Flaviu

πŸ“Toronto πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ πŸš™ Vanlife in my Sportsmobile: Gus the Guzzler 🚐 πŸ“· Capturing what I find beautiful 🌎 πŸ’» Programmer - digital nomadπŸ’‘

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That time I squeezed Gus through a giant redwood. It might look like there was still space but look how close the mirror is to touching. It was the same on the other side! I love finding unplanned stop overs like this. What's your favorite?
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11πŸ’¬

Throwback to my first van circa July 2016. I still find the Vanagons terribly cute and I would have loved the manual transmission. Alas, it wasn't meant to be and the Ford has proven to be much more reliable (*knocks on wood*)!
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8πŸ’¬

Portal view to Toronto. In my last month here, the reality of taking off to the south again is setting in. I'll be missing friends and family, but the call of the road and unexplored natural gems is strong. It's been almost a year since I first left for California in my car. After three months of working on endless projects for the van, I'm eager to stretch its legs and keep going. I can't wait to be out of the city and back into the wild.
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2πŸ’¬

Sometimes I dream about boat life. What's it like to sail the world? I surely wouldn't stay in the harbor, but this one in downtown Vancouver was beautiful: dark blue ocean speckled with lazy floating sail boats, against a backdrop of fancy condos and hazy mountains.
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This world may be cruel, it may be crazy, but it's still the best humanity has probably ever seen. Let's keep going and make it even better. We have to force big business to start respecting our beautiful planet or our kids may find themselves in a world spiralling out of its delicate balance.
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9πŸ’¬

Cozy sunny mornings. This is what I wake up to after a stealthy night in the city. Whether it's light, sound, heat, or cold, something is bound to wake me up early and naturally so I don't really need an alarm clock. The little monitor in the corner tells me the voltage of the house batteries, the time, and the outside and inside temperature. On a hot day the temperature difference can be as much as 15c, but at night it's usually only a couple of degrees warmer inside. .
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Spot the van! This is my little piece of paradise, as seen from the air. Just south-east of Balboa peninsula, this strip overlooks a calm channel where you can watch boats cruise back and forth all day and all night long. There's a beautiful small beach and a longer beach backed by spectacular multi million dollar homes up on its bluff.
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3πŸ’¬

Let's go back to San Diego. It's almost a year ago now that I left Toronto in my car in search of a sunny "winter". This time I'm a little more prepared. Who's coming with me!?
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4πŸ’¬

Let the light in. My van has a total of 10 windows on the first level and 5 on the penthouse: the front 3, 2 sliding on the left, 1 sliding and 2 barn door on the right, 2 barn door in the rear, and 5 zip open on the canvas. I really lucked out in finding this build, I'm not sure I could have picked a better Sportsmobile for the price!
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5πŸ’¬

My stand up work desk. The most asked question about traveling full time is "how do you make money?" Some people work a "traditional" job for a few months, save, travel and repeat. A lot of people work remotely for a company, or many companies. Some have their own businesses (myself included). By far the most conducive path to "freedom" is building up sources of passive income. We live in an age where almost anything can be done online, including work. Why not take advantage of it?
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Love is always in the air in Laguna! The strip of beaches from Laguna Beach all the way down to South Laguna is walkable and absolutely breathtaking. From rock arches, to impressive homes and hotels, to art galleries and restaurants, it pretty much can't be beat.
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Desert camping. This was the first spot I camped at in complete wilderness. I drove a few miles down a dirt road and stopped by this little river. The night brought with it complete silence. The clear skies gave way to a dazzling starry show. Everything felt so peaceful, and then the wind started to blow.
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5πŸ’¬

The view out my penthouse window is like a changing picture frame on my wall. What's the best part of vanlife? The ability to move your house to a new backyard (and front and side yard) whenever you like! There's definitely a lot of work that goes into maintaining the lifestyle so that everything goes smoothly: from making money, to van mechanicals, to taking care of leaks, paint, and cleanliness. However these are things that are part of everyone's life, vanlife or not. We just do it a little differently.
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2πŸ’¬

Welcome home. This is my usual set up. I leave one bed plank up on top over the fridge and closet to use as an extra stand-up table. I put up the little table to eat or to hold the laptop. I sleep on the downstairs bed in couch mode as pictured, unless I'm having a guest. That's what I love about this layout, I'm not shuffling everything around between sleeping, cooking, or chilling. Everything mostly stays as is. All I have to do is put loose objects away, put the top down, and I'm ready to roll!
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I was surprised to find that parking is pretty easy in Southern California (other than LA). Tons of *free* ocean side parking? Yes please! True, you usually have to get there early, if not from the night before ;)
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Watch out for those pesky street cleaning times. I got nabbed twice with tickets because I forgot to check for street cleaning, having parked there before many other times. One of those times I just quickly pulled over to secure something in the back with my four way flashers on, and within seconds parking patrol was behind me in their little cart.
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1πŸ’¬

