These renovated vans and busses are, in a word, awesome. Totally awesome!

Simply calling them “renovated” doesn’t do them justice, as you’ll soon find out from these photos.

These pics just might inspire you to renovate a vehicle and hit the road because judged on these, you could definitely live in these bad boys.

1. This is a great one

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#2! Continuing the countdown of my four most liked photos from 2018 ✨ and this one may be my favorite. My personal favorite capture on what may have been my favorite day of the year. . .This day I was driving through the Redwoods of Nothern California. The weather was perfect. I found a little pullout onto this rock bed along the Eel River where I hung out for a few hours, had lunch, sunbathed, cleaned up vanna a bit, without any other person in sight. I remember feeling particularly grateful in these moments. It may not have been my most adventurous or captivating day of the year. After all, I had been to Havasupai, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Joshua Tree, and Big Sur to name a few- but for some reason this day stocks with me. Blissing out! . . Look back at my two previous posts for photos #4 and #3. And if you’d like to watch all of adventures from this year as they were happening- check out my story highlights!

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I’m back! Emerging from a social media slumber. How glorious it has been to feel more present daily and take much needed time for self-care 🙏🏼 . .But! I’m feeling the punishment of the almighty algorithm for not posting a lick hardly in the last month. I’ve lost a few hundred followers! (Maybe more like 1,000?) and I suspect the engagement on this post wont be optimal. But who the heck has time for that? Im glad you’re here ☺️ Thanks to each one of you who are still following along with me. Through adventurous times and through more quiet transformative times! I love you! Now onto business…. . . The countdown to the new year is on. And wow is my world looking differently lately! I can’t wait to share more. There’s books and vans and adventures to bestow upon you! But in the meantime, here is my #4 most liked photo of 2018. My beloved #vannathevan deserves this spot I think! Just look at her ❤️Check back in tomorrow for #3!

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#3! . .Continued from yesterday- this is my third most liked photo from 2018✨ On this night I was parked in a forest not far from the Oregon coastline. I set out earlier in the day after zero planning. During an impulsive moment I hopped in the van and started to drive West until I saw the ocean. About two and half hours. I didn’t really have a destination in mind- it’s the drive that soothes me. I stopped for coffee and a bite to eat then checked out a trail that lead to the beach. I was the only person there and the visibility couldn’t have been more than a half a mile. The fog was thick and low. It was cold. My night ended here- cozied and content. Not long after this the rain started and I retreated into Vanna. I slept so hard that night to the sound of thunder and rain. The next morning I woke up and drove right back to the farm. A short but nurturing little trip in #vannathevan . Part of a collection of moments I treasure

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2. Get on the big bus

3. All aboard!

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Travel update! • Over the last 4 month, I have done everything to avoid the cold and getting those winter vibes. Now things have changed. My son hopped on board yesterday and we are up for skiing and snowboarding and will start up north today. We want to check out som spots in South Tyrol starting of in Sulden. So the Next 14 days will be all about chasing some snow. • If you are around South Tyrol or Austria be sure to drop us a line, meet up and show us around 👊 • • • • #visitsouthtyrol #bucketlist #weltenbummler #fernweh #aroundtheworld #reisefieber #reiselust #wondermore #modernoutdoors #welltravelled #neverstopexploring #wonderlust #seetheworld #thevisualscollective #stayandwander #travelphotography #neuehorizonte #geomagazin #travelbook #helloworldmagazine #reisefoto #natgeotravel #projectvanlife #vanclans #livebravely #outdoorshare #wildernessculture #abenteuerundreisen #vanlifediaries

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Good food on the road is key. That’s what makes the difference between camping and living to me. That is also the reason why our kitchen is so big compared to the size of our bus. Our wood stove has become a big part of the kitchen too since we are able to cook on it. I always try to cook as local as possible and get inspiration from the country I am in. I go to markets or use ingredients that I find, like herbs. Our favorite dishes? They do change from time to time and country. Right now it’s Quiche (thanks to a friend I met in Spain). Pretty easy to make and absolutely gorgeous taste. Are you into cooking? What’s your favorite dish on the road? • • • • • #nomad #nomadlife #vanlifediaries #convertedschoolbus #skoolienation #buslifeadventure #busconversion #livingsmall #tinyhousemovement #minimalist #roadlife #fulltimerv #tinyhome #smallliving #vanadventures #projectvanlife #vegan #homeonwheels #simpleliving #diy #livingontheroad #vanlifeideas #thisisvanlifeing #vanlifemagazine #livebravely #vanlifeexplorers #vanliving #vanlifecamper #inhabitant

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Our Mosquito net was a huge upgrade 🕸🦗🐜 We had quite a lot Mosquitoes and even more fly’s on Bord basically the whole time. Nothing is more annoying to me than fly’s bugging you when you are trying to sleep 😴 and I‘m sure you all know that sound of that mosquito cruising past your ear at night. The worst time we actually had on Sardinia. Nightmare! The round net we had on board just didn’t fit so we got a square shaped one wich works just great. Great to see that a 14€ investment can make such a huge difference. So a Mosquito net is definitely on our top 10 list for vanlife because a good night sleep makes the next day even more beautiful and puts a smile on your face in the morning 😉🚌 How do you handle the Mosquito/Fly issue? • • • • #nomad #nomadlife #homeiswhereyouparkit #convertedschoolbus #skoolienation #buslifeadventure #busconversion #livingsmall #tinyhousemovement #minimalist #roadlife #fulltimerv #tinyhome #smallliving #livingfree #projectvanlife #vegan #homeonwheels #simpleliving #diy #livingontheroad #vanlifeideas #thisisvanlifeing #vanlifemagazine #livebravely #vanlifeexplorers #vanliving #vanlifecamper #inhabitant

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Our first breakfast back in Germany feels pretty awkward 🤔. Suddenly all the colors and the smell of the Mediterranean is gone. The good thing is that the change happens slowly because you are traveling slow. And there is another good thing about traveling slow. You have a lot of time to think about future plans and where to go next 🚌💫. But before heading of to new destinations we have a huge list of upgrades and maintenance work to do on our bus. So no time for grey weather depressions 🙏🤣 • • • • #nomad #nomadlife #homeiswhereyouparkit #convertedschoolbus #skoolienation #buslifeadventure #busconversion #livingsmall #tinyhousemovement #minimalist #roadlife #fulltimerv #tinyhome #smallliving #livingfree #projectvanlife #vegan #homeonwheels #simpleliving #diy #livingontheroad #itsvanlife #thisisvanlifeing #vanlifemagazine #livebravely #vanlifeexplorers #vanliving #vanlifecamper #inhabitant

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4. Living the dream

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How all my favourite nights start; 1. Choose a Spotify Playlist 2. Start a fire 3. Pour yourself a glass of wine 🙌🏽 After road tripping around Australia these past few years our Spotify playlist has slowly grown to over 1000 of my favourite songs 💕 Each one bringing me back to a particular place and memory. Even when we camp in the middle of nowhere (which is most of the time) we can play all of our music offline because we are on Spotify Premium! Honestly, Spotify Premium has been one of our best purchases on the road! 🚐😻 If you click the link in my bio you can get a limited time offer – upgrade to Spotify Premium for FREE for 60 days. // @SpotifyAUNZ #WorkingWithSpotify

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5. That is impressive

6. I’m jealous in a major way

Road trip! Maybe a really long road trip…