Have you ever thought about digging up your roots and cutting ties with a house or apartment?
You wouldn’t be the only one. Living on the road has been the preferred living situation for many Americans.
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like, getting a sneak peak into the lives of those who are living the dream can be a source of inspiration and enlightenment. These are some of our favorite #vanlife Instagram accounts you should follow.
Kit, J.R. and Sunshine have been on the road since 2012. Their Instagram features their orange classic VW bus in almost every photo. They also have their own website and a book, Orange Optimism, which is a collection of photos from their travels.
They’re thirsty for adventures and happy to drive on a path that leads to new places perfect for hiking, swimming, reading and squishing their toes in the sand. The more sun, the better!
In her own words, Brianna is a “desert-dweller, storyteller, [and she] never leaves the dogs behind.” Bucket, Dags and Birdie are the loves of her life and enjoy adventuring with their human as she rides in her van to catch the next sunset. She shares her love of the outdoors with equally beautiful prose and pictures.
VW vans are popular for many #VanLifers. But for David Roth, a Mercedes is the best way to live and travel. Better known for the commercials and music videos he directs, Roth also likes to spend his time driving a 1964 Mercedes Unimog that takes him through tough terrain as well as beautiful scenery.
This VW bus has seen better days, but that’s never stopped the Camper Cooks from traveling—and cooking—in it. They’re also authors of a book, The Clever Camper Cookbook, which will be your best companion while on the road, featuring all the tasty dishes you could ever want to eat in a kitchen on wheels.
Corey, Emily and their sweet fur baby, Penny, like to hike, bike and surf all over the country. They take their VW van everywhere they go, so they’re never far from home or office. They’ve been on the road for 7 years and must be doing something right because they were even featured in The New Yorker.
A published photographer doesn’t need a home-base, just a really good view—and Alison has plenty of those to share on her Instagram feed. With photographs appearing in National Geographic and Slate, she’s no stranger to traveling for her work. Alison hit the road in 2008, traveling in her VW with her furry family of dogs. What more can you ask for?
You can’t beat a cute couple and an even cuter dog. Juliana, Richmond and Roscoe love to cruise through the North American continent in their Ford Transit. Since they consider California home, they always take a little bit of it with them in their van.
Bertrand has not only been hitting the road and photographing each destination with stunning colors, he’s also co-author of Drive Your Adventure.
Whoever thought you could raise a family while living in a van? This couple! The Lefroy family has been traveling Europe in their Syncro Westy since 2016 and haven’t looked back since. Their Instagram feed also features the most adorable dog you’ve ever seen traipsing across the globe with them.