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Finding the best spot to camp means you never want to come home. Dispersed camping allows us to stay at the coolest places. Our mountain lakes are so beautiful and it’s so important to clean up after you camp. No soapbox here, we’re definitely not perfect, but seeing all the broken glass on the ground made us a little sad. Humans are as much a part of nature as the animals and trees, but trash is not. Pack it out and leave your spot awesome for the next adventure-seeker. We can only fit so much of the last person’s trash in our truck.
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#campfire #landcruiser80 #dirtroads #dirtroadcruising #teamtepui #campmobile #landcruiser #toyota4x4 #toyotausa #fzj80 #liveoutside  #toyotalandcruiser #fj80 #4x4 #optoutside #roadtrip #familytravel #travelwithkids #explorecalifornia #camplife #campingislife #travelwithkids #toyota #beautifuldestinations #agameoftones #adventureisoutthere #canon #toyota4x4 #familytravels #dometic #sunset #neverstopexploring
Finding the best spot to camp means you never want to come home. Dispersed camping allows us to stay at the coolest places. Our mountain lakes are so beautiful and it’s so important to clean up after you camp. No soapbox here, we’re definitely not perfect, but seeing all the broken glass on the ground made us a little sad. Humans are as much a part of nature as the animals and trees, but trash is not. Pack it out and leave your spot awesome for the next adventure-seeker. We can only fit so much of the last person’s trash in our truck. . . #campfire  #landcruiser80  #dirtroads  #dirtroadcruising  #teamtepui  #campmobile  #landcruiser  #toyota4x4  #toyotausa  #fzj80  #liveoutside  #toyotalandcruiser  #fj80  #4x4  #optoutside  #roadtrip  #familytravel  #travelwithkids  #explorecalifornia  #camplife  #campingislife  #travelwithkids  #toyota  #beautifuldestinations  #agameoftones  #adventureisoutthere  #canon  #toyota4x4  #familytravels  #dometic  #sunset  #neverstopexploring 
Home from England and already packed up ready for three blissful days of mountain camping and hiking. This time without kids. Don’t worry, they’ll have plenty of summer camping but this trip is for us!
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#campfire #landcruiser80 #dirtroads #wildkids #dirtroadcruising #teamtepui #campmobile #landcruiser #toyota4x4 #toyotausa #fzj80 #liveoutside  #builtnotbought #toyotalandcruiser #fj80 #4x4 #optoutside #roadtrip #familytravel #travelwithkids #explorecalifornia #camplife #campingislife #travelwithkids #toyota #adventureisoutthere #canon #campingwithkids #toyota4x4 #familytravels #dometic
Home from England and already packed up ready for three blissful days of mountain camping and hiking. This time without kids. Don’t worry, they’ll have plenty of summer camping but this trip is for us! . . #campfire  #landcruiser80  #dirtroads  #wildkids  #dirtroadcruising  #teamtepui  #campmobile  #landcruiser  #toyota4x4  #toyotausa  #fzj80  #liveoutside  #builtnotbought  #toyotalandcruiser  #fj80  #4x4  #optoutside  #roadtrip  #familytravel  #travelwithkids  #explorecalifornia  #camplife  #campingislife  #travelwithkids  #toyota  #adventureisoutthere  #canon  #campingwithkids  #toyota4x4  #familytravels  #dometic 
Stonehenge. So rad to see in person. There’s a little Neolithic village and a cool visitor’s center and the kids loved it.
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#stonehenge #canon #england #stonehengerocks #lookslikefilm #familyadventures #beautifuldestinations #liveoutside #familytravel #familytravels #travelwithkids #visiteurope #gameoftones #mygsom #architecture #adventureisoutthere #salisbury
We had every intention of going camping this weekend but life changed our plans. David’s parent’s moved to New Mexico yesterday, and a lot of hours were spent helping them pack this weekend. Our hearts are broken now that they’re gone, and we were glad we were home to see them off in a tearful goodbye. Our boys don’t understand yet that their move is permanent and we’re already trying to figure out how to get out to visit. We ended up having a productive weekend wrapping up lots of household projects, played some music, and had a house full of family. Our change of plans ended up being exactly what we needed.
