Topo X VanLife Diaries Meetup
Jun
20
9:00 PM21:00

Topo X VanLife Diaries Meetup

After a long week at Outdoor Retailer, join us and the Topo Designs crew for an American VanLife Gathering and the Outlandish book tour by Morgan Sjogren!

Music from Dusty Boots

Photo booth in a vintage mobile trailer from Reel Mobile Photo Booth

+ Ironton will be providing tasty craft cocktails and offering discounts to all Outdoor Retailer Badge holders.

10% off drinks all day for OR Badge holders - Bring your badge!
BOGO on First Drink for OR Badge holders - Bring your badge!
and Happy Hour prices from 3-6 pm

*Discounts are valid on Thursday 6/20/19 only and offers cannot be combined

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Colorado Vanlife Gathering
Jul
12
to Jul 14

Colorado Vanlife Gathering

Vanlife + Tiny House, Tiny Footprint are partnering to bring you the FOURTH Colorado Vanlife Gathering! Ticket includes two nights camping in the beautiful Dallenbach Ranch in Basalt, Colorado. A portion of your ticket will be donated to The Trust for Public Land.

Tickets

There are only 300 tickets available for this gathering. Please secure your spot!

$50 per person (children under 16 are free)

All are welcome!

THIS IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY, PET-FRIENDLY EVENT (ALL ARE WELCOME). Vans, buses, trucks, cars, motorbikes, swags, RVs are welcome - bring what ya got! The only requirement is that you have an open mind, enjoy alternative ways of living, and want to meet some interesting people.

Location

The Dallenbach Ranch, sprawling over 140 acres of pristine Colorado Mountains, is a landmark property in the Frying Pan River Valley, and being only 20 minutes from downtown Aspen, 25 minutes from Carbondale and 3 hours from Denver.

Bathrooms on site. Off-grid electric setups are welcome, but NO GENERATORS PLEASE.
There is NO POTABLE WATER on site. Please bring enough water and food for the weekend. Pack it in, pack it out.

Giving Back

Last year, we raised $528 for The Trust for Public Land and $500 for the Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District. This year we hope to raise even more funds.

As vanlifers, we enjoy these public spaces to camp and outdoor recreate. To help save the land we enjoy, from neighborhood parks to national parks, we are supporting The Trust For Public Land. Their mission is to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Today, millions of Americans live within a 10-minute walk of a park or natural area The Trust for Public Land helped create, and countless more visit every year.

Schedule

Friday:

Community Potluck!

As people check in and get settled into their spot, we will begin to gather in the center for a potluck meal. One of the best parts of a Vanlife Diaries gathering is that first night, sharing food, meeting new people and experiencing each other’s company.

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Open Mic Night

Saturday:

Tea/Book Exchange with Seven Grey

Join us each morning from 8:30-10:30 am at Seven’s rig for tea and book exchange. Stop by for a cup of something warm each morning and swap books in Seven’s library.

Breathwork with Melissa Thayer

Breathwork is a powerful experience, and is ideal for individuals who are open to releasing the story they have created about themselves, and willing to move into a more expansive, complete version of their being. (This style of Breathwork is not advised for anyone with a history of heart disease, seizure disorders, anyone with severe mental illness or taking medication which affects brain chemistry.)

Idleness with Kit Whistler

Join Kit for an introduction to her philosophical premise of Idle Theory, a query to which she’s devoted her life. Kit argues that modern humans desperately need to practice idleness, or time spent doing nothing, in order to live a sane and joyful life. In this talk, Kit will explain the main tenets of Idle Theory, and will give tips for how you can incorporate idleness into your everyday life, especially when traveling and living out of a vehicle.

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Mental Health Tarot Reading with Lyn Sweet

Lyn started to live/travel in a van because it seemed like her last resort to saving her sanity. Nothing Lyn was doing at the time was helping her get out of rock bottom. She needed to do something drastic. Since living in a van, a lot of old issues seemed to dissipate. Although new issues surfaced. Lyn wanted to make a "tarot" style card deck to bring awareness to mental health and how our demons are merely just creatures that need love and attention. If we name them and recognize why they're there, it's much easier to step forward into healing them. We all struggle with demons whether its loneliness, depression, trauma, self-hate, anxiety, stress....and Lyn wants to put a face to these and illustrate the other side to them. There's always a light wherever there is darkness. Lyn is providing an open discussion in a safe environment where we can voice our demons and share what ways traveling has healed or hindered them.

Group Float/Water Volleyball

Come gather by the Roaring Fork river and cool off. Bring your tubes, inflatable rafts, or whatever you got! We will also be playing water volleyball and swimming in the summer sun.

Maker’s Meetup with Debbie Hoak

Debbie will host Makers' Meetups so people can work on their hobbies together and share their passions. Debbie will be teaching knitting/crocheting to anyone who wants to learn or upgrade their skills.

Vanlife Q&A with Vanlife Diaries Crew

Raffle

Mental Health Soup Fundraiser with Jared Melrose & Ash Butler

We would like to invite you to come and share soup with us as we raise funds for a mental health nonprofit organization. Mental health affects us all in some way and creating awareness and support for others is something we take seriously and deeply care about.

Live Music by Dusty Boots & Hayden Warner/Live Painting by Lyn Sweet

Sunday

Yoga

Group Photo

More to come! Stay tuned as we continue to add more activities to our schedule. If you’d like to host an activity or workshop, please email tinyhousetinyfootprint@gmail.com.

Can I buy a ticket and get a refund if I can’t make it?

There are no cancellations, refunds, or exchanges on any order for any reason once it has been submitted to us. If you are no longer interested in attending the event or using the tickets you originally purchased, we welcome you to list your unwanted tickets for sale on the Vanlife Diaries Social Forum.

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Taos Vanlife Gathering
Aug
16
to Aug 18

Taos Vanlife Gathering

Taos Vanlife Gathering

poster designed and painted by  Colin Kellogg  of  Itinerant Aircooled

poster designed and painted by Colin Kellogg of Itinerant Aircooled

Join us
for a summertime van gathering
in beautiful Taos, New Mexico. 


You’re Already In? Great! Skip right to it and order your tickets now.
Want to know more? Keep on scrolling. :)


Join us for
a weekend of fun.


About the Gathering
Join us for a weekend-long campout in the high desert mesa of Hotel Luna Mystica, a private venue with plenty of stars and space. Under the open sky, we’ll enjoy workshops and music, community and natural beauty.

This weekend is a welcoming, friendly space where vanlifers can gather to share, learn, and deepen our community. Today, much of our interaction happens online, but this weekend in Taos, we’ll circle our modern-day covered wagons to share our skills and stories face-to-face, while doing what we love in the outdoors—and checking out each other’s rigs, of course!

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There will be live music and a potluck, van-related workshops and time for informal chatting. Between the natural beauty of Hotel Luna Mystica and all of the qualified, passionate presenters we have lined up, we’re all in for a weekend to remember.


At the beautiful
Hotel Luna Mystica


The Venue: Hotel Luna Mystica
Somehow everything seems closer at the Mystica. 12-plus acres of mesa, 10 vintage trailers, 60 campsites, one planet, one moon, a gazillion stars. Head out of Taos and aim for the Rio Grande, turn right at the friendly lights over the Taos Mesa Brewery. The adventure awaits. Disconnect, and reconnect with your natural self. Restore your balance. This is a place of opportunity and tranquility. Community and solitude. Outer space and inner peace. Test yourself. Rest yourself. Reclaim yourself. Experience nature without the hassle.


With Kit Whistler & J.R. Switch
of Idle Theory Bus


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Your Hosts
Kit Whistler and JR Switchgrass of have been traveling the backroads of America full time for 7 years in their VW bus named Sunshine. They have loved watching the Vanlife community grow from a tiny, separate group of individuals to a robust community of radicals out to change the world. Kit is a writer, JR a photographer and videographer, and together they create art about what they find out there down the nowhere roads they love so well. You can follow their work on Idle Theory Bus and check out the book they published. They cannot wait to meet you all in Taos this August!

