Being true to yourself and living life your way is hard - especially when it means being different. Being back in the city after living and traveling in a van for 5 months made me realise just how easily you pulled back into ‘normal’ and lose sight of who you are.Read More
What do you do when you're 33 and almost everyone around you is getting married, starting families, buying houses and trying to get ahead in their careers, and somehow it’s just not what you want from life? Well, in my case, you move into your campervan and cruise around New Zealand to surf, kitesurf, read and write - and maybe find some answers along the way.
It’s been a while since the last blog post and since I haven’t been overly active on social media lately either, I thought it’s time for a general update. The most important things first: Josie and I are on tour again :)Read More
We all find ourselves in situations sometimes where something in our life just doesn’t really fit anymore and we want change, we want something new. But how is that change or new going to find you if you just hold on to the old? You need to make space in your life for new things to find you.Read More
It’s been five months now since I said goodbye to the career-focused 8-5 city life and moved into my van – And what an amazing five months it has been.
I’m about to take a little break for a few weeks so time for some reflections.Read More
After over four months of living the Vanlife, it was time to make some big decisions about the future.
As it turns out, living up to my new 'Be fearless. But don't be stupid' Mantra is easier said then done. But luckly a chance encounter helped me figure out the right next steps for me.Read More
I bought Josie, my campervan, 9 months ago and have been living in her for that last 4 months. Lots of people have asked my what I looked for when I bought my van and how I knew this one is the right one for me. So I thought it’s time write a blog post about it.Read More
One of my favourite parts of the Vanlife is that I get to discover new places and experiences all the time. I’ve come to realise how powerful, humbling and inspiring that is.
That's why I’m going to challenge you to go on a little 'Something New' Adventure yourself...Read More
Learning to surf is hard. But one thing that makes it a bit easier and a lot more fun are the incredible supportive surfer girls I've been meeting all over New Zealand and online in the past few months.
This one is for all of them...Read More
After 11 years in New Zealand I FINALLY made it to the East Cape - And I totally fell in love with it.
A fairly unspoiled and unexplored area of New Zealand, the East Cape's rawness, realness and beauty made me feel like I was Alice in Wonderland exploring a magical place.Read More
I'm 33, single and happy! I'm a solo-traveller amongst couples. I'm 'Just Me!' And I'm starting to realize just how rare that is.
Have you ever wondered why it is that most people seem to find their 'Life Partner' in their late 20s or early 30s? It can't be a coincident that the majority of people find The One at that time in their life. I think there is more to it. And there's a reason why some of us don't follow suit.Read More
That’s a question I’ve been thinking a lot about lately. I’m not really sure why. Maybe it’s because my current lifestyle means I don’t see my friends as much as I used to anymore. Or maybe it’s just because I’ve got more time to think about random questions like this now…Read More
Have you ever really listened to your mood? Have you ever really paid attention to what makes you feel happy, excited and energised and what makes you feel sad, lethargic and lonely?
I don’t think I ever really did. Until I started the vanlife and all the sudden there is no escaping it.Read More
Have you met many interesting people yet? That’s a question I hear a lot. I guess it makes sense for people to assume that, while traveling around New Zealand on my own, I would meet some cool people.
But I haven’t really, yet. And, truth is, it’s probably not because there are no cool people to meet, but because I choose not to engage with them.Read More
It’s been four weeks now since I gave up ‘normal’ life in Auckland to live life differently. It has been an amazing experience so far and I’ve already learnt so much. I’ve been trying to put into words what I love most about it and why it feels so right. Here is what I’ve come up with.Read More
3 weeks ago today, I packed up the last of my stuff, moved out of the temporary home I had stayed at for the last 4 weeks and into the van to start the big adventure.
To sum up the last three weeks in one word: ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!Read More
I woke up this morning feeling giddy. A kind of random combination of calm and excitement, of impatience and relief. Today marked the end of my ‘work week’ in Taupo which means I was free to go anywhere I want to.Read More
It’s done. I’m officially living in my van and have left the big smoke behind.
It’s day #3 of living in the van but tonight is the first night I’m actually on my own. I’m parked up at a really nice spot by a river just south of Hamilton and Cambridge.Read More