We truly love travels. That has always been the shining theme of our lives. Vehicles have changed over the years though. The biggest upgrade of our camper family travels yet is here. After 7 years of Europe exploration with a caravan trailer, we are buying something radically new — a van.
We’ve criss-crossed Europe from west to east with our travel trailer & our car. This time we tried to gear up to something more adventurous. After checking vans and pickup-campers from various manufacturers, we fell in love with a rooftop tent mounted on our 4×4 pickup truck.
After travelling the Europe south from Morocco to Turkey we’ve returned to our favourite country & geared up. Spain offers delicious food, positive people, best weather and a million of attractions including the almighty sea & beaches. This year was the most relaxed and we’ve tried a rented house & shared apartment.
Since the first caravan trip we’ve been on the search for the absolute zen happiness. Honestly, while we were travelling, there were many moments that we’re not proud of. Still there were much more of those, that we remember in our hearts. After 6 years of travels we can say we’re in the zen. Let’s dive into the journey of a middle class couple turned into a hippie family.
We parents and our children have traveled a lot, so we could say that we are that strange family from a caravan. But for us, we are still Vita, Renata, Magdalenka and Viktorka Valka. Vita works as a freelance User Interface designer, and our journey has led me to the profession of a virtual assistant.
I’m sure that if I haven’t read these books and seen these films, I wouldn’t be where I am now. They were a fuel that empowered my search for a better life, for more balanced values and feasible targets. Books & Movies are like a power-blast in a video game. They speed things up.
Stana Wolfova is the editor in chief of the online magazine Brainstorm, which offers articles about traveling, studying abroad and whole lifestyle for young people aged 18-26 years. Given the theme of the magazine it’s not very surprising that Stana likes to travel.
Nomads are people, whose lifestyle is based on constant travel and moving from one place to another. In the community of freelancers the term „digital nomads“ is becoming more and more common. It is a lifestyle, although it always doesn’t need to be for the whole lifetime. People who can make living simply by their ability and talent, together with a notebook and good Internet connection, have the possibility of traveling around the world while working. One of the first digital nomads in the Czech Republic is Vitezslav Valka, graphic and web designer. He goes on the road each year for several months, along with his wife and to daughters. They travel across the Europe in their caravan.
What is the life of some famous Czech digital nomads? How do they combine their job and free time? What tools do they use? And what do they gain from their lifestyle? Those are some questions that Martin Kavka asked few modern nomads for Czech online magazine about traveling. I happened to be one of the nomads.
There is this great travel festival in Prague, called SlowTravel. It’s hosted by very popular czech website about traveling – TravelBible, who also published many books. I was invited there to do an interview. They asked me many interesting questions about how we travel and I decided to translate their article for you. Hope you’ll enjoy it!