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Your Ticket Gives Back


Giving Back to Our Public Lands...and Learning in the Process
10% of proceeds from the event will be donated to the Conservation Lands Association—but that’s not all. We are thrilled to announce that the Conservation Lands team will be presenting workshops at our gathering. We hope to cover a variety of pertinent topics, including tips on how to navigate the complex world of Public Land designations as well as tactical advice for how we, as lovers and users of these wild places, can become involved in protecting them for future generations. Conservation Lands Foundation is grassroots-run, and they believe that our vanlife community can truly make a difference in the world of public lands.

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All Are Welcome

This is an all-inclusive event and we invite everyone to attend. Vans, buses, trucks, cars, motorbikes, swags, RVs, and bikes are welcome! Bring what ya got, and be prepared for three days of fun! The only requirement is that you pack a wide-open mind, a burning passion for alternative ways of living, and a desire to meet a whole lot of interesting people.

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The Vanlife Community

We are part of a growing community that is passionate about van travel in wild places. Some “Vanlifers,” as we’re called, live in their vans full time. Some of us weekend warriors who venture out to climb or snowboard on weekends. Others take a seasonal approach, taking an extended road trip or vacation centered around vehicle travel, instead of flying to some far-off destination seeking adventure.
At the heart of our vanlife community is a commitment to simplicity and a love of nature, a commitment to camping and a welcoming environment.
Our hope is that, throughout the weekend, we can take our online conversations into a physical space. Each of us has unique talents to offer, and we’ll gather together to share them freely, along with conversation, art, laughter, and stories. There’ll be campfires for warming our fingers and early mornings for visiting and learning about each other’s rigs. Here’s to friends, both new and old. 


Weekend Happenings


Live Music by Ira Wolf

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Meet Ira: Singer, Songwriter, Vanlifer
Hailing from the mountains of Montana, and making a home in Nashville, TN, Ira Wolf's music and writing is vulnerable and honest. With three studio albums to share, Ira has performed on stages across the US, the UK, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia since she began touring in 2014. She draws from personal experience, and connects on an intimate level with her audience through her honest lyrics and melancholy vocals. With roots in folk, Americana and bluegrass genres, Ira has found a unique sound that resonates with an eclectic listening crowd. 

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Although Ira continues to make Nashville her home-base, she maintains a life on the road when she's not recording and has been a part of the growing 'vanlife' community since 2016. She released her highly anticipated third album 'The Closest Thing To Home' in 2017 and spent the majority of 2018 touring the U.S. Ira has no plans to slow down anytime soon and continues writing and performing both inside the states and overseas. She recently partnered with GoWesty for the second time and continues traveling in her beloved 1988 VW Westfalia (Ruby) full-time.

http://irawolfmusic.com

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Workshops, Seminars and Panels

We are proud to partner with gifted teachers and specialists to offer a wide variety of talks, seminars, and discussions throughout the weekend. We hope that they enhance deep, thoughtful mindfulness within our community, as well as new fodder to take home. All of us benefit from each other’s specialties, and we are beyond excited to welcome the following presenters to our schedule:

*Stay Tuned: More Workshops will be confirmed in the coming months*


Group Discussion:
The Meaning of Vanlife

The vanlife movement has grown exponentially across the past 5 years, from a small group of underground individuals to a huge uprising against modern conventional life. But what does it mean? And by that—what are we all doing here? Not on earth, but camped out in our vehicles? What are we seeking? What are the values our rambling community strive to uphold? Let’s all show up with an open mind, and our individual insights, to give clear definition to Vanlife as a whole. . .

Lets talk about what it means to be a vanlifer and where we would all like to go with this movement.

Lets talk about what it means to be a vanlifer and where we would all like to go with this movement.

 

Workshop:
No-Impact Van Camping

Led by Noami and Dustin Grevemberg of Irie to Aurora

This one hour interactive presentation led by two Leave No Trace Master Educators, who will emphasize skills + techniques essential for Leave to Trace Ethics in the day-to-day of Vanlife.

Dustin and Noami will also engage in a fun group activity to challenge the skills we’ve learned. By the end of this workshop, participants will understand the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace, along with how to implement and share their new knowledge with others. This workshop is open to adults & children of all ages. Everyone who attends will receive a certificate to show the world that you do indeed Vanlife responsibly.

About Dustin and Noami

Noami and Dustin are Certified Leave No Trace Instructors who have spent their last 3 years on the road. They are also the founders of Cacti to Coconuts, a blog and initiative dedicated to plastic-free living and sustainability. You can see more of their travels on their Instagram account: @irietoaurora

Join Dustin and Noami for a Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop. Participants will learn the Leave No Trace Seven Principles and how to apply them to life on the road.

Join Dustin and Noami for a Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop. Participants will learn the Leave No Trace Seven Principles and how to apply them to life on the road.

 
Breakdown Protocol: In Colin’s workshop you will learn best practices for diagnosing your breakdown and getting through it safe, sound, and stress-free.

Breakdown Protocol: In Colin’s workshop you will learn best practices for diagnosing your breakdown and getting through it safe, sound, and stress-free.

Workshop: How to Handle a Breakdown on the Road

Led by Colin Kellogg
If you travel often, it’s bound to happen: you’ll find yourself in the midst of a mechanical quandary, stranded in the middle of nowhere. Luckily, there is a way to manage such a situation, and Colin Kellogg, as full-time mechanic and traveler, will share his best tips and techniques for doing just that. Be prepared to join a robust Q+A about engine maintenance, preparation for a major road trip, and how to quiz a potential mechanic for their


About Colin:
Colin Kellogg is the founder of Itinerant Aircooled, an internet hub on all things aircooled VW. He has enjoyed a unique career of traveling the country to teach vehicle owners how to maintain and repair and drive their old air-cooled Volkswagens. This makes him not only a pre-vanlife vanlifer, but also one of the most skilled mechanics out there.
 He has been at it for 17 years now, and has seen it all. Come and learn from this engine guru!

 

How to Do Nothing, All by Yourself (Cultivating Solitude in Nature)

Led by Kit Whistler

Join Kit for an introduction to her philosophical premise of Idle Theory, a query to which she’s devoted her life. Kit argues that modern humans desperately need to practice idleness, or time spent doing nothing, in order to live a sane and joyful life. In this talk, Kit will explain the main tenets of Idle Theory, and will give tips for how you can incorporate idleness into your everyday life, especially when traveling and living out of a vehicle. 

About Kit:
Kit Whistler is writer, thinker, and full-time traveler who’s currently awaiting printing of the second edition of her novella Orange is Optimism. After years of practicing the fine art of doing nothing, she is an expert at idling in wild places. She hit the road back in 2012 seeking space and time...and she’s triumphant to say she’s found it. 

Learn how to do nothing everyday and how that non action will change your life.

Learn how to do nothing everyday and how that non action will change your life.


Community Stoke


Volunteer Opportunity

Sunday afternoon, we’ll head next door to the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument (one of our country’s newest national monuments) to Volunteer our time to the local BLM service. Possible volunteer opportunities include: trail maintenance, invasive plant species removal, trash pickup, and campground upkeep. Please show up prepared to work in appropriate rugged clothing and sturdy closed-toe shoes, because we’re really gonna do this! Let’s give back to Taos’ local public lands and work up a good sweat while we‘re at it.

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Potluck

On Friday night, we’ll commune, meet, and greet around a communal; meal. Come prepped with your favorite recipe and to share with the group. Bring a camp chair or towel if this Please, bring your own plates, napkins, and utensils. In our aim to leave no trace at this event, and disposable dinnerware will NOT be provided.  Note: If you have a dietary restriction, please bring a dish that accommodates it!

Raffle

You heard that right....Sunday is for raffling, and we’re gonna have some sweet prizes up for grabs. Stay tuned for specifics on this one....we’re still pulling it together!


