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Who are we?

We are Floriane , 35 (from Périgord) and Matthieu, 36 (from Angoulême), a French couple with a passion for travel. Our little adventurer L. (from Bordeaux) joined us in 2020.

Since June 2021, we’ve changed our lives, working on our own and remotely. So we can travel as we please. We’re a semi-nomadic family. Here’s how we got there.

Backpacking around the world

After working for a few years in our beautiful capital, Paris, we chose to leave it all behind to backpack around the world for a year in 2016.

During this incredible year, we traveled through South America, Australia and Southeast Asia.

This adventure was supposed to be a simple break, but in the end it turned our lives upside down.

On our return, after a brief stay in Paris and many discussions about our future, we decided to settle in Bordeaux . We wanted a better work-life balance , a warmer climate and to be closer to our families.

Matthieu started his own business in the digital sector, while I became a teacher.

Travelling has continued to punctuate our lives. We took advantage of our vacations and weekends to continue our explorations in France, in Europe at Lake Como in northern Italy, in Montenegro, in the Puglia region of southern Italy… or around the world in Namibia, Jordan

Touring Europe in a camper van with your family

In August 2021, we set off for 10 months in Europe by motorhome. We crossed and explored several countries, the Portuguese coast, the Spanish coast Spanish coast ole, including the city of Valencia, the south of Itali e, including the sites of Pompeii, Vesuvius andHerculaneum, Greece, Bulgaria and Romania.

For this trip, we wanted to slow down our pace, visiting no more than 1 or 2 places a week to get the most out of the trip.

Matthieu continued his freelance activity while traveling, and I took a year’s parental leave. Of course, we left with our daughter, who was 1? years old when we left. We just didn’t want to show her off on the internet, but you can see her in a few photos from behind, with her cap and glasses, or when she’s hiding!

In June 2023, we spent 4 months exploring Scandinavia in a motorhome. We visited Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

Articles vanlife

Vanlife is our favorite way to travel as a family, because with a toddler it allows us to explore the world from home!

That’s why we’ve put together a number of practical articles to help you organize your van or camper vacation: how do you find a place to sleep? What are the best countries in Europe for vanlife? …. which you can find in the“Travel tips” section.

Travel blog

On our travel blog“Pourquoi Pas Nous“, we write travel diaries about the destinations we visit. We spend many hours preparing our trips. It’s only natural that we should share our tips and advice with you. Each article takes us several days to write. At the beginning of the year, we update all our articles.

Key figures

In 2023, 430,000 of you visited us here to plan your adventures. So we just want to say thank you , because without you none of this would be possible. It’s always a pleasure to read your lovely comments (here or on instagram) and respond to you.

Following the Covid , we opted for destinations closer to home, particularly in France. We took the opportunity to write articles about our hometowns, which we know by heart because our families still live there: Angoulême and Périgueux, as well as Sarlat in the Dordogne.

Our favorite vacation spots are the Ile d’Oléron and the Rochefort region, La Rochelle, Brittany… as well as the cities where we have lived for many years, such as Bordeaux and Paris.

We hope to inspire you to discover the destinations we share with you!

For those who are wondering, we don’t live entirely off our blog. In order to finance part of our work as writers, we’ve included a few affiliate links to accommodation and activities that we’ve tested and approved!

How can you support us?

We travel and finance our trips ourselves. If you’d like to thank us for our content and advice, one of the best ways to help is through our affiliate links.

When you click on our links(Booking, Getyourguide, Fnac…) to make a reservation, we earn a small commission, paid by the platform. You can also bookmark our links containing our login. After clicking on the link, all you have to do is make your reservations.

Of course, you don’t pay anything extra for supporting our blog and our work, so THANK YOU!

This money enables us to pay for some of the time we spend writing travel guides, our work tools, our host, our domain name, the activities we test to be as transparent as possible when we talk about them here…

We’re the talk of the town!

We’re delighted to share our adventures on other sites, or to have our articles reposted all over the web!

Brands / Tourist offices

  • Find an interview about our various long-distance trips and our projects on the Chapka travel insurance website.
  • Our article Visiter Rochefort has been published on the website ofOffice de Tourisme de Rochefort!
  • Our article What to do in Angoulême has been published in the newsletter of theOffice du Tourisme d’Angoulême!

Travel websites

  • Find out more about our family and our projects on the Familles Autour du Monde website, a reference site for long-distance travel.

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A traveler at heart, I've always felt at home anywhere in the world. I'm also passionate about new technologies. I love trying out all the typical dishes when I arrive in a country. Always on the lookout for new experiences, I'm sharing the ones I've had through this blog.
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