We’re Wade and Dani, an Ozzie + Brazilian couple. Our journey together began in 2013, when we met each other. Back then, we had no
clue what the future would bring us, but right from the start, we knew we wanted to explore the world together and capture its beauty.
In 2014, we went on our first trip together to Brazil. We visited Dani’s friends and family and some of the beautiful places Brazil has to offer. But after this trip, the travel bug started growing on us, we kept on exploring new places and creating beautiful memories whenever we could.
For the next few years, we continued working full-time, bought a unit, traveled to New Zealand twice, to Brazil another 4 times, and traveled around Australia when we had some time off work. However, we always knew we wanted to do something more.
It was always in the back of our minds that our life, at that time, was having to work for 12 months so we could enjoy 30 days of vacation. We would only have 30 days a year (!!) to see the world. That is just not enough time for us.
We know this works for some people, but we wanted more. Know more. Feel more. And the truth is, you only have one life. There is no other chance. You have just a few years around to experience this world and to create your story. We wanted to do this while we were still young and full of energy.
We never wanted to reach the end of our life, look back and regret not having traveled further and experienced the world even more.
We started to see photos of travelers in this #vanlife journey, and we would get so excited imagining what an experience like this would be like.
Over the years we have rented camper vans, both in New Zealand and Australia, and we loved every bit of it. We could totally see ourselves living in one for a period of time.
So, at the end of 2020 and after many years talking about it, we took the leap and bought an empty Mercedes Sprinter Van with the vision of transforming it into our dream tiny home on wheels to travel around Australia.
Six months later, our dream van was complete and we were ready to hit the road to see what beautiful Australia has on offer. Unfortunately, this adventure would have to be delayed. Due to some family emergency, Dani and I decided to move to Brazil for 6 months. When we go back to Australia, in February 2022, we will jump in the van to start our vanlife journey.
Through our photography and travel guides, we hope to inspire you to go on that trip you have always dreamed of and hopefully help you in any way we can. At the planning stage, during or after our trip, we want to be here to share useful tips with you.
We don’t know what lies ahead, much less who we will be at the end of this journey, but we do know that, at the end of our life, we will look back and see that we made the right decision to live life to its fullest and see the world in the best way we can.
Thank you for being part of our journey!
Wade & Dani
Hello!! I’m Daniela, but please call me Dani.
I was born and raised in Brazil. Graduated in Business Administration in 2013 and completed a Masters of Accounting in Australia, in 2019.
My first major travel experience was in 2008, when I went to California for 1 year to become fluent in English. I can easily say I was not the same person after that. I saw what the world outside of my Brazilian bubble could be like and it was amazing!!
I had to go back home to finish my graduation, but as soon as I was done (in the same year I graduated) I moved to Australia. The plan was to spend 6 months there and see if I would adapt, learn some more english, travel and get to know different cultures. 8 years later, I am still here.
In 2014 I met Wade, my soulmate who has said yes to all my crazy adventure ideas from the beginning, and also who brought some new ones to the picture, which I have said yes to. We explore the most beautiful destinations together and we share it all with you through our Instagram.
Born and raised on the beautiful Northern Beaches, Australia. I grew up with salty hair and skin and would spend my days by the beach after school.
I had never travelled outside of the east coast of Australia as a kid and only when I was 21 I took the first trip on my own with friends to the United States. That was the moment I caught the travel bug for life.
My love for the ocean led to this great passion that is traveling. And when I met Dani, we connected in a way that I can’t really put into words, I just know that we both had this intense desire to discover the world.
I had worked in the security industry for 15 years and I have never liked my jobs. I was getting paid really good money so I never really thought about leaving or doing something else… However, when COVID hit, I was spending more time working from home and was not able to plan any long or short getaways, so I started going crazy.
I started realizing this was not the life I wanted for myself and this is when Dani and I have finally made the decision, after years of talking about it, to buy a van and convert into a campervan. Not long after I quit my job.
Now we can honestly say that this was the best decision of our lives and we can’t wait to start collecting some memorable experiences. I am chasing the life of my dreams, and I hope we can inspire you to do the same.