Marina Piro has a serious case of wanderlust. She was born in Italy, she lives in the UK, and now she’s traveling around the world with her rescue dog, a labradoodle cross called Odie, in a old van called Pam. The vehicle is a 5-door 2001 Renault Kangoo, and she restored it herself after researching the project for two months. She ripped out the interior before turning the blank canvas into her very own cozy space complete with a bed, curtains, a kitchenette, some LED lights, and even some houseplants (car plants. Whatever). Marina said that the total cost of restoring the van was about £500.
How long will they be on the road? “I will travel for as long as I can,” Marina told Tired Bee. “Whether it’s with Pam or with a different means of transport. My plan is not to see as many places as possible but to really experience and get to know the places I go.” And how is Odie enjoying the journey so far? “Odie is loving it. He gets spoiled wherever he goes and loves being out in the fresh air each day.” Read on for more of our interview with Marina, and check out her blog and Instagram to keep up to date with their travels.