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How to Stop Condensation in a Van for Winter Living

Condensation and moisture in a van can lead to poor health, mould and even rust if not managed well. Waking up on a cold morning with condensation running down your windows and clinging to every cold surface is no fun. And if you live in a van full-time or spend long periods in cold climates, …

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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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Showers for Campervans | Off-Grid Living & Keeping Clean

One of the major decisions when planning a camper van conversion, is whether to install a shower or not. There’s plenty of ways to maintain personal hygiene on the road without a shower so they’re not essential. Take a look at our van life hacks for more advice too. If you do want a shower …

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Best Campervan Toilet Options for Living in a Van

Should you have a campervan with a toilet or without?  Many van dwellers adapt to living in a van without an onboard toilet. Others wouldn’t leave their drive without a fitted toilet. Whether you want a full size bathroom, an emergency use only solution or something in between boils down to the size of your …

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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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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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Van Life Kitchen Essentials You Need to Cook Up a Feast

One challenge of living in a van is making sure we eat well so we need a well-equipped kitchen to prepare and cook our meals. With limited space indoors, having compact and practical kitchen accessories makes life easier, more organised and minimises storage space needed. Living in a van has its challenges but with a …

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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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