Van Life

New to van life or just looking for some fresh ideas? Want to explore New Zealand in a van? Here is everything we learned through our van life experience.

Van Life: How much it cost us to get started

Van Life: How much it cost us to get started

Today’s article talks about what it cost us to start our van life in New Zealand. But, before we jump into the detail, some background for you: When we farewelled our corporate lives in Sydney, we had a goal: to earn enough money to sustain our lifestyle for as long...

Your Ultimate New Zealand Road Trip Itinerary

Your Ultimate New Zealand Road Trip Itinerary

For many of you, especially if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, New Zealand is as far away as it gets. So, if you make the effort and come all this way, you want to make the most of the time you’ve got here. Right? We spent 12+ months tiki touring (Kiwi lingo for...

Van Life Essentials: Key fixtures and fittings for your campervan

Van Life Essentials: Key fixtures and fittings for your campervan

When Paul and I decided to buy a campervan to travel around New Zealand for a year, we had no idea what to look for. Whether you have only a few (thousand) bucks to get you started or you want to create a luxury home on wheels, in this article, we go through the key...

Van Life: How much does it cost to explore New Zealand?

Van Life: How much does it cost to explore New Zealand?

Those of you who’ve been following us for a while know that we keep track of and publish our travel costs all around the world. In this article, we share with you what it cost (us) to explore New Zealand for 12 months in 2018. Why could this be of interest to you? By...

Mail Forwarding New Zealand / Australia: How to get mail when you travel

Mail Forwarding New Zealand / Australia: How to get mail when you travel

While many of us receive our bills online these days, we can’t avoid physical mail altogether. So, what do you do with letters and parcels if you travel (around New Zealand or Australia) for more than just a few weeks? How do you provide proof of residential address...

An Intentional Life: Be inspired by these must-watch documentaries

An Intentional Life: Be inspired by these must-watch documentaries

Podcasts, books, (video) blogs and documentaries about intentional living (and its various incarnations) have been a great source of inspiration (and motivation booster) on our journey, and we are happy to share with you a shortlist of documentaries and television...