Mel Candea

Van Life

Why Millennials Are Opting For Van Life

By on October 18, 2018

Guest Post by Eve Crabtree
In the last few years, we’ve seen an uprise in the number of millennials swapping living with mum and dad or buying their own…

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Why Tiny Houses Will Never Go Out of Style

By on September 19, 2018

Guest Post by Molli McGee of Tiny Society

In a world full of big cars, bigger houses, and fast lifestyles–tiny houses have quietly entered the scene. But what is a…

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The 7 Must-Sees on a Pacific Coast Roadtrip

By on September 12, 2018

Guest Post by Trevor McDonald

Taking a Pacific Coast roadtrip is often thought of the crown jewel for sightseers, campers and nomads. The area is full of beautiful pine trees,…

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Staying Sane As A Single Vanlife Digital Nomad

By on August 14, 2018

(& The Monkey On My Back)
Guest Post by Sacky Sackville, SUP Board Guide

When in Thailand many years ago, I met a group of European travellers who adopted me. It…

Fun Facts Travel blog

40+ Interesting Facts about Ireland that Intrigue

By on May 22, 2018

When I was compiling my facts about Ireland, I realized early on it was going to be long. Very, very long. There are just so many intriguing aspects, from…

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The French Coast and Normandy: Omaha Beach & Oyster Farms

By on April 19, 2018

We’ve always loved the French coast, though our last visit was a few years ago. The highlight then, for me, were the sea lions (or ‘big boned’ seals, we’re…

Van Life

Vanlife with Dogs: The Challenges and Rewards

By on April 11, 2018

Guest Post by Jayme and John of Gnomad Home
If you’re considering vanlife and you have a dog – or if you already live in a van and are thinking…

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Portugal Van Travels: Cool, Calm and Chaotic Recollections

By on April 4, 2018

I know it’s been a long while since we’ve posted, but we were completely caught up in our Portugal van travels. It’s a good place to be swept up…

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Part-Time Vanlife as a Family: WDN Interview

By on March 21, 2018

We had the wonderful opportunity to meet and then interview Campervan de Ruta, a Spanish family that travels in their van part-time. Noemi, Antonio, their daughter Nuria and their…

Van Life

The Top 10 Camper Van Mistakes Newbies Make

By on January 24, 2018

Guest Post by Veronica Cavanaugh
I’ve packed all of the wrong clothes for a trip. I’ve forgotten to refill propane on my way to sleeping 20-degree nights. I’ve fully built…

Van Life

The Story Behind ‘Vanlifers: Portrait of an Alternative Lifestyle’

By on November 30, 2017


It’s hard for us to believe that when we first started our journey across Europe in a van it would culminate in a full-length documentary film of inspiring people….

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The Roadtrippers Exploring Canada: WDN Interview

By on November 10, 2017

“Happiness is not a destination; it is a way of life.”
Let’s start with who you are and a brief history of life ‘before vanlife.’


We are Pierre Rouxel and Camille…

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‘Vanlifers: Portrait of an Alternative Lifestyle’ to be Released!

By on November 9, 2017

It’s only taken 3+ years, countless miles (km) on the road and 13 interviews later… our van life documentary is ready. (Yay!)
When Will It Be Released?
This Monday (November 13,…

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Greece: A Whole New Van (Rebuild) And Being Static

By on September 26, 2017

Hey everyone! We’ve been pretty busy with our rebuild, so we haven’t kept up on our blog posts. We have been doing a lot of videos, though, so if…

Digital Nomads

Fab Free Writing Tools for the Frazzled Freelancer

By on September 2, 2017


“50+ Fab Free Writing Tools for the Frazzled Freelancer” was originally a guest post on ‘Writing Comes Easier,’ 05/02/2017 by Mel Candea. No time to read it now? Download…

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Our Workation in Sicily: Intense and Inspiring or Intensely Inspiring-?

By on May 24, 2017

The last post we wrote finished up with our excitement about being chosen for a workation in Sicily. It was our first, and we’d no idea what to expect.


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A Roman Holiday: Pompeii, Fab Friends & Workation on the Way

By on April 28, 2017

We’ve been a little quiet on the blog front, but we’ve got good reasons for it, promise. Grin. We decided after our last Sicily tour to have some down…

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Southern Sicily: Artists, Ancients & Ghost Towns

By on February 10, 2017

We’ve been in southern Sicily for over a month now and we’ve been having an amazing time of it. We might be biased (Armando is half Sicilian), but it’s…

Van Life

3 Useful Tips for Making Money While Living in a Van

By on February 3, 2017

We’ve been traveling in our feisty Jamaican blue Westy (named Mork) for the last 5 years in Europe. And we’ve been able to do it by making money online…

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2016: What a Long, Strange Year It’s Been

By on December 27, 2016

The ending of the year is a time for reflection; 2016, for us, was filled with extremes. It seems to have been that kind of year for a lot…

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