Join us for complimentary drinks, live music and van tours this Thursday, June 27 from 5-9 pm at @peacelovebehippy in Denver! FREE BEER from @ratiobeerworks. Jams from @dustybootsmusic & @alexjamesbowen. We’ll be signing copies of the Vanlife Diaries book and showcasing Be Hippy gear. Come jam & hang for a hippy good time. 🚐💫LINK IN PROFILE FOR FACEBOOK EVENT #vanlifediaries to circle the vans in Denver
Press play 🎧🤗 ‘The Meaning of Vanlife’ Documentary by @jim_lounsbury & @vanlifediaries release news! Now available on iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play and Vimeo on Demand. 👆👆link in bio👆👆 For Australians it’s exclusively available on STAN 🙌🏽 Gatherings are one of the best things about Vanlife, and this season we still have gatherings in Denver CO, Taos NM, Asheville NC and New Orleans. Head to vanlife.com.au to come to a gathering. Each one is run by extraordinary people from the @vanlifediaries community such as @tinyhousetinyfootprint @idletheorybus @micahpulleyn @irietoaurora @van.project @vacayvans @ashevillevanlife @youandiandthesky @dustybootsmusic @sammyjsalamanda who know how to create a unique and open environment where you will meet amazing people, and share the kinds of conversations you'll take with you for years. This excerpt is from 'The Meaning of Vanlife' which is such a beautiful film to watch and a great way to get a sense for what our community is all about. #vanlifediaries sharing inspiring and meaningful stories from the road
Last chance to enter our giveaway with @ketltea, @bekindvibes & @puravidabracelets ✨We’re giving away a summer package filled with a Ketl Tea gift box set, a Be Kind Vibes tote & t-shirt, a Pura Vida bundle (bracelets, pins & stickers) and a Vanlife Diaries book! To enter: - Follow @ketltea, @bekindvibes, @puravidabracelets & @vanlifediaries - Tag a friend who inspires you and comment where you’d take your summer gift on your next trip. Winner will be announced Wednesday, June 26. Best of luck! 💫
The Teton Valley Vanlife Gathering was one for the books! Can we do it again? 💫 We’re grateful for our community. Thank you to @trav_travels_ for putting this epic video together and Matt & Amanda of @van.project for all their hard work. If you have photos & videos from the gathering you’d like to share, send them our way at email@example.com. See you at the next one! #vanlifediaries to find your road family
@vacayvans one of our team at Vanlife Diaries is getting her van ‘Freebird’ ready to hit the road full-time again! Catch her and the rest of the @vanlifediaries team at the Vanlife Gatherings Tour this year! Next stop: Basalt, Colorado on July 12-14! Link in profile for more information. 🚐🔥✌🏼🌈🤗 If you wanna help organize a pre-party before the Colorado Gathering near Basalt, hit us up on firstname.lastname@example.org 🙌🏽 #vanlifediaries sharing stories and holding meet ups for our international road tripping family
European community 🤗 Diaries from the road ❤️🚐 “Meet Lukas, Valeria and Moose from northern Italy. @moose_ontheroad @lukasunterholzner @the_travely It was June. About 4 years ago. It was a pretty windy day in Iceland when they fell deeply in love. With that vanlife. With the freedom to go wherever they want. The freedom to explore places people without their own vehicle would never see. The freedom to stay at those places how long they want, because they have their home with them. Since that windy day in Iceland their life changed a lot. They quit their jobs, sold their stuff and went on a worldtrip. 80.000km all around the world. From South America to the North Cape. From California to the Australian Outback. Just the two of them and a rolling tiny home. After 10 months they returned to Italy, but the love for that Vanlife was even deeper. They bought a nearly 30 years old silver colored truck and called her Moose. "To be honest, it was love at first sight." Together with Moose they explored some pretty adventurous places like the Moroccan Sahara and the unspoiled Albanian mountains. "And to be honest, we can‘t wait for all the adventures yet to come!" Their hearts beat for that vanlife. For the sunsets. And the fire places. For the lonely wild camping spots. For nature. And wide open skies. For the hidden gems and the bumpy gravel roads with no names.. For them and also for us, vanlife doesn’t mean just camping. It means freedom.” We are so happy to have @stefunny_k on our Vanlife Diaries team representing the European road tripping community and starting to share these stories from our amazing European community and connecting you all! #vanlifediaries we are an international family full on inspiring stories
