The Dream Life Blog

Aligned Adventure 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.

My Other Go-To Alignment Tools

My Other Go-To Alignment Tools

This post is Part 3 in the series, “How to Create Your Aligned Adventure”. Make sure to watch for the next 2 parts in the series, coming weekly (you can catch Part 1 here and Part 2 here!) Ironically, when I first sat down to start writing this series, I wasn’t...

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What is alignment? And why I make it my #1 priority

What is alignment? And why I make it my #1 priority

This post is Part 1 in the series, "How to Create Your Aligned Adventure". Make sure to catch the next 4 parts in the series, coming weekly! My life is truly amazing - I travel all over the world, I have a successful business, I’m healthier than ever, and I have a...

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Wild Blue Dream is now Aligned Adventure!

Wild Blue Dream is now Aligned Adventure!

I am so excited to announce to you guys that Wild Blue Dream is now Aligned Adventure! This is something I've been bursting to share with you, as it's been over a year in the making. It became clear to me in the early 2018 that Wild Blue Dream wasn't just a side...

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How We Make Money Living in a Van

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

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

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

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

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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