Missing Home

I’ve been finding it hard being separated from my family this week. To be honest, I’m beginning to ask myself if I’ll ever be able to see my loved ones again! I’m not trying to catastrophise, it just feels like the uncertainty surrounding COVID is spreading out forever. Most of you know that I haven’tContinue reading “Missing Home”

What Dating An Opioid Addict Taught Me About Drugs

Have you ever seen the film called Yes Man? It’s about a man who decides to say Yes to absolutely everything, just to see where it takes him. I would say the first 25 years of my life were Yes Man on steroids. And that is how I, a girl from sleepy Northamptonshire, ended upContinue reading “What Dating An Opioid Addict Taught Me About Drugs”

The Beauty of the Micro-Adventure

This last year has been traumatic and painful for so many people, in so many ways. But among the fear, instability, and loss that has been unfolding, there has also been some significant shifts in perception. After a lifetime being told to work harder, live faster, consume more, and travel further, many people have hadContinue reading “The Beauty of the Micro-Adventure”

Best Board and Card Games for the Road

Even though we live in a tiny Peugeot Boxer conversion, we have a whole cupboard just for board and card games! It’s such a fun ice breaker to connect with other people on the road, and also a great way to pass a rainy day inside your camper. Now I normally steer clear of productContinue reading “Best Board and Card Games for the Road”

Full-Time Vanlife As a Couple (Uncensored!)

Living as a couple in a van full-time can be really challenging. The initial burst of excitement soon wears off and you are suddenly faced with living inside 5 square meters with another full sized human being. On the bright side, it pushes your communication and cooperation to a whole new level. If you canContinue reading “Full-Time Vanlife As a Couple (Uncensored!)”

How to Travel Without Any Money

It is perfectly possible to travel with absolutely no money. You won’t be drinking many Mojitos or staying in any sweet hotels. You will be hungry some days, and exhausted. You will also push yourself to new limits, discovering how capable and resourceful you really are. Florian Roquais is a full time traveller and outdoorContinue reading “How to Travel Without Any Money”

Moving Away From Capitalism With Gratitude

Capitalism isn’t working anymore. It has brought us some breathtaking advancements in technology and medicine. It has made our lives easier and more comfortable than our ancestors could have dreamed of. But it has also brought a great deal of injustice and suffering to the world. Thank you SO MUCH for the wonderful things youContinue reading “Moving Away From Capitalism With Gratitude”

The Future of the Vanlife Movement

I often find myself wondering about the future of the ‘vanlife’ movement.  Since #vanlife became a hashtag, it seems like an endless stream of people are buying and converting vans to live in. Sharing carefully curated pictures to thousands of Instagram followers, certain influencers have created a ‘fashion statement’ around trading a home for aContinue reading “The Future of the Vanlife Movement”

Talking To Your Family About Being A Highly Sensitive Person

Talking to your family about being a Highly Sensitive Person can be really daunting. By Highly Sensitive Person, I am not just referring to a tendency to take offence or cry a lot. I’m talking about the Highly Sensitive Person trait, something which totally changes the life experiences of 20% of the world population. PeopleContinue reading “Talking To Your Family About Being A Highly Sensitive Person”

What Sensitive People Should Know About Love

HSPs have so much love to give and a heart that overflows with compassion for other people. Whilst being a trait to celebrate, it can also lead us to darker places and make us vulnerable to physical or emotional abuse.