Vanlife has been such an important part of my life ever since I travelled Australia and spent so much of it living out of a car/van. Life on the road is so much fun and one of the best ways to travel. You see so much more of a country and get to really live life on your own terms. Read how to experience the ultimate Australian road trip on a budget.

Living sustainably, only taking what you need, cutting down on stuff and living minimally. It’s so rewarding. In this section, you’ll find everything you need to know for road tripping Australia and living out of a car or van, plus planning long-term trips of several weeks or more. Read my ultimate road trip planning guide for Australia.

Road tripping across Europe

I also spent a month road tripping across Europe in a van after converting it into a camper van. We manually built the entire insides of the van over a couple of weekends out of leftover wood and sanded everything ourselves.

We styled the van out and bought everything from a shower and a fridge, to a charging system that would run off the engine. It was a huge amount of work but so satisfying to know we had converted the van ourselves and created the camper van of dreams. We then used this to road trip across Europe – from Germany to Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, France and back to Germany.

Converting a van for vanlife

If you’re planning on renovating a van and turning it into an amazing camper, or road tripping across Australia or Europe. Absolutely Lucy is the blog for you. This section is a goldmine for information on everything from the practical of how to design and build. To shopping for your van and getting the essentials.

And of course, how to plan an epic road trip across Europe or Australia. That includes where to camp, what passes you need for national parks, what food to buy, how much it costs and much more. Don’t forget to check out my post on why you should solo travel Europe.