Where to call home.
Travelling by van is not without it's challenges. Finding the right place to park and base your van home is crucial. While we often favoured driving along the coast and staying in smaller towns, there were some cities that held massive appeal.
For a town to be deemed "van-friendly...
- The roads needed to be suitable for driving a van, which is not always the case in European towns with narrow cobblestone lanes.
- Parking needed to be easily accessible and preferrably free. There's little room for parking costs in a Vanlife budget.
- We ruled out anywhere with bad traffic.
- There must be overall appeal. The ability to park your home in the city centre doesn't amount to much if the city itself is not desirable.
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