Our latest ‘Vanlife Diaries’ feature is with @alystg from Quebec, Canada. Link in profile for the full story and photos of how Alys converted a 1986 Chevy Van over a year into a beautiful rolling home with her boyfriend Fred. They then hit the road with their dog Dubby and cat Luce who were stray animals they gave a home and feel so much love from them as they explore North America at the moment. “This old van made me smile the very first time I met her. I was at that moment in my life, trying to make a decision between school or traveling and I decided to give myself the most amazing gift I could get. Buying this old rig and explore the western parts of America by myself, with my precious puppy, Dubby.” Read more to find out how Alys met Fred and vanlife adventures began. All photos by @alystg This diary has been edited and published by Jonny Dustow @dustybootsmusic one of the team here at Vanlife Diaries #vanlifediaries we feel privileged to share your inspiring diaries from the road
Vanlife gatherings are our community’s summit. Where the vulnerable stand shoulder to shoulder and shine, shedding light on others darkness. We only have this moment. Next stop.... Colorado vanlife gathering, all are welcome. Gorgeous video by @jim_lounsbury music by @theeveningson at the beautiful @linncanyonranch with our incredible cohosts and family ❤️ @van.project #vanlifediaries Humans being. We can only tag 20 folk so please add yourselves. Much love.
✨ GIVEAWAY! ✨ We partnered with @ketltea, @bekindvibes & @puravidabracelets to give away a summer package filled with a Ketl Tea gift box set, a Be Kind Vibes tote + t-shirt, a Pura Vida bundle (bracelets, pins and stickers) and a Vanlife Diaries book! To enter: - Follow @ketltea, @puravidabracelets, @bekindvibes & @vanlifediaries - Tag a friend who inspires you and comment where you’d take your summer bundle on the road. Winner will be announced Wednesday, June 26. Best of luck!
Denver, Colorado! This Thursday, June 20, 3-9pm come and hang & park up with us for the @topodesigns X Vanlife Diaries Meet Up ‘Happy Hour’ event, ALL WELCOME! We are partnering with @irontondistillery address: 3636 Chestnut Place, Denver. This will be a rad community get together in Denver city. There will be some vans on display (let us know by DM if you want to share a van tour of your van) After a long week at @outdoorretailer join us all for some fun! The Outlandish book tour by Morgan Sjogren! Music from @dustybootsmusic @haydenseyes @alexjamesbowen Photo booth in a vintage mobile trailer from @reelmobilephotos + Ironton will be providing tasty craft cocktails and offering discounts to all Outdoor Retailer Badge holders. 10% off drinks all day for OR Badge holders - Bring your badge! BOGO on First Drink for OR Badge holders - Bring your badge! and Happy Hour prices from 3-6 pm *Discounts are valid on Thursday 6/20/19 only and offers cannot be combined Photo credit: 1 by @haydenseyes 2 by @irontondistillery 3 by @topodesigns 4 by @reelmobilephotos #vanlifediaries bringing our road tripping community together
This is a personal thank you post to @jessdeal & @ry_house34 from @makingmyths who opened up their rad rolling home to help @dustybootsmusic (one of our Vanlife Diaries team from Australia) with a lift across part of America after our awesome Teton Vanlife Gathering with @van.project Our community constantly help each other out on the road and it’s been so good to see it in action no matter where we travel and hold gatherings we help each other with rides, emotional support, creative ideas and tips from our experiences from the road and constantly encourage one another to live life to the full and look after each other and the nature we play in. Swipe right to check out the fun adventures and see how these two have been chasing the snow and creating for @voited a sweet outdoor blanket/poncho brand @jessdeal created whilst living life on the road. And Jess also shares beautiful music playing her violin from the road too! All photos are by these two awesome humans! We love sharing your stories from the road and connecting face to face as often as we can #vanlifediaries we are one beautiful road tripping family around the world
