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9 Black vanlifers and traveler bloggers you should know

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Vanlifers and travel bloggers are a special breed! Some have custom rigs with heat and plumbing while others stash a sleeping bag in the back of the car and head out in search of adventure. Whether you're working on your own backseat build or would never consider the road life, there's a lot to learn from these flexible, inspiring travelers! 

1. Anais

We love the way Anais shares her travels meandering the U.S.! Check out her experiences like trying to complete the Stairway to Heaven in Hawaii and wandering California in her DIY-built van setup.

2. Jupiter + The Hot Dogs 

We love dogs and we love people following their dreams! What's not to like about Jupiter and The Hot Dogs? Check out what they daydream about and an awesome photo shoot they did with people and massive bubbles in New Orleans!

3. Noami, Dustin, and Amara

Noami and Dustin are a blast! This duo share intimate insight into their life on the road, like how Noami is reclaiming her power after the term "Strong Black woman" has followed her for her entire life or what it was like to see Denali knowing that humans are the reason for climate change.

4. Tiffany

We are impressed with Tiffany's sticker collection. She really loves visiting new destinations! Check out her page for a peek at what it's like to attend the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and go whale watching in California!

5. Nia and Nard

This family of three live on the road and never stay in the same place for over three weeks! Check out their photoshoot from Seven Magic Mountains and why they stop at historical places that bring their daughter's school lessons to life.

6. Natasha

Natasha and Rowyn live in a van full-time and are an inspiration with how they make it work in a small space! Take a look at Tash's advice for getting started DIY building and admire the beautiful little details from the van.

7. Novel Kulture

Managing personal finances is a whole different ballgame when you're living in a van. These two share tons of information on money, from tips for saving to creating an emergency fund.

8. Angie V

Angie keeps it real! Vanlife isn't all about panoramic views and being as close to the trailhead as possible. Sometimes, she's just parked in her mom's driveway! Check out her journey learning to mountain bike!

9. Nat and Abi

These two share honest writings about everything from New Years goals (say yes to the scary) to their first van breakdown and opportunity to use the hashtag #vanlifesucks.

Feature image from Nat and Abi.

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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