Whew . . . that was a lot of info. We’re stoked. Hope you’re stoked.
Order a ticket today and we’ll see you in Taos.
Love, Kit, J.R. + The Vanlife Diaries Crew

Love you guys. See you out on the Mesa!

Love you guys. See you out on the Mesa!

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Go-Van: El Campo
Sep
13
to Sep 15

Go-Van: El Campo

Van gathering and music festival produced by Go-Van at the Domaine du Radar. A campground is also available for those who want to pitch their tent. It is not possible to sleep in your car on the site, you must have a tent or a van.

Domaine du Radar welcomes us for a third year to celebrate vanlife and share our best road trip stories of the summer. Every van owner (max lenght 22ft) are invited to camp at the bottom of the mountain for a weekend full of beautiful encounters, outdoor activities and music.

Friday: Vans are arriving all day. Projections and music in the evening.

Saturday: Animation and contest all day. Speakers, live band, DJs and campfires.

Sunday: The vans must leave the site for 1PM.

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Asheville Van Life Rally
Sep
20
to Sep 22

Asheville Van Life Rally

Join us for the 5th Annual Asheville Van Life Rally, a celebration of the vanlife community and culture, hosted in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, the Southeastern USA's home to outdoor adventure, as well as great are, beer, music, food, and people.

This is an opportunity to bring your vehicle and circle up with fellow vanlifers for connection, conversation, and celebration for this entire weekend of van life community-building! Be sure to secure a spot for your vehicle for this camping festival on 65 acres of beautiful land located just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville!

Don't have a vehicle and still want to check it out? Score yourself a daytime spectator pass on Saturday to enjoy the party!

The weekend plans include all sorts of vehicles (yes, not just vans), live music, craft beer, food trucks, vendor village, a raffle, merchandise, firepit areas, biking and walking trails, and natural areas. There will also be special programming throughout the weekend for all participants including a documentary film screening. A wide range of sponsors and vendors will showcase the innovative brands in the vanlife, overland, and adventure industries, and you'll be able to ask questions, shop, and geek out on new products.

This event is a family-friendly event and kids are welcome. Vehicles are primarily limited to vans, trucks, cars, overlanding vehicles, tents/hammocks, and motorcycles. If you are wanting to bring a school bus conversion, please contact the event director. RVs and larger class A motorhomes are not allowed.

To stay in the loop on updates and announcements, be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook @AshevilleVanLife. To sign up to receive more information about the event and to see the galleries from past events, please visit the Asheville Van Life website.

Volunteer positions will be posted at a later date.

The 2019 Asheville Van Life Rally is a fundraiser for Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity.

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New Orleans Vanlife Gathering
Oct
18
to Oct 20

New Orleans Vanlife Gathering

Hey y’all!  

Dustin & Noami of Irie to Aurora here. We’re so excited to team up with Vanlife Diaries to host the FIRST ever New Orleans Vanlife Gathering! This is a kid-friendly, pet-friendly get-together, filled with community, good vibes, and tiny living.

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THE GATHERING:

This is a three-day, two-night campout at the beautiful Mt. Hermon Surf Club in Mt. Hermon, Louisiana. It includes some amazing activities: LIVE MUSIC, YOGA, WORKSHOPS, VAN TOURS, POTLUCK DINNER, RAFFLE, COMMUNITY-LED DISCUSSIONS. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Healthy Gulf - formerly Gulf Restoration Network.

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VANLIFE IS NOT A VEHICLE, IT’S A STATE OF MIND. So you don’t need a van to attend. Bring what you got: tent-lifin’, bike packin’, RV’n, car campin’, skoolie livin’, ALL ARE WELCOME. As long as you can camp off-grid (there will be no hookups and generators are NOT allowed). If you’re curious about vanlife, this is a great opportunity to tour some rigs and get inspired. The only requirement for this event is that you have an open mind, enjoy alternative ways of living, and want to meet some interesting people.

This is a LEAVE NO TRACE EVENT. There will be no trash cans on site, so PACK-IT-IN, PACK-IT-OUT. We’ll also be playing a fun little game: cleanest campsite wins a prize!

ABOUT US, YOUR HOSTS:

Hi! We’re Dustin & Noami. We’ve been cruisin’ the American open road for the past three years in our ‘85 Westy called Irie. Six months into life on the road, we found ourselves outside of Yellowstone National Park feeling lonely, lost, and ready to give up. Then we heard about a “van gathering” up in Bend, OR, and we figured “why not.” That’s where we found community on the road. We’re so excited to host our first van gathering and bring together like-minded individuals, forge friendships and build community in one of our favorite places in the world!

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ABOUT OUR NON-PROFIT:

We will be donating 10% of ticket sales to the Healthy Gulf - formerly Gulf Restoration Network! This incredible non-profit is committed to uniting and empowering people to protect and restore the natural resources of the Gulf Region. Their work is devoted to conserving marine life, defending wetlands, sustaining coastal communities, and protecting our waters.

LOCATION:

The Mt. Hermon Surf Club is located 75 miles (about 1.5 hours) from downtown New Orleans, and less than an hour from the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. The property features a spring-fed creek and over 100 acres of beautiful pine forest interlaced with hiking trails.

Bathrooms on site. Off-grid electric setups are welcome, but NO GENERATORS PLEASE. There is NO POTABLE WATER on site. Please bring enough water and food for the weekend. Pack it in, pack it out.

TICKET PRICES:

$50 per person (children under 16 are free). 10% of ticket proceeds will go to the Healthy Gulf. There are only 300 tickets available for this gathering. Secure your spot now!

HOLD ON TO YOUR SEATS, SCHEDULE OF EVENTS COMING SOON!

We’re still looking for volunteers! If you’d like to volunteer during the event, please contact Dustin & Noami: irietoaurora@gmail.com

There are no cancellations, refunds, or exchanges on any order for any reason once it has been submitted to us. If you are no longer interested in attending the event or using the tickets you originally purchased, we welcome you to list your unwanted tickets for sale on the Vanlife Diaries Social Forum.

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Teton Valley Vanlife Gathering
Jun
14
to Jun 16

Teton Valley Vanlife Gathering

Vanlife Diaries + The Van Project are partnering to host the second annual Teton Valley Vanlife Gathering. Ticket includes two nights camping at the beautiful Linn Canyon Ranch (1300 E 6000 S, Victor, ID 83455) in Victor, Idaho, located just 30 miles (approx 45 min) from Jackson, WY, and under 2 hours from Yellowstone National Parks’ South entrance.

GET EXCITED! We’ve put together an amazing weekend gathering, nestled in the spectacular Teton Mountain Range! THIS IS A PET-FRIENDLY and FAMILY-FRIENDLY event. The only requirement is that you keep an open mind and want to meet some interesting people.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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YOU DON’T NEED A VAN TO ATTEND! Bring what you’ve got: tent, bike, car, van, skoolie. As long as you’re able to boondock or off-grid camp you’re welcome! (we won’t have hook-ups and generators are not allowed). There are bathrooms and potable water on-site. This is a great chance to get some rig tours and inspiration for your upcoming adventure rig or tiny home build! 



2019 TETON GATHERING PARTNERS

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Kettle Brand - www.kettlebrand.com

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Melvin Brewing - www.melvinbrewing.com

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Nuff Said Roasting - Facebook Page

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Teton Guitars - www.tetonguitars.com

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Luna Sandals - www.lunasandals.com

Plus, we’re working with an ultra FABULOUS NON-PROFIT. This is a LEAVE NO TRACE EVENT! Be prepared to pack out all of your trash.

Location: Linn Canyon Ranch- we rented out the entire ranch, located in Victor, Idaho just 30 miles (45 min give or take-- we move slow in our rig ;-)) from Jackson and under 2 hours from Yellowstone National Park! 

