Couples who live a, pretty much nomadic life, travelling and staying in a van can tell you so much about how the world should be seen in retrospect to how you’re used to seeing it on a daily basis. It also pretty much sums up how your relationships can be given that you both live every single day of your life in a cramped car.
Living in such a way may actually allow you to fulfill your craziest dreams seeing that you have everything simplified. The stories of these eight couples who traveled the world over in their vans have taught us that you don’t need so much to find happiness.
1 Victor & Eva from Barcelona
Inspiring Victor and Eva left Barcelona to work in San Francisco because they wanted to leave their comfort zones and do something different. They moved into their Dodge Ram in 2003 which they bought from a carpet cleaner. Upon restoration of the van, the couple ventured off to discover the West Coast. Victor works remotely as a software developer and Eva is an artist, using the nature as her inspiration.
The guys from @go_van_com posted an interview from our #vanlife experience. We are really happy to share it with you. Link on our bio to learn more about it. . . #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #roadtrip #nomad #campervan #adventuremobile #polerstuff #freedomvessel #getoutandcamp #campeasy #vanlifediaries #tinyhousemovement #slowwideturns #camperlife #campvibes #campingcollective #roaradventures #homeiswhereyoupitchit #projectvanlife #vanlifeexplorers #funontheroad #eldoradoexperience #vanlifers #vanlifeexplorers #surfing
Sydney photographer Mitch Cox and girlfriend Cleo are living their lifelong dream in their very own self-made van. Cleo is working on her bikini brand, Covered by Cleo, as they both capture the perfect sunsets while living the van life.
3 Greg and Michelle from New York
Greg Mills and his girlfriend Michelle, left Long Island to travel in an Arabella, a 1982 Turbo Diesel Vanagon. The photos they took together are so awesome, they will be displayed in an art gallery in New York City. They will also launch a book once they’re back in their hometown.
4 Adam and Emily from California
Adam, Emily, Coco and Sierra are a family of four who made a 12-month van life experiment sometime back and after three years, they are still traveling. The kids are road schooled and their travels have brought them all over South America!
5 Johnny and Jess from Byron Bay
Living the nomadic life for 13 years (and counting), this power couple is into surfing, books, films and music. They explore the country when Johnny’s band, Dusty Boots, isn’t on tour.
Our Vanlife 'rent free 12 month experiment' is up! It has its challenges for sure but we can't go back to normal living now. We are heading to New Zealand for a couple of months adventuring then back in the van exploring more of our beautiful country in 2016. Thank you to all our friends and family that have given us a bed for a few nights here and there, a shower, allowed us to use your washing machine or Internet. We are blessed that you are supporting us in this lifestyle choice that has allowed us to follow our passions of music, hiking, surfing, sharing creative communities/individuals and ideas along the way. Hopefully catch some of you down the road soon ✌🏼️🌈
6 Dillon and Tessa from Alaska
Natives of Alaska, USA, Dillon and Tessa both share a passion for getting lost in the wild. These two have had quite an incredible trip and are planning to go to Ushuaia before heading back home to Arkansas.
People often ask us how we afford a trip like this. We don't have rich parents nor are we making an income on the road. We worked really hard to save as much as we could before we left and we live for less than we did back home. We eat lots of ramen and drink cheap wine. Luckily in Argentina lamb and delicious wine are only a few dollars more per meal than the usual bus staples, and camping is free!
7 James and Rachel from Florida
For four years now, couple James and Rachel have been full time nomads, living in their yellow van, Sunshine. They make money out of video production and harvesting fruits. They have also visited 50 states, and have captured the beauty of National parks and monuments which people have come to love.
Happiness isn't about living in a van or traveling. – Everyone must follow their own path to joy. – We want to share our story not to inspire you to live in a van, but to encourage you, simply and forcefully, to Live. – You can be a farmer, or a lawyer, or a father, or a knitter. Any of those are worthy and wonderful dreams to pursue. – There are so many gorgeous ways to live. – Find your path, and set off running down it. You won't know where it leads, but if it's the right one, you'll know because you'll be so damn aligned with the universe you won't be able to help but shout and share your pure joy.
