Our Open Road: A Nomad Family Invites Us Along For The Ride
Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
Photography by Photos Courtesy of Our Open Road
Ever dreamt of taking your family on an epic road trip that just never ends? Well, you’re about to meet a couple—and their two children—who did just that. In October 2012, Los Angeles residents Emily and Adam Harteau and their 21-month-old daughter packed up a 1990 Volkswagon Westfalia and set out on a one-year trip that turned into a life-on-the-road adventure with no end date in sight (it’s all chronicled on their blog Our Open Road).
They’ve now launched a popular 24 Hour Bazaar filled with travel treasures to support themselves, caught the attention of The New York Times, and even welcomed another baby girl along the way. Here, Emily (who you might recognize from Project Runway) shares her thoughts on their nomadic family life and motherhood on the road—along with a little photo travel diary. Get ready for some major pangs of wanderlust!
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