Ticket Prices: $50 per person (children under 16 are free). 10% of ticket proceeds will benefit Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

Volunteers: We’re still looking for volunteers! If you’d like to volunteer during the event, please contact Matt & Amanda: thevanprojectco@gmail.com

Cancellations & Refunds: There are no cancellations, refunds, or exchanges on any order for any reason once it has been submitted to us. If you are no longer interested in attending the event or using the tickets you originally purchased, we welcome you to list your unwanted tickets for sale on the Vanlife Diaries Social Forum.

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Go-Van Demo
Jun
7
to Jun 9

Go-Van Demo

The best way to start the road trip season is to camp together and meet the best van manufacturers and accessories. Go-Van invites you to park your van or set up your tent close to the beach. Live band, DJ, film projections, yoga, paddleboard, biking, kids activities and much more!

Friday: the arrival of vans starting at 1 PM. Projections and music in the evening.

Saturday: exhibitors, conferences, paddleboard, biking, guided hikes, swimming, yoga, kids activities, music shows, fires and more!

Sunday: exhibitors, conferences, paddleboard, biking, guided hikes, swimming, yoga, kids activities and more!

Prices include camping space but exclude SEPAQ access fees of $7.75 per person per day. In order to accommodate everyone, the size of the spaces may vary but are approximately 10 'x 22'.

With respect to $10 tickets for the Saturday evening only, ticket holders must arrive after 3pm and leave the site by 11pm.

Details and complete program: https://go-van.com/el-campo/

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Vanlife Diaries Banff Region Campout
Jun
7
to Jun 9

Vanlife Diaries Banff Region Campout

Exact location for the Vanlife Diaries Banff Region Campout. This photo is from the 2017 Vanlife Campout! So much fun. We can’t wait to see you all!

Exact location for the Vanlife Diaries Banff Region Campout. This photo is from the 2017 Vanlife Campout! So much fun. We can’t wait to see you all!

We are inviting the Canadian Vanlife & road tripping community and any international travellers to a campout on a beautiful river with the mountains surrounding us in the Banff region, Canada. We will be there from Friday June 7 lunchtime to Sunday June 9 lunchtime. THIS IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY, PET-FRIENDLY EVENT (ALL ARE WELCOME). Vans, buses, trucks, cars, motorbikes, swags, RVs are welcome - bring what ya got! The only requirement is that you have an open mind, enjoy alternative ways of living, and want to meet some interesting people. We will be sharing music & stories around the fire, swimming and enjoying the amazing nature surrounding us! See you all soon! Once you click and register an email will be sent with the map location. This is a offgrid outdoor free camping style environment with no shower & restroom facilities provided. We did a campout at this exact location pictured above in 2017 and it was so special!! See you all soon. Email vanlifediariesaustralia@gmail.com attention Jonny Dustow with any questions about the weekend.

Photo by:  @haydenseyes  Vancouver region Vanlife Campout

Photo by: @haydenseyes Vancouver region Vanlife Campout

Photo by:  @wildbonde  Alberta, Canada Region

Photo by: @wildbonde Alberta, Canada Region

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Photo: @alexjamesbowen Vancouver region Vanlife Campout

Photo by:  @jeffwolsleger  Alberta, Canada Region

Photo by: @jeffwolsleger Alberta, Canada Region

Photo by:  @alexjamesbowen  Vancouver region Vanlife Campout

Photo by: @alexjamesbowen Vancouver region Vanlife Campout

Photo by:  @jakecoleman  Vancouver region Vanlife Campout

Photo by: @jakecoleman Vancouver region Vanlife Campout

Photo:  @alexjamesbowen  Sunshine Coast Vanlife Gathering Australia

Photo: @alexjamesbowen Sunshine Coast Vanlife Gathering Australia

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Vanlife Diaries Book Launch and CTEK Raffle
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Vanlife Diaries Book Launch and CTEK Raffle

Join us at the Torquay Book store on the 1st of June to celebrate the Victoria, Australian release of Jared Melrose's new book, Vanlife Diaries: Finding Freedom on the Open Road with a book launch party you won't want to miss!

Win a CTEK D250SA charger and CTEK Smart Pass raffle, courtesy of @CTEKOFFGRID enjoy some complimentary coffee, and get yourself a signed copy of Vanlife Diaries: Finding Freedom on the Open Road. Hope to see you there!

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Vanlife Diaries Book Launch Party
May
16
5:00 PM17:00

Vanlife Diaries Book Launch Party

Join us at the Topo Designs Denver store on May 16th to celebrate the release of Kathleen Morton's new book, Vanlife Diaries: Finding Freedom on the Open Road with a book launch party you won't want to miss!

Enjoy complimentary beer, 20% off all in-store Topo Designs gear during the event, and signed copies of Vanlife Diaries: Finding Freedom on the Open Road. We'll be raffling off two books and some awesome Topo Designs gear throughout the night. See you there!

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Go-Van x Vanlife Diaries Vanlife BC Meetup
May
10
to May 12

Go-Van x Vanlife Diaries Vanlife BC Meetup

The Go-Van crew drove from Quebec and the Vanlife Diaries team will be just landing from Australia to meet up in beautiful BC. We want to see all our friends from around here, meet new Canadian Vanlife community, play some music, make a bonfire and camp for a weekend together. All vans welcome! Good Vibes Only.

We have an entire area for ourselves by the pond and access to swim in a creek at Klahanie Campground in wonderful Squamish. The Chief famous hike and the Shannon Falls Provincial park are just a few minutes away!

35$ per van / night. No additional fees for extra people.
Note: If you're by your van alone, you can share the fee with another person that's alone in their van.
Pay when you get there.

Restrooms and Wifi on site
Hot showers (coin operated)

Live music by Dusty Boots, Alex Bowen, Hayden Warner and any of you that would like to share your music too!

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Vanlife Diaries Author Event at BookBar Denver
May
5
6:00 PM18:00

Vanlife Diaries Author Event at BookBar Denver

Inspired by the blog and Instagram account, Vanlife Diaries is an inspiring and detailed look into the world of the rolling homes built and occupied by a new generation of modern gypsies: a range of professionals and creatives who have ditched conventional houses for the freedom of the road and the beauty of the outdoors. More than 200 photographs feature the vanlifers, their pets, and their converted vans and buses-VWs, Sprinters, Toyotas, and more-with the interiors uniquely customized and decorated for their work and hobbies, as well as the stunning natural locations that are the movement's inspiration. Interviews and narrative captions share the stories of these nomads and how they decided to pursue vanlife, and provide practical tips and inspiration for downsizing, finding and converting your vehicle, and working and living on the road

KATHLEEN MORTON is a freelance journalist and the U.S. representative of the Australia-based Vanlife Diaries, an online channel that posts interviews and photos of vanlifers around the world, serves as a community hub, and hosts vanlife gatherings around the world. Before joining Vanlife Diaries she blogged about vanlife and collected interviews on her website Tiny House, Tiny Footprint. She is the author of the illustrated, self-published book Tiny House Tiny Footprint. She lives in an ’87 Toyota van with her dog, Peaches. JONNY DUSTOW and JARED MELROSE are co-founders of Vanlife Diaries. Surfers and musicians, they both live in vans on Australia’s east coast.

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Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

Vanlife Diaries Australian 'Book Launch' Sunday picnic Byron Bay & Gold Coast Region

Photo by @alexjamesbowen

Photo by @alexjamesbowen

Australian Vanlife community. You are invited to come and share a picnic lunch on a beautiful farm between Byron Bay & Gold Coast this Sunday April 28th 12:00-2.30pm to celebrate the release of our communities ‘Vanlife Diaries finding freedom on the open road’ book. We will be giving two books away at the lunch too! Once you register, the address for the lunch will be sent to your email. Bring your own food, snack, drinks & picnic rugs. If you have a musical instrument that you want to come and jam with bring that too. See you all soon.