Cooking with whole, nutrient dense foods is a daily ritual for us. – On our two burner Coleman stove, I chop, braise, and lovingly assemble three healthy, nourishing meals every day. – There is something grounding about preparing your own meals from scratch. Simmering onions and chopping potatoes is therapy, a deep and vital connection to the source of our life force.
8 Mat and Danielle from Ottawa
Dreaming of a simpler life, Mat and Danielle sold all of their assets, bought an Econoline and started traveling. They focus on minimalism, positive thinking and healthy living. They also live off on an annual budget of $18,000 for the both of them.
Our @mindbodygreen blog post went live this morning! Link in bio if you want to check it out. Kind of funny how many people on FB worry about the toilet issue (don't worry, we're pooping haha)! 😜#exploringalternatives #nomad #nomads #nomadlife #blogger #newwriter #stoked #vanlife #minimalism #vaninterior #tinyhouse #offgrid #digitalnomad #tinyhome #simpleliving #minimalists
It seems like forever ago that we were in Banff but it's only been a month since we rushed home to see @amorytango and @rbenderstudio tie the knot 💘 We're having a blast catching up with everyone after 9 months away and it feels really good to be "home," but we're already itching for another adventure! #staytuned #wanderlust #longtermtravel #nomads #digitalnomads #traveladdicts #banff #morainelake #explorebc #happycouple #lovebirds #minimalists #vandwellers #vanlife #exploringalternatives
9 Corey and Emily from New England
They live in their Boscha, a white Vanagon, for over 3 years now. Corey and Emily were among the first van dwellers to share their life on the road. They’ve been traveling across US with their dog Penny Rose and live off gigs being mountain bike guides to designing websites.
The road beckons us, whispering of unimaginable beauty that takes letting go of comfort to see. Yet, we don't need to be on the road to awaken to beauty. The open road is symbolic of an open mind and heart, qualities that can be cultivated anytime, anywhere. Sometimes, all it takes is a deep conscious breath to remember the infinite possibilities right here and now. The universe of beauty is within.
Majority of people say that if you truly want to know your partner, you have to travel with them. Living the van life is one sure way of finding out if your significant other is a keeper.
Hey, Vampire Lovers! Count Dracula’s Castle Is For Sale
Initially, the castle was listed at $66 million, but now the owners are said to be willing to go as low as $13 million to sell the property.
In his 1897 book, Dracula, Irish writer Bram Stoker described the bloodthirsty title character's castle as a structure that "sits on the very edge of a terrific precipice."
The following passage from the novel further describes the castle's surroundings: "A stone falling from the window would fall a thousand feet without touching anything! As far as the eye can reach is a sea of green tree tops, with occasionally a deep rift where there is a chasm. Here and there are silver threads where the rivers wind in deep gorges through the forests."
At night, the castle looks like it's straight out of a horror movie.
Guy Creates Amazing Travel Photos Using His Dinosaur Toys
I’m digging up my old dino toys so I could try this one out!
I was so much into dinosaurs when I was much younger. Me and my playmates would often hang out together and we’d usually read books about these prehistoric creatures and then try to memorize the name of each one. Since most of us were into drawings, we’d also spend countless hours doodling dinos. Imagine our thrill when shows like Dino Riders, Dinosaucers, and eventually Mighty Morphin Power Rangers began hitting TV screens. We were thrilled beyond measure!
Of course, we also collected dinosaur toys. None of us, however, figured out it would be awesome to take photos of these toys during trips.
Enter Jorge Saenz, a photographer from Paraguay who came up with such a brilliant idea....
These Photos are Proof that the Canadian Rockies are More Awesome than Yosemite
These photos of the Canadian Rockies are so breathtaking, you’d think they weren’t real.
At some point in your life, you would have browsed over hundreds of nature photos that would make perfect background wallpaper for your computer. The afternoons of endless searches for that one jaw-dropping photo, whether of the Amazon, or crystal blue waters of the Maldives, or probably even of the famous Yosemite, that would make you right click and download to turn it into your inspiration.
Looking for serenity? Head to Peyto Lake near the Glacier Parkway.
The Castle Mountain in Banff makes for a great wallpaper on your laptop.
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