It only takes a moment, a vision, or something extraordinarily simple to crack the illusion of modern society. Sometimes it takes years of buildup or a meeting with like-minded people.
I’ve been doing this for a year now, and the further my journey takes me, the less I’m able to connect with other people. Whether it is the lack of common ground, constant moving or a change of mindset – I am unsure. What I do know is that there are others out there, not lurking in the shadows but living a nomadic lifestyle to be envied and respected. Yesterday I got to meet some of those people.
For the first time, Sarah and I met with two other Vanlifers called Joey and Chelsea, who are living their best lives on the road. They have a fascinating background and met with us along with two YouTubers who have both done Vanlife in the past. Jason (Veeoneeye) and Stephi are hardcore in what they do, and you’ll know that if you follow either of their channels.
We grouped at a beautiful spot in Wales where the sands are golden and secluded, and it was nice to spend time with people I trust and admire. Atop a massive Sand dune we jumped into the sand pits below.
The weather was fairly overcast that day so we went to another destination, a spot that I have seen a thousand times and never taken the time to appreciate its beauty. In the midst of good company, I felt for the first time, a sense of unity and connection. We left after the sun had set and went back to our usual spot.
For my own sanity, we need to do this more often.