Sydney wanted to do something worthwhile, and rather than working and living in misery, she planned to change her life around. She wanted to achieve her dream with her then-boyfriend in September 2017. They bought an 18,000 dollars Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van together. But sadly, they broke up, and she decided to give the van to her ex-boyfriend.
Sydney decided not to give up and continued her travel around the world in a self-converted van. She spent 10,000 dollars to modify the van with all the necessary amenities such as a bed, fridge, kitchenette, cupboards, toilet, and more. To save up enough money to buy the van and keep aside some money for the renovations, Sydney resorted to 3 jobs. Furthermore, she chose her golden retriever, Ella as her travel companion, and now they both live in the van full-time.
Until now, Sydney has managed to travel and explore around 20 states, including California, Arizona, Utah, Montana to name a few. And she doesn’t intend to stop there.
Check out Sydney’s Instagram feed here.
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You can also visit Ella's own Instagram page-
Sydney also has a podcast that you can listen to where she talks about everything from travelling solo to achieving your dream. Listen to her Podcasts here.