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Currently exploring North America out of a Honda Fit named Skye








I’m Hana, a free spirit born with the song of the salty ocean in my soul, the magic of the mountains reflected in my eyes, and the whisper of tropical tradewinds in my heart. I’m in love with LIFE, and seeing as much of it as possible! An incorrigible sense of wanderlust has taken me all over this beautiful world, and I’m currently traveling North America living out of a Honda Fit named Skye. I invite you to come follow along!

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CarDwelling Diaries: Choosing a Vehicle

When it comes to choosing a vehicle to call home, it all comes down to Purpose and Priorities. Will you be CarDwelling/VanDwelling solo or with a partner? Will you be traveling, or predominantly staying put and just living in a vehicle in your city? Do you place more...

Tribute to the Strangest Looking Pair of Shoes I’d Ever Seen

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