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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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