Lucy and Ben

Driving Europe on a shoestring Lucy and Ben

Who Are We?

We’re Lucy and Ben, two photographers and keen travellers from Cornwall, UK. Our Journey began a couple of years ago when we finished university and realised we weren’t ready to settle for the mundane 9-5 lifestyle that was offered to us. We instead decided to buy an old minibus and set off around Europe after months and months of designing and building our new home on wheels.

Driving Europe on a shoestring Lucy and Ben

Our passion for travel transpires from a love of the great outdoors. We feel closer to nature than ever waking up to the sound of birdsong outside every morning, when cows and horses curiously graze alongside us as we eat breakfast and as we squeeze our bus through tiny narrow lanes, scraping trees and hedges every step of the way.

We’ve been on the road for over a year now, travelling through France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium and Holland as well as exploring our own country of England. We’ve been compiling tons of information on each country and writing lists of tips and tricks to help travellers, particularly those on low budgets such as ourselves.

Driving Europe on a shoestring landscape

We’re currently working on an app that will help other people like us on tiny budgets travel the continent on the cheap. The app will focus on free overnight park-ups and free drinking water as well as free toilets and showers. Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram @fromrusttoroadtrip, and our website 🙂