What happens if the toilets stay shut?

Having public toilets to your disposal is an amazing thing. Especially when they’re free. That’s god given. Add to that the possibility of taking a hot water shower for only one euro. We have ended up in heaven. Actually we’re in Cádiz, in the west of southern Spain. We had totally rushed through this area […]

You should totally be buying things instead of wanting to become a minimalist

I want to say something about money. More precise, actually: about buying stuff. Before we left and when we sold almost everything we had, including some of which were precious belongings, I thought I had become anti-materialist. Ultimately, I would be able to travel with only a rugsack full of things, I thought. Okay, you’re […]

What Mad Men has to do with living in a van (and thinking differently)

Finally, I am enjoying the seventh and last season of Mad Men. There’s a spoiler coming up, not a big one, but if you are still to watch it – skip this article. In the fourth episode Roger discovers his daughter Margaret abandoned her husband and son and went off to live in a commune […]

First I hated making the bed – now I wouldn’t want to miss it

Our house is tiny. Our living room is our bed room, and vice versa. After waking up one of the first things we do is folding back the extra mattress that we use, and make the bed into a little couch again. Some woollen blankets thrown on top of it and hey – all tidy […]

Thoughts on my struggle with wanting to document almost everything

My phone’s battery is dead. When I left the van it was about ninety percent full, but then I listened to one of the most important matches of Jeroen’s favourite football club. They were about to become the national league’s champion and Jeroen had even decided to fly to the Netherlands to be part of […]

Do what you love and love what you do

I’m 33 years old now. And I like different music from when I was seventeen. I also like different tv shows and different food. I can carry this list on for a while, but you I think you get my point. It’s fair to say I’m a very different person from my younger self. Sure, there […]

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Why I stop trying to make money on our #vanlife

It’s been a little over a week since we’ve renamed the Instagram. It’s not @liveslowdriveslower anymore, but @hedwigwiebes – as per my name, since I’m one updating it almost all of the time. We have also renamed the YouTube account: from Live slow, drive slower to Jeroen Bosman. Since he’s the one making all of […]

The perfect reason to not wanting to be on holiday all the time

Always vacation is no vacation. Sure, but it does sound mighty nice. Never ever having to do anything anymore, just do whatever you feel like – and always be happy. But that’s just the thing. Doing only really nice things, really won’t make you feel that happy as you’d expect. Personally, I think it’s better […]

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