Our Lake Wedding
After months of planning we arrived at Lake Garda in the north of Italy, a month before we were due to get married.
Our closest friends & family travelled to be with us on our special day & for us it was perfect. By this point, we had seen & achieved so much as a couple & we were so excited for what our lifelong commitment to each other would bring.
Photo credit to the incredible Sara Lancini.
Life As A Married Van Life Couple
Since getting married we have continued to live in our van & have carried on exploring. In addition to building our blog & our digital marketing business, we also, in 2019, inspired by our love of nature & adventure, launched our very own organic clothing range Nature Threads.
We often get asked how we manage to live the way we do as a couple. Having shared interests & values in the way we want our lives to be is what keeps that spark alive.
Van Life In Recent Times
Like most, for us recent times have brought with them quite a bit of uncertainty. We’ll be honest, we weren’t sure if our business would survive or if life in our van would remain feasible but here we are, still living in Barnaby with our online business alive & well.
It just goes to show really that there is an element of the unknown in everything & choosing a life that’s a little outside of the norm isn’t necessarily guaranteed or vice versa. The most important thing for us is that we stay true to our values & continue living in a way that’s purpose driven.
Rebranding To Bring You The Wilder Route
Near or far, the more we explore, the deeper our connection with nature becomes. We have rebranded from Destination Addict to The Wilder Route to bring you, our readers & followers, not only stories from our travels & adventures past & present but also our story of motorhome life & what it means to live amidst nature.
We are hugely passionate about helping & inspiring others to explore, connect with nature &, live alternatively.
Inspiration To Start Your Journey
For many living a location-independent lifestyle is the stuff of dreams, something far removed from reality but we beg to differ – we don’t have anything ‘special’ that’s enabled us to achieve all that we have. We have simply made choices that have got us here.
Keeping a vision in mind of the way we wanted our lives to be, working hard & adapting & changing – all to create this life for ourselves, this is how we’ve done it.
We have been featured in publications such as Wanderlust Magazine & Housesitting Magazine & spoken at events such as Destinations Shows, Borderless Live & The Caravan & Motorhome Show about living a location-independent lifestyle – which, back on our sofa , when we started our blog in 2016, we wouldn’t have dreamed was possible.
But we have done it & if you have the desire, so can you.