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“I may not have everything I want, but I have everything I need” was a phrase I often used when people were incredulous about how I could live in a tiny camper van AND LIKE IT. It’s been awhile, though, that my phrase no longer describes how I feel. Here’s the honest truth about why Bruno and I are searching for a new home-on-wheels.

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On Christmas Eve morning, Bruno and I woke up to a flat tire and rain in a Planet Fitness parking lot, airplanes from the next-door airport whizzing over our heads. On Christmas morning, we woke up in a charming cottage with leafy garden views and toasted with mimosas while streaming Christmas music on a high-tech sound system. Over two weeks later, I still cannot believe how wonderfully Bruno and I managed to rescue Christmas.

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2016 may not have been a year of great travel stats for Wandering Footsteps – it’s been more one of house-living, social visits, and the search for our new home-on-wheels. Yet, as I sit in a Walmart parking lot near Los Angeles reflecting on the past year, I can safely say it’s been one filled with important moments, special memories, challenges, and lessons learned. Happy New Year from us to you!

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We’re leaving Phoenix tomorrow.  Been here over two weeks looking for a shuttle bus to convert into an RV.  We’ve spent so many hours in so many libraries doing so much research.  We’ve looked at so many Craigslist ads, sent out so many inquiry messages, looked at so many busses.  Still, nothing.
Had I known things would be this complicated I may have forced myself to accept a regular RV.

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