New campervan blew a fresh wind to our travels. After one autumn dinner with inspiring American travel families we have finally switched to a van. The length of our home on wheels shrunk from bold 12 metres to 6 metres. And we returned to Turkey, Thasos & explored Halkidiki for the spring. It was mind blowing.
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.
Do you travel in a mobile home, live in a van, or pull a caravan around the world? Every home on wheels needs its equipment, which will make the travels an even better experience. These hacks will also enhance your safety and comfort. Our family’s travels began a long ago and we are minimalists.
In the spring of 2017, for the first time we set out into the cradle of our culture – Greece. And for the first time, we have a new challenge, homeschooling, because one daughter is already going to school.
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.