farm life in homer, alaska / 8.29.16-9.05.16

farm life in homer, alaska / 8.29.16-9.05.16

Because one part just isn't enough, we spent another week in Homer WWOOFing for a women's Peony Farm called Scenic Place Peonies. This truly was a life changing experience for both Ian and I, as we continue our lives with the ultimate goal of starting an organic farm for ourselves. 

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homer, alaska is magical / 8.26.16-8.28.16

homer, alaska is magical / 8.26.16-8.28.16

We spent a lot of time in the city of Homer, in Alaska. Ian and I absolutely fell in love with this coastal town, the community of it, as well as the shops and restaurants surrounded by beautiful mountains. Homer is the kind of place that you never forget, there is a majesty to it, that can't be explained unless you visit yourself. 

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exploring chugach national forest and the seward highway / 8.21.16-8.25.16

exploring chugach national forest and the seward highway / 8.21.16-8.25.16

This was the kind of Alaska we were waiting for. After we came back from Denali, we felt a little defeated, and really wanted to experience the amazingness that is Alaska. Well, we got it with Chugach National Forest and the drive through Seward. We were pleasantly surprised, with this area of Alaska that isn't talked about enough.

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denali national park / 8.18.16-8.20.16

denali national park / 8.18.16-8.20.16

I have mixed emotions about Denali, and I wish it was all love and positivity, but in our case it wasn’t. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a beautiful park, and going out of your way to see it may be for some people- but for us it was a bit of a let down. I think it was because we drove all this way, we were expecting to be able to do more.

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highlights of olympic national park / 7.21.16

highlights of olympic national park / 7.21.16

So, once we get to national parks we try to spend more time relaxing, than driving. The first night we stayed at South Beach Campground (which is only open in the summer). It was a pretty nice campground, very close to the beach. We paid 15 dollars, which seemed like kind of a lot considering it had no potable water- but when you’re traveling to a national this is kind of expected. 

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camping and where to go on the oregon coast / 7.20.16

camping and where to go on the oregon coast / 7.20.16

On our way to Cannon Beach (right off the 101), we stopped at my favorite beach I have been to so far (like, in my life): Oswald West-Short Sand Beach Creek. And let me just say this, I really think weather has everything to do with first impressions of places. In this case, the weather was absolutely perfect. The trail to the beach was lush, and rainforesty, and I couldn’t believe we were heading to the coast, and not deep into the forest (you know, I am from so.cal, so…). When we got out onto the beach, the fog hung over the trees, exactly the right way, the lighting was perfect, and the tide had dropped so we were able to climb on rocks and look at all the cool little crabs and anemones. It was beautiful.

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renovation of our '88 toyota van / 2.15.15-present

       renovation of our '88 toyota van / 2.15.15-present

This blog post has been a long time coming...it's a lot of information to put together for the renovation of our Toyota Van. I was the one, giving most of the design ideas, and my husband Ian, built out the entire van and upholstery. It has been a lot of time and work for him, giving up weekends to constantly work on the van. It has also been a lot of testing out, and re-doing. Since we were planning on going on this extended road trip, we wanted to make sure the interior was as easy and comfortable as possible- which comes with a lot of trial and error. But in the end, we are super happy with how it turned out, and hope this helps some of you with some ideas to fit out your van, too. 

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faria beach camping / 5.15.16-5.16.16

faria beach camping / 5.15.16-5.16.16

If you are planning on camping at Faria Beach in Ventura, CA- get ready for some pretty strict rules and regulations...Little did we know, when you leave your site, even if you already paid for it, you do not have the site reserved unless there is a van/motorhome/or tent placed there when you're gone (which wasn't clearly stated anywhere, so we didn't know this). 

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