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Blogger travels Australia with her husband in a Kombi van
An Australian blogger who bought her dream kombi servisi van off a widower who wanted her to experience the trips he couldn’t, has shared the magic behind her photos.
With almost 80,000 followers on Elise Cook, 26, has many people keeping up with her and her husband Domenic’s, 29, Kombi van adventures around Australia.
The pair, who also run a winery while they are on the road, share their writing and colourful photos to their eager followers
‘I have always had a camera in my hand, long before I had a smart phone. And I also studied journalism. Whilst I ended up starting the winery with my hus
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‘Running events, writing, taking photos… Blogging about our travels was just a natural creative outlet for me,’ she said.
Her Instagram feed is a colourful collection of images that showcase the best places she, Dom and their van – named Scout – visit.
‘I love capturing images that tell a story, a moment in time that takes you back, or is beautiful or inspiring,’ Ms Cook told Husskie.
Her Instagram feed is a colourful collection of images that showcase the best places they visit
‘A photo can be like a poem without words – so I always shoot on-the-go and just try to capture what that day or experience was about; travel allows for endless moments like these.’
Ms Cook avoids taking a staged photo as she wants to live in the magic of a moment. She said that when she looks back on a photo that’s been taken she doesn’t want to remember something staged and would rather a special memory.
‘Sometimes I’ll step out of the van and the sky will be all lit up and I’ll run for the camera, other times I’ll have the camera on me and wait for kombi Servisi the moment. It depends on the day,’ she said.
Ms Cook avoids taking a staged photo as she wants to live in the magic of a moment
She said that when she looks back on a photo that’s been taken she doesn’t want to remember something staged and would rather a special memory
Previously they were only living the ‘van life’ part time, but the couple are now ‘house-free’ as of this year, as they plan to drive around the country full-time for.
‘He told us that the idea of the Kombi going to a young married couple, beginning their lives together, just like he and his wife, meant so much more to him,’ Ms Cook said
‘I told him we would do anything. He said, “You have to promise me you’ll have adventures and when you have your own children you have to take them on many, many adventures”‘.
The couple moved out of their South Australian home soon after and live in the van named ‘Scout’ as they travel the country.
Her husband and herself take all of their photos and have been contacted by tourism companies who wish to use their photos and pay them for kombi Servisi interviews.
‘All I ever wanted to do was travel and take photos and now someone wants to pay me!’.