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Unveiling 20 Hidden Gems: Epic Van Life Destinations Off the Beaten Path

Embracing the allure of van travel is more than just a mode of transportation; it’s a lifestyle dedicated to the discovery of untapped splendor. We’ve guided you through the ultimate road trip escapades and shared the secrets of mastering van life weekends. Now, we’re delving deeper, revealing 20 uncharted, breathtaking van life destinations that are […]

30 Road Trip Snacks to Elevate Your Next Car Journey

If you’re heading on a lengthy car ride, it goes without saying that road trip snacks are a must: When hunger and boredom strike, these little treats may just be your savior. In this article, we’ve put together a list of some favorite road trip snacks that you should definitely take along on your next […]

Road Trip Games: The Ultimate List of Car Games for Your Next Adventure

If you’ve ever been on a road trip, you know that at some point boredom becomes inevitable. But as you may also know, road trip games offer one of the best ways to entertain kids and preserve your sanity on lengthy car journeys. So, to help you pass the time during long car rides, we’ve […]

Plan Your Visit to the Picturesque Antelope Canyon

Arizona’s Antelope Canyon is one of the most Instagrammable canyons in the world. The landmark has become a bucket list destination for travelers all over the globe, and we can totally understand why. Antelope Canyon in itself is a natural work of art, and whether you’re setting out to visit or just happen to be […]

How to Make Coffee Without a Coffee Maker: 8 Alternative Methods

I personally feel that everyone should know how to make coffee without a coffee maker. There is nothing quite disheartening as waking up in the morning, excited for your cup of liquid gold, and realizing you don’t have a coffee maker to help you with the process. If you’ve ever been camping or traveling, then […]

7 Incredible Things to Do in the Alabama Hills, California

The Alabama Hills are a must-see destination if you’re heading to California or planning a road trip around the United States.  Not only have the hills become a popular Hollywood filming location, but they also have picturesque landscapes with incredible rock formations and a snowcapped mountain backdrop. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you won’t want to […]

How to Deal With Condensation in a Van

Living in a van is 90% incredible. The other 10% of it is a little more complicated than that. This, I know from 3 years of first-hand experience. One thing that gets overlooked quite often when building and living in a van is the dreaded topic of condensation.  When I first started planning my build, […]

How to Find Free Camping Near Me in the US & Canada

So, you want to go camping, enjoy the outdoors and not spend a cent? Me too. Lucky for you, free camping has become an area of expertise for me. After spending 3+ years living from my self converted van, I can say with confidence that spending time in the most beautiful landscapes doesn’t have to […]

Van Life Cost: How Much Does Living In a Van Cost? (Monthly Expenses)

So, you want to live in a van but aren’t sure how much your monthly expenses will add up to? Well, I am going to share all of the numbers to help you decide if the cost of living in a van is for you. From insurance to gas and everything in between. I have […]

Van Shower: Best 7 Camper Shower Ideas to Inspire For Your Build

“But, how do you shower?” That’s probably the top question that anyone living in a van is asked. When I began planning to convert and live in my van, everyone around me couldn’t quite comprehend just how I would stay showered. And, I get it, how do you manage to carry around enough water to […]

Couple Purchases Dodge Sprinter Van and Uniquely Converts it for Full-time Living

I love stepping into a van conversion that emanates the feeling of home. Cozy lighting, lots of pillows, and intuitive space designed for everyday life. There is nothing like a tiny home on wheels that fills all the gaps between stationary life and feeling like a free spirit out on an adventure. That is the […]

Camper Van Must Haves – What are They and How to Choose Them

When I began thinking about converting a van into a ‘tiny-home-on-wheels’ the term “must haves” popped up quite a bit through my research. It felt like an elusive term used to get people to buy more products they don’t need for a lifestyle that was supposed to leave all that extra stuff behind.  After doing […]

