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.

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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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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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How to get gas in your van – Campingaz 907

Another scary step of your van conversion: installing the gas to use for the kitchen.

It i VERY important to plan thoroughly were and how to install your gas bottle and to be aware all of the necessary safety rules. You really don’t want to mess up with gas!

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Building the kitchen structure

I must admit, my woodworking skills are not the greatest.

The kitchen was built in a real rush (less than 4days) and I’m not 100% with the result. I thought I would share some pictures anyway  to show that even without any experience, you can build a half decent kitchen.

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