Lonely Planet's Definitive Guide To Vanlife Travel

Lonely Planet's Definitive Guide To Vanlife Travel


Jan. 25 2019, Published 3:45 p.m. ET

Lonely Planet has long been the purveyor (since 1972!) of all things travel. You can leave it to them to create the perfect guide for vanlife road traveling: The Vanlife Companion.

We’ve covered traveling on water by cargo ships, and now we’re making it back to land on whatever vehicle you want to convert into a camper!

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Check out this roadtrippin’ ambulance! Photo Cred: Ian Dow/ Lonely Planet

What makes The Vanlife Companion so unique is that it highlights 10 “vanlifers.” These are the people who went all in into converting their vehicles into campers. In this guide you’ll find out how they converted their vehicles, how they cook, maintain cleanliness and hygiene, tips, and if the van worked as expected.

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Photo Cred: Mirte van Dijk/Lonely Planet

The beginning of the book is loaded with advice on what makes a good van, and how to use it.

It ends with 20 different routes for roadtripping like a seasoned traveler. The routes cover regions in 15 countries:

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  1. Ghana
  2. Cote D’Ivoire
  3. Guinea
  4. Sierra Leone
  5. The USA
  6. Argentina
  7. Chile
  8. Germany
  9. Italy
  10. Scotland
  11. Ireland
  12. Canada
  13. New Zealand
  14. Australia
  15. Nepal

Grab your blueprints, tools, a copy of The Vanlife Companion, and you’re good to go!


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