• We’re having a makeover!

    About eight months ago I started having sporadic panic attacks. The first was in the Co-Op on an otherwise average day and it really took me by surprise. At the time I didn’t even think it was a panic attack. I just thought I was getting ill. Either that or I’d got overly excited about the discounted food section. But then as time passed, they became more frequent. They became more concerning. And in recent weeks they’ve been happening almost daily. On some days they even happen twice – lucky me! This is something I’ve never experienced before. Panic attacks haven’t really been a thing for me since I was…

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    Caravan life during Coronavirus

    Hey! I’ve been really rubbish at sharing content on here over the last few weeks. I had loads of stuff lined up to put out about van life and our adventures, and then when the Coronavirus hit none of it really seemed appropriate to share just yet. So I will get back to my usual content, but for now I thought I’d give a quick update on what we’ve been doing during the lockdown as I know many van lifers out there have had very different experiences. I follow a lot of van life accounts on Instagram and online I’ve seen people all over the world sharing their experiences; some…

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    13 ways to keep yourself entertained during lockdown

    The UK lockdown has been extended until at least 7th May and possibly even after that. I think it’s pretty safe to say we all saw that coming. But at this point you may be struggling to find enough to do to keep yourself entertained during lockdown and stay sane.  And while we understand isolation and social distancing are completely necessary right now, it doesn’t make staying at home 24/7 any easier. Especially when you can’t see your friends or family. The good news is, there are so many things you can do to keep your mind and body busy until we’re allowed to go to the pub… I mean…

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    How much does van life cost?

    One of the most common questions people have about this lifestyle is how much does van life cost? Well, how long is a piece of string? (Yep, I said it). Frustrating and overused idiom aside, it is hard to put a finite price on the cost of van life, just as it is with normal life. The great thing about van life is that you don’t have to pay rent or bills, but there are other van life associated costs you still need to consider. Plus, if you like expensive clothes, makeup, food, you eat out a lot, you stay on expensive campsites or your phone bill is upwards of…

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    How to start van life – everything you need to know

    I can’t really remember what it was that first made us want to live the van life. We both love looking at cool camper van conversions and we always stop to point at old school motorhomes as they drive by – I’m a sucker for a pre 1970 VW splitty, and on the very rare occasion we see a Karmenn Gipsy I do lose my s**t! But I’m not sure at what moment we decided we had to do it. In 2015 we spent three months living in the back of a VW Sharan  (which was far more basic than a van!) on our first European road trip, perhaps it…

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    How to spend 48 hours in Dublin

    We love a city break and ever since we discovered the Dubland podcast (which I highly recommend by the way) we’ve wanted to get over to Dublin. So just before Christmas we managed to fit in a couple of days in the city. And it’s only taken me a month or so to get around to writing about it… One of the greatest things about Dublin, like so many other awesome cities, is that it’s great to visit all year round. Not to mention you don’t need to block out an entire week to visit. Everything is close by so you can get a real feel for the city in…

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    9 Instagram accounts to follow this World Vegan Day

    Today is World Vegan Day and also marks my eleventh month without eating animals products. I can safely say that going vegan was one of the best things I have ever done – I’m absolutely loving my plant-based lifestyle. Instagram has been like my own personal guide to vegan life this year; I’ve followed some great accounts that have showed me amazing recipes, products and where to shop for my animal-free goodies. So to mark World Vegan Day I thought I’d put together a blog post about my favourite Instagram accounts for those who may not have seen them or may be considering going vegan this month. In fact, cancer…