ODA’S VAN LIFE TIPS
I guess the most important tip when travelling as a couple is to remember you are two people in a small area, so try to make space for your partner and cook delicious meals for each other. Also drive around for new adventures, don´t get stuck in one place too long. It was funny meeting other campervan owners who were not windsurfers. They are on a different kind of adventure, sometimes it looks like a competition of moving as little as possible!
Another tip is never get your van fixed if you don´t know the garage or their reputation. We had a small repair done in France and when they lifted the van up to do the work they broke the chassis of the van without telling us. Luckily we had insurance! Build a shower in your campervan! It´s the best way to still feel fresh and means you can go away for weeks, months or years in a big van! Maybe I´m more into being clean than the average person, but that´s my advice, get a hot water shower! And drive through Switzerland one time before you die. It´s so beautiful! And remember to bring mountain bikes, that’s one mistake we definitely made. In Europe, it´s hard to get proper food on the motorways, so fill up your fridge and cook in the van. If you build a kitchen, make sure the kitchen bench is big, and that you have a lot of space to prepare the food, that makes it easier to cook. And don´t forget to make a decent playlist of music! When you get tired, stop for a power nap and listen to podcasts while driving, that helps keep you awake, that´s my tip for not falling asleep as I don´t drink much coffee!
“ Drive around for new adventures, don´t get stuck in one place too long.”