Lauren and Craig | The story so far.
Currently: backpacking the world – next stop Nepal, Thailand and then who knows?
Craig and I have been together for over 15 years. We met while working at Pizza Express in the South East of England and after a year of saving up we applied for a working holiday visa for Australia. We landed in Sydney in August 2008 and immediately bought a station wagon car which we lived in for 9 months…and we’ve never looked back.
We instantly fell in love with our new nomadic lifestyle and mastered the art of living simply and on a budget so we just kept going, and now 14 years later we’ve explored 85 countries together. Along the way we’ve bought and sold 7 campervans, 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 or with various working holiday visas around the world. 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, helping build a bothy on a private island in Scotland and taking guests snow shoeing in the Norwegian Arctic.
Since covid restrictions eased we excitedly set off on our travels again and spent a year roadtripping around the UK, Ireland, Spain and France before selling our beloved Helga the camper and taking our backpacks around the world. This year we’ve explore the Balkans, hiked through the mountains of Georgia, swam with whales in Mauritius and come face to face with wild lions in South Africa. Now we’re in Asia and we don’t have much of a plan so who knows where we’ll end up next.
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