Diversify Vanlife Presents: A BIPOC Guide to Vanlife & The Outdoors


By Noami Grevemberg
A word on the “why” behind putting this guide together.
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Diversify Vanlife Presents: A BIPOC Guide To Vanlife + The Outdoors
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Personal Reflections on Vanlife Priority #1: Safety

By Kerman Delaiso Whether it’s just you, yourself and a partner, a family, or a group of you preparing for van life road trips, safety should be at the very top of your list. I’m Kerman Delaiso. I’ve been living in my car and Ram ProMaster van for over a year and nine months. During […]

Diversify Vanlife Presents: A BIPOC Guide to Vanlife & The Outdoors

By Noami Grevemberg Greetings DV family! After months of work from our team and amazing contributors from our community, I’m absolutely thrilled that our BIPOC Guide to Vanlife & The Outdoors is finally ready for the world! Right from the inception of Diversify Vanlife, creating an all-encompassing resource for BIPOC road travelers has been one […]

Keeping your Dog Safe and Happy on the Road

By Ola Kalejaye Ola travels with his partner Rachel and their mini golden doodle/mini red poodle Astro in a converted 2014 Ford Shuttle Bus. From early on in our vanlife journey, our mini doodle Astro’s been by our side (or, a lot of the time, on our laps), ready for adventure at every new turn.  […]

The Power of Your Words: Using Respectful Land-Related Terminology

By Wynnē Weddell & Faren Rajkumar Travelers are often called to put our experiences into words, whether we blog about it, post on social media, maintain a website, or create videos. Sharing stories of our adventures is how we can honor memories and celebrate this beautiful, chosen life of wandering and exploration. It’s worth contemplating […]

Decolonize National Parks

By Wynnē Weddell Before diving into our National Park Guides and Area Guides, we strongly encourage you to read this perspective from DV team member Wynne Weddell on the legacy of the National Park System and how the dire need to decolonize the parks starts with reframing our understanding of them on the individual level. […]

Beyond Land Acknowledgements

By Wynnē Weddell & Faren Rajkumar Resources and Tools to Increase Your Understanding of the Land When we verbalize or write the original Indigenous names of the lands beneath our wheels or feet, we are attempting to access and empathize with the generational trauma & grief felt by Native communities for centuries. We are momentarily […]

Van Build Top Tips

by Vaughn Dabney, Candyss Love and Noami Grevemberg Enjoy this assortment of budget-friendly top tips covering some FAQs about buying and building a rig! Getting Started Choosing a Rig The Perks of a DIY Build DIY Layouts Electrical Insulation Tips On Insurance Refrigeration Bathroom   We hope you found these tips helpful! If you have […]

An Overview of How to Source and Build your Van!

Choosing The Right Van Before you get started on this wild ride, it is essential to choose the right van that fits your needs and wants, and figure out whether your priorities are lots of space, a low budget setup, weekend camping and/or full-time stealth camping in cities. Before You Buy Your Van Some factors […]

5 Things To Think About Before Buying The RV, Van or Rig of Your Dreams!

When it comes to buying the rig of your dreams, it’s easy to get caught up in the dream of your rig and ideal future situation, and make impulsive decisions. I can attest to this based on my own personal experience of purchasing my first rig. When I bought my camper van a few years ago, […]