Top 10 Campervan Interior Ideas – Inspiration For Your Next Build

Deciding on the layout of your camper conversion is a big commitment, once you’ve spent hours building your tiny home you don’t want to be disappointed with the result. Today we’re going to show you what’s possible with some serious camper van interior inspiration. We’re going to be looking at some Mercedes Sprinter conversions, DIY […]

Bulletproof Sprinter Can “Withstand Nearly Any Threat” – Redefining VanLife Safety

“I wonder if the van will make it,” words said many times on our journeys. I imagine there are many other “I wonder if’s” for travelers with Sprinters. Like, what if you’re a High-Profile person just trying to drive out of a sticky situation? I have a feeling you won’t need to worry about VanLife […]

What Is Walmart Overnight Parking Like And Is It Permitted?

When you think of living the #vanlife Walmart overnight parking isn’t exactly the dream. However, it can be pretty handy and an easy, safe place to stop for the night in between long drives. After all, it can’t all be beautiful beaches or mountain top vistas.  But are you actually allowed to sleep at Walmart? […]

How To Secure A Yosemite Camping Spot and What To Do If You Don’t

Securing a Yosemite camping spot can be tricky, it’s the fifth most popular park in the USA and campgrounds fill up quickly. If you’re not from the USA, or if you’re new to camping, knowing how the National Park campgrounds work can be confusing. We’re here today to tell you everything there is to know […]

Van Insulation Tips For Your Campervan Conversion

Van insulation may sound like a boring topic, but if you’re converting a camper yourself, then it is one of the most important things to do correctly. Choosing the wrong type of insulation, or not using it correctly, can lead to uncomfortable temperatures inside your rolling home. Being too hot or too cold is annoying […]

A Comprehensive Guide To Shipping Your Van From The UK to America

Shipping your van from the UK to America is a dream for so many. After all, the USA is the birthing place of the mighty road trip. If you have already spent time and money building you perfect campervan, the thought of starting from scratch in a different country, with a new van, often feels […]

Slab City – A Campers Paradise Or An Off-Grid Bandit Town

If you’re a vanlifer or have spent any time living off the grid, then you’re bound to have heard of the fabled Slab City. It’s like the wild west of campervan park ups, a motorhome Valhalla if you will. Picture the scene. You’re in California, trundling through the Sonoran desert (which sounds as though it’s […]

Joshua Tree Camping Tips And How To Secure The Best Spots

Joshua Tree camping has seen a massive rise in popularity in the past five years, with the park greeting three million visitors in 2019. This amount of visitors ranks it eleventh most popular, out of 419 National Parks. The influx in guests means you need to plan ahead to secure a good camping spot. Today […]

Living In A Camper: What It’s Really Like From Someone Who’s Done It

Living in a camper and living tiny has become a massive movement in the last few years. With the help of Instagram and #vanlife, this lifestyle has become a dream for many. It is a way to escape a tedious office job and see the world. Because living in a camper is all beaches and […]

Buying An RV – Everything You Need To Know And Look Out For

Buying an RV isn’t just a ‘one size fits all’ kind of deal. In many ways, a campervan is an extension of your personality. If you like off-roading, then you’re more likely to go for a truck camper or a 4×4 goliath. If beach holidays are more your thing, then a VW California 6 or […]

Van Camping: 10 Reasons Why It’s Better Than Tent Camping

If you’ve been both van camping and tent camping, then you’ll probably agree that the campervan wins every time. Sure, tents have their uses, if you’re going on a backpacking trip, for example, or want cheap accommodation. However, if you get out there every weekend, then a van is much more convenient and comfortable.  For […]

10 Best Places To Visit In UK For Your Camper Trip

There are so many amazing places to visit in the UK, whether it’s your home country or you’re travelling from abroad. Once you’re out of London, travelling by camper is the perfect way to take in the sights, as many of the UK’s most beautiful locations are off the beaten track. There are plenty of […]

How to Make a Small RV Functional for Long Trips (10 Things to Consider)

