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Pathways & Possibilities: Van Living and Travel

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I HOPE TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO PAUSE FOR A MOMENT,
ADMIRE THE CLOUDS, CLIMB THE MOUNTAIN, GAZE AT THE STARS,
TRAVEL TO THE DESTINATION YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO VISIT,
OR JUST GET OUT TO EXPLORE YOUR OWN BACKYARD.

Pathways & Possibilities: Van Living and Travel

Jlynn Frazier

Summer is flying by and I am loving every minute of it even though it is getting very busy. I must admit it is busier than I would like but it will pay off in the long run. I have been work on my kayak roll, which is a tough physical challenge. I think I dare say that I have got it down and can now work on improving my skills and hitting up a river to run later this month. This is very exciting since I have not been on the river since I got a bit banged up in the spring.

I am also in process of moving again (my third move in three years). With each move life becomes more simplified and I am headed down a great path so it is worth the short term work of it all. Don't want to move it- sell it or donate it! Works every time. 

Finally, I am headed to Iceland for 2 full weeks in October. Want to guess my accommodations? A van. I CANNOT WAIT! I have plan tickets books and reserved the van this week so the big financial planning/ reservation side of things is done. The rest can be emerging and will remain pretty fluid. I am not someone who likes to have a planned itinerary just a list of a few "must do's" with tons of room for random exploration and suggestions from locals I meet along the way. 

Here are a few of my favorite links that brought inspiration and thought to my week. Let me know what you think and send me links to what you have been reading and thinking about. I am always excited to hear from you!

  • I have made it through a third of the book and highly recommend for those who are looking to improve their creative process in photography. Why this book? It starts with questions he asks and questions to consider asking as work through listening to your inner beast telling you that 'something is there.' The book along with two companion pieces (a video and short pdf guide) is on sale through August 12 for $20. Find out more about the book here. 
  • I shared a more creative piece to accompany and image I captured this summer in a piece called Come and Sit With Me
  • Enjoyed watching the video The Wanderlust of #Vanlife. A great message about spending time together, getting out on the open road (and how van life isn't for everyone), and get thoughts for all those with kiddos.  
  • "You are The One. You are the only person in the world who can complete and fulfill you, and ensure your happiness. Everyone else is a potential, hopefully wonderful, addition to that fated situation. You are born complete, you die complete, and you decide whom you spend your time with in between." Read more in recent blog post The One by Colin Wright 
  • I was busy writing and updating my website this week. Check out a personal post on Family Moments and a few thoughts about why I Work to Live

Seeing a van parked in Acadia National Park, Maine feeds my wanderlust for #vanlife.