This website connects van dwellers with property owners to enhance the van-life experience

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP We all know vans are very “in” right now. From a millionaire Major League Baseball player to regular, young couples, people worldwide are ditching the big house and picket fence and instead downsizing to living in modern,…

5 helpful tips to go on a road trip with your significant other (without killing each other)

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP It is possible. In fact I just completed my first road trip with my boyfriend and yes, we are still together. We decided to take travelling together to a new level by renting a mini van for…

Millennials have all the right conditions to keep exploring the universe

BY: PAOLO JOVENTINO I will always remember my first battle with existential crisis. In grade seven, I developed what I believed to be anxiety, and once I began to ask the real questions, I discovered it was. What I first…

Proof that Iceland is the ultimate destination for the adventure-seeking

BY: KRISTEN BLANTON October 30, 2014 – November 14, 2014 We fly into Iceland, just for fifteen days. The sky painted black by the season. I’m never ready. Not for the bounty, or beauty or the mind’s eye and disaster…

This epic video perfectly captures the illuminating spirit of the open road

BY: CAROLINE ROLF Photo and video by: Guillaume Beaudoin Every day, people get up, grab their backpack and go out to travel the world. Not only do they survive, they thrive. Travelling means visiting the places you’ve only seen in…

This climatologist mapped the ideal North American road-trip for an endless summer

BY: ROB HOFFMAN There’s a reason most van-lifers reside along the stretch of U.S. coast between southern Washington and San Diego. If you’re Canadian or belong to the American Midwest, your road-trip hourglass contains half as much sand as someone…

Road Trip Journal: From Germany to Croatia, sleeping on a roof (photos)

BY: MARLEN MUELLER AND THOMAS ADLER  Based in Berlin, we are both freelance photographers and designers. In 2015 we founded Urban Tenting – the digital home of our camping and hiking travels. In September 2015 we took a road trip…

How the open road bestowed me with happiness and stifled my misery

BY: IAN MASSE Dark days have been upon us all. It’s nearly impossible to escape the narrow passages of sorrow that inevitably set us off course into a sea of despair. While some cases may be mild, and others severely…

This 29-year-old converted a school bus into an off-grid, ’70s-style living room on wheels

BY: ALEX BROWN A young Californian from Long Beach has captured the imagination of prospective full-time vagabonds and those looking to pursue a 21st century spinoff of the trademark Chris McCandless dream. His name is Patrick Schmidt, and he’s equipped…

Mortgage-phobia is changing the way young couples co-exist

BY: STEFANIE PHILLIPS Ice covers the winding Snoqualmie Pass in the early winter months, granting only the riskiest of travellers access over the 3,022 foot elevated summit and through to Seattle’s downtown core. The area is part of the Cascade…

13 essential on-the-road philosophies for the broke, but passionate, shoestring traveller

BY: ROB HOFFMAN  Follow Rob on Instagram A year of cooking my retinas on the white glare of my laptop and a never-ending rotation of office-work had turned my life into a dried and packaged version of itself. It was…

This couple has spent 5 years and 80,000 glorious miles circling Europe in a VW camper van

BY: ROB HOFFMAN Lauren Smith and Calum Creasey have spent the past five years circling Europe in sporadic bursts and watching the diverse landscape evolve from behind the windshield of their 1996 VW T4 van. Originally hailing from the United…

A new Airbnb-style website lets you rent an adventure mobile and become a vagabond for a week

BY: ROB HOFFMAN Perhaps you’ve felt the pressure of the rising culture of road-hipsters. They’re exploring the continent while living out of vans or rigged-up trailers and making you feel like shit about the $1,000 you pay every month to…

These photos from the greatest bedroom on earth give you a glimpse into the romance of van-life

BY: ROB HOFFMAN  The Internet and social media outlets like Instagram have accelerated the world’s infatuation with the van-dwelling, road-tripping, vagabond lifestyle to near obsession. Though the lifestyle and form of travel is nothing new in-and-of itself, there is new…

New telescoping road-trip mobile expands to 3x its size with the push of a button

BY: ROB HOFFMAN French company, Beauer, just came out with a caravan that will solve the age-old travellers’ conundrum of comfort versus mobility. A van is compact and ultra portable, yet it lacks the living space and amenities of something…

This vagabond-extraordinaire is re-claiming America on a green cafe racer named Battle Cat

BY: ROB HOFFMAN The romance of a road-trip on two wheels has long inspired the bold, adventurous and freedom-loving, including iconic thinkers like Che Guevara, Hunter S. Thompson and Bob Dylan. After all these years the appeal of a motorcycle…

8 college kids converted a school bus and went on this decade’s rowdiest Alaskan road trip (video)

BY: ROB HOFFMAN This winter, eight friends split on a Ford E-350 bus. They spent the next five months renovating and decking it out with old car seats and a platform on the roof to camp under the stars. After…

Going on a road trip increases your creativity, lowers stress, and makes you a better person

BY: MATTHEW CHIN Going on a good old fashioned road trip is a surefire way to increase spontaneity, lower stress and inspire creativity, which lasts after you return from the trip. It encourages you to explore an otherwise overlooked part…

Michigan State PhD candidate just statistically-optimized the most epic US road-trip possible

BY: DANIEL KORN Randy Olsen is a Michigan State University doctoral candidate who previously created an algorithm which plots the fastest search path through any page of a Where’s Waldo? book. On recommendation from Discovery, he turned this same skill-set…