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Busking in Europe, England

After a few months of being based in Yorkshire for the winter we were excited when we got the opportunity to go away for a few days and get back on the road, busking in new places once more. We were booked for a couple of gigs a few days in a row in slightly 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

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Vanlife Intro

Since May 2016 we have embraced vanlife after leaving our rented apartment and lived life on the road! After a first summer away we are staying in a cottage over the winter to upgrade the van and prepare for travels again next summer. The van we chose was a VW T4 and was half converted when Read More

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The Unwritten Rules of Busking

One major drawback, but occasionally a huge benefit to busking is that the laws and rules around it are very, VERY ambiguous. They vary dependent on place, time of day, street location, the mood of the police at the time etc. The main point to note is that they are all managed by individual town councils and Read More

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Europe Road Trip Test (2)

JUNE 2014 We awoke on our first morning in Luzern to perfect weather. The lake looked ridiculously good whenever the sun was out and our campsite was the Camping International, a stroll away from the town just down the length of Lake Lucerne. The busking rules in Luzern state that no amplification is allowed and Read More

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Diaries Intro

Every time we go on a busking trip we bring along a notebook that becomes a diary. We fill it with stories of our travels and scraps of memorabilia that people give to us or we pick up on the way. We’ve taken the interesting bits from each one and they make up the dairy Read More

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Europe Road Trip Test (1)

JUNE 2014 We had an idea to test out busking in other countries away from the UK to see whether it was possible and where. Both of us had done a little travelling previously but not in the slightly unnerving scenario of how far we travelled being dependant on how much money we could make. Read More