Photo: @alexjamesbowen

Photo: @alexjamesbowen

Photo by @haydenseyes

Photo by @haydenseyes

Photo by: @haydenseyes

Photo by: @haydenseyes

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Apr
5
to Apr 7

Sunshine Coast Vanlife Gathering X Tasi Travels

Tasi Travels Camping at Bluff Creek Campground Property

Tasi Travels Camping at Bluff Creek Campground Property

We are so excited to be teaming up with Tasi Travels for our first ever Sunshine Coast Gathering Fri April 5-7, 2019, held at the amazing property of Bluff Creek Campground.

About Tasi: Tasi Travels is a travel clothing brand designed by Jess Abraham for adventures, combining minimalism, practicality and style. We believe in travelling light, in being able to pack less, but better. Our travel clothing was designed with minimalism in mind, so you can go away with only a handful of items that are versatile and practical enough to be all you need. We endeavor to create a community of wanderers and to inspire slow, authentic travel. We want to help you travel freely, travel easily and travel often.


About Jess: Jess Abraham is the founder of ethical travel clothing brand, Tasi Travels. Prior to founding Tasi, Jess co-founded and ran independent publication Tidal Magazine, supporting young creatives around Australia. Jess is passionate about environmental conservation, and has particularly worked in the space of marine debris since her early teens. Jess has built her business to be able to be run from wherever she is in the world, which is often on the road in her iLoad! 

About Bluff Creek Campground: Bluff Creek is a beautiful family owned and run campground set in the beautiful surrounds of Kenilworth. Space, tranquility and privacy are core values that they endeavour to foster. The surrounding villages, markets, artisans and producers make for endless opportunities while the setting is as far away from the hustle and bustle. Set on 100 acres, campsites are idyllically located on a bend of a beautiful clear creek with abundant swimming holes and fish.

There are limited tickets available for this gathering. Please secure your spot soon! 10% of each ticket is shared amongst our not profit partners One Wave (Mental Health Awareness) & Take 3 (Environmental awareness & education).

TICKET PRICES:

$60 per Adult, $20 per child, (Under 5 Years old free) includes two nights camping & all the fun that goes down. Including live music, art, workshops, speakers, beach clean & ‘free the funk’ fluro surf.

THIS IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY, PET-FRIENDLY EVENT (ALL ARE WELCOME). Vans, buses, trucks, cars, motorbikes, swags, RVs are welcome - bring what ya got! The only requirement is that you have an open mind, enjoy alternative ways of living, and want to meet some interesting people.

Bluff Creek Campground Property

Bluff Creek Campground Property

Tasi Travels camping at Bluff Creek Campground

Tasi Travels camping at Bluff Creek Campground

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Mar
31
4:00 PM16:00

Vanlife Sessions X Live Music & Art X Surf Coast & Bellarine Coast Victoria

The amazing Hire A Kombi property photo by:  @diana_with_a_j

The amazing Hire A Kombi property photo by: @diana_with_a_j

Vanlife Sessions (Live Art & Music event) for a cause are excited to be collaborating with Tom Robb from Life Is The Way, Hire A Kombi Damien Cole & Ocean Mind to bring the Surf Coast & Bellarine Coast of Victoria a special & unique family friendly (Kids under 16 free are Free) community event on a beautiful private property. Live music by Jack The Fox, Alana Wilkinson, Jack Botts, Ella Sweeney, Dusty Boots Mckinley Payne & Tom Robb, also live art by Tilly @tilbatilba Instagram & Sophie @sophieillustrates_ Instgram. If you are an artist (painter, muralist) that would like to contribute with some live art please let us know. We are so stoked to collaborate with A Cleaner Coast to do a beach clean at Ocean Grove & Barwon Heads at 1.30 before the live music & art! CLICK HERE to register for the beach clean and you will be sent exact details. This event is supporting artists and sharing creativity and raising awareness and funds for a good cause with a family friendly environment at Hire A Kombi’s property, Surf Coast, Ocean Grove, Victoria Australia. Tickets are $15 & can be purchased online below. $5 from each ticket goes to our not for profit we are raising money for which is Ocean Mind for this event. Ocean Mind provides therapeutic surf programs harnessing surfing as a tool to address youth issues such as mental illness, social isolation and disability. “Ocean Mind’s alternative surf therapy is community-based and recovery oriented and acts to complement clinical and acute care. The support involves young people aged 8-18 participating in six-week programs delivered by professional youth workers, surf instructors and a 1:1 matched local mentor, building their confidence, skills and connection to the community.” Parking is across the street from the Hire A Kombi property. See you soon! Address for Hire a Kombi property: Click here 1830 Bellarine Highway Marcus Hill.

BYO rugs, drinks and snacks.

Please note: Tickets are non-refundable due to any circumstances including weather or event cancellation. As money is going to a not for profit and artists are booked to play. We aren’t in control of the weather and hope it will be beautiful on the day.

Jack The Fox photo from @theporchsessions

Jack The Fox photo from @theporchsessions

Ocean Mind

Ocean Mind

Jack Botts Photo by: @haydenseyes

Jack Botts Photo by: @haydenseyes

Alana Wilkinson Photo from : @theporchsessions

Alana Wilkinson Photo from : @theporchsessions

Ella Sweeney

Ella Sweeney

Mckinley Payne

Mckinley Payne

A Cleaner Coast

A Cleaner Coast

@sophieillustrates_

@sophieillustrates_

@tilbatilba

@tilbatilba

Jack The Fox

Jack The Fox

Alana Wilkinson

Alana Wilkinson

Dusty Boots

Dusty Boots

Dusty Boots Photo by: @haydenseyes

Dusty Boots Photo by: @haydenseyes

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Ocean Mind

Ocean Mind

The Hire A Kombi Property from a previous live music session

The Hire A Kombi Property from a previous live music session

Ocean Mind

Ocean Mind

Tom Robb Life Is The Way

Tom Robb Life Is The Way

Hire A Kombi Photo by:  @kthannahsmith

Hire A Kombi Photo by: @kthannahsmith

Tom Robb Life Is The Way

Tom Robb Life Is The Way

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Mar
17
4:00 PM16:00

Vanlife Sessions X Live Music & Art X Grant Molony Art Studio, Central Coast, Australia

Vanlife Sessions Mckinley Payne Photo: @haydenseyes

Vanlife Sessions Mckinley Payne Photo: @haydenseyes

Vanlife Sessions (Live Art & Music event) are excited to be collaborated with Grant Molony art studio & Lucky Surf Supply. Live music by Joel Leggett, Jye Sharp, Dogfight (Kelton Hirst, Cale Labbe & Banjo Crossley), Mckinley Payne, Dusty Boots, Krysten Dafter Ashrae Miniq Music & Sean Dunlop. Live art by Grant Moloney & guest artist Nyree Kiely, Ella Sandeman & Ange Elder. This is a beautiful community event supporting artists and sharing creativity with a family friendly event at Long Jetty on the Central Coast, Australia. Also supported by Donnie Eats & Stone & Wood. Tickets are $15 & can be purchased online below. $5 from each ticket goes to our not for profit we are raising money for Central Coast Kids in need. Park out the back and entry by the back roller door. Address Lucky Surf & Supply 3/417 The Entrance Road, Long Jetty NSW 2261.

Joel Leggett

Joel Leggett

Grant Moloney art space & live art Photo: @haydenseyes

Grant Moloney art space & live art Photo: @haydenseyes

Jye Sharp

Jye Sharp

Dusty Boots

Dusty Boots

Van Jams going on in the car parks around Vanlife Sessions Photo: @haydenseyes

Van Jams going on in the car parks around Vanlife Sessions Photo: @haydenseyes

Dogfight

Dogfight

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Vanlife Diaries x Be Kind Vibes Pop Up Event
Feb
16
5:00 PM17:00

Vanlife Diaries x Be Kind Vibes Pop Up Event

We're stoked to team up with Be Kind Vibes to host a Pop Up Event in San Diego. This is an opportunity to meet the founder of Be Kind Vibes, Matthew Hickey, and check out his mobile shop and support a local business.

