I remember sitting in college classes day-dreaming of van life and what it’d be like
I remember sitting in college classes day-dreaming of van life and what it’d be like. I could almost smell myself already, day 5 of a climbing trip, sleeping in a Westfalia, dirt baggin’ it- sunburnt and happy. I pitched the idea to Michelle and braced myself for a hard no; however, instead she said, “I’ll live in a van, as long as its cute!” So we got to work searching for the perfect house on wheels and researching how to turn it into a home.
Every moment that should’ve been spent studying for finals was spent on YouTube, reading van blogs, or working on the van after class. The “work space” of our college apartment consisted of one parking space and a patch of grass that was smaller than the van itself. That didn’t do much to deter us and we soon became everyone’s least favorite neighbor as the sounds of sawing windows through sheet metal and clouds of sawdust drifted through the parking lot.
After months of work and thousands of splinters and trips to Home Depot, she was ready for the open road. Wanda has enabled us to live on our own terms for the last year, and has stoked our desire to always travel and always roam.
Hope you enjoy watching the build and can see all the love that went into making Wanda.
It all begins with an idea.
Hello! My name is Michelle and my husband's name is Logan- we are primarily wedding photographers based in Colorado, but we travel pretty frequently and love to document where we go and what we do. We have had this dream of building a blog/online presence working for outdoor companies, living van life, and just "adventuring," (though that word seems to be overused these days). Out of that dream is where And We Roam was born!
We figured for our very first blog post, we would share a trip that we took at the beginning of summer (right after we graduated college together) with some of our dearest friends, Clancey and David Woodlee. This was my first time ever taking consistent video on a camera, so pardon the rookie quality! We are looking forward to doing many more videos as we travel through life together- I really feel like we are able to re-feel moments better through video rather than just images. Also, wanted to give a HUGE shoutout to our good friend Natalie Crane of Like Morning Sun who has been a huge asset to our business from the beginning...and who put together/edited all the footage for us. THANK YOU NATALIE!!
Anyway, I'll let you take a look! Thanks for hanging with us(:
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