Screen times are crazy in these days. My iPhone says my daily average screen time is 7 hours. Plus computer and other displays.
7-8 hours in the bed. 8 hours sitting at 9 to 5 job. 3-4 hours meaningless everyday routine.
Opening windows at home is a nice thing to do, but if you don't do it at 5 a.m. air won't get any better.
Concrete jungle. Pavement. Dust.
Have you ever spent 48 hours in row without social media? It feels so relaxing and free.
When life gets gray I pack my staff and drive a campervan to mountains.
Get food (mostly high fiber stuff), drinks, fill up a fresh water tank, get propane gas, get diesel for the van and for the heater, check the weather and hit the road.
Exiting the city is already exciting. Views on the mountains, forests, meeting some nice cars on the way - yes, it's exciting.
There always is something I forget to buy. There was no trip I've not stopped the second time at the shop.
You know you approach the destination when the scenery is so nice you feel urge to film it.
Places are more interesting if there is no pavement there. Off-roading to spots is another great experience. Thanks to AWD system my van gets there where only SUVs are supposed to be and people gets really confused once they see Ford Transit van in the end of the trail. Being proud of stuff is satisfying.
As usual I camp remote from population, but still close to the main road, just in case. Everything happens. The first thing is taking a walk around. Short hike and photo shooting. "Happiness is not real, if it's not shared". So, let my folks see how beautiful place I'm at. Fresh air and smell of the nature: ground, trees, flowers make human feel alive. Once the sight is explored I start doing camping things. Start a fire if it's warm enough outside. If it's rainy, windy and snowy I close the doors and keep it cozy.
It's -12 degrees Celsius outside. Wind is shaking a van. Jackals, foxed and other locals hang out outside while I cook pork for dinner. The level of coziness - campervan.
Nights are not scary at all. I'm little bit concerned about tents. You can always be distracted by animals, wind or rain. In the van barely anything can spoil the sleep. The only threat is unwanted knock-knock, but I've never experienced it for these 2 years. Even if it happens I can instantly drive away.
Mornings are the best. Sun rays are shining through the windows and curtains. Open the door and step out in the paradise on earth. This is freaking cool. If the weather is nice I always try to have breakfast outside. Morning walk, workout - it's a the same routine, but much fresher.
People keep asking me - "is it really comfortable to stay 4 square meters cabin?". Dude, I don't live in the campervan - I live in billion start hotel that we call earth and the van is only a shelter for cooking and sleeping.
If the sight is fully explored I'm just driving to the other destination or go home. Coming back I'm never the same person that left the house a night before and it feels ridiculously good.
11/17/2022 06:58:57 pm
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Campervan travel - sounds like the life goal just because IT REALLY IS.