@summerofseventyfive

Life & Travels in a Kombi🌻

Roadtrip with our family of four in an old VW Kombi ~ Exploring Australia☀️ @ozshot ambassador @vagabondphotographic Our story👇

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~ Happiness in 3 simple steps...slide, pop, flip...Swipe through to see how easy it is! ~ Can you spot the last step? It’s subtle but it makes the world of difference to our comfort! ~ This is what we love about travelling in an old Kombi. It’s just simple and functional and it makes us happy! One thing we’ve learned from our travels is there is no right or wrong way to do it. We’ve seen so many different options for travel on the road, it can be overwhelming if you’re just starting out. It’s about finding what works for you, but most importantly it’s about getting out there, whatever way makes you happy! For us, it’s this little orange camper! 🚌🌻 ~

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~ Raising young women who are at home among the trees, and who watch the birds instead of screens 🌿 ~ It’s a big deal being responsible for bringing the next generation of women into the world, but we hope that with a healthy dose of fresh air and plenty of time in nature, they’ll grow up grounded in their roots while they spread their wings to fly! ~ Here’s to a world that celebrates all the wild women equally everyday! 🧡 ~

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~ Summer... it’s a state of mind ~ and it sure feels like summer is hanging around for a while yet ☀️ ~ We’ve been a little quite on here recently, days have been blurring into each other all too quickly. I guess it’s what happens when you’re having fun! ~

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~ The cockpit ~ It’s our window to the world and where we watch it pass by. It’s where we talk, laugh, and sometimes cry. Here we can sing out loud at the top of our lungs with the windows down and nobody minds! It’s where we navigate the big decisions, like whether to turn left or right, take the dirt or the tar. ~ This weekend we’ll be hitting the road and heading to the South Coast Gathering with the @vagabondphotographic community and we’d love you to join us! It’s a weekend of sharing stories, adventure, inspiration, and creativity! If you missed it earlier, it’s the last chance to get tickets, details are linked in our bio 🧡 ~

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~ True love ~ Their colours may be different, one orange the other mellow yellow... but when their eyes met, it was meant to be! 💛🧡 ~ When Summer met Clancy, we made some beautiful friends @hireakombi! Hope everyone is feeling the love today! ~

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~ There’s a place we know, it often feels far, far away... but surprisingly it’s closer that it seems. It’s a place where there’s no noise, no distraction, and no screens. We try to visit here often, it’s good for the soul. That place is called Freedom. ~ We’ve been there this last month. We took ourselves on a metaphoric holiday... we didn’t travel anywhere, or do anything significant to write home about. We just took some time, for us. To be together. To live simple moments, like soaking in the sea, basking in sunshine, and feeling the grass under our feet. We smiled a lot, and giggled while watermelon juice dripped down our arms! ~ Because sometimes life just happens all too quickly, and taking these little breaks from time to time has a wonderful way of reminding us that we’re actually here to live it 🧡 ~

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~ Escape and create ~ It’s what we live for... escaping, even if just for a weekend, and creating… moments together, memories, and stories that we share with you! ~ There’s been a lot of you asking about our adventures, photography and storytelling, so we’re so excited to share that we’ll be co-hosting the South Coast Gathering next month with the crew from @vagabondphotographic! Come hang out with us for the weekend, we’ll sit around the campfire, share stories and talk all things adventure! We’ll be there to offer advice, and answer your questions about travelling Oz, like how we go about minimal off-grid free camping, and doing it as a family. We’ll offer inspiration for your own adventures, and give tips on how to improve your travel photography and capture the moments, for you to then share your own stories. ~ But mostly it’s a weekend of inspiration, making connections with likeminded people sharing the same passions, and learning some photography skills from some down to earth and inspirational photographers! There’s also ocean photography, land and seascapes, and some drone and video sessions. The link is our bio, for more details and to see the co-hosts and creative guides, or reach out and chat to us, we’d love to meet you! 🔥📷🙌 ~

