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.
My name is Víťa Válka and I am an illustrator and a designer for a living. After the birth of our children, I’ve completely changed the way of our summer vacation and my work. Untouched by caravan travels, I reassessed my options in 2012 and I bought the English caravan Coachman. It’s fully equipped for traveling, no matter how long. I could not have believed it myself.
Our second caravan trip was worth it. We went through tidy Austria, clean north and also wild south of Italy — 11 camps altogether. Traveling with family worked on a trip over 5.000 km long. Toyota did everything well.
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.
June 2012 we spent with my family in southern Europe — in Croatian Camping Split. It was a crucial experience. It has showed us, that it would be possible to life half a year in a caravan. Very easily.
Buying a caravan usually is a life-changer. With my family we have not only enhanced our traveling, but significantly changed our life attitude. We are throwing away things we don’t like and are focusing on things we do like.