Adventurers: Andrea & Jacob

Adventurers: Andrea & Jacob live and travel full time in the van

3 September 2021

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Tell us about yourself

We are Andrea and Jacob, in July 2020 we bought an empty cargo van that we during the next few months converted into our tiny home on wheels.

We now live and travel full time in the van and absolutely love both our home and the lifestyle.

Why do you travel and look for adventures?

We love to connect with new places and new people, doing I from our van means that we can go wherever we want, wherever we want and stay for as long as we want.

Andrea has always had a huge urge to discover new places, by living in a van we can go to more remote places and still always have the comforts of a home with us.

What kind of adventures do you look for when you travel?

We mostly look for adventures close to nature, kites exploring the forest, go for a swim in a small, hidden lake or enjoy the view of the mountains.

But we also like to go to new cities where we can enjoy new cultures and meet new people.

What’s your go-to travel hack?

To not plan everything. Let the experience come to you. By planning everything it’s easy to miss out on the small moments because you don’t do anything than what’s on your itinerary. Allow yourself to be spontaneous!

Got any gear you can’t travel without?

Yes! Our camera gear is always with us to capture amazing moments.

For us, it’s important to be able able to look back on our adventures in 10 years and still remember the small stuff.

What destination are you eager to go back to?

We would love to visit the north of Italy again. We love everything about it; the people, the food, the atmosphere, nature.

How do you stay safe when you’re travelling?

We have a good safety system in our van and always share with our loved ones where we are so that if anything was to happen to us, there is always someone who knows where we are. We also do a lot of research before we go to a new country so that we know what to expect and if there are any extra precautions to take.

What’s the best way to experience a destination like a local?

Go to the small places, outside of the city center. Talk to the locals, ask what they would do and where they would go.

What’s your favourite word in another language?

Trouvaille, it means Something lovely found by chance.

When and where are you next travelling?

We’re on a road trip in Sweden right now, and in a couple of months, we’re driving to Spain or Greece.

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