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Water Harvesting

All living organisms on earth depend on water for survival, but our global water supplies are both dwindling and being polluted. As climate change continues to cause more frequent wildfires, longer periods of drought, and an increase in duration and intensity of storm systems, we look to ways we can preserve our limited water sources. One important way is the ancient practice of rainwater harvesting.


Join The No Trash Left Behind Campaign

Most travelers find ourselves on land that is not our original home. This is all Native Land, and the precious opportunity to explore and recreate on this land is a debt that must be repaid. Reparations and land acknowledgements are examples, but you can also do your part in a hands-on way. Participating in our #NoTrashLeftBehind campaign during Earth Month, and anytime you find yourself outside, is how you can begin to repay that land debt everyday.


Understanding Your VanLife Electrical System – Part 1

How does electricity even work? How do I know How much electricity/ power I need?
How do I pick the size of my battery and inverter?
How much solar power will I need?

These are a few of the most common questions for those newer to vanlife!
The following sections will guide you step-by-step on how to master vanlife electricals!


The Japanese art of forest bathing | Shinrin-Yoku 森林浴

Forest bathing is the practice of taking a leisurely walk in a forest for health benefits. The phrase ties back to Japan, popularized in the 1980s as a nod to Zen Buddhism and Shintoism. This practice was in response to rising illness in the overworked population, and was used to balance stress caused by extreme structure, overwhelming life conditions, and traumas caused by natural disasters (a rising issue related to climate change).


Reimagining Environmentalism with Leah Thomas

Leah Thomas (@greengirlleah) is an intersectional environmental activist on a mission to dismantle systems of oppression in the environmental movement. Her personal platform Green Girl Leah was born out of a space that lacked representation of Black people in the outdoors and spoke to her passion for getting people started on their environmental justice journey.


9 Nomad Safety Tips for Travel During Inauguration Week

Written by Bree Contreras Inauguration week is upon us, and after the way the first week of 2021 played out, a lot of folks are rightfully nervous about what this week will hold or what any of it might mean for our country, our democracy, and our safety. For many of us living life on


A Vanlifer’s Guide to Digital Nomadism

2020 was the year of the pandemic, 2021 will be the year of the digital nomad. In this guide, Dustin & Noami Grevemberg of Irie to Aurora shares some tips and advice on how to become an overland digital nomad.

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2020 Educational Resources from the Diversify Vanife team

Has there ever been a year that has gone by as slowly as 2020? Along with all chaos, violence, and fear that this year brought, we were reminded that yes, we could reflect on the people we want to be moving forward and find ways to take steps towards that version of ourselves. That even


How to Survive Vanlife Without a Fridge

There is no starter kit for vanlife. It does not come with $500 blenders or fancy chest-style refrigerators. The owner decides what to include in their build based on their needs. This post is dedicated to those who may not have a fridge in their van and all that decision may entail.


Requiem For A Starter Van

Rachel and Ola reminisce about their first van Bertie. The van that started their nomadic journey and has helped to shape them into the people they are today. The two share how Bertie has influenced their next build and their plans for the future.


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