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The freedom of van life and road tripping is enjoyed by more folks than you know, and for some, it’s a year-round lifestyle. And thanks to modern Volkswagen vans, you don’t have to rough it like a dirty hippie. Now, the brand has unveiled a special California 30 Years van that celebrates the iconic vehicle’s 30 years of roaming the earth unfettered by office cubicles and house utility bills. The van sports all the features that make the versatile California so great and so livable, including a kitchenette, pop-up sleeper compartment, a full-length cabin bed, and oodles of storage. But the 30 Years also gets an external shower, auxiliary heater, insulated double-pane windows for overnight warmth, pretty 17-inch wheels, special anniversary badging, and plenty of active and passive safety features. Only 999 of these recreational wonders will be made, and though the 30 Years van would be the perfect “westward ho!” transport here in the states, the painful irony lies in the fact that a van named “California” won’t be sold in America.

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While you can go all MacGyver and shuck oysters with a screwdriver or other household tool, we highly recommend you invest in a good oyster knife. Why? Well, for starters, it’s safer. The best oyster doesn’t taste so hot when you’ve got something sharp stuck in your palm. Secondly, it makes the process easier and a bit more refined. Laguiole is an iconic name in knife making and the French brand has you covered when it comes to shucking thanks to the Laguiole Oyster Knife. Made of 420 stainless steel and complete with a wood handle, the Oyster Knife measures 6 ¼” and makes easy work of even the toughest shell. You just need to supply the cocktail sauce.