Hi! We’re David and Nadia, a couple of Digital Nomads constantly on the search for our next great adventure.
For five years, we’ve traveled the traditional way, by hopping on a plane and flying to a new destination every single month, exploring new sights, and saying yes to new adventures.
But in 2017, we decided that it was time to take the scenic route, and we took to the roads in our 1969 VW Adventurewagen. We had one year of full-time vanlife and we’re now part-time vanlifers (living in England) whilst planning our next huge adventure.
Welcome to our blog! This is where we’ll be sharing tips, guides, and hilarious stories that we hope might just inspire more wanderers-at-heart to get out there and hit the road.
This is a place for all of you adventure bunnies to be inspired to say yes to travel, say yes to taking the scenic route, and most of all – saying yes to living a life free from boredom and regret.
We want to show you how traveling, making money on the road, and finding constant adventures is not only possible, but it’s pretty easy once you get the hang of it.
Why Do We Travel?
We’re all about saying yes to as many activities and adventures as possible, hence the name of this blog!
The world is an incredible, and huge place, with 195 countries to explore; all unique and beautiful in their own right.
And while many people start exploring once they retire — like this old guy from Up –, if we can get a head-start and spend our lives exploring as many of these countries as possible, well, why the heck not?!
How Do We Afford Our Travels
We both have jobs that we can take on the road, and we’re very good at sitting down and getting our work done. We don’t slack; we don’t miss deadlines – we get our shit done, without fail.
That’s not to say that we’re working all of the time, in fact, we both recently made the switch to working only three days per week because we know for us, a work/life balance is vital to our happiness.
The reason that we can work only three days now is that we don’t have many expenses. We don’t have room in our bus to buy unnecessary junk, and we spend a lot of our time doing activities that we already have the equipment for – like mountain biking and surfing – so our most significant expenses are food, coffee, and petrol for the bus!
We also try to work a lot more when the weather is bad, that way we can take more time off when the sun is shining.
The Pros and Cons
Traveling has its ups and downs, but the same is true for any lifestyle, you’ve just got to tough it out, and make sure that you appreciate the incredible moments!
- You get to see the world and the breathtaking scenery it has to offer.
- Experience new cultures and try out the local cuisine.
- Having the opportunity to try out new sports and activities.
- Meeting new people every step of the way.
- Missing friends and family from back home.
- Getting sick on the road.
When Will We Stop?
To be completely honest with you, I don’t know if we’ll ever stop traveling. We love our lifestyle and the adventures that we’re constantly thrown into, and as of right now – we wouldn’t change it for the world.
But then again, maybe one day we’ll decide to settle somewhere — excuse me while I stifle my giggles — you know, maybe when we’re 90, or if we win the lottery and buy a house with a gigantic indoor playground!
For now, we like having no plan, and just going wherever the whim takes us. We might come back time and time again to the same places, but our life is going to be on the road for as long as we can keep it up!
Want to Learn More
If you think that travel is difficult, expensive, scary, or boring – you’re doing it wrong. Read our handy hints, and in-depth travel guides to learn the best way — not biased! — to explore the world.
We love sharing our journey with others, and to be honest – it gives us a great excuse to document our life!
Dig into our blog as we try to save you time on researching your next travel plans, and let you in on secret hidden gems that we find.
And it goes without saying that you should follow our journey on Instagram where you’ll get to see our envy-inducing photos and laugh-inducing stories!