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Armando Costantino

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Van Life Europe Travel Vlog

By on August 31, 2017

 

Our adventures as fulltime vanlifers, across Europe. Our daily life in our van called Mork and amazing places we visit during our perpetual journey. #vanlife

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Rebuilding Mork: Our 1995 VW Westfalia Campervan Videos

By on August 31, 2017

 

We’ve been living in our 1995 VW Westfalia Campervan (named Mork) since 2012. After working hard and saving, we can finally afford to have him cleaned up and rebuilt….

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Vanlife Travel: Our Top 5 Places to Travel in Europe

By on June 8, 2017

In the past 6 years of full-time van life, we’ve pretty much driven across most of Europe. From Scandinavia in the north to the Sahara in Morocco and most…

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How to Find a Good Free Parking Spot

By on February 21, 2017

Many people have asked us over the years for advice and tips about the places we’ve visited – and also tips on how to find a good free parking…

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The Beginning of the End

By on December 5, 2016

We finally end our vanlife adventures around the world (between North America and Europe), between vessels and planes, border police and passport control. It was just 2 months ago…

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The Uncomfortable Truth About Vanlife

By on November 9, 2016

Many things happened during our years of full-time life in a van. We went through many changes and faced many unexpected situations. Most were positive; others not so much.
What…

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How to Ship Your Van to North America From Europe (or Vice Versa)

By on September 13, 2016

As many of you know, we’ve spent the last 4 years traveling and living full-time in our van across Europe. In our typical slow travel styles, we’ve pretty much…

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Come With Us: England

By on September 9, 2016

From July 31, 2013 to September 2, 2013:
365 days of #vanlife
Our last stop for our whirlwind European capital summer: London. I’d never been before. We’d met a friend, Dominic, in…

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Come With Us: Belgium

By on September 2, 2016

From July 24, 2013 to July 30, 2013:
331 days of #vanlife
We went to Belgium, which Armando knew pretty well since he’d studied in Brussels for a year. We also…

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Come With Us: Netherlands

By on August 26, 2016

From July 15, 2013 to July 23, 2013:
324 days of #vanlife
The summer of 2013 was the one we ‘dubbed’ the whirlwind European summer.’ We had a job with a…

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Come With Us: Austria

By on August 22, 2016

From July 8, 2013 to July 14, 2013:
315 days of #vanlife
Most people think of classical music, opera, or posh coffee when they think of Vienna. We found a lot…

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Come With Us: Germany

By on August 11, 2016

From June 25, 2013 to July 7, 2013:
308 days of #vanlife
We had no expectations, really, of Germany. We figured it’d probably be another typical* European country, only one with beer steins…

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Real-Life WWOOFING: The Tools

By on August 11, 2016

We arrived with our van in a northern region of Germany, since it was the easiest way to be near the harbor where Mork needed to be for shipment…

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Come With Us: Italy

By on August 5, 2016

From Feb 15, 2013 to June 24, 2013:
295 days of #vanlife
Italy is one of those places that many dream of visiting, but strangely it wasn’t on my wish list. I was…

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Staying Slightly Warm in Your Van

By on August 2, 2016

This post is a focus and share about our experiences keeping warm. Some are tips or advice, and some kept us alive even with temperatures that sunk below 0…

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Come With Us: Greece

By on July 29, 2016

From Dec 18, 2012 to Feb 14, 2013:
165 days of #vanlife
We kind of celebrated, pork-wise, after leaving Turkey. There were many moments in Greece that were memorable: having to get…

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Cooking & Cleaning in a Van: Kitchen Basics

By on July 24, 2016

I think that the main thinking of many people we’ve met on the road is that living in a van means eating sandwich stuffs and cold food. It’s funny…

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Come With Us: Turkey

By on July 22, 2016

From Oct 13, 2012 to Dec 17, 2012:
106 days of #vanlife
We left Bulgaria with the idea of going to Istanbul. We both had kind of vague notions of an…

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Keeping Your House Clean When It’s a Van

By on July 17, 2016

Keeping the house clean is pretty important to us, especially since our house happens to be an 80-square-foot van. We really don’t like living in chaos, which is why…

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Come With Us: Bulgaria

By on July 15, 2016

From Sep 02, 2012 to Oct 13, 2012:
41 days of #vanlife
We went to Sofia, Bulgaria, to a film lot that Armando was working on as a ‘First AD (Assistant Director).’…