Living their best life?
There are many reasons why people are increasingly turning to this unconventional lifestyle.
We’re told that the end goal should be a house in our own name, a marriage, two kids, a dog and most importantly, financial security. So, we embark on the traditional path to achieve these things, living exactly how our parents did.
After all it worked for them, didn’t it?
But some of us are born with wanderlust in our veins. Some of us have itchy feet that never feel settled in conventional routine.
Some of us just aren’t interested in chasing the things we’re told we’re supposed to want. We don’t necessarily want to live how our parents and grandparents lived.
And then, of course, there’s the depressing reality that some of us simply can no longer afford to chase those things, regardless of whether or not we want them.
So, when the conventional path is closed to you, or you simply don’t want to pursue it, what other options are there?
Freedom, for certain.
And an escape.
All these things may be more appealing – and feel more achievable – than ever following the 2020 lockdowns due to coronavirus. With so many of us furloughed and trapped at home for months, it gave millions of people a chance to reflect on their normal lifestyle.
It was a chance to think about what we wanted out of life. And what we definitely don’t.
Since 2020, internet searches for ‘van life’ have more than doubled from pre-covid levels; make of that what you will.
But whether it’s down to pure internet escapism, or people genuinely wanting to make a drastic life change, it’s clear that interest is continuing to grow. And for now, the flock of kitted out vans appearing summer after summer shows no sign of slowing.
We hope everyone who has started a van adventure is living their best life.