There are many reasons why travel vans are making comeback! Conversion vans and campervans provide an amazing opportunity to explore, connect with nature, live in the moment, and so much more! In short, owning a van is a fantastic way to get the much-needed break from the monotony of everyday life.
Need inspiration for making your own #vanlife dreams a reality? Or perhaps you want to do what we do and live vicariously through those who are die-hard van travelers.
In either case, check out 10 of our favorite individuals and families who have chronicled their amazing van adventures through their breathtaking Instagram posts. These #vanlife promoters are part of a growing movement that has taken the conversion van and campervan lifestyle to its maximum potential.
This California couple took a 1992 Ford E-250 and transformed it into an international home on wheels. Bryan and Sarah have documented their travels through their blog and Instagram account, including everything from tips on how to make your van livable to amazing must-see North America travel destinations. There’s even some easy recipes to cook on the road such as “freedom” (Banana) bread. Yum!
Mitch Cox and his girlfriend Cleo are truly living the good life. With some persistence, the photographer, filmmaker, and travel enthusiast rebuilt his 2002 Toyota (Hiace) Diesel Van four times to get it travel ready for destinations all over the world. And boy, it has certainly paid off!
Kristen Bor is an adventure travel blogger who takes her Sprinter EVERYWHERE. For years, Kristen worked in Washington D.C. as a conservation policy advocate. She now travels and documents her favorite destinations, travel tips, and top gear choices on her website.
Noël Russell is an homeless youth advocate, a fashion designer, travel enthusiast, wife to a big time rocker (her husband is one of the founders of Cold War Kids), and a long time a van lover. Noël is passionate about her work as a community organizer for one of California’s largest youth shelters and recharges by traveling to amazing destinations all over North America with her dogs and hubby in their van. Visit her blog, She Explores, to follow her adventures.
Bryan, Jen, and Karma (the wonder dog) traded in their 9-5 jobs in North America for a 1967 VW bus and decided to document their travels through Mexico and Central America. After the VW gave out, the Dangerz team opted for a 4×4 Sprinter campervan for their dwelling and travels. Pretty cool, right? Be sure to check out their blog too.
Steve and Ashley Rokks are photographers, cinematographers, climbers, and adventurers who travel to every corner of the country in their Sprinter van. From the massive granite walls of Yosemite to the pink sunsets of Texas, this explorer family is one of our favorites.
Andrea Laue and Brian King’s Instagram handle is inspired by their van travel and their height (the couples combined height is 12’4 and the rough length of the van). The couple uplifted a 2014 Dodge Promaster van and have started a blog about their experience modifying their van for their incredible travel experiences. Visit their blog for conversion van and travel inspiration.
This flat-black Mercedes Sprinter has carried Nick (a New Zealand native) and Micha (a Missouri native) to 43 states. With 20,000 Instagram followers, this couple is making all sorts of people jealous of their adventures and their slick custom van.
Chris Burkard has an extensive career as a surf photographer, author, adventurer, and accomplished inspirational speaker. Chris, 32 years old, has won numerous awards for his photography as well as had the opportunity to speak on the TED stage. The Central California native balances his love for adventure in his van with his love for his wife and two small children.
This Instagram community of van loving travel enthusiasts share pictures and information on gear and everything need to know van travel. Visit http://www.vanlife.com.au for more information.
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