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About Wendy and Vinicius Teixeira

Hello Friends! We are Wendy and Vini Teixeira~ I was born in Southern California, then my family moved to Southern Oregon in the mid 70's(in our Van). I spent my entire childhood up and down the West Coast vacationing and camping in our family's Chevy Van. Growing in Southern Oregon as an adolescent so many of my friends had Van's as well. So many fun times! Van's have always represented the ultimate in freedom and adventure for me! I always dreamed owning one. I moved back to California (San Francisco) in 1994. I lived in Haight Ashbury for 25 years before we moving to Oakland in Spring of 2019. My husband is a native of Southern Brazil where he grew up on the beach surfing since a child. He moved solo to the United States in 2007 leaving his entire family behind to start a new life for himself. Bittersweet indeed. We met in spring of 2010 and realized we both had the same passion for adventure and travel. Camping culture wasn't big where he was from and I actually took him on his 1st camping trip for his Bday that summer! He absolutely loved it and so began our camping adventures! Back in those times we would fill up the whole entire car with our gear, pitch tents, set up camp kitchens, etc...So much work! Then years later Glamping emerged as a new way of getting outdoors without all the work. We got spoiled by the ease of set up and being able to have some of the comforts of home while still being in nature. That was 2016 and we haven't sent up a tent since. Over the last 5 years or so we started seeing all these amazing conversion Van's during our travels. We vowed one day we would have one... Finally in the summer of 2022 our dream came to fruition and we bought our Sprinter Van! It has been absolutely life changing for us...It has allowed us to travel on our own terms and see/stay in places that would normally been quite costly and/or complicated. Now we have our beloved Van fully loaded so we just throw in our clothes and food and off we go! Owning this Van has been an absolute dream come true for us and we are ready to share the magic with you!

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Memories made on trips with Wendy and Vinicius Teixeira's RVs

Kathleen G.

5August 2023

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Thank you for taking good care of our Van. See you next time!!! 😀

Jerome L.

5August 2023

Great van and owner! Had lots of fun on our short trip to northern California

Matthew S.

5May 2023

Just finished a wonderful trip to Mendocino. The van was the perfect way to do it: drive right up to your camp spot and you’re good to go. The park had free water and a minimal fee for grey water dumping. The van itself is loaded with anything you would need, including it’s own bathroom. Wendy and Vini are wonderful and thorough. I would not hesitate to rent from them again!

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Nelda M.

5May 2023

We had a fantastic week in the Cali Dreams Sprinter van. Wendy and Vini were extremely helpful as they taught us how to use the van, and responded promptly when we had questions. They even provided videos of all van operations so we could play them when we needed to refresh our memories about how to do something. The van was completely outfitted with everything needed for cooking, eating and sleeping. It was easy to drive and park. I can't think of anything we needed that was not provided. We highly recommend Wendy, Vini and Cali Dreams!