↟ Break Away Tale NR 196 // @samsroadtrips

Hey there!⠀

We are Michel and Brenda and we are currently travelling through Europe with our self-build van called Sam. ⠀

It's a 37 years old Mercedes 613, originally a truck because of its strong build and heavy weight. We always have had a strong desire to travel and see the world. This urge made us leave Holland in 2006 looking for new adventures in Sweden. ⠀

For two years we spent all our time renovating a stately old school into a cozy guesthouse which today offers 33 beds. The past 12 years we have been living life to the fullest. During the summer months our days are filled with guiding our outdoor activities, preparing meals in our restaurant, making our guest feel at home, a 24/7 job. ⠀

Realizing time keeps rushing by, we decided it was time to slow down, enjoying life and head out on adventure again. Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. So last year we bought this lovely old Mercedes truck and refurbished it into our new home on wheels. December 2017 we traveled through Spain for 6 weeks, tested our van and tasted of the new freedom we found. Well it definitely tasted like more.⠀

This winter we closed our guesthouse for 6 months and are now travelling through Europe. The past 80 days we covered 10.000 km and traveled 6 countries and there are many more to come. We for sure realize it's a luxury life earning our money during the summer months, running our lively guesthouse and spending it again during the winter months when we are traveling in our home on wheels.⠀

But one way to get most out of life is to look upon it as an adventures, who knows what tomorrow brings. ⠀

You only live once, but if you do it right once is enough! ⠀