Installing the van roof – Build 2

For my second van build I decided to remove the carpeted plywood roof and replace it with a plain wooden one. The reasons for this were two: I like wood. I hate carpet. Don't get me wrong, carpeting is great for insulation but If you are traveling with a very hairy dog it's just a … Continue reading Installing the van roof – Build 2

Why Traveling Alone ROCKS

Traveling alone in your van can sound scary at first. Most of us are not used to spend long stretches of time alone especially if that involves discovering new places where we have no know connections. I am here to tell you that traveling alone is an eye-opening, freeing experience that I really believe each … Continue reading Why Traveling Alone ROCKS

How to: get Internet on the road

Internet while traveling. Tricky business. Having Internet connection is now a little luxury we are all used to have and sometimes give for granted. Living small does teach you to appreciate the smallest things and does no exception with Internet connection. Having access to the web is incredibly useful if you are planning to stay … Continue reading How to: get Internet on the road

12 commandments of overnight parking

Here are 12 of van life unwritten rules for a peaceful, trouble-less and civil overnight stay. As I mentioned on my "5 tips to find "wild" parking spots blog , van dwelling seem to be rising in popularity and is attracting lots of people interested in a more simple and practical way to live and … Continue reading 12 commandments of overnight parking

How to take a ferry to the UK with your dog

Do you want to visit the Queen with your furry friend but are dreading the borders? It's ok, you're not alone. Understanding how you can bring your pup can give you a headache (it certainly gave it to me). The UK has slightly stricter regulations than other EU countries, mainly due to the fact that … Continue reading How to take a ferry to the UK with your dog

5 tips to find “wild” parking spots

Waking up with the sound of the birds singing, the wind shaking the tree leaves and maybe even a gurgling stream. Heaven right? I bet that when you think of traveling in a van, this is the kind of scenario you're imagining. Here you will find some tips on how to find great "wild" parking … Continue reading 5 tips to find “wild” parking spots

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. The Kangoo is tiny and really does not look like … Continue reading 8 tips to find urban parking spots

How to: stay safe while traveling in a van

This is a question I get asked often, and rightly so. After all, according to Maslow's hierarchy of needs safety is one of our main needs, second only to our physiological needs (food, water, sleep etc). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPXUJeyVbjg So, how does one stay safe while traveling and sleeping on a vehicle? This blog post is obviously … Continue reading How to: stay safe while traveling in a van

How to: make money on the road

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0piX__UR1k 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 … Continue reading How to: make money on the road