About Vanlifers

Our Mission

Vanlifers aims to educate and provide valuable insight for those dreaming about the freedom and adventure of van life and those already on their #vanlife journey. Our goal is to bring the resources needed to succeed in the lifestyle by posting well-researched content written by actual van lifers and industry experts.


Vanlifers started as just an Instagram account in 2015. The account featured submitted photos from van dwellers across the globe to showcase the lifestyle. Well over 2000 photos later, @vanlifers had amassed a considerable following of 200,000 people. Every one of them was either dreaming of getting their own van or sending pictures of their own build to be featured on the OG Van Life Instagram account.

At the end of 2020, the RV LIFE network purchased the Instagram account to take the idea to the next level. After taking on the Vanlifers torch, it was clear that #vanlife was here to stay, and Instagram will continue to be filled with photos of feet sticking out the back of a Ford Transit on the beach. But while Instagram was a great medium to showcase WHERE you can take van life, it didn’t show HOW to get there.

Vanlifers.com was developed as a complementary resource to the @vanlifers Instagram account to educate those wanting to get into the van lifestyle, answer common questions, provide tips, and be an overall informational resource to the van life community.

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A Part of The Social Knowledge Network

Vanlifers is proud to be one of the 30 RV, van, and travel trailer communities within the Social Knowledge network of sites. Social Knowledge has provided sites and forums that cover all aspects of RV and nomadic life by helping guide consumers to find their first RVs or vans, sharing the latest RV news, giving maintenance guidance, and even guiding travelers to finding the perfect camping destination.

Our Staff

  • Publisher: Social Knowledge
  • Managing Editor: Levi Henley
  • Associate editor: Natalie Henley
  • Editor-in-Chief: Eileen Hubbard
  • Director of Design & Research: Andy Staple
  • Content Management and Media Specialist: Levi Henley
  • Industry Liaison: Patrick Buchanan
  • Writers and Contributors: Chelsea Gonzales, Christina Nellemann, Debra Pamplin, Diogo Queiroga, Emily Lawrence, Geoff Smith, Gloria Fiocchi, Jamie Leo, Jennifer Jennings, Kendall Jennings, Lucinda Belden, Lynne Fedorick, Mati Bishop, Zoe Craeye

Affiliates and Sponsors

We don’t have a membership site, and we don’t sell our own products. Instead, we rely on advertising revenue and affiliate programs to compensate our writers and pay for regular expenses like hosting, software development costs, editing, and other normal expenses associated with operating a high-quality digital publishing operation.

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Contact Us

General concerns, questions, and inquiries regarding site content or technical issues on Vanlifers can be emailed to the following address:

Email: [email protected]

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Safe travels and happy camping,

The Vanlifers Team

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