Grumpy Git's Road Trip: Vanlife UK & Europe
A realistic account of full time van life in the UK and Europe
Hello howsit! I'm Elton, also known as "The Grumpy Git", and your new go-to guy for all things van life related.
But don’t let the name put you off!
While some might argue that my biggest claim to fame is being everyone’s favourite grump, I can assure you that my real areas of expertise involve the following skills:
If self-deprecating humour is your thing, you’ve come to the right place. As I make my way across the globe, I will be documenting all of the trials and tribulations I endure while transitioning to the life of a digital nomad and vanlife.
Thinking about taking the leap yourself—leaving behind the safety of a career for a less restricted but more fulfilling life?
My goal is to both entertain and inform, so you can expect plenty of guidance and advice on vanlife in addition to the photos and videos I’ll be posting of my travels.
About the Road Trip
Learn more about my intended road trip to visit 30 countries in the UK & Europe and hopefully further afield.
ABout Grumpy Git
Learn more about Elton aka The Grumpy Git and how I got to the point of joining the vanlife movement.
See how you can support my efforts to bring you content from my travels including stock imagery, limited edition prints, business services and more!
Why follow my van life experience?
For most of my life, I have had this need and desire to travel and see as much of the world as I can. However, I followed the more secure (at the time) route of pursuing a career in IT.
For at least the past 10 years now, that wanderlust has become increasingly present.
So after a 30-year career in Information Technology with specific interest in Internet technology, and at the tender age of 49, I'm making a lifelong desire a reality and I'd love for you to join me!
If social media, especially Instagram is to be believed, vanlife is all glamourous with unicorns farting rainbows, lovely woman laying out the back of their vans in their thongs and the like.
Well, I assure you you won't be seeing any pics of me laying out the back of my van in a thong. No one wants to see that!
I hope that my open and authentic account of my journey will provide the inspiration or clarity you need to make the decision whether the life of a digital nomad or vanlifer is something you could do.
I have very little DIY skills, I know how to put petrol in a car, check and top up on oil, put air in the tyres and how to fill the radiator and wiper fluid. That's pretty much it. You will be learning (or laughing) with me every step of the way as I get my head around maintaining my van.
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