Family road trips are a great way to make lasting memories, strengthen bonds, explore exciting new places and really take in the culture. A conversion van or class B motorhome is a fantastic way to make these memorable, teaching moments a reality!
Some families take a couple road trips a year, others more frequently. A brave few have made the decision to make these vacations last indefinitely! While living on the road full time is a big decision that requires a lot of passion and planning; read some of these inspiring stories of families and couples that have decided to break the norm and fulfill their dreams of a life of travel.
- Adam and Emily Harteau: In 2012 Adam and Emily decided they wanted to take a year long trip with their then 20 month old daughter Collette to Tierra del Fuego. The couple departed from California in their 1990 VW Westfalia Van in search of experiencing their American Dream of travel. Adam is an Artist and Emily a fashion designer and cookbook author. After traveling to 14 different countries, starting a business and giving birth to their second daughter, Sierra the couple has completely fallen in love with the freedom of slow travel. https://ouropenroad.com/about/
- adventurefamilyinmotion.com : This couple and now family has been on the road since 2012! After meeting while traveling abroad, this couple decided to live a majority of the time in Dodge and Mercedes Sprinter Vans. After giving birth to their daughter, the couple felt that exploring the country as thoroughly as possible was the perfect fit for them. This family has been everywhere; from Oregon to Colorado to Alabama to North Carolina. These guys are so active; they participate in running races, rock climbing and mountain biking.
- The Trujillo Family: Tree and Stevie Trujillo have lived and driven around the world in a converted Mercedes Sprinter Van since 2009. After an unfortunate rock-climbing fall in 2008, Tree spent 6 months in a wheelchair. Soon after that Stevie lost her job in sales. The couple was living in Venice Beach, California at the time and was also struggling with the decision to have kids. The two decided that they would take a break and explore Pan-America about 24 months in their van. After three years on the road the two got married on a beach in El Salvador, travel around the globe and found out they were pregnant. Instead of returning to Southern California, the couple and their daughter Soleil (who is a dual citizen of the US and Peru) have decided to continue their adventure and couldn’t be happier.
- Paul Trakla and family: Life long van enthusiast Paul Trakla is no stranger to a cross-country road trip. However these days his new travel buddies include his wife and two kids. This family has gone from Southern California to Vancouver Islands to Colorado to New England to the Smokey Mountains and back. He has a blog with great tips on how to travel family style. https://www.go-van.com/stories/how-to-road-trip-kids-vanlife
Whether you want to live full-time on the road or just want a reliable vehicle for weekend travel, a conversion van can be a great addition to an active family! Classic Vans is the San Francisco Bay Area’s largest selection of new and pre-owned conversion vans, campervans and mobility vans. Visit their website at www.classicvans.com or call (866) 464-9026.
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