The destination of our first mini trip: Banff national park. The sort of place where the campsites are all reserved the same day the parks service release the reservations. No one wants to miss the shimmering blue colours of Lake Louise, and neither did we! We may have picked the wrong time to go for … Continue reading Banff National Park (and back to Vancouver)
Our first destination in the van was going to be Banff National Park, a famous set of mountainous lakes and ski towns saddling Alberta and British Columbia. Our original plan was to drive it in a day (around a 10 hour drive). Then the plan was to drive it over two days, so around 5 … Continue reading The road to Banff
When we left Vancouver we thought we were happy with the work we'd done on the van, but it goes without saying before living it we would never know exactly how what we'd value and or need and what we wouldn't. Here's 5 things we've learnt during our first fortnight on the road. 1. The … Continue reading 5 Lessons From a Fortnight in Canada
Having taken a break from converting the van on Vancouver island, and failing to surf it was time to finish our work on Betty. The challenge lied in the fact we wanted to effectively create a home on wheels in a 5ft by 11ft space. Unfortunately, that doesn’t allow room for a living room, … Continue reading Converting the van
Having spent over a fortnight in Vancouver and not doing any ‘touristing’ we decided to take a break from the repetitive Home Depot visits and book a short trip to Vancouver Island. It would be the first small road trip we did with Betty, and she didn’t disappoint! Vancouver Island is famous for it’s beautiful … Continue reading Vancouver Island
We got to Canada and bought a van! After a lovely week of culture and wine in Buenos Aires it was time to face up to our earlier money saving decision. When we decided to go to Canada our logic was as follows. Cars are around £3,000-5,000 cheaper to buy in Canada than … Continue reading The Conversion Begins!