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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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The Best Gifts for Camper Van Dwellers

Curious what the best gifts for camper van dwellers are? We’ve gathered all the gift ideas here for your nomadic friend or family member.

Guide to the Best Campgrounds in New England

New England is known for its beauty and lush seasons, which makes it the perfect place to get outside for your next camping trip.

The Pros and Cons of Owning a 4×4 Campervan

Before investing in a 4x4 campervan, it's important to weigh the benefits and drawbacks. Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of owning one.

Breaking Down Camper Van Cost: How Much Should You Expect to Spend?

Camper van cost can vary greatly depending on a number of factors. This article breaks down the expenses you can expect to encounter, so you can make an informed decision about your purchase.
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Campervan Insurance: Ultimate List of Providers & How to Get It

10 Best Van Life Apps for Camping and Road Trips

Van life apps play a critical role in finding safe, beautiful, and free camp spots on the reg. Check out our must-have apps.

Ultimate List of Van Life Events, Gatherings, and Festivals

Ready to pack your calendar with van life events? Check out our ultimate roundup of every type of van life gathering set for 2023!

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

Van life in California can provide some of the most rewarding–and challenging–experiences on the road. Use our guide to navigate California’s beautiful lands.

LiFePO4 Battery 12V: Everything You Need to Know

Answer all of your LiFePO4 battery 12V questions in our ultimate guide. We cover how to charge, store, and care for your batteries.

6 Tips on Van Life with a Toddler and the Trip Behind the Lessons

Are you ready to try van life with a toddler? Learn from one family’s road trip experience in this Q&A about their lessons learned!

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 Explore 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!

COMPANY SPOTLIGHT

Cubic Mini Wood Stoves manufactures miniature stoves that are portable, fuel-efficient, and well-constructed. It is the ideal heater for campervans, sailing, hiking, and many other uses.

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