Schedule of Events:
5-7 pm - Meet and greet. Tour adventure mobiles and talk to people who live and work on the road. Get to know our nonprofit partner Changing Tides Foundation and the work they do to raise awareness and address social, environmental, health and safety concerns in the places we visit.
7 pm - Catch a trailer of the documentary, The Meaning of Vanlife, featuring the stories of vanlifers from around the world.
8 pm - Stick around for our raffle and score some eco-conscious and outdoor gear

10% of all beer sales during the event will benefit Changing Tides Foundation.

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Australia: Crescent Head Region Vanlife Gathering
Feb
15
to Feb 17

Australia: Crescent Head Region Vanlife Gathering

Vanlife Diaries are so excited to be partnering with Waves Campground at the Crescent Head region to bring you our first Australian Vanlife Gathering for 2019! Set in a unique and unspoiled bushland setting, “Waves Campground creates the perfect holiday home for any traveller. With the untouched surroundings and abundance of wildlife, you will truly experience the outdoors of Australia.” With central amenities, hot showers and bbq area, there are many creature comforts and natures relaxing charms.

Purchase a ticket which include two nights camping and all event activities (Purchase through the ‘PURCHASE TICKETS’ link below) : Ticket fees are $60 per adult for the weekend, $25 per child aged 5-16, under 5 year old children are free. Event tickets must be purchased online before the weekend. All our previous gatherings have sold out so purchase a ticket ASAP as we don’t want you to miss out. THIS IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY event (ALL ARE WELCOME). Vans, buses, trucks, cars, motorbikes, swags, RVs are welcome - bring what ya got! The only requirement is that you have an open mind, enjoy alternative ways of living, and want to meet some interesting people. For any questions email our team at vanlifediariesaustralia@gmail.com

Non-profit partners (Giving back): 10% of each Vanlife Gathering ticket purchased for this event gets split between our non-profit partners; One Wave (Mental Health), Take 3 (Environmental) & Yarn (Cultural awareness) There will be a One Wave ‘Free the Funk’ surf raising awareness for mental health, a Take 3 Beach clean up and a Yarn experience around the bonfire as a part of the many fun and enriching activities on this weekend.

Camping facilities: This ticket is for an unpowered site (you can pay a little extra cash $5 per night on entry at the camp office for a powered site on arrival if needed) toilets, hot showers (free) are available & the campground is a few minutes walk to the beautiful beach.  No dogs are allowed at this campground.

Waves has an awesome ‘Surf Fuel Cafe’ serving barista coffee, healthy & high energy breakfast & lunches and amazing street food too run by Fronds Food Co.

Make new friends and say hello to old ones. There will be an array of other collaborations and activities including sharing stories by the fire, learning about the regions history and acknowledging the traditional owners of the land, live music and art will be shared and there is fishing, surfing, hiking, swimming opportunities all around the area too! If you have something you would like to contribute be sure to get involved and reach out and let us know (via our email vanlifediariesaustralia@gmail.com) This is an environment those who encounter, never forget. Meet the community and start planning your Crescent Head region road trip!

How to get there (Address): 954 Point Plomer Road
Delicate Nobby, Crescent Head
NSW, 2440

Potential Brand partners, sponsors & stalls: If you or your brand would like to support, sponsor and partner with this event please email vanlifediariesaustralia@gmail.com. We only partner with like minded brands that understand, appreciate what we do and are directly aligned with our wonderful community.

There are no cancellations, refunds, or exchanges on any order for any reason once it has been submitted to us. If you are no longer interested in attending the event or using the tickets you originally purchased, we welcome you to list your unwanted tickets for sale on the Vanlife Diaries Social Forum.

PLEASE NOTE: Ticket purchases are going through our partner website Rebel On A Rainbow so purchases can be in Australian currency as our Vanlife website event tickets are currently in American currency. Thanks for your understanding. CLICK BELOW TO BOOK YOUR TICKET. See you all very soon!

Slide show to click through to see of what some of the fun and enriching things that go down at our Australian Vanlife Gatherings. See you all very soon!

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Asheville Vanlife Rally - North Carolina
Sep
21
to Sep 23

Asheville Vanlife Rally - North Carolina

Festival tickets ARE LIVE for this entire weekend of van life community building and celebration! Stay tuned for more information, but be sure to secure a spot for your vehicle for this camping festival!

Details include a full lineup of music, a kids van life area, beer, food trucks, vendor village, a raffle, van life swag, and special programming throughout the weekend for all participants.

Camping options include both Friday and Saturday night, and there will be plenty of space for camping, spectating, hanging out around the fire, enjoying live music, conversation, local craft beer, and community building.

If you would like to sponsor the 2018 Asheville Van Life Rally, or become a vendor, please contact event producer, Micah Pulleyn, at ashevillevanlife@gmail.com.

In the meantime, be sure to follow Asheville Van Life on both Facebook and Instagram!

The 2018 Asheville Van Life Rally is a fundraiser for Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity

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Taos Vanlife Gathering - New Mexico
Aug
10
to Aug 12

Taos Vanlife Gathering - New Mexico

Taos Vanlife Gathering
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August 16-18

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Ticket includes two nights camping on this property at Hotel Luna Mystica in Taos, New Mexico. Located right next to the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership and tucked near the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, you'll experience a weekend with like-minded people outdoors sharing music, food, stories and touring tiny homes. A portion of your ticket will be donated to Rivers & Birds Inc. a nonprofit organization which provides experiential education adventures that celebrate the interconnection of all life and inspire individuals as leaders for Earth stewardship and peace.

TICKET PRICES:

$35 per vehicle including driver & $10 per additional passenger over 16.

  • Vehicle + 1 Person: $35

  • Vehicle + 2 People: $45

  • Vehicle + 3 People: $55

Please contact us if your vehicle will have more than 3 people over 16.

THIS IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY, PET-FRIENDLY EVENT (ALL ARE WELCOME). Vans, buses, trucks, cars, motorbikes, swags, RVs are welcome - bring what ya got! The only requirement is that you have an open mind, enjoy alternative ways of living, and want to meet some interesting people.

LOCATION INFO

Bathrooms and showers on site.

Location DOES NOT have electric on site. Off-grid electric setups are welcome, but NO GENERATORS PLEASE.

You are welcome to fill up your water bottles or grab food at the brewery if you'd like. Please bring enough water and food for the weekend. Pack it in, pack it out.

There are no cancellations, refunds, or exchanges on any order for any reason once it has been submitted to us. If you are no longer interested in attending the event or using the tickets you originally purchased, we welcome you to list your unwanted tickets for sale on the Vanlife Diaries Social Forum.

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Colorado Vanlife Gathering
Jul
27
to Jul 29

Colorado Vanlife Gathering

Colorado Vanlife Gathering
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July 12-14

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Vanlife Diaries + Tiny House, Tiny Footprint + Rock Meets Soil are partnering to bring you the third Colorado Vanlife Gathering! Ticket includes two nights camping in the beautiful Dallenbach Ranch in Basalt, Colorado. A portion of your ticket will be donated to The Trust for Public Land.

There are only 300 tickets available for this gathering. Please secure your spot!

TICKET PRICES:

$50 per vehicle including driver & $10 per additional passenger over 16.

  • Vehicle + 1 Person: $50

  • Vehicle + 2 People: $60

  • Vehicle + 3 People: $70

Please contact us if your vehicle will have more than 3 people over 16.

THIS IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY, PET-FRIENDLY EVENT (ALL ARE WELCOME). Vans, buses, trucks, cars, motorbikes, swags, RVs are welcome - bring what ya got! The only requirement is that you have an open mind, enjoy alternative ways of living, and want to meet some interesting people.

LOCATION INFO

The legendary Dallenbach ranch, sprawling over 140 acres of pristine Colorado Mountains, is a landmark property in the Frying Pan River Valley, and being only 20 minutes from downtown Aspen, 25 minutes from Carbondale and 3 hours from Denver.

