New Orleans Vanlife Gathering
Oct
20
5:00 PM17:00

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.

Photo by: @LaurenFletcherPhotography

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.

Photo by: @LaurenFletcherPhotography

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!

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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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!

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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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Sierra Nevada Spotlight Film Series: The Meaning of Vanlife (Mills River, NC)
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Sierra Nevada Spotlight Film Series: The Meaning of Vanlife (Mills River, NC)

Using the big screen to inspire outdoor adventure, Sierra Nevada Spotlight Film Series features film partners whose stories pull you to the edge of your seat and launch you into the wild. 

Join us for The Meaning of Van Life, followed by a Q+A with Vanlifers. Beer and food are available for purchase. 

Doors: 6:00 p.m.

Show: 7:00 p.m.

Q+A with Vanlifers: 8:00 p.m.

All proceeds benefit Pisgah Area SORBA.

About The Meaning of Vanlife: The Meaning of Vanlife is an adventurous, revealing look into the Vanlife community through the eyes of nomads who have chosen to live a life of freedom on the road. A movement that exemplifies a deeper societal trend towards minimalism and authentic community building.

FAQ: 

  • Is this event all ages? Yes.

  • Do children need a ticket? Yes, every seat in the room is sold at the same price. If your child needs a seat, they will need a ticket. If you plan to hold your baby without using a seat, no need to buy a ticket.

  • What's included with admission? Purchase of a ticket grants you admission to the showing. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

  • Will there be food and drinks available? Yes, the bar will be open throughout the event and food will be available until show starts at 7:00 p.m.

  • Are seats reserved? No, seats are first come, first served.

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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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Taos Vanlife Gathering
Aug
16
to Aug 18

Taos Vanlife Gathering

Hi Everybody! 
Kit Whistler of Idle Theory Bus here. My partner JR and I are so excited to team up with Vanlife Diaries for a kid and dog-friendly vanlife gathering in beautiful Taos, New Mexico! We're combining our passions to create an incredible camp-out filled with community and tiny living and general all-around fun.

About the Gathering
This gathering will be a two-night campout on the property of the gorgeous Hotel Luna Mystica in Taos, New Mexico. Camping will be next door to the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership , and tucked into a sage mesa at the base the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Together, we’ll gather for a weekend outdoors sharing music and food, stories and tiny home tours.

About Us, your Hosts
JR and I have been traveling the backroads of the U.S. since 2012, practicing what we call our “Idle Theory,” or time spent doing nothing. In the past 7 years, we have watched the vanlife movement spread from a small corner of the underground to a wider uprising of curious beings searching for an alternative to the insanity of the modern world. We’re excited to host this event and bring together deep thoughts and true community in the high mesas of Taos.

Ticket Prices:
$50 per person (children under 16 are free)

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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.

Your Ticket Gives Back 
To keep the vibes high and contribute to the local land, a portion of each ticket will be donated to Conservation Lands, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect, restore and expand the national conservation lands through education, advocacy and partnership.

Location Info
Bathrooms and showers on site. Wi-Fi access available. Location DOES NOT have Electric on site. Off-grid electric setups are welcome, but NO GENERATORS PLEASE. Water available on site. We encourage you to also bring enough water and food for the weekend. Pack it in, pack it out.

Stay tuned for our schedule of events and sponsorship partners

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
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.

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

TICKET PRICES: $50 per person (children under 16 are free)

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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 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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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.

WHAT WILL THE WEEKEND LOOK LIKE? Expect rig tours, live music, beer, yoga, potluck meals, and meaningful connection with other like-minded travelers in a beautiful mountain setting. We'll be adding a schedule and specifics leading up to the event.

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! 

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)

BUY TICKETS

We’re still looking for volunteers! If you’d like to volunteer during the event, please contact Matt & Amanda: thevanprojectco@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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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 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
May
5
8:00 PM20:00

Vanlife Diaries Author Event

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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Vanlife Diaries Australian 'Book Launch' Sunday picnic Byron Bay & Gold Coast Region
Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

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

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.

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Sunshine Coast Vanlife Gathering X Tasi Travels
Apr
5
to Apr 7

Sunshine Coast Vanlife Gathering X Tasi Travels

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).