Owning a small RV has it’s benefits; they’re easy to drive, cheaper to run and can park anywhere but they are, well, small. Making a tiny space work isn’t too difficult for a weekend get-away, after all, you have a home to return to. However, things get a little trickier when you want to go […]

How To Plan A Road Trip – Tips For The Ultimate Adventure

After being locked down for months during the Covid19 pandemic, people around the world are putting their heads together and figuring out how to plan a road trip. There’s still plenty of Summer fun left (unless you’re reading this in the Winter, then it’s all gone) and now is the perfect time to plan a […]

RV Storage – How To Store Your Camper, RV, Trailer, Or Bus

RV Storage comes in many different forms. The first thing you need to ask yourself is ‘what is an RV?’ We all know it’s a recreational vehicle, but that could be anything from a self-converted mini camper to a gargantuan fifth-wheel trailer or a truck camper. One thing is for certain no matter what type […]

Van Home: 10 Tips On How To Make Your Camper Feel Like Home

Making your van home feel cosy and inviting is super important, whether you’re going to be hitting the road full-time or just at the weekends. You want your camper to feel like home so that when you return after a day of exploring, you feel relaxed. A relaxed environment makes for a less stressful experience, […]

Camping With Dogs Everything You Need To Know

If you’re an animal lover, then you’ll know that camping with dogs can be so much fun. When you go on holiday, you shouldn’t have to have to leave your fur baby behind in the kennels, but so many hotels don’t allow pets. Camping is an excellent solution as many campgrounds allow you to bring […]

Top 10 Essential Tips For New Vanlifers

Living in a van comes with so many questions and ‘what ifs’, which is why I’ve compiled a list of topics and tips for new vanlifers to help provide some answers. I’ve been living the van life for almost three years now. I have broken down, I have had my camper towed out of fields, […]

How To Safely Level An RV, Camper, Trailer, Or Caravan

One of the questions that we get asked a lot here at Van Clan is how to level an RV, camper, trailer, or caravan. It’s a common problem, but there are lots of tricks that you can use to find a quick solution. After a long day of exploring the wilderness, the last thing that […]

20 Tips & Tricks For Cleaning Your RV

Small spaces can become cluttered and messy pretty quickly, which is why I’m compiling this list of 20 tips and tricks for cleaning your RV. No one likes cleaning. Ok, some people do, but the majority of us just see it as something that has to be done from time to time. The cleaning regimes […]

Sequoia National Park Camping and Kings Canyon Camping Guide

Sequoia National Park camping - view of river and mountains

Van Dwelling – Ten Things To Get Used To If You Want To Live In A Van

Van Dwelling has become heavily romanticised through #vanlife on Instagram. This hashtag depicts a dreamy lifestyle, where every day is an awesome adventure, and your horizon is ever-changing. Living in a van is like that sometimes, but the reality is that life can’t be perfect all the time.  I’ve lived in my van for almost […]

Boondocking Tips, Tricks, And How To Find That Perfect Park Up

Some campervans never see the outside of a campsite, while others spend their whole lives boondocking, parking in wild places with spectacular views.  Of course, it’s not the vans choice where you park up. It’s all down to how you, the driver, feel about parking your motor in unfamiliar territory. Off grid living isn’t for […]

Stealth Camping Tips And Tricks – A How To Guide

With the costs of conventional living continually increasing, many people are looking to van life and stealth camping as a means of saving money. Whether it’s working in the city or holidaying in the South of France, camping under the radar is a great way to keep costs down and have the freedom to live […]

Camper Van With Bathroom: The Pros, Cons And Alternatives

If you’re designing your own van conversion then deciding whether to build a camper van with bathroom or not is a huge decision. Moving from a house to a mobile home is a big deal, your space is suddenly much smaller, and you will probably have to compromise on your wish list. For some, a […]

School Bus Camper That Could Make Your Dream Road Trip A Reality

Taking on a school bus camper conversion project is a big commitment. It’s easy to dream about the finished project, but you need to prepare for months and months of building. Before you can begin to travel in your bus, there’s the repairs, the welding, the insulating, the joinery, the wiring, the plumbing, the painting… […]

