With hitting 1000 followers, we wanted to introduce our little family to all of our new community. So here are some fun facts about us, and if you want to know anything else just let us know. ——————————————
We are the VanDuyne family(pronounced Van-Dine) we are exploring the United States traveling full time in our 30 foot travel trailer and Silverado truck. Attempting to see and experience God’s beautiful creation with our 3 children. ——————————————
K E N T O N
“The face behind the lens”
👨🏻💻 Works full time remotely as a Web Developer.
🌅 Considers his workouts to be chasing sunsets.
🍕 Thinks every night is a great excuse for pizza.
💫 Favorite thing about this adventure: The Laughter. We laugh so much together as a family. 😂 ——————————————
T A M I
🏋🏻♀️ Quit her 16 year job as a personal fitness trainer to homeschool our kids on the road.
😬 Has the ability to stress out over the flexibility of this lifestyle.
🗺 Travel organizer, laundry keeper, homeschooler (on a mission to not screw up our children through homeschooling)
💫 Favorite thing about this adventure: Being able to clean our living space in less than 10 minutes! 🧼 ——————————————
K A D E N
Age 11 - “The joke teller”
🐑 Can often be found talking to animals, fluent in speaking big horn sheep.
👨🏼🦳 Fills in as the stand in parent...even without permission. We refer to him as the “old man” of the family.
💫 Favorite thing about this adventure: Learning Photography 🏞
B R O O K L Y N
Age 9 - “Tutu wearing hiker/Flower sniffer”
📸 Usually found saying “daddy take my picture” and posing in front of any beautiful background she comes across.
👩🏻 Wants to be a National Park Ranger so she can tell people not to “step on the ants 🐜 or pick the plants 🌱”
💫 Favorite thing about this adventure: Hiking 🥾 —————————————
W E S T I N
Age 6 - “4x4”
🚧 He prefers to be off trail and splashing in muddy waters whenever possible.
🗿 Professional rock skipper - Personal best, 15 skips.
💫 Favorite thing about this adventure: Playing Outside
⛰ Longest Hike: 15.2 miles
What else do you want to know about us or this lifestyle?
I must admit, we rarely do a staycation. A couple of years ago we went to Edinburgh for the weekend which was great fun, we've also been to Belfast for a weekend but we've never properly explored the UK as a place for a week long holiday.
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3 1515 January, 2020
Life has a tendency to hit you with so many things. But those are things we are supposed to handle and make us stronger. I want to start sharing my journey to overcome something traumatic but unsure if people want to actually read it...
one of my life goals is to make it to as many national parks as possible. i'm at 11 so far, most of which i visited for the first time last year!⠀
the parks that are definitely on my must-see list are:⠀
⊲ glacier national park in montana⠀
⊲ death valley national park in california⠀
⊲ gates of the arctic national park in alaska⠀
⊲ arches national park in utah⠀
⊲ saguaro national park in arizona (because cacti, DUH)⠀
have you been to any national parks? which is your favorite? where do you think i should go next? 🌲
Túnel view 🌲
The view that Ansel Adams made famous, Tunnel View is a must stop for any first time visit to Yosemite Valley. Find it just outside the Wawona Tunnel on State Highway 41. No hiking is required, you simply park at one of the lots and make your way to the vista. This spot can be very popular in summer, so try to arrive early.
I first visited Yosemite 4-5 years ago, where I spent hours photographing the mountains and night sky. Since then, I’ve taken more than my fair share of late-night long new exposures, and it was fun to get back to the place where I took some of my favorite night shots. Here’s Half Dome under a full moon. |1.10.20|
It’s ready! The podcast from this crazy trip is live. Worked all day on a Friday, traveled 300 miles to Yosemite after, started hike to Half Dome at 1am to get to the top for sunrise. Download on your favorite platform or link through bio!! 🥾🎧
Firefall 2020!!! 🔥 Don’t worry, you haven’t missed it yet, but the right time of year is just around the corner. We put together a few tips from our experience last year like when to go, where to watch that doesn’t require staking out a spot hours in advance, and a hack to keep infants and toddlers cozy for the event. Check out the link in our bio for the blog post.
15 33615 January, 2020
On the second day in Yosemite we woke up to the best surprise - snow! ❄️🌨
First thing I did was get outside and walk effy around in the snow 🐶 ⛄️ she had only seen snow briefly a couple years back when I was traveling around Portland with the homie @dcampellofoto - so I was excited to see how she would react!😅
: @effythehusky ‘s reaction to seeing so much snow was priceless but even more special was our encounter with these deer 🦌 After Effy finished doing her zoomies, we went for a walk and this family walks right across from. The (I guess) dad then stops and walks straight up to us 😮🤯
33 42515 January, 2020
It was like magic has been unveiled in front of my eyes. Yosemite, I'm in love. 💕