Van Life and Adventure Travel Blog - Destination Addict

Welcome to Destination Addict – the van life & adventure travel blog created by us, Kelly & Adam.

This blog was born from our love of adventure & continues to be driven by us wanting nothing more than to help & inspire others to explore.

After a year of full-time travel together we returned to our home country, the UK, with the feeling of freedom in our souls, &, both longed for that feeling to remain. It was then that we decided to make adventure part of our every day & so shortly after a new chapter began for us when we packed everything up, into our tiny home on wheels & committed to calling it our permanent home.

For over 18 months we have been living in our campervan, Barnaby, full-time, working & adventuring from wherever we choose.

Here is where we share our van life journey. Our adventures which include a lot of hiking. As well as our travels past & present, focusing on independent & off the beaten track experiences.

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We believe that travel is one of the most enriching gifts in life. Adventure & connecting with nature brings us in touch with our true authentic selves like nothing else. Here are some of our most rewarding experiences to date…

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Everything, even the smallest of things can ripple beyond belief 💙
Yesterday we heard about how @wanderlust.lyn started @wanderlustmag driven by her love of travel 🌍 
How @thesilvernomadblog has been a #digitalnomad for the past 20 years 👩‍💻
How @shiree.francis has built her business & now lives in Bali 🏖
& alongside these inspiring peeps we also shared our story - when we started @destinationaddict we never imagined that we would be working online full-time let alone running our own digital business. We never imagined that we would create @naturethreads_ & @besoulmadic but we’ve done it! We have taken it one small step at a time & embraced the whole journey ❤️
We know this life is not for everyone & of course that’s ok but if it is for you & you are wondering if you’d be able to do it the answer is... absolutely!
We have, everyone above has & countless others have too. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks you can or should do, the only thing that matters is that you are following what you know is right & what is truly meant for you.
For us that’s a lifetime of adventure & inspiring & helping others - that’s #lifeonourterms & we are both humbled & honoured at having the opportunity to share our story.
Thank you @destinations_shows for hosting us, to everyone who came to the ‘How To Start Life As A Digital Nomad’ talk & of course to you guys for your support - you rock!!
P.s. Incase you haven’t caught it yet, head on up to our story...
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#dreamlife #liveyourdreams #amazingscenery #wowmoments #forahappymoment #travelmoments #amazingmoments #travelcouplelife #digitalnomadcouple #digitalnomadlife #adventurelife #adventurethatislife #lakesideview #lakeadventures #lochlomond #visitlochlomond #visitscotlandnow #welovescotland #scotlandtravel #travelscotland #bonniescotland #scotlandexplore #vanlifescotland #vanlifediaries #vanlifefreedom #freedomlifestyle #explorationinspiration #destinationaddict
Everything, even the smallest of things can ripple beyond belief 💙 Yesterday we heard about how @wanderlust.lyn started @wanderlustmag driven by her love of travel 🌍 How @thesilvernomadblog has been a #digitalnomad for the past 20 years 👩‍💻 How @shiree.francis has built her business & now lives in Bali 🏖 & alongside these inspiring peeps we also shared our story - when we started @destinationaddict we never imagined that we would be working online full-time let alone running our own digital business. We never imagined that we would create @naturethreads_ & @besoulmadic but we’ve done it! We have taken it one small step at a time & embraced the whole journey ❤️ We know this life is not for everyone & of course that’s ok but if it is for you & you are wondering if you’d be able to do it the answer is... absolutely! We have, everyone above has & countless others have too. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks you can or should do, the only thing that matters is that you are following what you know is right & what is truly meant for you. For us that’s a lifetime of adventure & inspiring & helping others - that’s #lifeonourterms & we are both humbled & honoured at having the opportunity to share our story. Thank you @destinations_shows for hosting us, to everyone who came to the ‘How To Start Life As A Digital Nomad’ talk & of course to you guys for your support - you rock!! P.s. Incase you haven’t caught it yet, head on up to our story... •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #dreamlife #liveyourdreams #amazingscenery #wowmoments #forahappymoment #travelmoments #amazingmoments #travelcouplelife #digitalnomadcouple #digitalnomadlife #adventurelife #adventurethatislife #lakesideview #lakeadventures #lochlomond #visitlochlomond #visitscotlandnow #welovescotland #scotlandtravel #travelscotland #bonniescotland #scotlandexplore #vanlifescotland #vanlifediaries #vanlifefreedom #freedomlifestyle #explorationinspiration #destinationaddict
The first step to building your dream life is to visualise it; remember if you have dreamt it, it exists 💖⠀
Full-time travel was once a dream for us both & working & travelling at the same time, I mean, how could that be possible?!⠀
Well... with belief, commitment & determination it happened & we are so, so grateful that we stuck with it. That we kept going through all of the doubt & all of the fear.⠀
We have swapped big nights out for big hikes, regular & steady income for self-employment & a permanent home base for our tiny home on wheels. We have done all of this as it means that we get to work & adventure from wherever we choose & instead of living for the expectations of others we are living life on our own terms – happy & free 🚐⠀
This Saturday, 18th Jan we will be @destinations_shows @caravanandmotorhomeshow @eventcityuk Manchester chatting with presenter & chef @mrandrewdickens all about our lifestyle. If you're around & would like to come see us there drop us a DM & we'll sort free tickets for you!⠀