15 Best Vans To Live In Full Time

Picking the perfect house takes time, thought, and above all else, a feeling that you can turn it into the right home for you. This is especially true if you’re looking to live the van life. Every little feature can turn into a lifesaver or dealbreaker on the road, so you really need to ask […]

10 Best Campervan Campsites in the UK

The UK has some fantastic areas of natural beauty that are undoubtedly worth exploring; however, wild camping can be tricky, which is why today we are going to look at the ten best campervan campsites UK. These spots are great whether you’re a weekend warrior or if you are living in a van for a […]

11 Van Life Hacks To Make Living On The Road Easier

The idea of living in a van can feel daunting for some, which is why these incredible van life hacks should put your mind at rest. For many, the notion of not having enough space, the need for a shower, or a longing for a full-size kitchen area can prevent them from experiencing this incredible […]

15 Van Build Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Campervan Conversion

I first moved into a van back in 2017, the year we completed our very first van build. We bought our trusty Vauxhall Movano on April 3rd, the day of my girlfriend Rose’s birthday, and began the six-month-long process of turning a bare metal shell into a comfortable travelling home. The conversion was tough, and […]

10 Campervan Bed Ideas and Styles to Inspire Your Next Build

If you’ve never travelled in a van before, then it can be challenging to know how to use the small area most effectively. Especially when it comes to working out what type of bed to choose. Therefore, getting the right campervan bed is essential to enjoying life on the road; nothing is fun if you […]

Free Camping: How to Finding Places to Wild Camp (US vs Europe)

Free camping is an amazing way to see the world; it often takes you to remote, beautiful locations that you wouldn’t come across if you were staying in hotels, or even in paid campsites. But what exactly is free camping? The clue is in the name, free camping is when you can camp for free. […]

Van Life America – 10 Things You Need To Know

If you’re planning an off grid adventure through the United States, then you’ll need our Top 10 essential tips on Van Life America. Travelling in a van is one of the most exciting and cost-effective ways of seeing a new country; home really is where you park it, and with thousands of miles of backcountry […]

How Vanlifers Are Coping With Self Isolation

The Coronavirus pandemic has temporarily changed many people’s way of life and daily routine, including vanlifers who are coping with self-isolation for the first time. Being alone is something that we as humans strive to avoid as much as possible. We might choose to live in tiny homes or to spend most of our time […]

How To Live In A Off Grid Camper

So you want to get off the grid and see the world? We can’t blame you; with house prices booming and retirement ages soaring to 75, more and more people are coming to us and asking how to beat the system and get into alternative living. I first joined the Van Life Movement back in […]

Is Living In A Van Legal – Everything You Need To Know

We all love living the van life and travelling in a van, but is living in a van legal in the eyes of the law? Thanks to our favourite Van Life Influencers and the wanderlust-inducing mouth-wateringly addictive content on our Van Life Instagram feeds, more and more people are throwing away the rulebook and giving […]

10 Van Camper Life Tips Before Hitting The Road Full Time

Travelling in a van is a great way to see the world on a shoestring budget, so it’s no wonder that living the van life has taken off and become such a popular lifestyle choice. The booming number of vandwellers has been helped along the way by many vanlife blogs and van life influencers. However, […]

Best Places To Visit In A Campervan UK – The Ultimate Guide

Owning a camper van gives you the freedom to head out onto the open road at a moments notice, travelling to wherever your heart desires whenever the feeling takes you. Many of our British readers spend a lot of time scrolling through their favourite Van Life Instagram accounts while looking at pictures of vanlifers in […]

10 Easy Campervan Recipes To Cook On The Road

Living the van life doesn’t have to mean that you’re condemned to eat pasta pesto for the duration of your off grid adventure. Not that there is anything wrong with pasta pesto, it’s just good to be able to branch out, even if you’re living or travelling in a compact camper van with a small […]

The History Of The Camper Van – How Did Vanlife Start?