The kickoff to our Vanlife Diaries Tour was incredible! The Teton Valley Vanlife Gathering was magic ✨🚐 Between the conversations, music, workshops, food and friendships, it was a weekend to remember at @linncanyonranch. Thank you to Matt + Amanda from @van.project for all their hard work. We’re so grateful to @kettlebrand for allowing us to enjoy a delicious locally sourced meal at the event. Also a huge thank you to @melvinbrewing for keeping us hydrated. And @nuffsaidroasting gave us the best morning fuel. We’re so grateful to all of you for being with us and sharing your talents. It really shows the special community we have. We love all of you. Let’s do it again, eh? The Colorado Vanlife Gathering is next (July 12-14 in Basalt) -> link in profile. #vanlifediaries to caravan on this wild ride together
Our Australian friends & family @loriamurri & @travelwithjaz share their ‘sweet tooth’ cook up from their beautiful rolling home! Swipe right to check it all going down. 💃 Here’s some photos & a clip of @loriamurri “bossing it out cooking a batch of vegan donuts in the van 🍩🚙 3 different types: Pear filled/Apple filled/Jam filled 👌🏼 All were super delicious but the Jam filled was my personal favourite. Not the healthiest treat but everything in moderation 🤣” photos & clip by @travelwithjaz Thanks for sharing with us 🙌🏽🤗❤️we cant wait to be camping and sharing yummy cook ups with you both again! Posted by Jonny Dustow @dustybootsmusic one of the team here at Vanlife Diaries ✌🏼😊🌈 #vanlifediaries sharing special moments from our international road tripping family on the road
This weekend! 💫 Join us + @van.project for our Teton Valley Vanlife Gathering! We’ve got an incredible schedule including the screening of our documentary, The Meaning of Vanlife. We will also be hosting workshops on Leave No Trace principles, sharing live music, offering meditation, and discussing mental health awareness on the road. Coffee will be served by our friends at @nuffsaidroasting in the morning and beer flowing from our friends at @melvinbrewing in the afternoon. We will have a special, locally-sourced meal prepared thanks to our partners at @kettlebrand. Come with an open mind and meet the Vanlife Diaries community. We only have 5 tickets left, so purchase yours today LINK IN PROFILE. 10% of ticket proceeds will benefit our nonprofit partner @leavenotracecenter. See you this weekend! #vanlifediaries to caravan to the Tetons
Last chance to enter our giveaway with @peacelovebehippy! ✨🚐 We’re giving away a reusable bag filled with Be Hippy gear from our friends at @peacelovebehippy. Be the first to win items from their Pursuit of Hippiness collection including t-shirts, mugs and stickers. To enter: - Follow @peacelovebehippy & @vanlifediaries - Tag a friend and comment where you’d take your Be Hippy gear on your next trip. Three winners will be announced Thursday, June 13. Good luck! #vanlifediaries
We just went over 1 million people sharing their photos with our #vanlifediaries 🙌🏽❤️🚐 To celebrate we searched the library and found @hillathecamper two adventurous road wanderers from Finland, Europe @janiolav1 @sannikorva who share their stories, snow skiing, bike riding, hiking and magical spots to call home from this gem of a rolling home as they roam across Europe with Finland as their base. Swipe right to check out some of their awesome memories captured along the way. It’s so special when we get to meet you face to face at our Vanlife Gatherings, Campouts, Vanlife Sessions & meet ups, but we can’t be everywhere at once so this is a beautiful way to share your inspiring stories from the road. Sometimes we do in depth Vanlife Diaries feature stories which we share on our website vanlife.com.au and Vanlife Facebook as well as here on Instagram and some days we just enjoy scrolling through the #vanlifediaries we created four years ago to connect our like minded international road tripping family. Thank you for sharing your window to the world with us! Words & post by Jonny Dustow @dustybootsmusic one of the team here at Vanlife Diaries #vanlifediaries to share with us. We appreciate you all so much 🤗🚐❤️🌈
So fresh and so clean clean! Big ups to @curlycally & @celestecameron for creating a beautifully designed home. This is a Toyota Commuter. Enough room to move around comfortably without a poptop. Super proud of your resolve and determination. Now it’s time to enjoy it!! 😍📸 @curlycally #vanlifediaries To share your designs and help others get on the road.
