8 tips to find urban parking spots

Before we start our journey into the wonders of parking hunting I thought a little disclaimer is needed: I am BAD at organizing my journeys and on planning my parking spots. Like REAL bad. I more often than not leave things last minute and improvise.

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How to: make money on the road

This is the question I receive more often: how on earth do I manage to make money on the move? Many assume that one must be rich, have rich parents funding the travels, have a sugar daddy or win the lottery to afford such a lifestyle. Well, let me tell you, they couldn’t be more wrong.

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How to: shower while travelling in a van

So, this is probably one of the most frequently asked question: how can you travel without having your B.O. your announcing your arrival?

Well, let me start by saying one thing: if you are an hygiene freak that showers twice a day using dozens of beauty products, van life might not be for you. Things get dirty fast in a van, especially if you are travelling with your furry companion.

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Travelling in the EU with your dog

So, you have seen wonderful pictures of people exploring the world with their furry friends and you cannot wait to start your own journey.  You saved up for it, you are happy with your van setup and have a clear idea of where you want to go.

Sorry to be a killjoy but there is still one thing you need to worry about: your dog passport.

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How to install simple DIY curtains

You might not believe this, but out of all the works done to the van, installing the curtains was the most time consuming process .

The Kangoo has 4 lateral and 1 back windows all in weird, fiddly shapes. Finding a cheap solution to install curtains was a real hassle.

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Pros and Cons of travelling with your dog friend

The main reason why I chose to be travelling by van was that I wanted to have Odie with me. A van seemed the most viable option.

Too many bus, train, plane companies do not accept dogs, not to mention the difficulties you might have to find a suitable accommodation.

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Changing the oil and oil filter for Dummies – Kangoo

Guidelines recommend changing the oil and oil filter every 7000-10 000 miles. This can cost you about £50-£60. If you are on a budget or just want to know how your van/car better you would be pleased to know that you can do it yourself. Just find those clothes you once used to paint your auntie’s kitchen, and prepare to get dirty! Continue reading “Changing the oil and oil filter for Dummies – Kangoo”

Changing the air filter for Dummies -Kangoo

Checking the state of your air filter is an important step to maintain your van happy.

It is advisable to change it every 15.000 to 30.000 miles or every year, depending on how much you use it and where (eg. driving in the desert? better check it more often!).

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