Van Life 4

You've been mulling it over for a while, looking at clapped out old vans on Auto Trader and googling pictures of the Californian coastline.

Everyone dream of travelling the world in their very own home on wheels - and why not?

As human beings, we love the sense of freedom that comes with a road trip. The idea that you can head for the horizon and never come back.

So, if you've been contemplating travelling the world in a van for a while, read on. This might just push you to make that dream a reality....

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Fed up of frittering away your life savings on rent?

Find yourself forever scrolling through photos on Van Life on your commute to work, gently humming, "There's got to be more to life...." to yourself?

Buy a van, goddammit. It's the cheapest way to travel (not counting a tent and a bike, but you've got to be bloody fit to cycle all over Europe).

It's accommodation and transport all rolled into one, so if you're looking for adventure, it's the way forward. Which brings us onto our next point...

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The beauty of travelling in a van? You can go wherever you please. Just so long as there's a road and you've not run out of petrol.

My great-grandmother was born in 1902 and her greatest dream was to travel around the UK in a caravan. Things haven't changed since then.

We all picture ourselves hitting the open road, with nothing to stop us. So, what's holding you back?

Working Remotely

Don't let your job stop you.

Shuffling papers in a grim office block in Swindon won't make you happy. (Maybe it will, but then you wouldn't be reading this post now, would you?)

Plenty of people work remotely now. It's the beauty of the digital age. With the world domination of Facebook and Google comes the freedom to work from wherever there's a WiFi connection.

Get yourself a job that works remotely. We recommend being a web designer, writer or a professional Facebooker (yes, that's a real job).

CAMP Breakfast

Forget fancy city slicker restaurants and £8 burritos. In a van, you can cook for yourself every night - for under £5.

The days when you spent hundreds of pounds on food per month are over, my friend. Time to crack open the baked beans and cans of beer - and you're well on your way.

P.S. If you want something a bit more substantial than errr.... baked beans, check out these camper van recipes from Martin Dorey. They look sweet as.

Van Nature

There are few five star hotels in the world that will offer you as unrivalled immersion in nature as a van will.

Yes, it's cold, creaky and the wind seeps through the cracks in the door. We didn't promise luxury here, people.

But you can park it overlooking a spectacular view. Come the morning, it will just be you and the birds watching the sun rise over the horizon.

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You can't simply pay for extra baggage when travelling in a van. Living inside a tiny space will force you to re-evaluate what you really need.

Do you need that epipen in case of an emergency? Yes. Will you need your box set of Breaking Bad and four pairs of high heels? Errr.... No.

It's a simple process - but one that will ultimate leave you happier. Plus your travelling partner won't be tearing their hair out because you're trying to squeeze an extra duffel bag into the boot.

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Not only does travelling allow you the freedom to go wherever you like, it also means you can chase whichever sport you're into.

If you're a surfer, head to the nearest spot where the surf is good. Pow hunter? Make tracks towards the mountains. Climbers ditto.

If your passion in being in the outdoors, then this is the best (and only) way to do it properly.

Where is my office now road

Now, this is a mantra to live by.

When you fall asleep every night listening to drunk pub goers fighting after closing time in the city, you'll wish you lived somewhere else.

We all do. It's human nature. With a van, the world is yours to discover. So, what are you waiting for?