Bathrooms on site. Off-grid electric setups are welcome, but NO GENERATORS PLEASE.

There is NO POTABLE WATER on site. Please bring enough water and food for the weekend. Pack it in, pack it out.

There are no cancellations, refunds, or exchanges on any order for any reason once it has been submitted to us. If you are no longer interested in attending the event or using the tickets you originally purchased, we welcome you to list your unwanted tickets for sale on the Vanlife Diaries Social Forum.

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Outdoor Retailer Party benefiting Public Lands
Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

Outdoor Retailer Party benefiting Public Lands

Love free beer? Want to help protect our public lands?

Vanlife + Tiny House, Tiny Footprint are hosting an OR After Party from 6-9 pm at Ratio Beerworks. Come catch an inside look at some of the amazing vans that transport and house people living on the road. We’ll also share resources on how you can better protect the places we all visit as travelers.

The first 200 attendees will receive their first beer free from our participating sponsors. The event will also feature music from DJ Tiffiny Epiphany. Please stay tuned as we share a list of vanlifers and as well as more details including free gear giveaways from our sponsors.

That said, even though this event is free, we do encourage you to donate money to support our public lands.

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Teton Valley Vanlife Gathering - Idaho/Wyoming
Jun
15
to Jun 17

Teton Valley Vanlife Gathering - Idaho/Wyoming

Vanlife Gathering Grand Teton Valley
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June 14-16

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Vanlife Diaries + The Van Project are partnering to host the first annual Teton Valley Vanlife Gathering. Ticket includes two nights camping at the beautiful Linn Canyon Ranch (1300 E 6000 S, Victor, ID 83455) in Teton Valley, Idaho, located just 30 miles (approx 45 min) from Jackson, WY, and under 2 hours from Yellowstone National Parks’ South entrance.

GET EXCITED! We’ve put together an amazing weekend gathering at the beautiful Linn Canyon Ranch, nestled in the spectacular Teton Mountain Range! (Scroll down for the full schedule of events!)

We’re SO PSYCHED at how this is event is coming together: LIVE MUSIC, VAN TOURS, sunrise photography, FREE morning yoga thanks to Shine Organics, and we’ve just announced a FREE LOCALLY SOURCED VEGETARIAN BBQ DINNER THANKS TO Kettle Brand and FREE BEER at the dinner thanks to Melvin Brewing!! Plus TONS OF OTHER FREEBIES (more below!).

You DON’T NEED A VAN TO ATTEND! Bring what you’ve got: tent, bike, car, van, skoolie (we’ve got a few signed up already!). As long as you’re able to boondock or off-grid camp you’re welcome! (we won’t have hook-ups and generators are not allowed). We will have access to potties though (always top of mind for us vanlifers!). This is a great chance to get some rig tours and inspiration for your upcoming adventure rig or tiny home build! THIS IS A PET-FRIENDLY and FAMILY-FRIENDLY event. The only requirement is that you have an open mind, enjoy alternative ways of living, and want to meet some interesting people.

Plus, we’re working with some ultra FABULOUS NON-PROFITS. 
---We’re DONATING A PERCENTAGE OF TICKET SALES to the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance for their Wildlife Crossing Initiative. They’ll be joining us to share more about their efforts in the Teton-area.
---This will be a LEAVE NO TRACE EVENT! LNT reps will be at the event all weekend to share tips, tricks, and run a fun little contest to see who has the most zero-trace campsite!

MASSIVE RAFFLE, including $650 WeBoost cell booster, 3 fly rod setups from WETFLY, Luci Lanterns, gear from Stanley, Leatherman, and Buck Knives, Be Kind Vibes shirts, a Low Tide Long Board deck (a company founded by fellow vandwellers), Cotopaxi, Scott James Sport Jewelry and more!

Since we didn’t write FREE enough above: The FIRST 100 folks to register will get a FREE buff (thanks to WETFLY) or a FREE pocketknife (thanks to Buck knives). Basically we’ve got a crazy amount of value and fun packed into this weekend (read: these tickets are A STEAL). 

Location: Linn Canyon Ranch- we rented out the entire ranch, located in Victor, Idaho just 30 miles (45 min give or take-- we move slow in our rig ;-)) from Jackson and under 2 hours from Yellowstone National Park! 

Co-hostsVanlife + The Van Project

Keystone Sponsors:
Kettle Brand (www.kettlebrand.com)

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Thank you to all our sponsors: MPOWERD Inc. (www.mpowerd.com/), Jen Ann Handmade (https://etsy.me/2IP2XTy), WETFLY(www.wetflyfish.com/), weBoost (www.weboost.com), Buck Knives(www.buckknives.com), STANLEY (www.stanley-pmi.com), Be Kind Vibes(www.bekindvibes.com), LowTide Longboards(www.lowtidelongboards.com), Gnarly Nomad Brand(www.gnarlynomadbrand.com), Scott James Sport Jewelry(www.scottjamesjewelry.com), Cotopaxi (www.cotopaxi.com), One Eleven Watches (www.111watches.com), EcoFlow Tech (www.ecoflow.com) (www.rockmeetssoil.com), Melvin Brewing (www.melvinbrewing.com), DMOS Collective (www.dmoscollective.comRXBARROVA magazineVerve Coffee RoastersBrew Dr. Kombucha

TICKET PRICES:
$35 per vehicle including driver & $10 per additional passenger over 16.
Vehicle + 1 Person: $35
Vehicle + 2 People: $45
Vehicle + 3 People: $55
Please contact us if your vehicle will have more than 3 people over 16.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 

FRIDAY, June 15, 2018: 
3PM: Check in starts!
5PM: Opening session (including LNT presentation from Patrice and Justin of The Road to Zero)
6PM: WeBoost Happy Hour: we’ll have an RVConnect 65 setup (we’ll also be raffling one off on Saturday!). Come get your last minute work finished, share some stories on social media and test the cell booster out! Oh yeah, bring a beverage!
7PM: Potluck dinner - make/bring something delicious to share with your fellow travellers!
8PM: LIVE acoustic set (by B.R. Lively https://brlively.com/) and campfire hang!

SATURDAY, June 16, 2018:
6AM: Sunrise photography: join Matt from the Van Project to capture the beauty surrounding the venue during one of the best times of day!
9:30AM: Rise & Shine Yoga by local yoga instructor Jen Werlin sponsored by Shine Organics
10:30AM: Post-Yoga organic superfood puree snack bar courtesy of Shine Organics
11AM: Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance presentation on their Safe Wildlife Crossings Initiative
12-4PM: OPEN/HANG time with multiple things going on including van tours, booths from Jackson Conservation Alliance, Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, Arts & Crafts Fun Session, Teton Vanlife Gathering Video Filming Sessions (come get your polaroid and offer your perspective on vanlife community on camera for a video project we’ll be shooting!)
4PM: A BADASS GEAR RAFFLE!
6:30PM: Locally-sourced VEGETARIAN BBQ DINNER provided FREE thanks to our awesome sponsors KETTLE BRAND Kettle Brand! FREE BEER provided by Melvin Brewing
7:30: LIVE MUSIC SET with music by Becky Hendricks & Mary Neil (http://www.maryneil.net/biography.html)

SUNDAY
9AM:
Gear Swap Meet
1PM: Wrap up and hit the road (by 3pm)


We’re still looking for volunteers! If you’d like to volunteer during the event, please contact Matt & Amanda: thevanprojectco@gmail.com

Location DOES NOT have electric on site. Off-grid electric setups are welcome, but NO GENERATORS PLEASE. 

There are no cancellations, refunds, or exchanges on any order for any reason once it has been submitted to us. If you are no longer interested in attending the event or using the tickets you originally purchased, we welcome you to list your unwanted tickets for sale on the Vanlife Diaries Social Forum.

