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


By Noami Grevemberg
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Diversify Vanlife Presents: A BIPOC Guide To Vanlife + The Outdoors
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Go Power! makes it a priority to be ambassadors of inclusivity within the RV/Van Life space.

“Boondocking: A How-To Guide” is sponsored by GoPower!  It is a part of their mission to offer representation and a safe place for the BIPOC community to share their off-grid stories and adventures. What better way to help spread awareness of that mission and encourage BIPOC engagement than through the support of Diversify Vanlife and […]

A Free and Private Way to #Vanlife

By Meghan and Matt Matt and I started our vanlife journey from Connecticut after a six month van build. Coming from the East coast, boondocking isn’t really much of an option in the wilderness – mainly because so much of the land is developed. We got to camp out at a state forest in PA […]

Overcoming those Challenges of Parking on BLM

By Shanice Sol The first time I boondocked was at Frenchmen Coulee, over in Vantage, Washington. I had never been to that location nor been camping at that point. So, a friend – who goes often to climb there – and I went, so that I had someone who had experience with me. It was […]

Boondocking my way through the States

By Navod My name is Navod the Nomad, and I am a 28 year old vanlifer traveling the country in my self-converted 2018 Ford Transit Hi Roof. I’ve been on the road now for a year and a half now on a nearly full time basis, with the goal of visiting all 50 states. My […]

The True Freedom of Boondocking

By Rocio and Gabe Rivero We started van-life in the summer of 2020, as the pandemic was in full swing. We had already been fulltime RVers for two and a half years, but we were stationary in our fifth-wheel for a long time at that point.  With no place to really go on weekends during […]

Boondocking: A How-To Guide

Sponsored by GoPower! (Find their message of support at the bottom of this Guide.) Self-Sufficiency and Privacy By Kartk and Sim  We are Kartik, Sim and Everest, a couple of Indians from Toronto, Canada. We started our vanlife journey in Toronto, Canada and started making our way down south towards Patagonia in August 2020. Our journey […]

Intro to Hiking & Camping

By Kimberly Lajoi There is something special about being immersed in nature. Something physically, mentally, and emotionally rewarding about hiking to the top of a mountain. Or drinking water straight from a natural source. The air is cleaner. The views are better. It’s something spiritual. To those who have had little exposure to the outdoors […]

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Climbing

By Lisa Jennings “In diversity, there is beauty and there is strength” -I forget but it’s damn good. Disclaimer: I don’t have the answers; this is just how I’ve learned to contemplate, navigate, explore, gain strength, stumble, heal, cry, and laugh in climbing and other outdoor spaces.  Climbing is a feeling. It’s this innate and primal pull […]