Solo Female Vanlifer in Europe πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ


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Hey vanlifers! :wave:

A gal from New Zealand taking on Europe! Ive left a beloved Toyota Hiace back in the motherland that I shared with a friend and have recently become the proud owner of a VW LT camper.

Yesterday was my first on the road travelling from southern Austria (Karnten) to Ljubljana, Slovenia. Aiming to stick around in Europe as long as I can, take all this beautiful land has to offer and hopefully catch a few :ocean: if I am lucky!!

Now I know you have all been through it, the euphoric moment when you pull out of the drive for the first time and set off on your much anticipated adventure! :sun_with_face::minibus:

I’m new to this forum and reaching out for any advice to solo female travellers, and any travellers in Europe particularly. Tips, tricks, advice, must sees… I am open it it all. Been using park4night FYI!

But, also sending the call out to all #vanlifers as I am a freelance artist, who has been making a living as a jeweller, photographer and mural artist! (Busy girl I know). I would love some knowledge on how you transitioned?

Thankyou in advance…

Sunshine chaser
Tam :sunflower:


Solo van dweller
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  1. Make sure you have some curtains for privacy - only you should know that you are a solo vanlifer, not anyone else.

  2. Get pepper spray or something like that, just in case

  3. Make sure your connected and have a way to contact emergency services at all time. There are a couple of devices which allow you to do this with the click of a button. But also make sure you let friends or family know where your headed next, just so they can somewhat know your last location.

  4. Park in a way that you have an easy getaway. in addition, also keep your drivers seat clear and know where your keys are.

Honestly, I’ve never heard about anything going wrong with solo female travelers. Although, it’s always good to be safe then sorry


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