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(Nov. 11, 2014) -- Brad and Sheena Van Orden, a Seattle couple that just drove a 30 year old Volkswagen camper van around the globe, logging some 48,000 miles on its aged odometer.

Couple circles globe in 30-year-old VW camper van

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Brad and Sheena Van Orden, a Seattle couple that just drove a 30 year old Volkswagen camper van around the globe, logging some 48,000 miles on its aged odometer, according to SF Gate.

Their two and half year road trip took them to 34 countries and resulted in two books’ worth of experiences in foreign geography and common humanity, SF Gate reported. Along the way they built a following on social media and shared much of their adventure in near-real time with people who followed their wheeled trek.

Part of the motivation for the adventure came from tragedy, SF Gate explained. A friend was killed in an avalanche. The loss was a strong reminder of how brief life is and a challenge to get out to see the world.

To read the full story by SF Gate, click here.

About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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