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Midwest Vanlife Gathering - Missouri
May
18
to May 20

Midwest Vanlife Gathering - Missouri

Vanlife Gathering - Missouri
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May 18-20

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Vanlife Diaries + Gnomad Home are partnering to bring you the first Midwest Vanlife Gathering! Ticket includes two nights camping in the beautiful Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri. A portion of your ticket will be donated to a local nonprofit in the Midwest.

TICKET PRICES:

$50 per vehicle including driver & $10 per additional passenger over 16.

  • Vehicle + 1 Person: $50

  • Vehicle + 2 People: $60

  • Vehicle + 3 People: $70

Please contact us if your vehicle will have more than 3 people over 16.

THIS IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY, PET-FRIENDLY EVENT (ALL ARE WELCOME). Vans, buses, trucks, cars, motorbikes, swags, RVs are welcome - bring what ya got! The only requirement is that you have an open mind, enjoy alternative ways of living, and want to meet some interesting people.

LOCATION INFO

13 acres of open field in the middle of the forest, a stone's throw from a river and a lake.

Porta-potties on site.

Location DOES NOT have electric on site. Off-grid electric setups are welcome, but NO GENERATORS PLEASE.

There is NO POTABLE WATER on site. Please bring enough water and food for the weekend. Pack it in, pack it out.

We can't wait to see you out there!

CANCELLATION POLICY: There are no cancellations, refunds, or exchanges on any order for any reason once it has been submitted to us. If you are no longer interested in attending the event or using the tickets you originally purchased, we welcome you to list your unwanted tickets for sale on the Vanlife Diaries Social Forum.

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Australian Vanlife Diaries Gathering Byron Bay Dec 15-17
Dec
15
to Dec 17

Australian Vanlife Diaries Gathering Byron Bay Dec 15-17

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Due to a property cancellation with Crescent Head we have had to relocate the gathering to beautiful Byron Bay on the Red Devil Park Campground. The same camping fees apply. ADDRESSS: Cnr Broken Head Rd & Bangalow Rd Byron Bay, NSW 2481 Vanlife Diaries Gathering for 2017 Fri Dec 15 - Sun 17th lunchtime to lunchtime. We have teamed up with Byron Bay Event Co. who have kindly helped us out with the relocation and changes. Camping tickets must be purchased online before the weekend. Roll up and be a part of this gathering which will be the last opportunity for Aussie Vanlifers to meet up and share stories from the road and hear more about the filming of 'The Meaning of Vanlife' Documentary! ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE PHONE JONNY on 0423348445.

10% of each ticket gets split between our not for profits OneWave, Take 3 & YARN Australia

Camping facilities: toilets, showers, dog friendly (on a leash) & a few minutes drive to the beautiful beaches of Byron Bay. 

Under 16 frees FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT (ALL WELCOME)

We are so stoked to have Stone & Wood Brewing supporting our documentary and this gathering. We love how much they give back to local community around Byron Bay & The Northern Rivers. They support so many amazing community projects in helping them remain sustainable.

Bring your van, tent, swag, friends, family, instruments, adventure toys! There will be sharing of stories, Surfing, Live Music, Yoga, Live Art, Beach Clean, Dancing & uplifting each other in the beautiful surroundings of Byron Bay, NSW, Australia.

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Vanlife Sessions X Lucky Surf & Supply Presents Nelipot/Karrie Hayward/Grant Molony
Nov
5
8:00 PM20:00

Vanlife Sessions X Lucky Surf & Supply Presents Nelipot/Karrie Hayward/Grant Molony

Central Coast, Australia! We are bringing Vanlife Sessions your way! Come & park up to listen to some epic live music by Nelipot/Karrie Hayward & more, check out some live art by Grant Molony & watch a surf film by Adelio Wetsuits! Good times. Tickets $10 each. Drinks & finger food available too. Vanlife has teamed up with Lucky Surf & Supply art space to have these good times Sun Nov 5 from 6-10pm. Doors open at 5.30Pm! See you soon for good vibes & chill times.

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Colorado Vanlife Meetup:  Weekend Van Dwelling Up In Nederland
Nov
4
to Nov 5

Colorado Vanlife Meetup: Weekend Van Dwelling Up In Nederland

  • Magnolia Road

    39.946961, -105.517587, Nederland, CO (map)

     

  • Input the given coordinates into your Maps app and that will bring you directly to us. We will all meet at the mouth of the campsite road. Look for a Blue & White Ford Econoline.

  • Anybody want to come vanning with us this weekend? We're heading up the Boulder Canyon to camp near Nederland. This being the first Meetup we have limited the meet to 10 people but we actually mean 10 vans. You're welcome to bring whoever you want with you. More vans are also welcome but we're limiting our campsite to 10 vans. If you can find another spot then you can always walk over to our site. We would love to see ya!

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Descend on Bend - Oregon
Oct
5
to Oct 8

Descend on Bend - Oregon

Descend on Bend 2017 is coming quickly. The official dates are October 5-8. If you have been before, then you know where you're going. (Kind of)

This years gathering will look a bit different in the best of ways. As always, thank you for your patience and for partnering with us to make this happen year in and year out! This is your event. It wouldn't be the same without you.

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Vanlife Rally - North Carolina
Sep
28
4:00 PM16:00

Vanlife Rally - North Carolina

The 3rd annual Asheville Van Life Rally in beautiful Asheville, NC will take place on September 28. We will have a mobile unicycle gallery, pop-up exhibition, mobile recording studio + live podcast recording, as well as space for ~100 vehicles on display at the Wedge Brewery's second location at the Foundation (a super rad graffiti-covered urbanscape). Free admission

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East Coast #Vanlife Rally - Tennesse
Sep
22
to Sep 23

East Coast #Vanlife Rally - Tennesse

Join vanlife nomads @TinyHouseTinyFootprint from @VanlifeDiaries, @KyleKesterson, and others from the community to geek out on all things vanlife.

More details on the afternoon coming soon, including a few surprises and a chance to win an off-road adventure for you and 3 friends.

If you want your to show your van during the van tour, email VanlifeDiariesAmerica@gmail.com by 9/20!

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Go Van El Campo Au Pied La Montagne - Quebec
Sep
22
to Sep 24

Go Van El Campo Au Pied La Montagne - Quebec

Pour une 2e année, Go-Van vous invite à célébrer la #vanlife une dernière fois avant de storer les véhicules! Avec un nouveau lieu unique qui offre encore plus d'activités afin de ramener toujours plus de souvenirs. Tous les détails suivront sous peu, on se voit au pied de la montagne en septembre, d'ici là profitez bien de vos "freedom vessel"!

This year again, Go-Van welcomes you for a #vanlife celebration a few weeks before we store our freedom vessels. A new venue even more unique with more activities to do to create even more memories! More details will follow soon, until then drive safe and we can't wait to hear all your best stories around the bonfire!

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Portland Vanagons Vanfest - Oregon
Sep
16
to Sep 17

Portland Vanagons Vanfest - Oregon

Come hang out around the campfire and get to know others in the Portland Vanagon Community. There will be a potluck dinner, yard games, and activities for the kids. Campout for the night or just come hangout for a couple hours! We will be swapping stories of camping and roadside break downs as well as sharing tips and tricks of vanlife.

Registration will be launched soon! There will be a $10 per Van registration fee to cover the cost of porta potties for the event. We also ask that if you are camping to please bring some fire wood for the community campfire.

Location: The address will be sent out via email once registration is complete

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VANLIFE RALLY #2 COLORADO
Aug
25
5:00 PM17:00

VANLIFE RALLY #2 COLORADO

Join Live Outside and Play, Elevation Outdoors Magazine, Goat Patch Brewing Company and UpaDowna for a celebration of vanliving! We're rallying some of the local van-lifers to give tours of their van and have a fun night of raffles, adventure convos, and the best beer in town.

Johnny G's Delicioso Mexican Soul Food Truck will be there for din din while you take a look at all the adventuremobiles!

Come on down, ask some questions, win some raffle prizes, and grab a pint.

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