Updated: Mar 21, 2021
Time for vanlife - the time for us - a proper self-care time. Days for reconnecting with nature and rediscovering the green world of woods, lakes, mountains. Time for being slow, patient, and careful.
Freedom is calling!
5 simple ways how to travel slow
1. Drive small routes only
Enjoy the ride! Vanlife is not only driving from spot to spot! Even if you found a perfect place on the map - don’t rush! If possible, don’t take a motorway but drive small routes, discover landscapes, cottages, picnic places. Make a break for a coffee, dinner, or even just to enjoy the view.
2. Don’t plan too much 🧐
Don’t add too many spots on your list! Plan your tour just in frames. Leave a place for spontaneous plan changing and falling in love with a place you parked ”just for one night”.
3. Meet locals & eat like locals
Give yourself the time not only for visiting must-see points but also to talk with local people, hear their stories, meet them. People as well as nature create the environment and culture. Go to the local grocery, cafe, or stop by the local market. Feel the vibe!
4. Relax. Take time to do some activities
Many kilometers and miles, long hours in a car, often without air conditioning - traveling with the van can be exhausting! Chill out - give yourself the time for a good yoga or meditation practice. Find out what activities you can do nearby the spot you are staying in (you can easily plan it! To do that use filters in the StayFree. ;) ) Enjoy sounds of nature- the bonfire in the evening or singing of birds in the morning.
5. Take the time to say thank you to Mother Nature🌿
The spot was nice but you found there trash left by others? Take a bag and collect it all! Make a photo and share it in StayFree to show and motivate others that you care about.
💚 Have fun with exploring campervan living 💚