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What are Van Life Events? If one is ever curious about the nomadic community, you only need to attend one van life event to get a taste of the culture. Even events that are pegged as “#vanlife” events are always open to all nomadic travelers. Everyone is welcome, from weekend warriors car camping to families living full time on the road in their converted school bus (called “skoolies”). The number one goal for every van life event is to build community around the nomadic lifestyle.

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Campervan Insurance: Ultimate List of Providers & How to Get It
10 Best Van Life Apps for Camping and Road Trips
Ultimate List of Van Life Events, Gatherings, and Festivals

How Long Does It Take to Convert a Van?

One of the first questions in the DIY van build process is: how long does it take to convert a van? Weeks, months? Read our full van build timeline breakdown.

5 Smart Van Conversion Layouts You Won’t Regret

The van conversion layout you choose will have a massive impact on your van life experience. Check out our van layout ideas!

Van Life Essentials: Safety Gear, Cookware & Comfort

Which van life essentials will you be grateful to have once you hit the road? From safety gear, cookware and fun gadgets, check out our van life must-haves!

Sprinter Van Build Guide: Costs, Layouts & How to Choose

Ready to choose a Sprinter van build layout but not sure where to start? Check out our ultimate guide on everything Sprinter van conversions!
Van Life in California: Everything You Need to Know
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6 Tips on Van Life with a Toddler and the Trip Behind the Lessons

sCAMPer Van: A Family-Friendly Van Adventure

Planning an unforgettable road trip for your family? Consider sCAMPer Van to get you to your destination safely, but adventurously.

Lithium Ion Batteries for Van Life Explained

Lithium-ion batteries have become a popular van life choice thanks to their lightweight, high-density design. Here’s everything to know.

5 Van Aesthetics to Fit Your #Vanlife Vibe

What type of camper van fits your van life style? Learn about popular van aesthetic ideas and resources to build out your own dream van.

ROAMerica: Epic Adventure Van Rentals

ROAMerica is disrupting the van rental industry in the Pacific Northwest with their Sportsmobile adventure vans. Learn their backstory!

#Stayathome: Vanlife Inspiration for Times Less Traveled

At VanX, we want to do our part to help bring some happiness your way in a safe and responsible way. Here are just a few videos to enjoy.

The Ultimate Beginner’s Vanlife Checklist

Review our epic vanlife checklist for beginners before hitting the road to make sure you’ve got all your vanlife bases covered!

Rent (Nearly) Any Type of Campervan with KuKu Campers

Learn how KuKu Campers from Colorado has grown from a single-van to worldwide van rental company with over 400 vans in their fleet.

ModVans: The Faces Behind the 4×4 Adventure Van Company

Modvans is sweeping the scene with their modular 4x4 adventure campervans. Learn who they are and how you can get your hands on one of their vans today.

Field Van: Behind the Adventure Van Build Company

Find out how Field Van, the 4x4 adventure van build company, has built a tried-and-true name for itself across the US.


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