect with. Connecting with friends on Instagram has filled a void in my heart.
We also made some irl friends while being in Ventura so far! 😄
Adventure is always a gas tank ⛽️ away.
I love my lifestyle, or else I wouldn’t have been doing it for so long.
I believe it’s a cheat code to living in today’s society- that’s my theory anyway.
59417 hours ago
"but if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in." says the plants 🌱
"The more consciousness you direct into the inner body, the higher it's vibrational frequency becomes. At this higher energy level, negativity cannot affect you anymore, and you tend to attract new circumstances that reflect this higher frequency." #eckharttolle