BIPOC guide

Diversify Vanlife Presents: A BIPOC Guide To Vanlife
+ The Outdoors

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Introduction

A word on the “why” behind putting this guide together.

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Buying & Building A Rig

A great place to start for pointers on choosing, buying & building a rig out — all on a budget.

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Respecting Native Lands: Beyond Land Acknowledgements & More

A reminder of the importance of acknowledging and respecting the indigenous peoples of the land we traverse along our channels, and ways to do so.

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Safety On The Road

Need-to-know safety tips for road travelers.

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Vanlife Arsenal: Fave Gear & Practical Know-How

Practical know-how, general vanlife tips and gear picks from the Diversify Vanlife community.

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Essential Apps for Road Travel & The Outdoors

Some easy-to-use apps for vanlife, camping, outdoor exploration & more, courtesy of the Diversify Vanlife team and community.

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Sustainability: How To “Increase Your Footprint” & Be A Good Land Steward

Reflections on how we can show respect for the land on which we live and recreate.

Travel Guides

Some favorite recommendations of places to go, courtesy of the Diversify Vanlife community

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Area Guides

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National & State Park Guides

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Outdoors 101: Hiking, Camping & Thriving Outside

Time spent outdoors is perhaps the most beautiful privilege this lifestyle affords us. Enjoy some pointers on ways to get out and safely enjoy the outdoors.

Making (& Saving) Money On The Road: Digital Nomadism, Budgeting & More

Wise words on the number one, most-asked question in vanlife – How do you make money?

On The Road with Kids

Beautiful advice and experiences centered around road travel life with children.

Vanlife In The City: How To Stealth Camp & More​

Some best practices for our vanlife community who live and work in city environments.

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A Word From Our Sponsor

Dave & Matt Vans is a custom van outfitter based in Gypsum, CO that builds and rents ‘lifestyle vehicles’ featuring everything you need, and nothing you don’t. Building out exclusively RAM ProMaster vans, Dave & Matt Vans’ vehicles are designed to be used for everything from weekend adventures to long-term travel, to remote work, and even as an alternative housing option for full-time living. The team at Dave & Matt Vans works with each owner to build the vehicle that’s best suited for them — so the owner’s lifestyle defines how the vehicle is used, rather than the other way around. 

Born out of the personal passion for vanlife shared by its co-founders, Dave Ramsay and Matt Felser, Dave & Matt Vans is on a mission to make vanlife accessible to everyone. Their high-quality, accessible lifestyle vehicles are built with the key necessities we’re accustomed to at home, and feature creative solutions for optimizing small spaces that don’t break the bank. Dave & Matt Vans’ builds are also incredibly cost efficient, making them some of most affordable campervans on the market.

For more information, please visit DMVans.com.

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After experiencing the unique freedom and opportunities that came from their own journeys with vanlife, Dave Ramsay and Matt Felser were driven to create a brand that could open the door for others to enjoy these same experiences. Knowing that high prices and lavish buildouts across the campervan market have been a barrier for many folks interested in vanlife, Dave & Matt Vans established their brand around a core mission of making vanlife accessible to everyone. They want to help ensure this lifestyle is attainable to all those who seek to experience it! In addition to prioritizing cost-efficient, practical builds to offer some of the most affordable campervans on the market, providing information and resources to help promote increased access to vanlife is also incredibly important to the Dave & Matt Vans team. They are thrilled to support Diversify Vanlife and the BIPOC Guide to Vanlife & The Outdoors!

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DV BIPOC Guide readers can receive a 10% discount on a Van Rental at dmvans.com/rentals! Use the code DIVERSIFYVANLIFE10 – valid now until 4/1/22.

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