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Five Van Life Vloggers You Need to Be Watching

These location independent travelers will make you want to run away from home ASAP.

Photo Courtesy of Nomadbiba

By the time we reach adulthood, most of us have given up on our dreams of living an adventurous life free of worry and responsibility. We go to college, get desk jobs, pay our rent, and put what we can into savings accounts for once a year excursions that eventually turn into college funds for the next generation. However, more and more people are breaking out of the traditional mold and dropping houses and jobs to work and live full time on the road. Below are a few fan favorites who've made it work for them in the brave new world of modern nomadism.

1. Eamon & Bec

  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Wheels: Sprinter Van
  • Socials: @eamonandbec

A Toronto-based couple, Eamon and Bec are small business owners, longtime vegans, and avid explorers. From British Columbia to Baja, Mexico, the duo has trekked all over North America. They've made a name for themselves in the van life scene for their affability and in-depth travel vlogs. They update their Youtube channel three times a week and even have a cool vegan cookbook for those trying to adopt a more eco-friendly, sustainable lifestyle.

2. Susi Cruz

  • Nationality: German
  • Wheels: T3 VW Bus
  • Socials: @susicruzz

A bubbly van-lifer with a penchant for calling her viewers her 'sweethearts,' Susi Cruz is a breath of fresh air. She made the decision to drop out of University in her final year in order to pursue her passion for travel, proving that the path to happiness is different for everyone. As of this year, she has built from the bottom two different van conversions and has redone her current rig multiple times. Whether watching her trek through Europe or drive the deserts of Africa, her followers find her positive outlook and honesty refreshing.

3. The Matneys

  • Nationality: American
  • Wheels: Sprinter Van
  • Socials: @thematneys_

Married couple Christian and Aubry have been traveling the Americas for about two years in their self-converted sprinter van. Vegans and dedicated minimalists, they've recently undertaken a journey from the United States to Argentina, a massive venture that they anticipate will take them most of 2019. They're outgoing, sociable and have even done a few videos with Eamon and Bec. You can follow their journey on their youtube channel and through their podcast.

4. Wild by the Mile

  • Nationality: American
  • Wheels: Mercedes EXT
  • Socials: @wildbythemile

A former TV news reporter, Wild by the Mile AKA Liz Bryant—the second solo female traveller on our list—has a background in creating content that has served her well in capturing and maintaining her audience. Her videos tend to focus on how-tos and basic van life tutorials with an objectivity that makes it fun and easy for anyone to follow along. She has a regular update schedule, but in the downtime between episodes, you can catch her over on her super aesthetically pleasing Instagram.

5. The Nomadic Movement

  • Nationality: American
  • Wheels: Refurbished Short Bus
  • Socials: @thenomadicmovement

Couple Jordan and Kaylee got their start in modern nomadism after Jordan was laid off. Losing their main line of income, they decided to go cold turkey on their former life, buy and convert a van and travel the Americas. Their story is one that shows that even when life doesn't go according to plan, great things can still come from it. They're currently creating a documentary about van life which you can support here


This is short and there are many more content creators out there living the nomadic life. What are some of your favorites? Who else should've made the list?

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