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~ 2019, we’re coming for you! Let’s get this year started, because we’ve got some big things planned and we’re diving head first into them, there’s no time like now to make them happen 🙌 ~ Happy New Year friends! We hope it’s a great one for you! Thank you always for your support, we can’t wait to share more with you this year! 🥳 ~

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~ From our family to yours ~ wishing your days are merry and bright! It’s that time of year when we reflect on our journey, to look at the road ahead, to gather our loved ones, and to do what makes us happy and live our best life! So here’s to a new year filled with big adventures! ✨

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~ A man and his van ~ For him, it’s so much more than four wheels... it’s symbolic of having the courage to change his life, and reaching a place where his eyes became open to the wonders out there. ~ The journey isn’t always fields of green, there’s cloudy days too... but damn it’s worth it! ~

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~ Chase sunset ~ chase it until the last rays of light cast their long shadows, and the road disappears, then go a little further... that’s where you’ll find the place you’re looking for ✨

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~ Reflecting ~ Not one to shy away from the camera, our kombi was in her element having a bunch of photographers snapping away in her direction on our recent weekend getaway with @vagabondphotographic! ~ Such an inspiring experience learning ocean photography from the masters themselves and all round legends @russellordphoto and @warrenkeelan. Thanks for sharing your wisdom guys! ~ We chatted with them recently about travelling Australia and how we fit 4 people in our tiny tin can, find the link to the interview in our bio 🧡🌴

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~ Spend time with the one you love, in a place you love, and do the things that make you happiest! It’s a simple recipe for living your best life! 🧡 ~ We dropped the girls off at Grandmas and had a getaway together!! That hasn’t happened in what seems like forever! Sure, we missed them like crazy, but it was so good to just be us again! ~

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~ A cruise up the coast, parked by the sea, these are the simple pleasures we live for! ~ We got away for a few days with the legendary crew from @vagabondphotographic, taking part in an ocean photography workshop! It was beyond epic! More to share with you over the next few days! ~

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~ It’s good to be alive 🧡 ~ You know that place that makes you feel happy... go there! For us it’s this little orange van. It’s hard to put into words, it’s more of a feeling, like home, and we couldn’t be happier to be back here! ~ For those who have been following our journey, our kombi has been garaged for months while we’ve been working on her getting ready for more adventures! And since we’ve returned from our trip in the Kimberley, it was time to get her dusted off! We made a little video of our first few days back with her, it’s in the highlights now. ~ So where to next?.... 🚌

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~ We soaked in the magic of those Darwin sunsets, and talked about all the adventures we had in the Kimberley and the top end, an experience we’ll talk about for a very long time! There’s always mixed emotions when an adventure comes to an end, but that’s just when the next one starts, and that can only mean one thing..... Kombi time!!! 🚌🧡 ~ We had a great time in Darwin, thanks to @oaks_hotels for an amazing stay, we absolutely love this vibrant city! ~

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~ Now this looks like our kind of concrete jungle! 🌴~ We’re not usually ones for city life, but when we arrived in Darwin to find this, we were happy to hang out for a while! Wandering the streets, we stumbled upon wall after wall of incredible street art as part of the @darwinstreetartfestival. It lead us down laneways and alleys, on a cross-city exploration to discover all the city’s art secrets! Such a fun way to explore the city! ~ More in stories soon!! ~ On a side note, it’s pretty rare that you’ll see me (Amber) in photos as I’m the one behind the camera, but my good friend @mumpacktravel has started a hashtag #mumsinphotos to inspire more mums to get in front of the camera, and I’m all for supporting that! ~ @oaks_hotels #explorewithoaks

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~ It’s the rough roads that lead to beautiful destinations ~ and this could never be more true than here! Heading in to what seems like a land before time, this place has been one of our all time highlights of travelling Australia! ✨ ~ The road in is rough, and definitely not a place for a kombi, but what awaits at the other end is an ancient landscape like nowhere else on earth! Walking among the 350 million years of geological history left us feeling so incredibly small and humble! ~ We shared more for you in stories so if you missed it, it’s in the highlights now. ~

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