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#mountainlife #landcruiser80 #dirtroads #deathvalley #dirtroadcruising #teamtepui #campmobile #landcruiser #toyota4x4 #toyotausa #fzj80 #liveoutside  #builtnotbought #toyotalandcruiser #fj80 #4x4 #optoutside #roadtrip #familytravel #travelwithkids #explorecalifornia #camplife #campingislife #travelwithkids #toyota #adventureisoutthere #canon #campingwithkids #toyota4x4 #familytravels
We had every intention of going camping this weekend but life changed our plans. David’s parent’s moved to New Mexico yesterday, and a lot of hours were spent helping them pack this weekend. Our hearts are broken now that they’re gone, and we were glad we were home to see them off in a tearful goodbye. Our boys don’t understand yet that their move is permanent and we’re already trying to figure out how to get out to visit. We ended up having a productive weekend wrapping up lots of household projects, played some music, and had a house full of family. Our change of plans ended up being exactly what we needed. . . #mountainlife  #landcruiser80  #dirtroads  #deathvalley  #dirtroadcruising  #teamtepui  #campmobile  #landcruiser  #toyota4x4  #toyotausa  #fzj80  #liveoutside  #builtnotbought  #toyotalandcruiser  #fj80  #4x4  #optoutside  #roadtrip  #familytravel  #travelwithkids  #explorecalifornia  #camplife  #campingislife  #travelwithkids  #toyota  #adventureisoutthere  #canon  #campingwithkids  #toyota4x4  #familytravels 
We’ve been working on our 40 and finally have her back up and running just in time for summer. We replaced the carburetor and fixed a few oil leaks, so our driveway is happy. We took off the hardtop and we are modifying the roll-bar to be a family-cage and putting in some shiny new front seats this week. The kids are stoked. They love the “tiny grey Landcruiser”
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#lifeisgood #landcruiser40 #dirtroads #classiccar #dirtroadcruising #teamtepui #campmobile #landcruiser #toyota4x4 #toyotausa #fj40 #toyotalandcruiser #4x4 #optoutside #roadtrip #familytravel #builtnotbought #explorecalifornia #camplife #campingislife #desert #travelwithkids #toyota #adventureisoutthere #canon #campingwithkids #toyota4x4 #familytravel #campkids
We’ve been working on our 40 and finally have her back up and running just in time for summer. We replaced the carburetor and fixed a few oil leaks, so our driveway is happy. We took off the hardtop and we are modifying the roll-bar to be a family-cage and putting in some shiny new front seats this week. The kids are stoked. They love the “tiny grey Landcruiser” . . #lifeisgood  #landcruiser40  #dirtroads  #classiccar  #dirtroadcruising  #teamtepui  #campmobile  #landcruiser  #toyota4x4  #toyotausa  #fj40  #toyotalandcruiser  #4x4  #optoutside  #roadtrip  #familytravel  #builtnotbought  #explorecalifornia  #camplife  #campingislife  #desert  #travelwithkids  #toyota  #adventureisoutthere  #canon  #campingwithkids  #toyota4x4  #familytravel  #campkids 
Do hidden gems exist anymore in the travel world? We can google everything, map a route, find a forum where someone talks about their trip, read yelp, search IG hashtags. Everything has already been seen and done. But until you actually witness the wind kick up dust at sunrise in the middle of a tourist-filled National Park, you haven’t lived. There’s a reason people hit up the same places over and over. They’re amazing. They’re unreal. We’re happy the kids get to see them when they’re so young. We’re going to start looking for ugly places to visit on our travel bucket list because we keep camping in places like this and the boys are starting to think the world is rad 😎.
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#landcruiser80 #dirtroads #deathvalley #teamtepui #campmobile #landcruiser #toyota4x4 #toyotausa #fzj80 #toyotalandcruiser #fj80 #4x4 #optoutside #familytravel #explorecalifornia #camplife #campingislife #adventureisoutthere #campingwithkids #toyota4x4 #goldenhour #landcruisertoyota #canon #sunset #desert #tentlife #campvibes  #havekidswilltravel #adventurephotographer #natgeoyourshot
Do hidden gems exist anymore in the travel world? We can google everything, map a route, find a forum where someone talks about their trip, read yelp, search IG hashtags. Everything has already been seen and done. But until you actually witness the wind kick up dust at sunrise in the middle of a tourist-filled National Park, you haven’t lived. There’s a reason people hit up the same places over and over. They’re amazing. They’re unreal. We’re happy the kids get to see them when they’re so young. We’re going to start looking for ugly places to visit on our travel bucket list because we keep camping in places like this and the boys are starting to think the world is rad 😎. . . #landcruiser80  #dirtroads  #deathvalley  #teamtepui  #campmobile  #landcruiser  #toyota4x4  #toyotausa  #fzj80  #toyotalandcruiser  #fj80  #4x4  #optoutside  #familytravel  #explorecalifornia  #camplife  #campingislife  #adventureisoutthere  #campingwithkids  #toyota4x4  #goldenhour  #landcruisertoyota  #canon  #sunset  #desert  #tentlife  #campvibes  #havekidswilltravel  #adventurephotographer  #natgeoyourshot 
Dispersed camping with kids is hard. It’s extra work. It’s a truck full of coloring books and questionably healthy snacks and baby wipes and more safety gear and water and food than you’d need for weeks. It’s stopping for countless potty breaks and yelling “5 minutes” to every “when are we going to be there” question. But it’s so worth it. It’s also watching your boy run as fast as he’s ever run across a dry lake bed. It’s laying on the ground at night with your kids, without any light pollution, counting thousands of stars. It’s witnessing your 4 year old proudly climb a rock formation in the middle of nowhere. It’s giving your family a glimpse of life away from the hustle and bustle of busy cities. We try so hard to give our kids more than we ever had, and we realized we don’t need to give them more possessions- we only need to give them more chances to be themselves. We’ve never seen our boys happier than when we’re outside. They absolutely blossom when they’re in a place away from other people, free to be themselves without any judgement or pressure or expectations. It’s honestly one of the best gifts we can give our children, the gift of absorption in nature.
