So you may or may not have heard that we’ve recently jumped into campervan life, we’ve taken the plunge & moved into our new van full-time. It’s an idea we’ve had in mind for a while but still, the actual getting on & buying one all came by pretty quickly which may have left some of you wondering what on earth was going on with us!
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Well, now we’re settled into our new pad we’re good & ready to spill the beans…
Home Sweet Home
After almost 9 months of living with parents & doing a lot of UK travel from there the time came when we really just needed our own space, something which we could call home. Problem was though, neither of us want a home that’s stationary, we ran into the dilemma of still wanting to travel & adventure but also needing ‘a base’ – queue our new campervan, the perfect solution for us, a home that moves!
Short announcement!! We are really chuffed that after putting it to the poll across our social media channels, Barnaby came out as the no.1 name for our new pad – big thanks to the lovely Sarah at Trip Gourmets for the awesome suggestion.
Digital Nomads Work Too
I know this may come as a shock to some of you but we do actually work amongst all of the fun 😉 We have Destination Addict to run & our new business which runs harmoniously alongside our blog & we just really wanted somewhere as our headquarters, a kind of creative space if you like to continue to deliver our hopefully awesome content & exceptional service to our clients. For us, campervan life is the perfect solution, an office & living space that moves, meaning we can continue to do all of the things that we love, within one space, together.
Driving off into the sunset, knowing that campervan life has now started has given us both a feeling of freedom that we have never felt before. If we want to park close to a mountain for an early morning hike then spend our afternoon & evening working, spend the weekend by the lake with our kayak, go to visit family or friends for a few days or head off to another country for a month or 2 we can do it & our work can travel with us. We say this out loud to people & think “how awesome is that” then keep having to pinch ourselves at the realisation that this dream of ours really has come true.
Our favourite thing in the whole world is to adventure together, when we returned to the UK after a year of full-time travel we were flabbergasted by the questions we were asked, such as “you’ve done your travelling now, when are you going to settle?” & “when are you coming back to the real world?” but travelling & adventure are our world & that was our drive to make it become our permanent reality. We are so happy that we can say that all of our hard work & determination has paid off & we are now living the life that we choose.
Campervan Life – Now & Next
At the moment we are in North Wales, parked up whilst Adam does some more festival work, after this we have a little jaunt down to Somerset planned & will be spending the whole of next month (October) in London, from which we can’t wait to do some more blogging. After that who knows, we’ve not even decided ourselves yet, that’s the fun thing about living in this way, we can be as spontaneous as we like!
We do know that we’ll still be taking on our cycling challenge to Iran next year which we are really excited about but in the meantime we’ll be enjoying every minute in Barnaby & will be sure to share loads more on Campervan life very soon…
Thanks so much for following along!
Kelly & Adam Xx