I dunno about you, but one of my biggest motivators to buy a van was the plethora of vanlife Instagrammers.
Whilst researching the vanlife to find out if it is actually achievable, I came across a number of full time van dwellers. I was #amazed!
I followed a bunch of these Instagram-pros to be inspired by their journeys every single day.
Instagram provides an easy way to escape and indulge in the day to day lives of others. Thanks to these vanlife instagram accounts, I’m revved up for travelling every time I open the app.
These 20 Vanlife Instagrammers are our favourite way to get distracted when we’ve got a spare minute. And hey, it’s also great research too!
1. VanTheory: @van.theory
Who better to start with than our very own selves? Our Instagram feed is a combination of original content and fellow Vanlifer reposts. We’ve put together the perfect blend of van conversions, stunning photography and drone footage to really whet your appetite for all things van related.
2. Carl and Bella: @swewanderlust
Swedish couple Carl and Bella love to capture every moment on the road. In the last few months they’ve visited France, the Netherlands, Portugal and documented all of their travels. They also contribute to the highly reputable RES which is one of Sweden’s top travel magazines. You can also check out their blog work here.
3. Megan Briggs: @megomay
Megan Briggs is a full time Vanlifer and certified cool cat. Not only does Megan travel North America in her awesome RV, she also runs a super groovy online vintage store. What we love about Megan’s feed is the combination of stunning North American scenery and far-out hippie lifestyle.
4. Travel Tiph: @traveltiph
Wanna see a home cooked breakfast amongst snow covered mountains and evergreen foliage? Then we highly recommend you check out Tiphaine’s Insta. Traversing Canada in a 1976 Dodge van, Tiphaine captures an endless stream of Canadian beauty.
5. The Van Adventures: @thevan_adventures
Elia is a strange Italian guy accompanied by his dog Cloe. They are travelling together in his van code-named Splinter. Well, that’s according to his bio anyway. The way we see it, Elia and Cloe are full time Vanlifers. They are hitting the road in their Westfalia, capturing stunning shots of scenery and everyday van life. Elia also documents his travels on his Facebook page and it’s well worth checking out.
6. Misadventure Theory: @misadventuretheory
If you’ve ever dreamed of exploring the vast open lands of North America, look no further. Megan and Clark are two Vanlifers you really ought to get to know. Not only do they share their stunning photography of Yosemite, Lake Alberta and the California coast. They also share handy tips for van conversions and life on the open road. Check out their website for more.
7. We Be Traveling: @webetraveling
Husband and wife Ryan and Becky converted a Sprinter van in just a month before taking to the roads of North America. Their Instagram feed not only documents their travels but also shows exactly how they converted their van. Quite a feat if you ask me! They also have an awesome Youtube channel which we highly recommend you subscribe to.
8. Aves Sin Rumbo: @aves_sin_rumbo
Meet Becca and Cade. In their converted Sprinter they share their thoughts on van dwelling, sustainability and adventure. Travelling through North America Becca and Cade take us through how they converted the van and also the planning that went into such a big job.
9. The Rolling Home: @therollinghome
Calum and Lauren are pioneers of the Vanlife movement. Way back in 2010 they bought themselves a VW T4 and have since spent 5 years clocking more than 80,000 miles across Europe. With stunning shots of Northern Spain, the Pyrenees and even the Cornwall coast, Europe has never looked so beautiful. Calum and Lauren also have their own blog and even their very own book. Both of which are worth checking out.
10. Alaina Bourrel: @vanarchy604
Alaina Bourrel is crossing Canada with just herself, her man and her van. Along the way Alaina has captured some amazing shots from all the way from Saskatchewan to Ontario. Although the beauty of Canada speaks for itself, we think that Alaina has truly captured it’s magic with her amazing photography. Seriously, her work will leave you pining for the Vanlife.[/nextpage][nextpage title=”PageTwo”]
11. Rock Meets Soil: @rockmeetssoil
As an avid Vanlifer and coffee enthusiast, Jane’s account is one that I follow religiously. Whilst roaming the great United States in her van, she roasts coffee and makes amazing artworks to document her travels. I’m totally addicted to her feed (just like coffee)!
12. Jeremy and the Lion Hunter: @jeremyandthelionhunter
The story of one man and his dog. Jeremy takes amazing photos as he travels in his Sprinter across the U.S of A. But best of all, as an animal lover, most of the shots include his trusty companion Nahla, the Rhodesian Ridgeback.
13. She Explores: @she_explores
Founded by Gale Straub, She Explores is a collective of women from around the globe sharing their exploits on the road. As well as promoting the amazing strength of the fairer sex, this feed also provides some downright amazing photography.
14. Always The Road: @alwaystheroad
2 mavericks and a pit bull named Snoop travelling North America in a Dodge Sprinter. What’s not to love? Pete and Tay are the masterminds behind Always The Road. They may have an amazing Insta feed, but they’ve also got an awesome website. Be sure to check it out and see their whole conversion process from start to finish.
15. The Journey Bus: @thejourneybus
What’s cooler than crossing the country in a 200 square foot school bus? If your answer was nothing, then you were absolutely correct. This is exactly what Kristina is doing as she makes the journey of “two humans + two cats that are living the dream”. Kristina also runs a photography website where you can see more of her fantastic work.
16. Danielle Gagnon: @daniyellg
Stunning photography and a great attitude to life. That’s exactly what we like to see on a Vanlifer’s Instagram feed. And that’s exactly what Danielle Gagnon serves up. Making her way across the USA, we see snaps of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming among all the other states she’s visited.
17. Adventures With Muddy: @adventureswithmuddy
A couple, a dream and a 1985 VW Westfalia. That’s the best way to describe Kristi and Nolan’s adventure. These two left San Fransisco to travel the length and breadth of the country in their van “Muddy Waters”. They’ve documented all their stories on Instagram and over on their website.
18. Cleo Cohen: @cleocohen
Cleo is one half of Cleo and Mitch. Two Aussies traversing the Australian continent in their trusty van. Australia is a truly stunning place and these two have caught the beauty of it with their photography. As well as this dope Insta feed, they also run an equally awesome website for you to get your fix of Down Under.
19. A Girl And Her Van: @agirlandhervan
A girl and her van. Nothing more to it. A twenty-something who quit the rat race to pursue a life on the road. The van, Penny, is a 2000 European Full Camper and has taken her through all of North America’s ranging terrain. If you wanna see more, check out the blog, we love it!
20. Mackenzie Duncan: @themackenzielife
Vancouver born photographer Mackenzie Duncan lives full time in his van. We’ve truly enjoyed pouring over his first class work and admiring his awesome van set-up. Wanna see more of Mackenzie’s work? Sure you do! Check it out here.