Lauren and Craig | The story so far.
Currently: 54 countries travelled over the past 9 years. Next up: On January the 8th we’re flying to Northern Norway where we’ll be based above the Arctic Circle for four months to experience a true arctic winter and chase the northern lights.
Craig and I met 10 years ago while working at Pizza Express in the South East of England. We saved up for one year, got working holiday visas for Australia and flew to Sydney in August 2008…and we’ve never looked back.
We instantly fell in love with our new nomadic lifestyle and quickly mastered the art of living simply and on a budget. We’ve bought and sold 4 vans (and one station wagon) around the world, each one we’ve called home and have found the freedom of living and travelling in a van has surpassed any other form of travel. When we’re not exploring in a home on wheels we can be found backpacking or volunteering to enable us to stretch our funds, which we earn from working as waiters for around 6 months at a time in the UK. The volunteering has been an eye opener for us and a great way to experience new countries, we’ve found ourselves making mud bricks in the Sahara Desert, house sitting in Greece and helping build a bothy on a private island in Scotland.
As for 2018, our plans are looking very exciting with 6 months in Norway and Iceland, then we’ll be heading east, exploring Turkey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. South East Asia’s tropical waters will be calling us in winter and we’re hoping to return to the USA in 2019 for another epic roadtrip in a new rolling home. If our money hasn’t already ran out then a dream trip to Patagonia might be on the cards. Watch this space…