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Vans Girls’ Catskills Moto Diaries // Babes Ride Out:  Nina Kaplan 

Look up the word “wanderlust” in the dictionary, and we’re pretty sure you’d come across a photo of moto-babe, Nina Kaplan. Her infectious smile, and adventurous spirit make Nina the ultimate road warrior to add to your travel crew, and time-and-time again she has proven to be one of the most adventurous women we’ve ever met. Just like us, Nina traveled from California to attend Babes Ride Out East Coast, and we were excited to catch up with this ball of positive energy in the humid heat of Catskill, New York. Get to know more about Nina, and learn how motorcycles have changed her life, and the advice she has for girls interested in riding. 

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hereisgina: To have both Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal is almost an overload on #MovementMondays and for many these two are not new news. I met them both in the film Y Tu Mama Tambien and I just fell in love. Diego Luna, a Mexican actor, producer and director and star of the most recent Star Wars Rogue One. Gael Garcia Bernal is a Mexican film actor, director, and producer. He and Diego Luna founded Canana Films in Mexico City. He is mostly known for his performances in the films Bad Education, The Motorcycle Diaries, and Babel, and in Amazon Studios’ web television series Mozart in the Jungle.
I can list their credentials and this post would be a mile long but I will leave it to you to see their incredible work because you should. Research and watch and support and uplift because these two have and continue to do so much for the community and humanity. Last night at the globes Diego Luna was poised and bilingual. It made my heart glow. I love Mondays for this reason, I get to share the work of those I love and admire and you can do the same. Join the movement. Post those that inspire you and represent you in a way that makes you know you are capable of anything! #MovementMondays

good amazing great films

My Own Private Idaho // Gus Van Sant - 1991

Bad Education // Pedro Almodovar -2004

Inside Llewyn Davis // Joel and Ethan Coen - 2013

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou // Wes Anderson - 2004

Dead Poets Society // Peter Weir - 1989

Midnight in Paris // Woody Allen - 2011

Into The Wild // Sean Penn - 2007

Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind // Michael Gondry - 2004

Reality Bites // Ben Stiller - 1994

Mister Lonely // Harmony Korine - 2007

Frank // Lenny Abrahamson - 2014

The Motorcycle Diaries // Walter Salles - 2004

Benny & Joon // Jeremiah S. Chechik -1993

The Basketball Diaries // Scott Kalvert - 1995

Shutter Island // Martin Scorsese - 2010

Girl, Interrupted // James Mangold - 1999

Beetlejuice // Tim Burton - 1988

Y Tu Mama Tambien // Alfonso Cuaron - 2001

Moulin Rouge! // Baz Luhrmann - 2001

Hector and the Search for Happiness // Peter Chelsom - 2014

Mona Lisa Smile // Mike Newell - 2003

The Addams Family // Barry Sonnenfeld - 1991

Back to the Future // Robert Zebecks - 1985

Corpse Bride // Tim Burton - 2005

Mr. Nobody // Jaco Van Dormael - 2009

The Prestige // Christopher Nolan - 2006

American Psycho // Mary Harron - 2000

The Skin I Live In // Pedro Almodovar - 2013

Fright Night // Craig Gillespie - 2011

Her // Spike Jonze - 2013

Crimson Peak // Guillermo del Toro - 2015

Boyhood // Richard Linklater - 2014

The Game // David Fincher - 1997

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo // Neils Arden Oplev - 2009 

Volver // Pedro Almodovar - 2006

The Royal Tennebaums // Wes Anderson - 2001

Amores Perros // Alejandro G. Inarritu - 2000

The Others //Alejandro Amenabar - 2001

Sleepy Hollow // Tim Burton - 1999

The Lobster // Yorgos Lanthimos - 2015

All About My Mother // Pedro Almodovar - 1999

Ex Machina // Alex Garland - 2015

Fight Club // David Fincher - 1999

The Great Gatsby // Baz Luhrmann - 2013

Nowhere Boy // Sam Taylor-Wood - 2009

The Breakfast Club // John Hughes - 1985

Across The Universe // Julie Taymor - 2007

The Shining // Stanley Kubrick - 1980

The Beach // Danny Boyle - 2000

Requiem for a Dream // Darren Aronofsky

Trainspotting // Danny Boyle - 1996

I’m So Excited // Pedro Almodovar - 2013

Cinema Paradiso // Giuseppe Tornatore - 1988

Suburban Gothic // Richard Bates Jr. - 2013

Lost in Translation // Sofia Coppola - 2003

Band of Robbers // Adam and Aaron Nee - 2015

Talk to Her // Pedro Almodovar - 2002

Before Sunrise (trilogy) // Richard Linklater - 1995/2004/2013

Django Unchained // Quentin Tarantino -2012

Romeo + Juliet // Baz Luhrmann - 1996

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty // Ben Stiller - 2013
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Vans Girls’ Catskills Moto Diaries: Music To Get Lost To

With the wind in your hair and the breeze at your knees, there’s nothing more exhilarating than a road trip through new terrain with the risk of getting lost, amongst finding yourself.

This week we’re taking the long way home as we hit the road for Babes Ride Out: East Coast to explore parts unknown, and open ourselves up to the feeling of getting lost in uncharted territory. Get ready to Follow Our Vans as we embark on a journey of self-discovery fueled by wanderlust, and meet the women who’ve chosen a life-path less traveled. 

Listen to our playlist now! 

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