Beneficio: Orgiva’s hidden community of hippies and flower children

We went in search of Southern Spain’s mysterious hippie community and discovered a way of life that was different to anything we’d experienced before… Beneficio is a community of people from all over the world living in La Alpujarra mountain range. There’s so much to say about this enchanting place that it’s difficult to describe in a blog post, it […]

You’ll be amazed by the work this couple did on their self-build campervan whilst on the road in Andalucia, Spain

We traveled southern Spain with Jay & Renée who are in the middle of converting their Portuguese registered 1993 Nissan Trade van. Our approach to building a motorhome and taking it travelling was very much slow and cautious. We took our time getting everything about the build perfect and saving up a target amount of money before even thinking about setting off on […]

Enjoying urban van life in Seville

We camped for free in Southern Spain’s largest town & saw the sights by bike As you might have noticed from our map and previous posts we’re finding it hard to tear ourselves away from the beach and have spent most of our travels so far hugging the coast. Being from the UK we’ve definitely got a sense of needing to […]

Three weeks living in a van in Lisbon

Staying in a van in Lisbon is easy, fun and cheap. Here’s what we did in our three weeks staying in the capital… Where we stayed… We’d arranged to meet some friends for NOS Alive festival on 7th July but we decided to get to Lisbon a few days early to secure a good parking spot. We were a bit apprehensive about […]