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The one and only Chicago Bean
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What do Couches, India, Salsa, Ethiopia, Mothers and VanDwellers Have in Common? Chicago.

Ok, ok we know.  Chicago happened in July and August.  It’s now November.  Wait, what!?  November!?  Time definitely flies when you are not required to monitor it.  Either way, we spent 12 days hanging in and around Chicago and managed to accumulate a few pictures and memories while we were there.  Interested?  Cool.  We knew you would be.  With that... a few of our cherished memories from our time spent in the Windy City:   Read more

A glimpse of life at Miguel's Pizza
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Life as Inbetweeners

As we've traveled through life's journey, both before and after we became Vagabloggers, we've been called many things. We've been placed into many social genres and have been identified as being part of many particular cliques. Some of the labels placed on us have been: Rock Climbers, Hippies, Vegetarians, Van Dwellers, Couch Surfers, Coffee Geeks, Drifters and just plain Weirdos. Funny thing is, almost all of these labels have been applied by those outside of these social circles. If you asked the people inside these circles, invariably most of them would reply "They're cool, but they're not one of us."

Recently, this paradox has made itself all-the-more clear while we've been camped out at Miguel's Pizza in Kentucky's Red River Gorge. Read more

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We Live in a Van! 6 Months. 5,000 Miles. 5 Nuggets.

6 months ago in a land far, far away: Our hearts raced and our minds filled with excitement as we realized we were pulling out of the driveway to our house for the last time.  This was it.  The moment we'd talked about for the last 2 years.  Happening.  Really.  We headed down the road in giddy anticipation for our first real night as van dwelling vagabonds.  So many realizations floated through my head as I piloted our new home out of suburbia.  Filled with euphoria, my focus shifted back and forth from the road to the windshield as oncoming headlights hit the glass and passed from bottom to top, bottom to top.  Each car making it's way past us on their rhythmic return to their assigned suburban plot.  We find our back door exit from the neighborhood and head down a dirt road to some camper-friendly public lands.  Street lights and houses fade in the dust behind us.   Read more

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Cheap travel food recipe: Sesame Almond Chocolate Cranberry Granola

Looking for some cheap, portable, delicious, healthy and easy travel food?   Maybe you just like granola?  Are you just a dirty vagabonding or van-dwelling hippie?  Either way, we've got you covered.  We've taken our brother-in-law's mother's recipe, tweeked it a bit and concocted our very own high protein, fabulous tasting granola and have decided to share it with the world.  Little disclaimer:  if you're a vagabonder or a van-dweller, you're gonna have to find a kitchen for this one.  Our best suggestion... find a friendly host through CouchSurfing and share a little granola love with them.  Ok, without further adieu, the recipe: Read more

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