How do I get started in van life?

Research, research, research! Don’t jump into van life without finding out as much as you can and asking yourself the right questions… Why do you want to get into van life? Are you planning full or part time van life? What type of van would suit your needs? Do you want a ready-made van or READ THE FULL STORY…

Is van life suitable for wheelchair users?

Most RVs are not designed for easy access if you’re in a wheelchair, unfortunately. However, there are some great custom made vans out there… We were inspired to hear Benjamin Woodford’s RV story. Ben uses a wheelchair and the design of his RV makes it easy for him to get in and out with his READ THE FULL STORY…

How do I get internet in my van?

If you’re a digital nomad working from your van you’ll need some way of connecting to the internet. We’ve always used our mobile phones as ‘hotspots’ or used a location’s wifi (such as a fast food restaurant or campsite we’re staying on). Both these options provide enough bandwidth for doing simple things online such as READ THE FULL STORY…

What is van life?

Van life (now known as #vanlife on social media) is the term used to describe an alternative lifestyle where people live full or part time in a vehicle such as an RV/motorhome, campervan, converted bus, truck, or caravan/trailer and the like. It is a nomadic existence and many full time van-lifers make money in a READ THE FULL STORY…

What does motorhome payload mean?

A vehicle’s payload refers to the total weight of everything you take with you in your van (including yourself and other travellers). A full tank of diesel, a full tank of water, and cupboards stuffed with things you don’t really need all add to the payload. Every motorhome will have a safe payload limit (usually READ THE FULL STORY…

What are the most useful gadgets for an RV?

Everyone needs gadgets these days and being on the road is no different. Some can be really useful, others a waste of money. You might like to consider getting a proper motorhome satnav for longer trips. This allows you to program in the size of your van (otherwise you might end up directed to a READ THE FULL STORY…

As a full-timer, how can I deal better with van life stress?

As we’ve seen in films like Nomadland, van life has a darker side. It’s not all sunny skies and stunning scenery. Instagram has become a popular platform for people to report their bad van life experiences, leading to stress, anxiety, and depression – three things you’d never associate with the freedom that van life brings. But READ THE FULL STORY…

What are the best road trips in the UK?

There are some amazing road trip routes and day drives you can take all over the UK. The most well known is the North Coast 500 in Scotland, a route that gets incredibly busy in the summertime. We’d suggest you go outside peak season. In Wales, spectacular driving routes have been created by the Welsh READ THE FULL STORY…

What are the best ways to plan a road trip?

We used to just jump in the van and hit the road without making any plans. As newbies, we just wanted to be out in our motorhome all the time; it didn’t matter where we ended up! But we’ve since learnt that it makes more sense to do some planning, especially for longer road trips. READ THE FULL STORY…