I once met a couple at a music festival in Avon, Utah. They made jewelry and lived in a bright orange VW van with their four year old daughter. And to this day they remain some of the happiest people I have ever known. One morning, in their van, I wrote a song from the wise things they told me. The truest of all their words I have found is this: the road is a surprisingly small place to call home. In 2011, Foster Huntington created the Instagram hashtag #vanlife, and thus created an instant community of folks sharing their road travels. It is a whole world of people weaving in and out of country roads and mountain home towns and desert basins and river beds. There is something calling to us in this lifestyle, even if it is just for a summer, for a weekend. This sunday best brings you a few ways to tap into the #vanlife and inspire your next road dog adventure, right now.
The Rolling Home is a first hand vantage point into the life of two wandering van lifers, Calum and Lauren. They have in the past five years traveled over 80,000 miles around and across Europe in a Volkswagon T4.
The Van Life, Bon Voyage Notebook, is the perfect little keepsake and planning best friend for your next voyage. Time keeps a different count, and when everything you see is new, the stories tend to blur together and the conversations can lose their narrative. Keep everything close to you in this grand adventure.
In the meantime, while you plan your route, sell your furniture, and gather inspiration, these are a few of my favorite places to get a dose of the #vanlife.
my fave place to read #vanlife stories comes to us from a community in Australia
a great how to list
killer video made by The Atlantic