3 People Living in a Van – Winter Vanlife Scotland (it’s too much)


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3 in a Van – Winter Vanlife Scotland (it’s too much)

Our last Vanlife trip without a baby! This travel video we head to Scotland to try vanlife in the winter in the highlands. We are joined by our friend Nick from Indigo Traveller for his first taste of vanlife. Unfortunately it didn’t go to plan as behind the scenes Alex suffered with burnout and it got too much to continue.

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Hello and welcome to our channel! We are Alex & Emma, a British couple who have been exploring the world together for over 10 years – from backpacking to vanlife:

2012/13: We both embarked on our own solo backpacking trips through Southeast Asia, where we would eventually meet at a hostel in the mountains of Thailand and begin traveling together. After a year and a half of backpacking around Southeast Asia & Australia, we returned home and to the corporate world!

2015: Travel Beans was born and we filmed our first videos on a road trip around Europe with friends! This was our biggest trip yet.. and you can go back and watch the entire adventure because we filmed ALL of it! This trip took us through Russia, Mongolia & China, on the longest railway journey in the world. Followed by highlights such as staying on a local island in the Maldives for a month, going on safari in Sri Lanka, couchsurfing & hitchhiking in Korea, seeing the snow monkeys in Japan, island hopping in the Philippines, trekking 60km through the centre of Myanmar, exploring the Indian Himalayas, and checking out some of the incredible US National Parks.

2016: Despite an unbelievably memorable year and a half of travels, which we were incredibly grateful to have had the privilege to experience.. we found ourselves in New York City, battling depression. At this point, we decided to go home and confront this problem head-on.

2017: After 6 tough months at home we decided to go away again, but this time with a goal in mind.. to turn travel into a lifestyle. We left the UK with just £500 in our bank account and a dream to make a continuous travel lifestyle happen! We both got online English teaching jobs to be able to fund our travels and to keep creating videos. We can’t quite believe that our younger selves decided to take this plunge but we are so grateful they did as we are still on this journey today!

What now?
Over the years, we’ve discovered that we LOVE road trips and even decided to renovate our very own little VWT4 van into a campervan to be able to enjoy vanlife and spend more time on the road. We are now the proud owners of 2 awesome little campers – one based in the UK and one that we keep in the USA. You’ll often find us using one of these vans to explore Europe and North America. If you enjoy this kind of content we’d recommend checking out our Italy Road Trip series, USA vanlife series and our Japan in a Tiny Van series as well as our UK vanlife content.

Our time spent overcoming depression has influenced our outlook on life dramatically! We are now traveling the world in search of what makes us happy. We love sharing the highs and lows of our trips through our videos and hope to spread a little positivity and light to all of the beautiful people who take the time to tune in and watch each week!

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Date: March 27, 2023

47 thoughts on “3 People Living in a Van – Winter Vanlife Scotland (it’s too much)

  1. Thanks for bearing with us after our much needed break , we are so glad to be back. Taking this break along with talking to someone has made the world of difference. If you are interested in online therapy go to our sponsor https://betterhelp.com/travelbeans for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help.

  2. So pleased you are going to carry on. Emma good luck with the birth ( I've had 6 boys and a girl) all births are different I can vouch for that. Xx

  3. Hello, I never comment on anything online. So that being said. I just want to say thank you to you both for having two of the most genuine smiles and good natured vibes, I have really ever seen online. Thank you Phil, Alberta Canada :).

  4. Enjoy your time with the little Bean. Also, always remember, you cannot supply us with your enthusiastic joy of traveling if you do not take care of yourself. Don't push so hard that you burn out. We will be here waiting and understanding when you get back. Much love from the US!

  5. Please please take care of yourselves!! We will see you when we see you! Hoping the little bean arrives without too much fuss and you will soon be enjoying baby snuggles. God’s Blessings to all three of you! ❤

  6. As much as i love your videos your health MUST come first, glad your feeling better, but don’t worry about posting vlogs on a certain day, enjoy each day as its comes, and your family and all the fun thats about to happen and we the viewers will be here when your ready to post

  7. They always forget their anniversary, said he !
    Whilst checking their diaries The Lady points out the date ! She has been doing this for the past 11years !
    He might twig and get her breakfast in bed one year !

  8. Well done for seeking out therapy Alex, so pleased you have done that and are feeling the benefits already. Take your time, enjoy being a family of three, and we will see you again when you are good and ready.

  9. Love your channel and it would be sad if you gave it up but having a little bean is going to change your world in ways that are unimaginable. Good luck with the next months.

  10. Thanks for sharing with us everything you do, more importantly thanks for identifying the dangers and reality of social media and pressure we put on ourselves. Be well, enjoy the baby journey.

  11. Travelling with little ones can be enjoyable as long as you and your children are flexible. I spent 3 days and nights travelling from Ottawa to Edmonton with a 26 month old and a 6 month old. I had to travel by myself as my hubby was driving back with a truck full of goodies. It was cheaper and easier to travels that way then spend 6 hours flying. We had a roomette with bunk beds and a bathroom. As my youngest was starting to crawl and was very active, the space in the cabin allowed him some space to move around . We also traveled by train from Whitehorse to Skagway, ferry to Sitka and down the Alaska coast to Prince Rupert and train to Edmonton the next year. The toddlers were able to walk on the trains and the ferry when the seas were a bit rough. For both of these trips I made sure to have lots of snacks, toys and books. We continued to travel with them as they grew up and we moved to different parts of Canada. Flexibility and take naps when they do.

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