Being sick sucks. But it especially sucks if you’re living in a van. Or traveling in a foreign country. Or both. Sickness is not only a challenge for our bodies, in the Bus it becomes a challenge for our problem-solving skills.
A year on the road is a long time, as is a year in a Bus. While adventures and memories pile up, the relationships to those around you grow and change, too – as do you. Take a look at the fine line between change and consistency that embodies life on the road.
Travel is a passion for many of us, a passion we often invest a great amount of time, energy, and resources into. But what, exactly, is its purpose? The answer to this question may look very different for different people. But what is it for us?
Traveling means constantly adapting to new environments. To always move forward and find something new. But sometimes, in order to move forward, we simply need to stop. After almost a year on the road, we knew we were ready for a break – but it was ourselves who were the hardest to convince that this was the way to go.
Traveling like we do, the rainbow of life’s emotions takes hold of you on a regular basis. One minute you find yourself frustrated and feeling alone, the next you are elated with the beauty that the world or the people in it can produce.
The Baja 1000 is a legendary race down the Baja California peninsula, from Ensenada in the north to La Paz in the south. We’re not good at racing so we opted for the slow lane. During the trip, we learned about Mexico and overlanding in a foreign country. We also met some legendary travel mates.
Check out our first-ever guest post! Although apprehensive about coming to visit us in Mexico – a country with a rather infamous reputation – our friend Annika booked her flights and tried it out. With no regrets.
Traveling on Baja, my favorite days are the ones where we get to stay put, where we simply have time to go through the routines of daily life, where I can study Spanish, and watch the sun set into the ocean. When it’s simply another day living in my bus, with the time and the calm that can’t be taken for granted.
Social media marketing is big. So big, that some vanlifers can make a living posting paid content. Does this make their content less authentic? Despite recent criticism, it’s just another valid way of making money on the road.
Traveling in Baja California, we have encountered a problem we foresaw before we got here. Although we came to Mexico to get to know the locals, we find ourselves primarily hanging out with other gringos like ourselves. Why does this bother us so much, and how will we solve the problem?