If you’re a regular reader on our site, then I think it’s safe to say that you’re a bonafide camper van enthusiast. We spend a lot of time scrolling through our favourite Van Life Instagram feeds and our top portable Tiny House YouTube Channels in a bid to learn more about how the van life […]

How To Live Off The Grid In A Van – The Ultimate Guide

If you are interested in living the van life or travelling in a van then you’re probably wondering how to live off the grid in a van. Living off the grid has so many advantages when it comes to living an outdoorsy, adventurous lifestyle as it means you can disconnect for longer and explore the wilderness […]

How To Build A Camper – The Ultimate DIY Conversion Guide

If you’re asking yourself how to build a camper, then you most likely either have a van, or you’re thinking of buying one. And we here at Van Clan could not be more excited for you, this is a big part of your life! It’s up there with having a child… okay maybe not but […]

Best Campervan Insulation – Which Products Are Best For You?

Put your hands up if you’re planning on converting a campervan? If you’re reading this article then we’re going to assume that you’re after information on how to build a campervan yourself, and we can confirm that you have come to the right place. So, you’ve bought your van, cleaned it out, and now you […]

How To Insulate A Camper Or RV In 10 Easy Steps

We get asked how to insulate a camper on a regular basis; it’s one of the easier steps of the conversion, but if done incorrectly it’s one of the hardest to put right! We’d also just quickly like to congratulate you for taking one of the first steps of your campervan conversions. It’s an exciting […]

What’s The Best Van For Short & Long Term Travel?

Travelling on a budget can be tough, sometimes you just want your own space, a comfortable and consistent bed, and a big, healthy meal that doesn’t cost the earth. This is where travel in a van comes in: the budget equivalent of a five-star hotel. By travelling in a van, you can afford certain luxuries […]

8 Reasons Why You Should Travel In A Van This Summer

It’s that time of year when everyone is starting to think about their summer holidays. But, if you’re getting bored of the standard holiday checklist: where does the best package deal, where will be warmest and where caters to tourists then why not try something different and travel in a van? The summer months are […]

Rent A Campervan – The Next Big Way For Vanlifers To Earn Extra Money

For most people, being a full time van life aficionado is only a temporary thing. There usually comes a point where the pull of a hot bath, a flushing toilet and enough room for more than two people becomes the dream. But this doesn’t mean that you have to sell your adventure bus and give up […]

Van Life Costs – Our Vanlifers Tell Us How Much They Spend On The Road

Living in a van might have been frowned upon when Alan Bennet released his famous paint-brush-wielding, newspaper-hoarding character on the world, but thanks to the many Van Life Instagram accounts and Vanlife Blogs on the internet, vandwellers all over the globe are shedding this unfortunate stereotype and bringing the joys of alternative living to the […]

Full Time Female Traveller Explores The World In A Hand-Built Tiny Home

The prospect of full time van life is something that many weekend warrior travellers and off grid adventure enthusiasts think about every single day. Living the van life gives you so much freedom and opens so many doors that you never even knew existed, and it’s safe to say that it will change your life forever. […]

10 Organisational Tips To Stay Tidy While Living Off Grid

Off grid living can get real messy, real quick. Messiness is heightened further when you’re living in a tiny house and even more so when you’re constantly on the move by travelling in a van. A tidy atmosphere is essential for comfortable living off grid and waking up to an organised space is a stress-free […]

Why Outdoorsy Is The Easiest Way To Rent An RV

Living the van life isn’t for everyone, and sometimes the jump from house-dwelling to van life can seem a little bit extreme. If only there were a place to rent an RV from that took out all of the hassles of searching for the perfect van, with a safe and secure infrastructure that keeps you […]

25 Van Life Ideas For Your Next Campervan Conversion

Looking for van life ideas to create the perfect camper conversion? We’ve assembled this list of 25 inspirational van builds to help you out. Whether you’re starting a new build or renovating your old van, be sure to give this article a read, first. From electronic beds to a log cabin on wheels, we’ve scoured […]

