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Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

By Ben & Nikki
Hey! We are Ben and Nikki! We're both Commercial Photographers, Videographers & Content Creators! Tune in to hear all things photo/video, social media, entrepreneurship, travel, van life, relationships, puppies, health and wellness and so much more! Check out Instagram for visual updates on what's going on: Ben: @benwaugh, Nikki: @nikkibigger, Salem: @sidekick_salem (our puppy). Shoot us a DM on Instagram, ask us questions, let us know what you think of the Podcast, or just say hello!
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#3 | Our Jobs & How We Got Started

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#15 | Sustainabilty & The Little Things ANYONE Can Do!
This episode dives into the eco-friendly changes we've already made and implemented into our lives and gives you some ideas and insight as to how you can too! We also chat about our future plans, how we can be better and other ways that we hope to make more of an eco-difference in the future! Everyone can always make better choices for our planet and ourselves! Follow Us On Instagram: Ben: @benwaugh Nikki: @nikkibigger
33:53
January 22, 2021
#14 | Social Media Changed The Way People Take Photos
This episode dives into the why and the how of how we (everyone as creatives and photographers, not just Ben & Nikki) have changed the way we capture images and take photos since social media. Instagram plays a big part in how people shoot these days, so let's chat about it. Our Instagram Handles: Ben: @benwaugh Nikki: @nikkibigger People mentioned in this episode: Andrei: @byandrei If you feel so inclined, please share our podcast on your Instagram stories, or social media and tag us! We love to see it and we want to share your stories too!
32:52
January 13, 2021
#13 | 2021 Goals & What To Expect From Us (+ saucey announcement)
HAPPY NEW YEAR! We made it to 2021, and this episode is chatting about our goals and sharing our thoughts on 2021 with you! Hopefully this episode inspires you to think about and great your own goals for the year too! We also drop a saucey announcement in this episode! Our Instagram Handles: Ben: @benwaugh Nikki: @nikkibigger People mentioned in this episode: LJ [Handstand Queen]: @theinversionaddict Andrei: @byandrei If you feel so inclined, please share our podcast on your Instagram stories, or social media and tag us! We love to see it and we want to share your stories too!
34:42
January 6, 2021
#12 | Staying Positive, Productive & Passionate
This is a mood-boosting, inspiring episode to get you stoked on life and find those things you love. Ben and Nikki talk about their experiences during the pandemic and lockdown and what things they have been doing to stay positive, productive, and passionate and hopefully help you find those things for you too! Ben & Nikki's Instagram Handles: Ben: @benwaugh Nikki: @nikkibigger People mentioned in this episode: Steven Jaggers: @jaggersjr Nikki's Epic Books List: The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho Ishmael - Daniel Quinn A New Earth - Eckhart Tolle The Untethered Soul - Michael Alan Singer The Four Agreements - Miguel Ruiz The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari - Robin S. Sharma The Celestine Prophecy - James Redfield Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts Mutant Message Down Under - Marlo Morgan Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert M. Pirsig Man's Search For Meaning - Viktor E. Frankl The Divine Matrix - Gregg Braden The First and Last Freedom - J. Krishnamurti
35:46
December 23, 2020
#11 | Answering Your Questions | Ben Edition
This is a special Ben only episode as Nikki is currently away! In this episode Ben answers your questions about all kinds of things, work, gear and even how he puts on his socks! As mentioned in this episode, if you are interested in presets visit: www.benwaugh.com/presets If you are interested in 1-on-1 consulting regarding Portfolios, Pitches, Brand Communications and more, send Ben a direct message on Instagram. Ben & Nikki's Instagram Handles: Ben: @benwaugh Nikki: @nikkibigger People mentioned in this episode: Aaron Brimhall: @aaronbhall Garret King: @shortstache Geoff Coombs: geoff_coombs Matthew Littlewood: @littlewood.photography
30:32
November 28, 2020
#10 | Portfolios - What is it? Why you need one & more.
In this episode, Ben & Nikki talk about Portfolios, what they are, why you need them and how to use them! They explain some different ways you could create one and some ideas on adding content to it! As mentioned in this episode, if you are interested in 1-on-1 consulting regarding Portfolios, Pitches, Brand Communications and more, send Ben a direct message on Instagram. Instagram: Ben: @benwaugh Nikki: @nikkibigger
25:51
November 22, 2020
#9 | Raising A Puppy In A Van [VanLife]
In this episode, Ben & Nikki talk about how they trained their puppy Salem (@sidekick_salem) in their van. They talk about the tricky things, what works well and what doesn't. They also talk about training and trick time!
