The ubiquitous nature of plastic

Plastic and microplastics are truly omnipresent. There doesn’t seem to be a place left on earth where microplastics haven’t been found. Though certainly not unexpected, the National Geographic recently reported that microplastics have been found in human poop. Looking at the habits of our current society, the outcome of the…

Waste Waning Wednesday #1

Over the past few weeks, our lives have changed quite a bit. Our passion for a zero waste lifestyle however has remained. We have realized that options to live a life with zero waste are different in every area, and that our location influences our success. It’s not about the…

Homemade healthy dog treats: common misconceptions

I often come across recipes for homemade healthy dog treats and dog food. Be it scrolling through social media or looking for blog post ideas on Google, there are ample recipes to be found on the internet. It’s time I shed some light on common misconceptions in this topic, as…

Finding time to exercise while working full time

Initially, we had hoped to travel in our camper van for a long period of time. Earning money while living on the road ended up being more difficult than we had imagined. After looking for seasonal work for weeks we decided there was another way to explore countries thoroughly. In…

5 vegan recipes that will surprise you

We don’t follow a fully plant-based diet yet, but most meals we eat are vegan. This might sound boring to some of you, but it has really turned out to be the opposite for us! Our transition to eating this way was gradual. You can read all about why we’re…

Living small and tiny: 10 reasons why

Living small in a tiny house has seen an incredible surge in popularity over the past few years. Many people are either joining the movement or are interested in doing so. And it’s with good reason. Be it the location, the shape, or the interior, there’s just an incredible range…

Overcoming my fear of swimming in open water

Whilst crossing the ocean between Wales and Ireland this morning, I was once again reminded of my biggest fear. Thalassophobia is what they call it; a fear of open water. I can’t recall ever truly loving the ocean. The salty scent, the sound of waves crashing in, children and seagulls…

Van Life Interview with Yogavanlife

Since we bought a van to convert into a home on wheels, we have wanted to get to know fellow people that live the van life. Today, we are going to learn a bit about Poleen! Poleen is a yoga teacher who recently moved into a self-built camper van. As…

Fudgy healthy vegan nutella beetroot brownie

Fudgy, chocolate-y goodness, what’s not to like about a delicious brownie? One might assume that in order to live healthy and follow a vegan lifestyle, it’s not possible to indulge from time to time. Well, we’ve created a recipe that will cure every chocolate-lover’s wishes! Since experimenting with vegan cooking…

Please ignore my dogs

Dogs, who doesn’t love them? They’re man’s best friend nonetheless. But why does everyone seem to think that dogs are common property? When we take our dogs for a walk, too often we encounter people that want to get our dogs’ attention. To do so, they make the widest range…

Sustainable tourism: a trip to South Africa

The subject of sustainable tourism can be approached in a number of ways. We tend to put our focus on the environmental impacts of tourism. However, the consequences of our society's adventures abroad reach much farther than one might realize. We are passionate about our environment, hence that’s what we…

How to ease into a zero waste lifestyle successfully

The zero waste lifestyle is growing in popularity. Though it might seem new and innovative in some ways, it’s actually rather old-school. Plastics weren’t always as common as they are today. Currently, the average person in Europe sends around 160 kilos of packaging to the landfill every year. That includes…

Zero waste lifestyle: is it difficult?

When discovering the zero waste movement for the first time, it can be quite overwhelming. The term ‘zero’ in particular can seem a bit daunting. How on earth can a person produce zero waste?!   Not about 'zero' A while ago, had a peak at some popular zero waste pinterest…

Zero waste lifestyle: why we started

Since July 1st, we have shared other people’s stories about their zero waste lifestyle. We ourselves have been talking about the ‘why’ behind our own journey over the past few weeks. And it is about time that we share the reasoning behind our zero waste journey with you!   We…

The zero waste adventures of: Shia Su

Plastic free july may have stopped, but we're not done yet! Its time for episode 6. We love that so many have taken the time to write something for us to help inspire anyone thinking about starting with their zero waste adventure. This time it's a little different. Instead of…

Recap vanlife July - Things go in cycles

As the famous rapper Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, better known as Q-tip, once said: ‘…things go in cycles’ As we’re writing this, we’re back where at were when our vanlife started out; Wassersleben, Germany. And on our way to Marijke’s Grandparents. This is exactly where we started our vanlife journey…

An unexpected twist

A few weeks ago, we were contacted by a brand about a possible collaboration. They would allow us to test their products - which seemed to align very well with our values - and we’d share our experiences with you. In order to put their products to the test, they’d…

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