We all want the best for our kids. Some of us give it to them by unlimited supply of toys and fun, some of us by Montessori or Waldorf education. Me and my wife have decided to enrich the life of our whole family more evenly. My name is Vita Valka and I travel with my wife and our two girls (3 and 4 years old) by caravan. We became addicted to the nomad life when we hit our very first road back in 2012.
Two years ago we have slowed down drastically. We’ve changed our approach to work and realised, that the goal isn’t building a family house and looking after a garden. I bought a caravan, furnished it with the most essential stuff and together with my wife & kids we’ve started to live on the road.
Forget travel agencies. Blend work and holiday for a whole new experience. Travel without an organised schedule. It costs just a bit of effort and knowing your life priorities.
The truth is, that the toll roads with a caravan, do not pay off. You drive 80 km an hour, the same as on lower class roads and you pay way higher tolls than a regular car: 150–200% of the price. If you a have new trailer certified for 130 km/h, you are better off, but the fuel consumption surges up.
Summer nicely accelerated all the changes. I wouldn’t believe that caravan would work so great. We started two years ago and I already know about a couple of new caravan travellers. I also know about Transporter guys and few other wannabes. Some are also changing from alcove to fully integrated RV.
How can you earn enough money without missing out your children’s growing up? Modern nomads have a perfect recipe for the dilemma of many today’s parents: they travel the world together.
It’s here! We are planning our second big trip. And want to try something new. I will shoot a couple of videos on our trip. It will be a challenge – I have never filmed anything more than our kids. Fingers crossed.
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