Mel Candea

Travel blog

A Recap: North Cyprus In All of It’s Glory

By on February 21, 2023

I’m not going to sugar-coat it, we had a rather rude awakening when we arrived in North Cyprus. A bit of background, which we’re still pretty unclear on: Cyprus…

Travel blog

Winterise Your Motorhome for The Cold Months

By on December 11, 2019

Guest Post by Neil Wright
As far as we’re concerned, there are two types of motorhome travellers in the world: those who stop exploring in the winter, and those who…

Digital Nomads

4 Ways You Can Afford a Nomadic Travel Lifestyle

By on June 5, 2019

By Molly Barnes, Digital Nomad Life

Have you always wanted to combine work with travel but didn’t know how to afford a nomadic travel lifestyle? The rise of technology lets…

Travel blog

South-Western Bulgaria: The Hidden Gems

By on March 25, 2019

We aren’t surpised it’s taken some time for people to check out south-western Bulgaria. Bulgaria as a whole has been a favorite tourist destination for a while. There’s a…

Van Life

Reasons Visiting Sardinia in the Off-Season in a Van Is a Great Idea

By on February 13, 2019

Photo by Simona

off, we haven’t yet visited Sardinia. It was one of our first choices for this
winter, though. We loved Sicily in the off-season, and from all we’ve found…

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…

Van Life

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…

Van Life

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,…

Digital Nomads Van Life

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+ Intriguing Facts about Ireland

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…

Travel blog

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…

Travel blog

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…

Van Life

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 about inspiring people…

Travel blog

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…

Multimedia Van Life Video

‘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,…

Travel blog

Rebuilding Our Van in Greece

By on September 26, 2017

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

Digital Nomads

50+ Fab (Free) Freelance Writing Tools

By on September 2, 2017

Nothing annoys me more than when I look for a freebie quick fix and it’s ‘pseudo free.’ I don’t mind that people are charging money for their genius.

It does…