Lauren and Craig | The story so far.
Currently: We are on a 6 month roadtrip across the USA and Canada in Ruby the campervan.
Craig and I met 11 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 2018/19 we’ve been volunteering in Arctic Norway for 6 months, followed by backpacking Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. After the suffocating hot summer air and many uncomfortable but memorable nights spent in yurts we headed back to South East Asia for a break in Thailand. We also explored some new countries; Myanmar, Sri Lanka, The Maldives and Luxembourg. We plan to spend 2019 doing some work in Norway, campervanning around more of North America and maybe exploring the Pacific Islands where we hope to swim with humpback whales.