The Dream Life Blog

Wild Blue Dream founder Julia Taylor is passionately creating her dream life, and on a mission to show you that you can as well. Through her stories of personal challenge, conquering fears, and of course – adventure, she hopes to inspire you to create a life you love too.

How We Make Money Living in a Van

We’ve recently kicked off a 6-week trip in our van, the longest one we’ve taken yet. Between being part-time van lifers and all of the other travel we manage to do, I know a lot of folks wonder…how the heck can we afford that? Neither of us are trust funders. We...

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Van Life: Where We Camp

This post is a continuation of last week's post - Our Camper Van: The Grand Tour. Make sure to check it out if you haven't already! When we're traveling, folks love to ask us questions about van living. While we don't live in our van full time, we spent about two...

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Our Camper Van: The Grand Tour

It's no secret that I am a little obsessed with our camper van! We started dreaming about our future van back in 2015, and took the leap and purchased ours a couple years later. After I received a scary health diagnosis in early 2017, we reevaluated our lives and our...

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The Gateway Drug to My Dream Lifestyle

Back in late 2009, I had just bought and renovated my first condo. Brian, my then-boyfriend, now-husband, had just moved in with me. Although I was 3.5 years into my first “grown up” job as a web designer, it felt like I had taken adulting to a new level. I had a...

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The Power of Creating a Vision for Your Life

About six weeks ago, I was visiting my parents in Maryland. They still live in the house I grew up in, and for the most part my childhood bedroom looks like it did when I was still living there. The walls are pale pink, my stuffed animals still sit on the shelves, and...

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Why You Should Make “Someday” Today

In the summer of 2015, Brian and I drove up the coast of California for an amazing 2 1/2 weeks on the road. After bee-lining our way from Colorado to Ventura Beach, we meandered up Highway 1 in my Subaru Outback, camping all along the way.  We hiked, we mountain...

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The self-awareness skill I wish I’d had 10+ years ago

When I was in my mid-20s, I started to question whether motherhood was for me or not. The idea of having kids just didn’t feel like “me”. It’s not that I didn’t like kids; I was just starting visualize a life that was different – one that didn’t include children of my own. I loved to travel…

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