Teton Valley! We’re coming for you! The first US gathering of our tour is next weekend June 14-16 with cohosts @van.project at @linncanyonranch. We’re stoked to have the Vanlife Diaries crew from Australia along with so many of our team members including @tinyhousetinyfootprint, @irietoaurora, @ashevillevanlife, @go_van_com + @vacayvans 🚐✨ Get your tickets now as they increase tomorrow. Your ticket includes two nights camping, a locally sourced dinner brought to you by @kettlebrand and the beers flowing by @melvinbrewing. Will you be there? LINK IN PROFILE TO JOIN THE TOUR 📷 @packtography #vanlifediaries to caravan up there together
GIVEAWAY CLOSED! ✨🚐 We partnered with our friends @peacelovebehippy to give away a reusable bag filled with Be Hippy goodness from their Pursuit of Hippiness collection including t-shirts, mugs and stickers. We’re excited to team up with Be Hippy and are also hosting a Hippy Hour June 27 in Denver with live music by our own @dustybootsmusic, complimentary beverages, food trucks and signed copies of the Vanlife Diaries book. Be Hippy is also a member of 1% For The Planet, giving 1% of their sales to environmental organizations. 🌎 If you’d like to win some #vanlife gear for you and a friend, this is your chance. To enter: 1. Follow @peacelovebehippy & @vanlifediaries 2. Tag a friend and comment where you'd take your Be Hippy gear on your next trip. Three winners will be announced Thursday, June 13. Good luck! #vanlifediaries
CANADA! We've got two events planned this weekend you don't want to miss. @go_van_com invites you to join them June 7-9 for the first ever Go-Van Demo in Oka National Park! Park your van or set up your tent close to the beach, while discovering all kinds of new rigs that will be featured at this event. Experience the bike path that runs along the site, paddle surfing on the lake, and chatting with other like-minded people. There will be live music, campfires at night, and plenty of fun. Tickets available through the link in our bio! ✨🚐✨ Also this weekend, we're hosting a Vanlife Diaries Banff Region Campout June 7-9. We will be sharing music & stories around the fire, swimming and enjoying the amazing nature surrounding us! Visit the link in bio and register and an email will be sent with the map location. This is an offgrid outdoor free camping style environment with no shower & restroom facilities provided. We did a campout at the exact location between Banff & Jasper in 2017 and it was so special! See you all soon. 📷 @karolinakk #vanlifediaries to head up north to van and jam
Every story from the road is unique and special in it’s own way. From the office to van 🙂 @lozyjane & @alexanderknorr from @willandbear Share how they ended up in @ourvanmarty traveling and working from the road. "We launched Will & Bear just over 3 years ago now and it’s been an amazing crazy ride so far! Last year we got pretty burnt out and it was the first time we sat back and thought about how we want our business to run, (instead of just saying yes to every opportunity that came our way) after a lot of thought we decided that we wanted to do it a little differently. We love the freedom living on the road gives us and how the constantly changing environment challenges and inspires us...so we spent a year setting our business up to allow us to get back on the road full time." More stories to come... stay tuned for monthly updates on their travels. #vanlifediaries your stories from the road inspire us to keep this beautiful international road tripping family alive and holding face to face gatherings and meet ups as often as we can in as many places as we can
Canada road trip ‘Vanlife Diaries’ update from some of our Australian team with @haydenseyes @alexjamesbowen & @dustybootsmusic We have had a month to explore Canada by van which started with such a special community Vanlife Campout in collaboration with @go_van_com in the Vancouver Region then it ends this weekend with a Vanlife Diaries Banff Region Campout (link to register in our profile) we have been amazed and in awe of the Canadian mountains, forests, lakes, waterfalls and had so much fun exploring all the mountain towns, sharing music and stories while we go and meeting and connecting with so many awesome people along the road trip. Vancouver Island, Jasper, Revelstoke have been some of the highlights not just for the scenery but for the people who have made us feel at home here in Canada. Nelson and Banff are our next destinations. A special thank you to the legends @dosecoffeerevelstoke for looking after us so well the last few days and treating us like family. Here’s some snapshots of the magic so far. We can’t wait to meet more of the road tripping community here next weekend then we head into the States for the Teton & upcoming Colorado Vanlife Gatherings (links to register in our profile) with the rest of the American and Aussie team! Vans are our rolling homes and modes of transport but it’s always about the people we meet and the beautiful experiences we have in nature that makes it all such a special way to live, love & learn. Words by Jonny @dustybootsmusic Photo Credits 🤗 all of these beautiful images are capture by @alexjamesbowen & @haydenseyes and the last music photo is by @karolinakk 🙌🏽 #vanlifediaries we are all one family under the skies and stars above