11 Of The Best Tips On How To Build A Campervan Yourself 

Are you desperate to live the van life but hate Formica worktops and beige walls? Well, maybe you should complete your own camper conversion. By building your own campervan you can add anything you can dream of into your own tiny home– wood cladding, Moroccan style tiling, all white everything, multicoloured everything, fixed bed, log burner, […]

10 Tips On Becoming The Ultimate Weekend Warrior

If you love the thought of travelling in a van but are not sure that living in a van full time is quite your style, then perhaps you’re destined to be a weekend warrior. There is so much to be gained from a weekend away, and owning a camper means that you can make these […]

7 Reasons Why Living The Full Time Van Life Is No Sacrifice

We all know the stereotypes of full time van life or so called “van lifers”. Hippies that don’t shower and practice yoga daily, youngsters in their parents old station wagon resisting a real career, middle aged married couples with dream catchers who want to revamp their marriage. And, of course, old men who love windmills. […]

20 Vanlife Blogs you should be following in 2019!

Blogs are coming back in a big way, so why not add some vanlife blogs to your read list this January. Wanderlust is spreading all over the world, and more and more people are taking the plunge and becoming vandwellers. Travelling in a van should be definitely on your to-do list this year, but you […]

10 Things To Consider When Planning Your Camper Conversion 

 There are hundreds of different things to consider when embarking on your camper conversion and there are many factors that contribute to these decisions. I’ve been living in a van for 15 months now, and after completing my own camper conversion I feel (semi) qualified to address some of these options. In this article, I’m […]

10 Vanlife Recipes That You Can Make While Travelling The World

People always assume that cooking in a van must be really difficult and that vandwellers must eat a lot of pot noodles and boring sandwiches. But really van life cooking isn’t very different to cooking in a house; everything is just scaled down. Oh, and there’s no oven. (Some people do have an oven, and if […]

Living The Van Life – Things Vanlifers Won’t Tell You

If you log onto Pinterest or scroll through your Instagram feed, you’re bound to see a dozen photos of tiny houses and campervan conversions, often in the most idyllic places on earth. Living in a van is rewarding, it fills your life with freedom, and it’s a cheap and easy way of living. Add that into […]

Travelling in a Van – 10 Useful Tips To Help You On The Road

It’s what many people call ‘living the dream’; setting off in search of adventure and sticking it to the faceless corporate man who only knows you by your employee number. Getting off the grid in your own tiny home is what many people daydream about, but living in a van is just the tip of […]

Van Life With A Dog – The Good & Bad Moments

My husband and I have been living the van life with a dog full-time for the past two years. Harper is a 60lb German Shepard mix. She’s four years old and has an endless amount of energy! Bringing Harper along in the van has been a big decision for us. When we first started planning our […]

Essential Vanlife Tips You Need To Know Before You Hit The Road

Living off the grid can be tough, especially for the digital nomad that’s just graduated into the realm of the full-time vandwellers. You’ve booked your ferry, you’ve planned your goodbye party, but there’s a niggling feeling in the back of your mind that you might have forgotten something important. Don’t worry! I know what you’re going […]

Van Life Instagram – 35 Of The Best Accounts To Follow

Van Life can be daunting if you’re new to the movement, and one of the questions that we get asked the most is ‘Who should I follow to get inspiration?’. Maybe you’re setting off on the road to becoming a full-time vandweller or just enjoy scrolling through pictures of tiny homes, or perhaps you’re a […]

Van Life Insurance Exists, And Here’s How To Get It!

