Road tripping in a bright green van

Road tripping in a bright green van

Road tripping in a bright green van

A bit of a delayed post about a week which happened a couple of weeks ago when we rented a Jucy van and drove down to Byron and up the Sunshine coast to Noosa living in our little van. A bit late perhaps but it was an absolutely fabulous experience that I’d like to share some highlights so here goes:

 

The picturesque trees with pristine white trunks lining the road.
The picturesque trees with pristine white trunks lining the road.

 

Our trusty Jucy van, home for two for a week. Living in a van was absolutely great. Drive in a general direction, stop to see stuff, drive some more, park up somewhere pretty and wake up in stunning surroundings and already on the road. Really impressed by the van itself - small enough to park (just about) yet large enough to hold a comfy bed for two, some storage and a cool little kitchen with a stove and sink in the boot.
Our trusty Jucy van, home for two for a week. Living in a van was absolutely great. Drive in a general direction, stop to see stuff, drive some more, park up somewhere pretty and wake up in stunning surroundings and already on the road.
Really impressed by the van itself – small enough to park (just about) yet large enough to hold a comfy bed for two, some storage and a cool little kitchen with a stove and sink in the boot.

 

Black rocks beach and campground which we got to after a long drive on unsealed road with what seemed like spitefully positioned massive bits of gravel strewn along the road making driving a little bit of a pain. Beautiful view though!
Black rocks beach and campground which we got to after a long drive on unsealed road with what seemed like spitefully positioned massive bits of gravel strewn along the road making driving a little bit of a pain. Beautiful view though!

 

The Arts Factory, a super cool hostel in Byron Bay. We just had a look around and used the showers (Jucy have an awesome arrangement with these guys so you can park up and shower for about 15 dollars) but really loved the concept. Huts, tents and a normal block of simple rooms built around a lake with loads of vegetation, a cafe which seemed to serve decent food and a vibrant atmosphere. Definitely one to check out when in Byron.
The Arts Factory, a super cool hostel in Byron Bay. We just had a look around and used the showers (Jucy have an awesome arrangement with these guys so you can park up and shower for about 15 dollars) but really loved the concept. Huts, tents and a normal block of simple rooms built around a lake with loads of vegetation, a cafe which seemed to serve decent food and a vibrant atmosphere. Definitely one to check out when in Byron.

 

Me on a beach looking all pleased with myself.
Me on a beach looking all pleased with myself.
Jucy meets a friend. Post random pay-trance party post Earth Freak after-party park up close to Mullumbimby. Beautiful forest spot to wake up at after an almost all night party which someone set up at the back of their house on some highly amazing land.
Jucy meets a friend. Post random psy-trance party post Earth Freq after-party park up close to Mullumbimby. Beautiful forest spot to wake up at after an almost all night party which someone set up at the back of their house on some highly amazing land.

 

Gayle and I on a very wind swept beach.
Gayle and I on a very wind-swept beach.
Coolum beach, a surfer's paradise one stop away from Noosa.
Coolum beach, a surfers’ paradise one stop away from Noosa. Edit: this IS apparently Noosa 🙂

 

Back of the van gourmet dinner courtesy of the Murphs (and her magic pants).
Back of the van gourmet dinner courtesy of the Murphs (and her magic pants).

 

Murphs celebrating pants day at the edge of the very beautiful spot we slept at in Coolum. We were blessed with coutless beach showers and parking spots with wonderful views for comfy van living.
Murphs celebrating pants day at the edge of the very beautiful spot we slept at in Coolum. We were blessed with countless beach showers and parking spots with wonderful views for comfy van living.

 

Sunset on Bribie Island. We were technically supposed to take the van back the previous day but were a little bit too far north to make it in time so ended up extending our trip by an extra 24 hours, most of which we spent on Bribie Island.
Sunset on Bribie Island. We were technically supposed to take the van back the previous day but were a little bit too far north to make it in time so ended up extending our trip by an extra 24 hours, most of which we spent on Bribie Island.
Me happily bonding with Jucy.
Me happily bonding with Jucy.

 

Happy hoody faces.
Happy hoody faces.
Typical dinner - cheese, little cherry tommies (cut up so they don't feel like eyeballs), yoghurt, greens, rice cakes and yummy bliss balls. This trip was testing ground for Barambah organic yoghurt and cheese which we kind of became big fans of.
Typical dinner – cheese, little cherry tommies (cut up so they don’t feel like eyeballs), yoghurt, greens, rice cakes and yummy bliss balls. This trip was testing ground for Barambah organic yoghurt and cheese which we kind of became big fans of.

 

 

Typical road trip breakfast of organic yoghurt with yummy frozen berries.
Typical road trip breakfast of organic yoghurt with yummy frozen berries.

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