We are young travel bloggers from Poland who did not have a lot of money but we wanted to see the world. We bought an old van for $600, painted it, took tents and supplies of food and just took off.
In 6 years we visited more than 50 countries and we traveled more than 150.000 km on 5 continents. We never paid for accommodation (we sleep in the van and in tents) and we eat what we cook. Here’s a short story, in pictures.
UPDATE: Since many of you were asking how we manage to travel spending only $8 a day, we wanted to explain it a bit further for you. The main cost is the fuel – that’s why other people travel with us and share fuel costs. We travel slowly and often stay in one place for a few days, so we save on fuel. Also lots of people are ordering a postcard from our trip – they get a postcard from a beautiful place, and we get the money for one liter of fuel.
We do not pay for accommodation because we sleep in the van or in tents – on beaches, cliffs, mountains. Often, strangers invite us to their homes. Poles living abroad often help us. The food we buy in supermarkets and eat what we cook – we do not pay for restaurants. For example, in Australia we ate kangaroo steaks because it was the cheapest meat.
When the car breaks down – we repair it, beacause during the trip we have learned how to do this. And when we need mechanics help, they very often do not take money from us because they are impressed with our trip and want to help us and be a part of our adventure. We have our own electric shower and 150l water tank on the roof so we don’t pay for showers. Sometimes we just use rivers or lakes. Between continents we transport the car on the ship. It is very simple.
We sometimes have sponsors – when we have to spend a lot of money on something. For example, the transport of car across the ocean to Australia and the US – sponsors paid for it in exchange for their advertising on the van. Logos on a car is advertising for such companies, which helped us to transport the car through the oceans. Our blog is the most popular travel blog in Poland – now we work as bloggers and thats how we earn money. And thanks to that we can be still on the road because we just need a laptop and internet to work. We published two books about our trips and they give us some money. We do photo sessions for companies or doing advertising clips in exotic locations and companies pay us for it. We sometimes also work as graphic designers and IT specialist (online).
We are young travel bloggers from Poland who are traveling around the world in an old van
Image credits: Wojciech Lewandowski
We wanted to travel but we did not have a lot of money so we bought old van for $600 and converted it to a travel car
We took tents and food supply and just took off
We visited over 50 countries on 5 continents in 6 years and we drove over 150.000 km
We saw the beautiful mountains of Grand Canyon..
And mesmerizing fields of lupins in Iceland
We bathed in hot springs in Iceland…
Looked at incredibly green fields in Iceland…
Made selfies in the most beautiful places…
Climbed to the top of huge rocks in Norway…
Relaxed in Venice, Italy
Photographed wild sheep in Iceland
Rode camels in Sahara
Saw this beautiful house in Iceland
Visited the monument valley, USA
Saw The Valley Of Fire, USA
Dinned with the view of Grand Canyon
And celebrated Christmas in our van
We never pay for accommodation. We sleep on beaches, cliffs or in the mountains
Image credits: Paweł Jagiełło
We don’t pay for restaurants also, we eat what we cook
Our old car breaks down very often, but we learned how to repair it during the trip
Because we sleep in the wild, we always meet a lot of wild animals
Like this wild emu, who is trying to race our car
Blog about our adventures became popular in Poland, and people began to join us
Readers of our blog and accidentally met people join us and share fuel costs
Other cars sometimes also join us
All the time we meet people who change our point of view
Finally, we got engaged in the Sahara desert
…and we are still on the road!
Image credits: Paweł Jagiełło