a man. a woman. a plan. a vanagon.

On May 5, 2011, we picked up our baby: a 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia camper.

We don't have an actual baby, so we decided to pour all our time, money and effort into a 29-year-old vehicle.

These are our summer stories, travels, pictures, projects, adventures, lusted-after accessories and anything else that's fit to print.

Words and things by Vanessa. Photos by Corey. Usually.

~ Monday, July 23 ~
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My sister sent this photo from Greece:

“An Athenian worker Vanagon. This little guy works way harder than your Westy.”

My sister sent this photo from Greece:

“An Athenian worker Vanagon. This little guy works way harder than your Westy.”

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~ Sunday, July 22 ~
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My sister just spent a month in Greece. Now that she’s back, she’s very kindly sharing all her vanagon snaps—like this one, of a vanagon ambulance!

My sister just spent a month in Greece. Now that she’s back, she’s very kindly sharing all her vanagon snaps—like this one, of a vanagon ambulance!

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~ Saturday, July 14 ~
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posting will be light for the next few weeks as i attempt to recreate this trip (yes, sometime i read french RVing magazines…). i’m going to hawai

unfortunately, trying to find a vanagon for rent in maui or on the big island is proving difficult. they’re all booked! short of shipping our little van across the ocean, any ideas?

posting will be light for the next few weeks as i attempt to recreate this trip (yes, sometime i read french RVing magazines…). i’m going to hawai

unfortunately, trying to find a vanagon for rent in maui or on the big island is proving difficult. they’re all booked! short of shipping our little van across the ocean, any ideas?

Tags: westfalia vanagon Hawaii Maui help trip campings caravan beach
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~ Saturday, July 7 ~
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we made it!

we made it!

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~ Monday, May 28 ~
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steps to a successful vanagon vacation:

1. load bike(s). check under van for…problems?

2. pick up steve (80% of the time).

3. pick up additional guest (carolyn, this time) and guest’s things. pile things in van.

4. drive drive drive!

5. arrive. pop top. relax.

Tags: vanagon our vanagon places we went killbear photos by corey
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~ Monday, May 21 ~
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“oh hey guys. this is my van and my bike and I’m just about to leave town and have a birthday camping weekend.” 

life is a-ok!

“oh hey guys. this is my van and my bike and I’m just about to leave town and have a birthday camping weekend.”

life is a-ok!

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~ Tuesday, April 17 ~
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~ Wednesday, March 28 ~
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we are always accepting applications for camping friends.
are you our friend? would you like to come camping with us? we can even sleep two extra people in the van! (we’ve also done three extra, but that was pretty uncomfortable for the person who had to sleep on the floor. sorry steve.)

we are always accepting applications for camping friends.

are you our friend? would you like to come camping with us? we can even sleep two extra people in the van! (we’ve also done three extra, but that was pretty uncomfortable for the person who had to sleep on the floor. sorry steve.)

(Source: bitch-boho)

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~ Sunday, March 11 ~
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campscoutgirl:

In my dreams I adopt one of these vans as well as a sharp insight on the maintenance and mechanical upkeep, maybe it would come equipped with a handsome mechanic.

 oh yes. i found a handsome mechanic first and a van second—it’s a terrific combination.

campscoutgirl:

In my dreams I adopt one of these vans as well as a sharp insight on the maintenance and mechanical upkeep, maybe it would come equipped with a handsome mechanic.

 oh yes. i found a handsome mechanic first and a van second—it’s a terrific combination.

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~ Tuesday, February 28 ~
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all packed up an ready to go. july was the best camping month.

all packed up an ready to go. july was the best camping month.

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~ Thursday, February 9 ~
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~ Thursday, January 12 ~
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lovely.

lovely.

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~ Friday, January 6 ~
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memories!!
this picture is from our very first overnight vanagon trip: earl rowe provincial park, in june.

memories!!

this picture is from our very first overnight vanagon trip: earl rowe provincial park, in june.

Tags: earl rowe ontario vanagon westfalia volkswagon places we went photo by corey
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~ Thursday, January 5 ~
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vanuary: one man/one van/one month
so this guy is living in a vanagon (in portland, of course) for a month and making a movie about it or something.
i sent this to corey. he said:

let’s do this but let’s make it 4 months and let’s actually travel places in the van.

looks like we’ve set ourselves a challenge…

vanuary: one man/one van/one month

so this guy is living in a vanagon (in portland, of course) for a month and making a movie about it or something.

i sent this to corey. he said:

let’s do this but let’s make it 4 months and let’s actually travel places in the van.

looks like we’ve set ourselves a challenge…

Tags: movie vanagon westfalia vanuary challenge
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