Marina Piro, has a serious case of wanderlust. She decided to quit her highly paid job to travel around the world with her gorgeous rescue dog Odie.
Marina was born in Italy but has lived in the UK for the past five years. She soon realized how difficult it would be to find both public transport and accommodation that met both her and her dog's needs.
I realized that I really wanted to live a different life more true to my values, she said. So she gave most of her possessions away and took notice of a mistreated small van.
She bought the small van and decided that traveling by van with Odie alongside her was exactly what she needed.
She restored the old van and learned new skills along the way. "I thought that If anything broke, this way I would be more likely to know how to fix it," she explained.
She ripped out the interior before turning the blank canvas into her cozy space. She installed LED lights.
A comfy bed
And even a little kitchenette.
Essentially everything needed to turn a van into a home!
The traveling duo set off from the UK, and they're currently in Italy
But why go to so much trouble converting a van when you can just hop on a plane instead?
The main reason why I chose to be traveling by van was that I wanted to have Odie with me.wrote Marina.
A van seemed the most viable option.
Too many buses, train and plane companies do not accept dogs, not to mention the difficulties you might have finding suitable accommodation.
Want to know more about where they're heading next? Then make sure to follow their journey on Instagram!