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We've been on the road since August 2018 and still travelling around Europe 🌍
The best thing about van life is you never know whats around the corner and every experience you truly unique. Follow us for our most awesome experiences yet! 👇
VanLife Tips for Italy
Vanlife
by Alice on 15th May 2019

VanLife Tips for Italy

For our first time taking our campervan to Italy there were some surprises along the way, so we put together some tips for traveling Italy with a van or campervan.
How To Get A Taste Of Van Life From Barcelona
Vanlife
By Joe & Alice On 9th April 2019

How To Get A Taste Of Van Life From Barcelona

Anyone can take a van life adventure. This article shows the best place to rent a luxury campervan and some examples of trails you could take!
A Month of Van Life in Amsterdam
Adventures
By Joe On 26th March 2019

A Month of Van Life in Amsterdam

After a month back in the UK upgrading the van we kicked off phase 2 of our vanlife journey across Europe in cosy Amsterdam
Abandoned Kittens In Spain
Adventures
By Alice on 28th December 2018

Abandoned Kittens In Spain

We hadn’t been in Spain very long before we saw stray or feral cats.. but what do you do if you find abandoned kittens?
Van Life Inspiration And Camp Quirky
Adventures
By Joe On 2nd December 2018

Van Life Inspiration And Camp Quirky

After following the van life community on Instagram we knew we wanted to self convert a campervan. With no experience we needed to meet others that had done the same...
Being efficient with gas
Vanlife
by Alice on 29th April 2019

Being efficient with gas

Being a fossil fuel we wanted to minimise our use of gas as a much as possible. Living in the van means we still rely on it, so heres how we use it the most efficiently...
Fitting Our Roof Vent
Build
By Joe On 25th November 2018

Fitting Our Roof Vent

I’ve put together this guide of what I did when fitting our vents, this only applies to the vent I used though – Fiamma 28, so if you have a different kind of vent...
How much power we needed
Build
by Joe on 24th November 2018

How much power we needed

Before buying solar panels and all the bits for our electric system, we had to work out how much power we needed to make and how much battery capacity we needed...
Breaking Down
Vanlife
By Joe on 23rd November 2018

Breaking Down

Here's some essential things you can do to be prepared in event of a breakdown and also what to do if it happens!
10 Things On A Van Lifers Christmas List
Vanlife
By Joe On 22nd November 2018

10 Things On A Van Lifers Christmas List

Someone recently asked us what we recommend as stocking fillers this Christmas, so here's a list of the top 10 things we recommend for a vanlife xmas stocking.
Working on the road
Vanlife
By Joe On 22nd October 2018

Working on the road

I've known for a few years now I wanted to travel and while I saved, I wanted some form of sustainable income to still be coming in...
Being Ecological
Vanlife
By Joe On 20th October 2018

Being Ecological

It’s important to most van lifers I’ve met that they do their best to conserve the planet they enjoy exploring so much, I’d say it’s an unspoken core principal almost.
Menstruating While Living In A Van
Vanlife
by Alice on 17th October 2018

Menstruating While Living In A Van

Being on your period while traveling can suck! Living full time in a van you forgo some home comforts which can be most missed during your time...
Laundry On The Road
Vanlife
Updated By Alice on 15th May 2019

Laundry On The Road

Tips for washing your clothes while traveling with ease and keeping the environment in mind
Leaving Home
Adventures
By Alice On 20th September 2018

Leaving Home

Deciding to leave our established lives was something that didn’t come overnight. The longing and drive to change our way of lives had been building over the years..
Insulating Your Van
Build
By Joe On 15th September 2018

Insulating Your Van

Having already completed the insulation of our van, I can tell you it was our least favorite job and it sucks... you want nothing more than to just get the walls up...
Choosing Your Van
build
By Joe On 13th September 2018

Choosing Your Van

Buying your van can feel like the biggest hurdle before you get started. To van lifers, its not just a van, it’s a home! When we bought our van...