Woman Renovates Old Van To Travel The World With Her Rescue Dog

This Italian traveler experiences the good life with her dog, Odie, as they explore new destinations and live in a restored van.

Credit: Instagram | Pam the Van

Marina Piro is an avid traveler who seeks to live life to the fullest. However, the Italian resident knows that exploring new countries and climates is best when one is joined by a companion. For this reason, the UK resident has been venturing to new locations with her rescue labradoodle rescue dog, Odie.

After researching how to renovate an old van, the adventurer restored a 5-door 2001 Renault Kangoo into a cozy abode all by herself. The comfortable space is now outfitted with a bed, curtains, kitchenette, some LED lights and even some car plants, relays Design You Trust.

The adventurer wrote on her website:

“The main reason why I chose to be travelling by van was that I wanted to have Odie with me. A van seemed the most viable option. Too many bus, train, plane companies do not accept dogs, not to mention the difficulties you might have to find a suitable accommodation. Despite being the most practical solution, van life with a dog can be difficult at times and you must consider various aspects of it before throwing yourself into it.”

Keep up with the pair’s journey by following their travels on Instagram.

Marina Piro and Odie are traveling the world in a restored van

Credit: Instagram | Pam the Van

Marina lovingly refers to the vehicle as ‘Pam’

Credit: Instagram | Pam the Van

The van is a 5-door 2001 Renault Kangoo

Credit: Instagram | Pam the Van

Credit: Instagram | Pam the Van

And was outfitted with awesome features to make life on the road comfortable

Credit: Instagram | Pam the Van

Marina restored the vehicle herself

Credit: Instagram | Pam the Van

Credit: Instagram | Pam the Van

And installed a bed…

Credit: Instagram | Pam the Van

A kitchenette…

Credit: Instagram | Pam the Van

LED lights…

Credit: Instagram | Pam the Van

Curtains…

Credit: Instagram | Pam the Van

and even ‘car plants’!

Credit: Instagram | Pam the Van

Pam is more than a vehicle, it’s a home!

Credit: Instagram | Pam the Van

Marina was born in Italy but lives in the UK

Credit: Instagram | Pam the Van

“The main reason why I chose to be traveling by van was that I wanted to have Odie with me,” explains Marina.

Credit: Instagram | Pam the Van

“A van seemed the most viable option.”

Credit: Instagram | Pam the Van

“Too many bus, train, plane companies do not accept dogs, not to mention the difficulties you might have to find a suitable accommodation.”

Credit: Instagram | Pam the Van

Follow the pair’s journey on Instagram!

Credit: Instagram | Pam the Van

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