Wondering what it's like to own a Sportsmobile? Swipe left to POP that TOP!
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I found this quaint little spot by a farm to make dinner, off of highway 46 between Cambria and Paso Robles. I didn't ask any questions, and neither did anyone else πŸ˜‚. My car battery was on its way out and I should have been going straight to Walmart for a new one but thankfully it just managed to crank over when I was finished.
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Down by the river. I found myself on the east side of the coastal mountains in the Big Sur area. With no ocean breeze, it was 10c hotter than on the coast. Not to worry, there's a fresh cold river that can provide the remedy. I went in for a dip, and with no one around, you can be sure I left my clothes behind. Ok I probably would have regardless πŸ˜‚. These are the special moments I'll always remember: the ones I don't necessarily plan; the ones I take a risk for.
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The Canadian prairies. I was on my way from Alberta back to Ontario when a family of prairie dogs decided to cross the trans Canada highway. I had seen lots of them earlier but these 4-6 decided to cross right in front of me. There wasn't time to brake, so I did the best I could to avoid them. Unfortunately I clipped one of them by swerving in the direction they were crossing. Poor guy had probably timed it perfectly and I swerved into his way. After hundreds of thousands of kilometers driving this was my first time ever running an animal over. It stuck with me for a while and I kept thinking about what I did wrong. Rest in peace little guy!
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6πŸ’¬

The gentle rolling hills of central California. Out in the distance mid frame lies Morro Bay rock, which is immense up close (see pic of van next to it). Dried up by the scorching sun and a summer of fires, I imagine these hills look vastly different now. I am forever grateful to have seen them like this on that beautiful May's day.
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5πŸ’¬

When the road is calling and there's no turning back. I've gotten so used to the elevated view in the van that when I drive other cars I feel like I'm sitting on the ground.
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5πŸ’¬

Feeling that ocean breeze from 100ft below. I'll always remember this day. A lovely couple came up to talk to me about the van and my travels. Hours later, on a completely different road, I stopped to take a picture of the van by some green hills. When I got back in, it wouldn't start. This is the only time the van has let me down. I knew it was the battery because it was barely cranking but it was also strange because they don't usually go from working perfectly fine to dead just like that. After 15min of fiddling with the battery an SUV stops behind me. What do you know, it's the lovely people from before! They recognized the van and stopped to help. We boosted the van's battery and I was on my way to Walmart for a new one. Thanks @jsking18 !
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6πŸ’¬

Deep into the forest we went, my sister the bushwhacker and I. Due to the Canada 150 celebration, all national parks are free this year. There have been so many visitors to Bruce Peninsula that the highly popular "Grotto" access is being restricted into 4 hour time blocks you have to reserve the day of early in the morning. On this particular day we thought we could find another way in off of this dirt road, despite all the signs saying otherwise. Once we started down the road there wasn't really any turning back. There were maybe two spots where I could have turned the van around, and each time we passed one I said, let's just go a bit further! Over rocky hills and through deep muddy puddles, Gus didn't skip a beat. Even though the van is only 2WD, I've never gotten stuck (and this would have been a ridiculously bad place to do so). I suspect it might have an LSD, which I keep forgetting to check for. Unfortunately progress was pretty slow since we kept having to stop, reach out of our windows, and break little branches out of the way. I cringed as the few we inevitably missed screeched along the paint. Eventually the foliage started caving in on us so badly it was impossible to proceed and we had to continue on foot. Good thing there was a turn around spot not much farther or I would have had to reverse out!
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8πŸ’¬

Dream with me of all the places left to see. Some of the places I've found are just postcard-like. Most of them I didn't really plan on going to. The process is more like, *looks at Google Maps satellite view* "Oh that looks like it might be a cool spot!" This would be one of them. After having stayed in Banff city a couple of days I wanted to see what else might be close by. This was a 5 minute's drive away.
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1πŸ’¬

I'm not drawn to cities as much as to natural landscapes. Having said that they can still be great fun to explore, and provide a stark contrast to nature. I like to park the van as close to downtown that I can find free parking, then grab my skateboard and roam around. I loved this day in Chicago. It was hot, there were lots of people around, and it really surprised me with all it offered to see. From elaborate parks, to old and new buildings, to inner-city waterways, to the elevated trains pictured here.
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0πŸ’¬

Sometimes things happen that seem too perfect to be a coincidence. I had been sitting here waiting for the sun to shine over the lake again but knew it had most likely already set over the mountain behind me. Out of nowhere a big horn sheep showed up and presented me with a much better opportunity. It stayed frozen in this exact position for at least a minute. I swear he was posing as I tried to get the perfect shot. Things don't always go as planned. They can turn out even better.
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