Road to Wanderlust: A 45,000-Mile Farewell to the Peace Love Car

YogaSlackers Sam Salwei and Raquel Hernández are hitting the road hard. After a mechanic declared that their beloved…

YogaSlackers Sam Salwei and Raquel Hernández are hitting the road hard. After a mechanic declared that their beloved home, the Peace Love Car (PLC), has only a year to live due to a rusting frame, they decided to take it on a 45,000-mile tour of North America. The PLC is a colorful 1988 Ford Festiva that has been mobile residence and transport to several YogaSlackers over the past 10 years.

As a final hurrah, Raquel and Sam are driving to 49 U.S. States and nine Canadian provinces – going on adventures, performing and teaching a mix of slacklining, yoga, AcroYoga, and Yogaslacker conditioning as they go. (They also hit up Hawaii as part of Wanderlust O’ahu, but the car couldn’t make the trip.) We will be following their adventure as they travel from Wanderlust to Wanderlust throughout the year!

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Entry #20: July 29

The next generation PLC!

The Peace Love Car is still alive! 478,000 on the odometer and counting. Since the end of the tour, the PLC got a few months of rest while Sam and Raquel visited Thailand and Hawaii. But he is now roaming the roads of North America, enjoying some bonus days of life. He met his successor (a combination retired ice cream van + truck chassis) a few months ago and realized that he will need to last for quite a while longer, since the new PLC – currently unnamed – is at least 18 months away from being ready to hit the road and start it’s own adventure.

As always, the PLC is in good spirits! As we write this, he is helping build the new PLC by towing its future front end. He can’t help himself… after all the spirit of the PLC is loaded with the need to give. In the coming months, the PLC will drive coast to coast twice more: San Diego to Jacksonville to Portland before taking a three-month break while Sam and Raquel explore Asia, New Zealand, and Australia. After that? Well, there’s always another adventure.


Entry #19: All 50 States!

Entry #18: Just Keep Moving

Entry #17: Kickstarter is live!

Entry #16: Big Things Come in Small Classes

Entry #15: Mountain Climbing Drama

Entry #14: Mountain Biking in Montana

Entry #13: Kayaking in Saskatoon

Entry #12: Rafting & SUP in Rapids

Entry #11: The PLC Gets New Hips

Entry #10: S.O.S! The PLC In Distress

Entry #9: The Wanderlust Finale

Entry #8: 4 States + 2 Provinces to Tremblant

Entry #7: From Whistler to Wyoming

Entry #6: Adventure Racing in Canada

Entry #5: Mountaintop Highlining in Oregon

Entry #4: Meeting the World's First Highliner

Entry #3: Crossing the Nevada Desert to Squaw

Entry #2: 1000 Miles in 7 Days to Snowmass

Entry #1: And So It Begins, at Wanderlust Stratton