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Illustrated film about childhood campervan will make you smile

When I first discovered Tim Wheatley, via Twitter I believe while perusing the deluge that is #Vanlife, I was immediately drawn to the little video in his Tweet. Here is a little peak at the film i'm making. #vw #campervan #vanlife #animation #popout #holiday #travel #wanderlust #volkswagen #vwbus pic.twitter.com/JGSVN4ol1V — Tim Wheatley (@TimothyWheatley) September 8, 2017 Tim, if you don’t know yet, is an illustrator by trade and past #Vanlife participant by way of family life. Of course, isn’t that how it all begins? Parents drag kids out of the house during the height of summer and childhood splendour, kicking and screaming and yelling that our parents “just don’t understand!” We’d much rather stay home and hang out with our friends. All. Summer. Long. Tim’s narrative is taking us back to his childhood (our childhood too, really). And it’s looking fantastic. Most situations he’s teased us with to date are spot on: A cupboard crammed with food; family members piling into the van; rolling through the hills en route to a campsite. We got to …

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Profile Feature: Yuka and Toshiya from Road Trip Japan

We have had the pleasure of chatting with and collaborating with Yuka and Toshiya, the duo behind the campervan for hire company aptly named: Road Trip Japan. We instantly fell in love with their little camper that is for rent, plus their knowledge of camping around Japan is amazing. This all just meant that a Q&A was inevitable. Take a moment to check out the photos of them and the camper below. Here we go: 1. Tell us about yourself. Where did you grow up? Did you camp as kids? Toshiya: I grew up in Tokyo in a ward called Adachi, which is located between two rivers with large banks. Though Tokyo is known for being a heavily populated metropolis, I grew up in an area with lots of greenery. I was a boy scout when I was little, and my first camping experience was when I was 7 years old. I still remember being very excited. I continued hiking as a boy scout until I was about 15 years old. In retrospect, I feel that …

Autumn Bailey Remodel: Before and After

We discover amazing new full-time RVers all the time and we immediately fell in love with the folks over at Instagram account @AutumnABailey. Autumn and her family live in a remodelled fifth wheel toy hauler that, quite honestly, anyone would feel at home in. The wood panels, homey decor and attention to space make it all worth sharing. Oh, and their little one – Bear – is also the cutest kid ever! Here’s Autumn’s story: “Hey there! My name is Autumn Bailey. Last year my husband Rusty, our son Bear, and I packed everything into our toy-hauler and set out on a 4-5 year adventure of tiny living! My husband is a pipe welder, so we get sent all over the country for work. I’m a born asphalt gypsy(most my siblings were born on a remodeled USAF bus) and we wanted Bear to experience this different side of life and also get the opportunity to travel while he’s young enough to not be in school, therefore we decided we’d move as a family! So with our …

Meet Sheena, Jason and Mavis the Airstream

After incessantly drooling over their 1975 remodelled Airstream, it was about time we struck up the courage to ask the owners of Mavis the Airstream for their story. If you can get past the amazing photos Sheena and Jason shared with us, be sure to read about their adventures remodelling their Airstream trailer, being full-time RVers, upcoming trips and where Jason would camp if he could camp anywhere in the world (it’s a gooder). Enjoy. 1. Tell us a little bit about your childhoods. Did you camp as kids? Where did you grow up? Do you think there’s a part of your childhood that lead to you eventually living in a trailer? We both grew up in north Georgia and loved having the mountains in our backyard. We took many hiking trips to the Appalachians but never did much camping. We never knew anyone with a travel trailer and had never even seen the inside of one until we bought our Airstream. I can’t say that any event in our childhood led us to living in …

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Q and A with Jessica & Robbie Lefroy of Here Today Vanagon Tomorrow

Meet Jessica and Robbie Lefroy also known as “Here Today Vanagon Tomorrow”. A few months ago they returned from nine months on the road in their Westfalia. They shipped their camper from Canada to England and spend eight months exploring. From there they came back to North America for another month of traveling. Oh, and they did it all with their 4.5 year old girl, Henley. We had been following Jessica and Robbie’s adventure on Instagram. As serendipity would have it, Jessica reached out to us and are honoured to be able to share their story with you. We hope this inspires you to find your adventure. It’s out there. Before you decided to completely change your life. What did you and your husband do for a living? My husband, Robbie, is a carpenter and sacrificed a lot of time away from his family to work towards our goal. I was able to stay home with Henley and continue my work as a freelance equestrian journalist. Why did you purchase a van? We had a depressingly fleeting relationship with a ’78 …

Meet Lynne Knowlton (and her Dreamy Airstreamy)

Lynne Knowlton is a designer and lifestyle blogger from Ontario Canada. Her motto, “Design the Life you Want to Live” is in regard to anything – your home, camper, travel, life… anything and everything. What kind of life do you want to live? She’s here to inspire you. Lynne is crazy busy but was gracious enough to let us profile her and her awe inspiring renovation story of Happy Camper Airstream – a beautifully restored and renovated 1976 31-foot Sovereign International Land Yacht. It is AMAZING. Why an Airstream? Lynne is a self professed wuss when it comes to sleeping outdoors but she could imagine hitting the open road in an airstream. All the comforts of home, but in a wicked-cool boho style Airstream … no public washrooms… board games…soft fluffy linens…essential oils diffusing lightly in the air…. hours of nothing but conversation. What do you love about Airstreams? “Airstreams have such character and 60% of them are still on the road today. They’ve been making Airstreams since 1931. They’re little time capsules stuck in the era they were born.” …