The real struggle for any movement or alternative lifestyle is being recognised by a local authority, the media, and other ‘business to consumer’ organisations. The concept of Vandwellers and the freelancing Digital Nomad is still too new or hard to understand for some people (mostly people who think Alan Bennett’s ‘Lady In The Van’ is […]

20 Top Road Trips From Around The World That You Seriously Need To Do

There’s no better feeling than hitting the open road and seeing some of the amazing sights that the world has to offer, and there’s no better way to do it than in the comfort of your own mobile home. We speak to vandwellers day in day out about their travels and about the best places […]

Van Life Spain – A Travellers Guide To Living The Van Life

Hola Amigo’s, y Bienvenido a España! The footballing greats may have been knocked out of the World Cup in the early stages, but the country of Spain will always be a winner to travellers and explores alike. From the pillars of hercules on the national flag to the Royal Palace Of Madrid, you’ll be hard pushed […]

This Off Grid Girl Shows You How To Be A Vanlifer In The UK!

Meet UK female vanlifer George who is a currently living in her second van in the UK. George is a seasoned traveler and has been dipping in and out of vanlife for the past three years. George’s van has an amazing layout including a murphy bed, a balcony and a bath- all things I’ve never […]

Truck Life Hotel Is A Transforming Hotel Built For Surf Addicts

Van life is without doubt the most popular vehicle trend of the century, but truck life could be the new upcoming lifestyle that will take travelling on the road with other vandwellers to the next level. This is the Truck Surf Hotel, it’s a converted Mercedes Actros Truck that’s been built to expand into triple […]

Couple Discover The Secret To A Perfect Van Lifestyle In Greece

Welcome to Greece, home of Hercules, Moussaka and the very first Olympics. Whilst the Grecians of old might be concerned with winning the ‘rat race’, (we’re making a tenuous link between sport and alternative living here, just roll with it) we’re about to meet two digital nomads who have conquered their own personal Mount Olympus […]

Female Vanlifer Beth Shares Her Moroccan Van Life Story!

Meet Beth, a Canadian traveler and female vanlifer that is currently roaming around Europe and Africa with her boyfriend, Michael, and their van, Vinnne. Beth tells us how much money she is able to save by traveling in a van instead of backpacking, making her travels three times longer than they would have been otherwise. […]

Van Life Czech Republic – A Road Trip That You Simply Cannot Miss!

Hello Van Clanners, and welcome to another article in our Van Life Global series. Now if you’re planning your next road trip to Europe you’ve probably got Van Life Italy, France, Spain and Germany on your list, right? Well, about half an hour from Germany is a place that you might not have considered visiting […]

Van Life Turkey – A Travellers Guide To Living The Van Life

Welcome to Turkey, a country filled to the brim with culture, incredible food, and no similarities whatsoever to the roast bird that you eat at Christmas. Sitting slap bang between eastern Europe and western Asia, Turkish history is an amalgamation of the Roman, Persian, Byzantine, Greek and Ottoman empires. The incredible architecture throughout the land […]

Girls Off Grid – Empowering Women Living the Vanlife

Welcome to ‘Girls Off Grid!’, our new series focusing on women living the vanlife. Through this series of articles we’d love to build a community of women who live, work or travel on the road; be it full time, at the weekends or as part of a gap year; alone, with a partner or with […]

Van Life Scandinavia – A Travellers Guide To Living The Vanlife

Welcome to Scandinavia, the home to the world’s largest population of Arctic reindeer herders, more lakes than you can shake a stick at, and of course the Vikings! You don’t need to run for the hills today though, because it’s not the sword wielding Lothbrok’s that we’re reporting on. We’re here to look into travelling […]

Van Life Russia – A Travellers Guide To Living The Van Life

Van Life is fast becoming a global phenomenon, which means that the movement has finally turned a few heads in the worlds largest nation. No, we’re not talking about the USA, we’re talking about Van Life Russia, which is where we’re stopping off on our Van Life global series today. With it’s borders touching both […]

Van Life Italy – A Travellers Guide To Living The Van Life

Ciao Vandwellers, e Benvenuti a Van Clan! In today’s slice of the global vanlife pizza, we’re heading to my favourite place on Earth, Italy. If you’re an especially eagle-eyed member of the Van Clan community then you might know that I’m of Italian descent (either the name or the nose might give it away), and […]

