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Van Life Essentials Packing List for Life on the Road

Packing for van life isn’t quite the same as packing for a short road trip or even a camping weekend. Van life is a long term lifestyle so we need to pack accordingly.  Try to make sure your campervan accessories have a dual purpose where possible.  Don’t over estimate how many clothes and shoes you need. …

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Wild camping for motorhomes | A dry camping & boondocking guide

One of the major benefits of living in a van and campervan travels is the opportunity to get off grid. Escaping the beaten path, finding solitude in the wilderness or a private sunrise all from the comfort of your own campervan. And best of all – it’s probably completely free!  Wild camping is our preferred …

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The Best Campervan Accessories for a Comfy Van Life

With so much stuff available for campervans it can be hard to know what you really need. Some campervan accessories will make your van life easier. Others will help make it more comfortable. And a few will add a dose of luxury to an otherwise simple way of living. You can find some fun accessories …

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Living in a Van for Beginners | A Van Life Manual

Since 2018, we’ve been living in a van full time. We bought a 4×4 Sprinter minibus and converted it into a campervan. Her name is Baloo and she’s now our home.  When we set out, we intended to travel around South America for a couple of years and see how things played out before deciding …

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How To Empty A Portable Camping Toilet

Isn’t it funny how people generally shy away from discussing toiletry habits? The portable camping toilet is perhaps even more of a taboo subject given we need to empty them ourselves. So do you know how to empty a portable camping toilet?  Maybe how to guides are appropriate. Observing people’s behaviours as they go about …

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Campervan Composting Toilet | A Review of our Loo

For a couple of years, we had a chemical porta potti in our camper van conversion and the emptying experience was far from pleasant. I hated it, chemicals are expensive and finding places to empty it responsibly was often difficult when we were off grid. We studied the campervan toilet options open to us. There’s …

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How to choose the best long term travel insurance

Choosing a travel insurance provider can seem like a daunting task. I mean where do you start and what do you look for? Not all insurance providers offer the right type of cover for you. Long term travel is exciting. Insurance is boring. But buying a travel insurance policy is critical for every adventure. Choosing …

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What is overlanding?

Overlanding is broadly accepted as self reliant, vehicle dependant travel where the emphasis is more on the journey than the destination. Typically, accommodation is camping. Often, though not always, overland vehicles are off road capable. Overland trips have a tendency to last months, if not years. Overlanding, for us at least, has become a way …

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