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Livin' via the Van  Lucas & Willa✨ vi·a » ˈvīə ¤ traveling through a place to reach a destination ¤ 🌊 Just a California couple with all kinds of wanderlust 📍SF,CA

One day we'll introduce you to the pocket-sized photographer we keep with us at all times. Until then, mad props to the mystery Borrower who ain't afraid to third wheel 😉😂.

This face. Look at this face!

There was music playing softly in the distance and we could just make out the rhythm of people starting to clap along. This is why I keep my camera at the ready - if you capture the little things, they'll start to feel like the big stuff 👌✨. .

From mountains to oceans, New York City to Las Vegas, you're the best partner on the road and every adventure in between. Here's to another amazing year of getting lost and exploring life together. Happy birthday beautiful (the big 3-0!). .
And can we please stop hanging out in the sun? You know I just burn 😜. -LV

One of our most favorite questions to be asked is about whether we have a favorite road to drive. We only went once and almost decided against it because it can get a little hairy but Independence Pass in Colorado is magic in the real world. Swimming holes ✅ ghost towns ✅ views seen from the edge of the world ✅. Pure delight✨.

"To those of you who say you have no hobbies, go try something new -- it might grab you by the hair of your soul and make you rearrange your entire life for it." - @jannerobinson .
I love skateboarding. I looove it. It makes me feel like I'm five years old again, wobbly, fearless and comfortable at failure. I'm not great, actually I'm not even good, I'm terrible. I can make it down the street without falling but I'm the same level as the newbie skiier heading down a green circle trying to pizza safely until they're no longer moving. I'm 1000% with Janne however in the belief that trying something new might just change your life. Skateboarding hasn't been exactly earth shattering but it has been a reminder that we can find love and joy in unexpected places at any time, at any age. To my board Zippy, love you boo, thanks for the good times ✊. (And can you please stop running away from me every time I reach a curb? Thanks.) -WV

Raised Jewish (emphasis on the "ish"), the bulk of my knowledge about the history of Hanukkah actually came from a very well-loved episode of Rugrats. Yes, there were some inaccuracies (need we remember Tommy reciting, "a Maccababy's gotta do, what a Maccababy's gotta do"?), but I've managed to get a good chunk of trivia questions correct due to this holiday special. So it should come as no surprise that when our Tikal guide began explaining the traditional Mayan ball game that was occasionally used to determine who might be the next human sacrifice, I needed no introduction. Shout out to an under-valued could-be classic, The Road to El Dorado. Cartoons may not be historically accurate or even particularly PC half the time but I've amassed quite a few fact snacks from the hours I logged in front of the ol' boob tube 💪😎. (Hands up if you learned bananas have potassium from Honey We Shrunk Ourselves? 🙋🏼‍♀️) -WV

Guys. WE'RE OFFICIALLY CAT PARENTS. Still working on the purrfect kitty photo, so for now, here's a photo of us biking Caye Caulker 🤷‍♀️. Check our recent stories to meet Sasquatch and Mi-Wuk 🙈❤️. We're new to the kitty game and are starting to purchase all the cat accouterments so if you have favorites, let us know!

Luke and I have a running joke that while the feeling of adventure is an important part of my little traveling soul, if given the choice between 'cliff jumping adrenaline rush' or flopping around in the "sponge beds", I'm going the latter every time. I want to be in on the action but can't it be relaxing too 🤭? He does a great job of placating my requests for risk-free activities and after all this time I can handle a rapid or two. Balance ⚖️. .
PS- anyone know what the sponge bed reference comes from?? 😋✨

Happy anniversary, duder. Life as the Vias has been pretty sweet.

It's been a long and beautiful four weeks but some of us are pretty tired and it's time to head home ✌️. More photos of our recent travels coming soon! In the meantime, where should we plan to go next 🤔?

#Buslife for about twenty minutes in transit to some deep dark caves. I'm such a visual person, half the time I don't need to leave the car to have a life changing experience 😋.

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