34:53
November 13, 2020
#8 | Going Full Time
In this episode, Ben & Nikki talk about how they started their photography careers and broke free from their "normal" day jobs! This will be the beginning of a bit of a series where Ben & Nikki break down all the tips and tricks they have to help you also pursue your dream! Come say hello to Ben & Nikki on Instagram: Ben | @benwaugh | www.instagram.com/benwaugh Nikki | @nikkibigger | www.instagram.com/nikkibigger Salem | @sidekick_salem | www.instagram.com/sidekick_salem
42:50
October 28, 2020
#7 | What Van Should You Buy? [featuring Martin Bigger]
In this episode, Ben, Nikki, and their very first guest ever, Martin Bigger (Nikki's Brother)  chat about their vans, why they chose them, and give you some ideas on what to think about when you're looking to purchase your own van! If you are thinking about purchasing a van or planning your build... this episode is for you! Come say hello to Ben & Nikki on Instagram: Ben | @benwaugh | www.instagram.com/benwaugh Nikki | @nikkibigger | www.instagram.com/nikkibigger
31:12
October 16, 2020
#6 | Safety, Solo Travel & Tips
In this episode, Nikki chats about tips on safety, creating a safe space for vanlife, and tips to stay safe while traveling anywhere! She dives into her previous tragic experiences where her safety was compromised. If you are thinking about traveling/vanlife-ing solo, you are going to want to listen to this episode! 
19:04
October 7, 2020
#5 | How We Receive Packages And Have Internet On The Road
In this episode, Ben & Nikki share how they receive packages on the road. Whether your mom sends you a care package, or you ordered something online, there is a way in Canada and the US to receive packages on a road trip! Since using the internet is something we all need, they dive into how to get free internet or how to enhance your cell service.  Cell Phone Service Extender Information:  We Boost  The Wifi Extender information:  Extender 10 Foot Cable  Mac Adapter
24:51
September 30, 2020
#4 | How We Find Free Campsites
In this episode Ben & Nikki talk about how they saved their money, and didn't pay to camp anywhere over the past 18 months! They share their favorites apps for finding campsites, tips, and more! Come say hello to Ben & Nikki on Instagram: Ben | @benwaugh | www.instagram.com/benwaugh Nikki | @nikkibigger | www.instagram.com/nikkibigger Salem | @sidekick_salem | www.instagram.com/sidekick_salem
26:54
September 23, 2020
#3 | Our Jobs & How We Got Started
In this episode Ben & Nikki talk about some of their old jobs, how they got into photography and how you can too! They talk about getting yourself set up to make money from photography and more! Come say hello to Ben & Nikki on Instagram: Ben | @benwaugh | www.instagram.com/benwaugh Nikki | @nikkibigger | www.instagram.com/nikkibigger Salem | @sidekick_salem | www.instagram.com/sidekick_salem
27:03
September 16, 2020
#2 | 5 Things We Love & Hate About VanLife
In this wonderful, delicious, and fun episode Ben & Nikki explain their favorite and least favorite things about living in a metal box on wheels over the past year and a half of living in their van full-time. Come say hello to Ben & Nikki on Instagram: Ben | @benwaugh | www.instagram.com/benwaugh Nikki | @nikkibigger | www.instagram.com/nikkibigger Salem | @sidekick_salem | www.instagram.com/sidekick_salem People mentioned in this episode: Matt | @littlewood.photography | www.instagram.com/littlewood.photography The Capelings aka Jess & Noah | @the.capelings | www.instagram.com/the.capelings
49:52
September 8, 2020
#1 | Who & What?
This is the very first episode of Are We There Yet! In this wonderful, delicious, and fun episode you get to meet Ben & Nikki, two Commercial Photographers, Videographers & Content Creators who live in their van, working and traveling on the road! Come say hello on Instagram: Ben | @benwaugh | www.instagram.com/benwaugh Nikki | @nikkibigger | www.instagram.com/nikkibigger Salem | @sidekick_salem | www.instagram.com/sidekick_salem
20:32
September 8, 2020