The Hague couple Anneloes and René and their dog Lucky sought freedom and have been traveling throughout Europe with their self-converted camper for 9 months. Both have quit their jobs and have gone out indefinitely. “We like this way of life.”

They are almost self-sufficient in their ‘Duuc’, as they affectionately call the Fiat Ducato from 500. “The reason to travel was actually born to experience the freedom. We have worked together for two years to realize this dream,” says Anneloes.

Created job

Anneloes: “It was quite a job to convert our camper. We did everything ourselves, the nice thing about it is that we also kept track of this by means of a step-by-step plan in our weblog.

From installing the electricity in the motorhome, a water system, up to and including solar panels on the roof to provide our own electricity. We have described everything in detail so that others can also benefit from this”.

France

After crossing France, Spain and Portugal, among others, they are currently staying in Italy and are planning to make the crossing to Sardinia.

Both quit their marketing jobs before traveling. Radical and courageous, but fortunately they still have their owner-occupied house in the Notenbuurt, which they have sublet to expats. That still provides income to pay the costs in the Netherlands.

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Projects

One of the projects they are working on is the website De Campertrek

where they keep track of their adventures and camper life. “After traveling around for a while, it started to itch for both of us again to do something, for me that has become a weblog about our adventures, and René has started a website about wetsuits, because kitesurfing is also a big hobby of both of us.” says Anneloes.

Dog Lucky

“Traveling with a dog is fun and challenging at times, it is a young dog with wild tricks. Lucky also provides many fun moments and thanks to him we connect with people. He ensures nice encounters because he is very enthusiastic and offers his ball to everyone.” says Anneloes.

“Thanks to Lucky it is possible that we suddenly have a drink with people we have met thanks to our dog.”

Return moment

They are not done traveling yet. However, they have scheduled a return moment to The Hague in April to see family and friends. They have been on the road for more than a year. Eventually they plan to go out again.

“We travel and see a lot of beautiful things, but we also enjoy days living in the camper and just relaxing, messing around and working on some projects. Because we like this way of life.” says Anneloes.

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