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THE VERRALL FAMILY: @AIRSTREAMINGV

For the thirty seventh installment in our ongoing interview series here at Dirt Orcas, we are very pleased to speak with Heather and Matt Verrall. You may know them as the @airstreamingv. Heather, Matt, and their three kids have put exploration and adventure front and center in their lives. They travel extensively in their Airstream and visit many of North America's premiere destinations.
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THE VINTAGE POWER WAGON RALLY

We are fortunate to call Fairfield, IA the home to a unique family owned business; Vintage Power Wagons Inc. This summer marked the 30th Annual Vintage Dodge Power Wagon Rally here in Fairfield. Over 175 trucks where on display. They spend the week here, from June 5th to June 11th, visiting with like minded collectors and enthusiast. They hold events and camp together. They plan competitions to watch the vehicles do what they do best, work and drive up hills. The entire week is a blast.
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DEVON & KASSANDRA: ON THE ROAD HOME

For the thirty fifth installment in our ongoing interview series here at Dirt Orcas we are thrilled to speak with Devon and Kassandra from @ontheroadhome. 20 years ago, Devon and I attended the same school. My mother also used to work for Devon's father. As they say, it's a small world. Despite the many twists and turns of life, we have reconnected through the fabric of the overlanding community. I am thrilled to be presenting this interview.
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MATT & EMILY: ALWAYS HOME BUS

For the thirty forth edition in our ongoing interview series here at Dirt Orcas, we are very excited to speak with Matt and Emily Myaard. You may also know them as @alwayshomebus. They have recently converted a retired school bus into their new home on wheels. The finished product is not only charming, but it is fully ready to put down some miles and take its owners on the road trip of a lifetime.
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DIRT ORCAS VISITS YOSEMITE

Last month I was fortunate to check of a glaring omission on my National Park bucket list. I visited Yosemite National Park for the first time with a group of friends from all around the country.
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IAN DOW: CONVERTING AN AMBULANCE INTO YOUR HOME

For the thirty second installment in our ongoing interview series here at Dirt Orcas, we are very happy to speak with Ian Dow. You may know Ian from his Instagram handle, ian_dow_travels. Ian and his new puppy Dino, are currently converting a used ambulance into a fully functional adventure hub. Ian's attention to detail and craftsmanship are immediately noticeable.
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RICHARD AND ASHLEY: DESK TO GLORY

For the thirty first installment in our ongoing interview series here at Dirt Orcas, we are very excited to speak with Richard and Ashley from the humble but legendary Desk to Glory team. These two have carved out quite the online presence by leaving their 9 to 5's and taking on South America in an older Toyota 4x4.
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WEDNESDAY WANDERLUST: BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK

This mornings edition of Wednesday Wanderlust takes us on a road trip with three friends through West Texas to Big Bend National Park. Made by the team at Bexar Goods Co. This video was produced as an effort to exemplify their brand and the things they strive for in life. I think it does a nice job and we can certainly use more of this in our own lives.
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MICHAEL & LESLIE BARBER: BROKEN SPOKE OVERLAND

For the thirtieth installment in our ongoing interview series here at Dirt Orcas, we are very pleased to share the story of Michael, Leslie, and #FrankieTheTrailDog. You may know them as the crew from Broken Spoke Overland. Their overland adventures in their Toyota 4Runner are worth checking out as they are always inspiring and fun.
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LETTING NATURE WORK: THE ARGUMENT FOR ENCOURGAING THE RETURN OF MOUNTAIN LIONS TO IOWA

As an Iowa resident you are likely to hit a deer with your vehicle once every ten years. Each yeah we see the dollar amounts associated with deer related collisions rise to unbelievable figures. Since 2004 our deer population is actually on the decline. Yet as more and more Iowans take to the roads, deer related accidents continue to rise. Add that to the average repair cost to newer more expensive vehicles and you have yourself a very expensive problem. I suggest we let nature do the work in fighting back. We should be supporting the reintroduction of apex predators like mountain lion instead of being afraid of it.