Making the Journey Count

- Since 2010 -

We are Jade and Oli

It all started back in 2010 when Oli and I met on the beach in Vietnam. We met travelling and basically haven’t stopped since.

It’s been 7 years of adventure and we set up Journey Count as a way to document all that we were doing and to try to help others discover the joy of the journey too.

We are currently living the digital nomad life in Hanoi, Vietnam and taking weekend adventures as often as we can. We also have a dog, his name is Jimi and he loves adventure too.

So, pick up a drink, settle in and look around. We hope you enjoy the journey!

What You’ll Find Here…

Expat life tips

We’ve loved living the expat life as a means of long term travel. This is where you’ll find stories and advice from living in Vietnam and Korea.

Travel advice

Seven years and 28 countries later, we’ve picked up a trick or two. Here you’ll find packing lists, budgeting advice and more.

Adventure & inspiration

From cycling halfway across Korea to hiking for 5 weeks in the Nepalese Himalaya and a hundred motorbike trips in between, we crave adventure!

Latest from the blog

Realities of Winter Vanlife in Europe

These last few weeks we've had just about the most amazing weather you could expect in Northern England and Scotland in June. It's been glorious. Having the windows wide open and wearing Birkenstocks all day is a far cry from how we started this trip. Experiencing...

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Gifts from the Universe at Lago Carezza

My coverage of our adventures with vanlife in Europe has been spotty to say the least. We've been through Germany, Austria and Northern Italy and experienced an overwhelming amount of beauty. With all the exploring and our work commitments, it's been difficult finding...

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How Living in Vietnam Prepared Us for ‘Vanlife

The more we settle into this life of ‘van living, the more I realize that the two years we spent living in Vietnam totally prepared us for the experience. It sounds kind of far-fetched but hear me out... Driving in Vietnam prepares you for anything I’ve already...

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Two Great Campsites for Exploring Bamberg and Nuremberg

Travelling down from Denmark to Southern Germany with our camper, we broke up the journey with stops in Harz National Park, Bamberg and Nuremberg. The latter two were our first real city stops in Germany and we were so happy with what we were able to find for parking...

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Exporing Harz National Park with a Campervan

Travelling from seeing our friends in Denmark to Southern Germany to see my family meant picking out a 1000km route straight through Germany. With the efficient German autobahns, it wouldn't take too long, but we wanted to get a taste of the country along the way. Our...

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Vanlife in Belgium: Amazing Bruges Camping Spot

Our first foray into vanlife in Europe was just a hop, ferry and a drive from England to Belgium. We had arranged to meet our friends in Bruges over the weekend and they took the Eurostar over the day we arrived. It turns out that Bruges was the perfect start to life...

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