Month: July 2015

#vanlife godfather

Foster Huntington, the #vanlife godfather

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It’s the story of a guy who made a complete U turn in life. A guy who decided not to take the motorway, preferring to stick to the smaller tracks and roads. A group of blokes talk about it, a rare breed, and rarer still are those who do it well with annoying skill and success. The story of this guy is touching, like the setting of the sun over Oregon. Foster, a disillusioned dropout from a university in Maine, which he never really wanted to go to. He overcame his problems by releasing ‘A Restless Transplant’, a blog which was quickly spotted by Ralph Lauren who then offered him a job in New-York. Too much time spent behind a desk bored him to death, and inspired him to work on a personal project, The Burning House. This materialist-minimalist photo blog inspired by Wabi-sabiste (!) is drawing attention from a publisher who has offered to make a book out of it. Foster saved the advance payment and spent it immediately on a van (a VW Synchro), quit his job and hit the road, creating the famous #vanlife and released ‘Home Is Where You Park …

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Cotentin by François M.

The Golden Oldies are on the road again

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To properly celebrate our friend JC’s 70th birthday, we wanted to come up with something outside of the box. For a break from the usual parties of the previous decade, we opted to prepare a surprise at the house which was little different: his eight (self-proclaimed) best friends ‘wisely’ pulled up in a minibus, headed for the Cotentin Peninsula! We were able to set off all together (without having to take other friends just outside of our close circle) to relive the kind of adventures we had in our schooldays with all the jokes and songs (not the radio). Our trip was dotted judiciously with great meals, for which one person was condemned to be the designated driver (definitely the BEST friend). THE best friend Exploring Cotentin, this region of France which is so unjustly misunderstood, offered us a real sense of getting away from it all: the moors take you to Scotland, the prairies and cliffs to Ireland, its charming little ports to Cornwall and the massive beaches lined with sand dunes to California. Without forgetting the restaurants which keep you firmly in France. …

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