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Three Days on a budget in Florence, Italy

Florence is a city that was just as amazing as we hoped it would be. We drove here in the van and originally intended to only spend a day or so here. In the end we stayed for three. The only thing we really did for three days was just walk. Every time you explore Read More

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A Weekend in the Berchtesgaden National Park, Germany

Berchtesgaden National Park is a small corner of Bavaria, in south-west Germany, nestled in the Alps. Berchtesgaden is a small alpine town. It is just on the border with Salzburg in Austria and can be easily missed if you don’t know where to find it! The main reason to recommend this area is how beautiful Read More

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Busking and Vanlife in Australia, New South Wales

After spending a month or so in the North Island and the South Island of New Zealand, New South Wales in Australia was the next busking destination. Sydney was the first stop, after a direct flight from Christchurch airport. Sydney After the first initial walk to see the sights of Sydney, such as Sydney Opera Read More

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Top 10 Additions for Vanlife Travel

This is a selection of what we consider essential additional equipment in our van. There are other things such as food, van equipment and bedding etc, but these are things that have really improved the way we live in the van and travel. They have been convenient, useful or just really cool additions that we Read More

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Busking and Vanlife in New Zealand, South Island

April 2015 The South Island of New Zealand was definitely on our list for top places we wanted to visit, regardless of whether it would be good for busking or not. This was also the first designation that we were going to travel through by camper van. It definitely inspired us to take on the vanlife Read More

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Installing a Camper Van Roof Vent

Installing a roof vent should probably be done either at the beginning of a camper van conversion. We didn’t put one in when we first started the conversion and now we have, I wish we’d done it earlier. If you are planning to go to somewhere hot in the summer or do a lot of Read More

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Designing Your Van For Free With SketchUp

There are lots of things to consider when designing your van. You need to decide what is most important to you so that you can make your van unique to you.  Ours was slightly more unusual in that it needed to be designed around music. For example we needed to build storage that would specifically fit our Read More

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Constructing a Camper Van Bed

Speaking from our experience, seen as the bed doubles up as seating during the day, it was the most important part of the build. As soon as we fitted the bed in place it immediately transformed the space from a van into a campervan. Like most van dwellers and travellers, our days are spent exploring, Read More

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Our Van History

We love the campervan lifestyle and the freedom it gives you when travelling. The history of vans we have owned and rented before buying our current one helped us to figure out how we wanted to design ours, what features worked best in a van and what we did not like about earlier ones, to Read More

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Solar Power on a Budget in a VW T4

Solar power is an absolute god send for Vanlifers and it does not have to cost that much. On the road, we very rarely stay in campsites or places that have an available electricity hook up, so an on board power system was a must. We also love the idea of being as self-sufficient as Read More