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6 South American Experiences You Can't Find In A Guidebook

After a year of living in our 1987 Volkswagen Westfalia Vanagon and exploring North America, we realized that we hadn’t had enough and set our sights on South America next. We gave ourselves three months…

Road Tripping Along Olympic National Park's Wilderness Coast

In late July of 2016, I loaded up my campervan and headed west from Seattle to spend a few days in the Olympic Peninsula National Park. Lake Crescent, WA The trip was inspired by some…

Van Life Guide to Northern Spain

We are Sophie and Andes from @silvervanproject. Three months ago, we gave up our old life in Hamburg, quit our jobs, sublet our apartment and left. Now we are already a while on the road…

Tips & How Tos

Van conversions and advice to get you rolling

Mounting a Hangboard in a Sprinter Van

Hello! My name is Kaya, and I've been living in a sprinter van for two years now. (You can see more of my vanlife stuff at OneChickTravels.com) I’m a rock climber, and when I can’t…

School Bus (Skoolie) Conversion into an RV Camper

Table of Contents: Skoolie Conversion 101 Buying the Right Bus Starting Your Skoolie Conversion Building the Subfloor Floor Plan Layout Building the Frame Building the Walls Plumbing Electrical Building the Ceiling The Big Purchases Products…

How to Install a Side Window in a Cargo Van

How did we install our windows? When we started the conversion of our VW Crafter van, it was clear to us, that we need to install some windows as the advantages are obvious - ventilation…

Stories

See what's behind the van

5 Things My School Bus Taught Me

Before we get into the lessons we learned from our bus, let me give you a little backstory. It has been almost exactly a year since we bought a school bus to convert into a…

VansforLands: A Way for Vanlifers to Come Together and Give Back

Although the lifestyle began decades ago, the modern vanlifer has become part of a tight-knit community. We work together for common goals and help each other when someone needs support. I have been a vanlifer…

Traveling Artist is Visiting Every Contiguous U.S. State to Design a Craft Beer Label

Article written by Heidi Geist of 48 Beer Project I grew up an explorer of the great Western United States. Our family had an orange, 73’ Volkswagen Westfalia pop-top, that we used for weekend jaunts…

Gear

Gear, gadgets, accessories, and equipment for living in a van

The Solar Scroll Portable Solar Charger That Weighs Under a Pound

If you're in a van that's completely off-grid with solar panels on your roof, you may be looking at something little like this and laughing. However, if you're completely without power, something lightweight, affordable and…

The Bear Bowl: A Collapsible Cooking Pot That Can Fit in Your Pocket

Whether you live in a camper van or are hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, space is key. And in the van life community, we’re all hunting for the next great way to keep our things…

The Thinnest Rooftop Tent On The Market

What screams of adventure more than driving your truck way out into the desert, the mountains or the forest and setting up camp for a few days? And doing so has become a whole lot…


 

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