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#dreamlife #liveyourdreams #amazingscenery #wowmoments #forahappymoment #travelmoments #amazingmoments #femmetraveler #hikinggirls #radgirlslife #adventurelife #adventurethatislife #lakesideview #lakeadventures #lakelover #lochlomond #visitlochlomond #lochlomondandtrossachsnationalpark #visitscotlandnow #welovescotland #scotlandtravel #travelscotland #bonniescotland #scotlandexplore #vanlifescotland #vanlifediaries #vanlifefreedom #freedomlifestyle #explorationinspiration #destinationaddict
The first step to building your dream life is to visualise it; remember if you have dreamt it, it exists 💖⠀ Full-time travel was once a dream for us both & working & travelling at the same time, I mean, how could that be possible?!⠀ Well... with belief, commitment & determination it happened & we are so, so grateful that we stuck with it. That we kept going through all of the doubt & all of the fear.⠀ We have swapped big nights out for big hikes, regular & steady income for self-employment & a permanent home base for our tiny home on wheels. We have done all of this as it means that we get to work & adventure from wherever we choose & instead of living for the expectations of others we are living life on our own terms – happy & free 🚐⠀ This Saturday, 18th Jan we will be @destinations_shows @caravanandmotorhomeshow @eventcityuk Manchester chatting with presenter & chef @mrandrewdickens all about our lifestyle. If you're around & would like to come see us there drop us a DM & we'll sort free tickets for you!⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #dreamlife #liveyourdreams #amazingscenery #wowmoments #forahappymoment #travelmoments #amazingmoments #femmetraveler #hikinggirls #radgirlslife #adventurelife #adventurethatislife #lakesideview #lakeadventures #lakelover #lochlomond #visitlochlomond #lochlomondandtrossachsnationalpark #visitscotlandnow #welovescotland #scotlandtravel #travelscotland #bonniescotland #scotlandexplore #vanlifescotland #vanlifediaries #vanlifefreedom #freedomlifestyle #explorationinspiration #destinationaddict
Today is #WorldToursimDay & for us this comes as a reminder to embrace what tourism brings...⠀
It brings people & cultures together, breaks down boundaries, it educates us, it brings us closer to nature - for us it has brought us back, back to our true roots & has pushed us to live in a way that is in harmony with our true selves & from there to inspire others to do the same 💚⠀
World Tourism Day, also comes as a reminder to think about our responsibility as tourists, as residents of this beautiful place that we get to all call home & really think about what we are doing & the impact it is having... we all know the state our planet is in, we all know the downfalls of humanity - a common thing we hear is that one person can't make a difference, well you know what?! We call bullshit on that - in fact the only way we can make a difference, will ever make a difference is by starting with ourselves! ⠀
Being conscious of the impact that we have is where it starts, where positive change starts to happen, where the shift back to our natural selves will begin.⠀
We're not perfect but we are mindful with each step we take, we ask ourselves how what we are doing helps the universe as a whole, we try to stay present & aware & no, we don't always get it right but we are open to learning from our mistakes.⠀
Toursim is wonderful but like anything, if it is approached with only ego & greed it will continue to destroy whatever it touches - this is why we choose a more mindful, loving & caring approach... who's with us?⠀
P.s. check out our organic clothing range @naturethreads_ - designed by us & inspired by our love of nature, we give back by planting one tree for every purchase 🌱⠀
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Today is #WorldToursimDay & for us this comes as a reminder to embrace what tourism brings...⠀ It brings people & cultures together, breaks down boundaries, it educates us, it brings us closer to nature - for us it has brought us back, back to our true roots & has pushed us to live in a way that is in harmony with our true selves & from there to inspire others to do the same 💚⠀ World Tourism Day, also comes as a reminder to think about our responsibility as tourists, as residents of this beautiful place that we get to all call home & really think about what we are doing & the impact it is having... we all know the state our planet is in, we all know the downfalls of humanity - a common thing we hear is that one person can't make a difference, well you know what?! We call bullshit on that - in fact the only way we can make a difference, will ever make a difference is by starting with ourselves! ⠀ Being conscious of the impact that we have is where it starts, where positive change starts to happen, where the shift back to our natural selves will begin.⠀ We're not perfect but we are mindful with each step we take, we ask ourselves how what we are doing helps the universe as a whole, we try to stay present & aware & no, we don't always get it right but we are open to learning from our mistakes.⠀ Toursim is wonderful but like anything, if it is approached with only ego & greed it will continue to destroy whatever it touches - this is why we choose a more mindful, loving & caring approach... who's with us?⠀ P.s. check out our organic clothing range @naturethreads_ - designed by us & inspired by our love of nature, we give back by planting one tree for every purchase 🌱⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #responsibletravel #responsibletourism ##responsiblevanlife #positivechange #positivechanges #positivechangemaker #positivetravel #sustainabletourism #respectnature #thereisnoplanetb #carefornature #fortheloveofnature #lovenature #naturelovers #treelove #fortheloveoftrees #travelcouplediaries #digitalnomaddiary #digitalnomadlife #vanlifecommunity #vanlifeexplorer #adventuresdiaires #adventure_culture #adventureenthusiasts #adventurers #explorationinspiration #destinationaddict

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