Every State Every Station

START; MANASQUAN, NEW JERSEY

OBX, NORTH CAROLINA

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

TENNESSEE,  NASHVILLE

NEW ORLEANS

TEXAS, AUSTIN

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

SANTA MONICA, LA

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA

BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA

SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

DESTINATION; REDWOODS, THE NORTH OF CALIFORNIA

 

Starting in Ray's home town in New Jersey we made our first stop in OBX to meet some friends for a couple days. There Joackim scored a sweet swell with great waves and we were able to relax in our friends beach house, cook good food together and get ready for our road trip.

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Our next stop was Asheville, NC where the Van life really began. A cute little gem found hidden in the mountains of North Carolina, this town seemed as if you went back in time to the Woodstock days, you could smell the incense in the streets, every street was funkier and hipper then the next, amazing vegetarian and healthy options all over town, record shops, music shops, you name it... This is where we came up with our Vans name "freedom," which you can read from our previous blog..

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This was the start of it all, " Every state, every station... this must be country! "

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Forgot to mention, traveling through North America during the election was pretty nuts, this was Uncle Sam, a funny extravert with lots and lots to say about politics during this era.... ( we may have a video of him speaking coming soon ). 

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 Rays top picks

Favorite city: Nashville: (Best company, Nice friendly people, young aspiring artists and BEST CROSSAINT WE EVER TRIED )

Favorite small town:  Cross between Asheville/ Santa cruz CA ( Young relaxed vibe, small town with good healthy food options and beautiful scenery.) 

Favorite national park or site visited: Big Sur ( Beautiful, nature and the ocean) 

Place could live: OBX , Santa Cruz ; (These towns consisted of overall friendly people, beautiful nature and scenery, close to the ocean and waves, and still opportunities to work .)

Worst place visited: Las vegas

 

Joackim's top picks:

Favorite city: Nashville

Favorite small town: Asheville

Favorite national park or site visited: Big Sur

Place could live: Any beach town in Cali; Santa Barbara

Worst place visited: Las vegas

 

 NASHVILLE

 Best Barbecue brisket in Nashville

Best Barbecue brisket in Nashville

 BEST ALMOND CROSSAINT just melted in your mouth, thanks to good old NASHVILLE  

BEST ALMOND CROSSAINT just melted in your mouth, thanks to good old NASHVILLE  

 Best company in Nashville, Grady who brought us to am amazing brewery with hundreds of selections  

Best company in Nashville, Grady who brought us to am amazing brewery with hundreds of selections  

 

BIG SUR  

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SANTA BARBARA  

 Yoga at Sunset

Yoga at Sunset

 SANTA BARBARA SUNSETS  

SANTA BARBARA SUNSETS  

 

LAS VEGAS

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NEXT STOP 

Not ready to tell, this trip is more about letting life take us, being in the moment and making new friends along the way  . ..

SO CATCH US IF YOU CAN ,  off to the ROADS LESS TRAVELED until we share more..