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#lifeisgood #landcruiser80 #dirtroads #deathvalley #dirtroadcruising #teamtepui #campmobile #landcruiser #toyota4x4 #toyotausa #fzj80 #toyotalandcruiser #fj80 #4x4 #optoutside #roadtrip #familytravel #builtnotbought #explorecalifornia #camplife #campingislife #desert #travelwithkids #toyota #adventureisoutthere #canon #campingwithkids #toyota4x4 #deathvalley #sunset #familytravel #campkids #nature
Dispersed camping with kids is hard. It’s extra work. It’s a truck full of coloring books and questionably healthy snacks and baby wipes and more safety gear and water and food than you’d need for weeks. It’s stopping for countless potty breaks and yelling “5 minutes” to every “when are we going to be there” question. But it’s so worth it. It’s also watching your boy run as fast as he’s ever run across a dry lake bed. It’s laying on the ground at night with your kids, without any light pollution, counting thousands of stars. It’s witnessing your 4 year old proudly climb a rock formation in the middle of nowhere. It’s giving your family a glimpse of life away from the hustle and bustle of busy cities. We try so hard to give our kids more than we ever had, and we realized we don’t need to give them more possessions- we only need to give them more chances to be themselves. We’ve never seen our boys happier than when we’re outside. They absolutely blossom when they’re in a place away from other people, free to be themselves without any judgement or pressure or expectations. It’s honestly one of the best gifts we can give our children, the gift of absorption in nature. . . #lifeisgood  #landcruiser80  #dirtroads  #deathvalley  #dirtroadcruising  #teamtepui  #campmobile  #landcruiser  #toyota4x4  #toyotausa  #fzj80  #toyotalandcruiser  #fj80  #4x4  #optoutside  #roadtrip  #familytravel  #builtnotbought  #explorecalifornia  #camplife  #campingislife  #desert  #travelwithkids  #toyota  #adventureisoutthere  #canon  #campingwithkids  #toyota4x4  #deathvalley  #sunset  #familytravel  #campkids  #nature 
We lucked out and found all the boys’ winter wear from a thrift shop in Tahoe and they’ll outgrow it after one season. Our 8 year old ate two dinners tonight. We’re refinancing our house to keep them clothed and fed.
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#sierras #landcruiser80 #dirtroads #dirtroadcruising #teamtepui #campmobile #landcruiser #toyota4x4 #toyotausa #fzj80 #toyotalandcruiser #fj80 #4x4 #optoutside #roadtrip #familytravel #builtnotbought #explorenevada #camplife #campingislife #adventureisoutthere #campingwithkids #toyota4x4 #campkids #canon #teamwork #wildkids #outsidekids
We lucked out and found all the boys’ winter wear from a thrift shop in Tahoe and they’ll outgrow it after one season. Our 8 year old ate two dinners tonight. We’re refinancing our house to keep them clothed and fed. . . #sierras  #landcruiser80  #dirtroads  #dirtroadcruising  #teamtepui  #campmobile  #landcruiser  #toyota4x4  #toyotausa  #fzj80  #toyotalandcruiser  #fj80  #4x4  #optoutside  #roadtrip  #familytravel  #builtnotbought  #explorenevada  #camplife  #campingislife  #adventureisoutthere  #campingwithkids  #toyota4x4  #campkids  #canon  #teamwork  #wildkids  #outsidekids 
Nature is cool. California has more to see and do than we can experience in one lifetime. It doesn’t help we like to go back to our favorite places again and again.
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#lake #lakedays #landcruiser80 #dirtroads #dirtroadcruising #teamtepui #almostfearless  #landcruiser #toyotausa #toyotalandcruiser #fj80 #4x4 #optoutside #roadtrip #familytravel #easternsierras #explorecalifornia #camplife #familyjaunts #canon #adventureisoutthere #campingwithkids #campvibes #camping #campinglife #adventurekids #summer #candidchildhood #childhoodunplugged #optoutside
Nature is cool. California has more to see and do than we can experience in one lifetime. It doesn’t help we like to go back to our favorite places again and again. . . #lake  #lakedays  #landcruiser80  #dirtroads  #dirtroadcruising  #teamtepui  #almostfearless  #landcruiser  #toyotausa  #toyotalandcruiser  #fj80  #4x4  #optoutside  #roadtrip  #familytravel  #easternsierras  #explorecalifornia  #camplife  #familyjaunts  #canon  #adventureisoutthere  #campingwithkids  #campvibes  #camping  #campinglife  #adventurekids  #summer  #candidchildhood  #childhoodunplugged  #optoutside