Solo Female Vanlifer Lisa Tells Us Why She Loves Living On The Road

Meet Lisa- a lawyer, designer, writer and solo female vanlifer. Pretty awesome right? To Lisa life on the road means a sense of freedom, of ditching plans and embracing life as it comes. Feeling dissatisfied in a life that should have been fulfilling, Lisa made the bold move to step away from societies conventions and to […]

Van Life Australia – A Travellers Guide To Living The Van Life

Welcome to Van Life Australia, where the sun always shines and you’re never far from amazing golden beaches. Unlike UK Van Life, there’s plenty of chances to open up your van doors and catch some waves or sunbathe on the beach after a long day. In fact if there’s one Instagram search that gets people […]

Living In A Van – Behind The Scenes

Living in a van has changed our writers Rose & Seb’s lives forever, but it’s not always all sunny fields and yoga in forests (ok that’s mostly what it is, but there’s some juicy stuff too). Like any alternative movement, UK Van Life has its ups and downs. In this series of articles, we’re going […]

Van Life Croatia – A Travellers Guide To Living The Van Life

Van Life isn’t just something that happens on your Instagram feed. It’s all around you, and it doesn’t just stop at the border to the next town. Vandwellers are becoming a cultural movement for travellers, and the movement is being felt world wide. Today we’re going to delve into Van Life Croatia, and find out […]

Vandwellers Are Becoming A Cultural Movement For Travellers

Have you noticed a different feel in the air recently? It could be the warm weather, or it could be the distant sound of drilling as another couple scratch the Wanderlust itch and set off on the journey to becoming Vandwellers living off the grid. The word might seem inconsequential at first glance, but delve deeper into […]

Best Road Trip Songs For Your Next Van Life Adventure

It’s the age old dilemma; you’ve turned on the ignition of your camper van and are just about to pull onto the road, when you realise that you don’t know what song to listen to to start off your journey. It’s a tough call; one wrong song and your journey is toast. Don’t worry though, […]

Ford Transit Camper Conversion That’ll Make You Love The Transit Again

We cover a lot of conversions here at Van Clan, and it’s usually the Mercedes Sprinters and the VW Busses that get the lions share of our attention. All that changes now, because we’ve found the best ford transit camper conversion that we’ve ever seen. Enter Sophie from @__advanture__, who built her van ‘Stella’ to go […]

How To Live Off The Grid In A Camper

So you’re fed up of spending all of your hard earned cash on bills, and you’ve decided that you want to live a more simple and self-sufficient lifestyle. Sound’s like you need some tips about living off the grid. The Vanlife movement is sweeping the world by storm, and more and more people are handing back […]

Camp Quirky – The Campervan Version of Glastonbury Festival

Put simply Camp Quirky is 200+ self converted vans in a field, hundreds of amazing people, glorious sunshine, a host of workshops, live music and a lot of tasty food. These are the key ingredients to make the UK’s No.1 Campervan Festival and we had the privilege to spend all weekend at this heart warming […]

Off Grid Living In A Camper – 9 Things You Need To Know

Here at Van Clan, we get a lot of questions from people about what off grid living in a camper is actually like. So we decided to put the question to our writers and full time vanlifers Seb & Rose. They’ve been living off the grid for the past nine months now, and can tell you […]

Take A Tour Around This Homely Vauxhall Movano Camper Conversion

It’s the age old daydream; dropping everything and heading out on the open road to places unknown, experiencing new cultures and leaving behind everything that made you want to throw your computer screen through the nearest window/at the nearest person. Well that’s exactly what our full time Vanlifers Rose and Seb are doing with their […]

How To Be A Digital Nomad & Make Money On The Road

A digital nomad is someone who is location independent and uses technology to earn an income. The word ‘nomad’ is getting chucked around like it’s some kind of fashion statement lately, and that’s due to its ever growing population and the increase of jobs allowing their employees to work remotely. Are you looking to become a digital nomad, […]

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