Baja! We go! Part 1

Baja! We go! Part 1

Part I: Baja! We go!

A line that had been chanted and screamed in excitement throughout our home for months before our trip until even Benaiah and Anela chimed in. Not knowing what they were shouting about other than what we had told them; a faraway land full of whales and waves, endless sunny beaches and enough fish to live on for a lifetime.

Less Traffic, More Trips

Grateful to have been a part of this Christmas season shoot with our friends Moment Lens. Shot by the amazingly talented @cameracaleb. If you haven't checked out their cases and lenses for your phone, you really should. We have enjoyed using them on almost every trip we take. Our favorite is the wide angle lens, such a great perspective. Here's a few images from their Winter Lookbook:

“Show up for your own life. Don’t pass your days in a stupor, content to swallow whatever watery ideas modern society may bottle feed you through the media, satisfied to slumber through life in an instant gratification sugar coma. The most extraordinary gift we’ve been given is our own humanity.”
— Eustace Conway

The VW Van Goes Off-Roading

This crew prides itself on its collective ability to strip down and rebuild any failing system in any situation — which has included transaxle swaps on forest roads and engine head rebuilds on the banks of trout streams.

All this bold journeying is an attempt to better see and know their region, they say, while providing children new and different experiences.
— Mike Kane

Our friend Mike Kane joined us at the 2015 Descend on Bend and published an article about the trip for Ozy. Check it out (words and images by Mike):

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Here Today Vanagon Tomorrow

Ever want to just roll up life into a van and ship it to another continent for awhile? Our friends @heretodayvanagontomorrow have done just that! For the next year or more #homeiswhereyouparkit is their reality and we can't wait to watch the trip unfold. 
They aren't looking to redefine family or life and won't be producing any underwater basket weaving projects. They are simply spending time and savoring a chunk of life with each other that can never be done over. The link to their website is in our profile if you want to learn more about the adventure they are on. Check them out! http://heretodayvanagontomorrow.com

Interview by Plymouth Rock

Interview by Plymouth Rock

Go to school. Graduate. Get a job. Get married. Buy a house. Have kids. Grow old. Retire. THEN enjoy your life. This is the lifestyle so many Americans have come to accept as the norm.

I can imagine our founding fathers turning in their grave when they realize this sense of freedom they sought to create has been replaced by artificial boundaries of these  mundane expectations. As intellects, it is our right, our gut, to question what is right and what is wrong. Anyone can make that delineation, but not everyone acts on it.

The Sellmeyer family is one of those families of action. A family that is truly a sponge for life and experience...