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Vanlife Sessions x Live Music & Art x Surf Coast
Mar
31
4:00 PM16:00

Vanlife Sessions x Live Music & Art x Surf Coast

Vanlife Sessions (Live Art & Music event) are excited to be collaborating with Tom Robb from Life Is The Way, Hire A Kombi & Damien Cole to bring the Surf Coast of Victoria a special & unique family friendly community event with a local beach clean during the day then live music & art in the afternoon on an amazing property. Live music by Jack The Fox, Alana Wilkinson, Jack Botts, Ella Sweeney, Dusty Boots plus more to be announced. 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 Minds for this event. Park out the back and see you soon! Address for Hire a Kombi property: Click here 1830 Bellarine Highway Marcus Hill (Parking available across the street) Details for the beach clean at Ocean Grove to come soon!

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Vanlife Sessions X Live Music & Art X Grant Molony Art Studio, Central Coast, Australia
Mar
17
5:00 PM17:00

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

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. 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.

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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!

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Women on the Road Gathering
Oct
26
to Oct 28

Women on the Road Gathering

Women on the Road and Vanlife Diaries are teaming up to bring adventurous women and nonbinary people together in Taos, New Mexico for a family and dog-friendly gathering. This is an opportunity for us to connect and learn from each other, partake in the outdoor activities we love, and meet the crew behind Women on the Road and Vanlife Diaries.

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 outdoors sharing music, food, stories and touring tiny homes. A portion of your ticket will be donated to HEART of Taos, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide transitional housing and support services for Taos women facing homelessness.

TICKET PRICES:

$50 per person (children under 16 are free)

THIS IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY, PET-FRIENDLY. 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. Wi-Fi access available. Location DOES NOT have electric on site. Off-grid electric setups are welcome, but NO GENERATORS PLEASE.

Water available on site. We encourage you to also 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 Women On The Road Podcast Facebook group and the Vanlife Diaries Social Forum.

Photo by Noel Russell

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Descend on Bend
Sep
27
to Sep 30

Descend on Bend

Save the date! #descendonbend 2018 will be September 27-30. The pre-party will be hosted by our friends @silvermoonbrewing and will be on Wednesday September 26th. Camping will be allowed in their parking lot and will be on a first come first serve basis. (WE CANNOT PROMISE YOU A SPOT.) We Are preparing a completely new website which will be www.descendonbend.com we will not open registration until that is finished. You have not missed out. We love you.

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Asheville Van Life Rally
Sep
21
to Sep 23

Asheville Van Life Rally

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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Colorado Vanlife Gathering
Jul
27
to Jul 29

Colorado Vanlife Gathering

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.

We can't wait to see you out there!

Please contact me if you'd like to be a sponsor or host an activity during the event: tinyhousetinyfootprint@gmail.com

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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
Jun
15
to Jun 17

Teton Valley Vanlife Gathering

Vanlife Diaries + The Van Project are partnering to host the first Teton Valley Vanlife Gathering. The price of 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 the south entrance to Yellowstone National Park. A portion of your ticket will be donated to a nonprofit organization.

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.

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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

Linn Canyon Ranch, located in the western foothills of the famous Teton Mountain Range, is only 45 minutes from Jackson Hole and two hours from Yellowstone National Park.

Trail Rides are available for all guests and must be reserved by June 1. Sign up on the Ranch Website to see all available options and rates.

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

There are bathrooms and potable water on site on site. We encourage you to be mindful of the waste you create. Pack it in, pack it out.

We’re currently finalizing other events, and looking for musicians, yoga instructors, speakers and others associated with the vanlife community who want to bring their talents to this gathering. Please reach out to Amanda (The Van Project) at thevanprojectco@gmail.com if you have an offering you’d like to share.

We can't wait to see you out there!

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Midwest Vanlife Gathering
May
18
to May 20

Midwest Vanlife Gathering

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!

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Vanlife Diaries Summer Gathering - Crescent Head, Australia
Dec
16
to Dec 17

Vanlife Diaries Summer Gathering - Crescent Head, Australia

The final Vanlife Gathering for 2017 is in Australia! Come along to be a part of this gathering which will be the last opportunity for Aussie Vanlifers to be included in and be a part of the filming of 'The Meaning of Vanlife' Documentary! 

We are so stoked to have Stone & Wood 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 natural environment of Crescent Head, NSW, Australia.

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Colorado Vanlife Meetup: Weekend Van Dwelling Up In Nederland
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

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 - Bend, Oregon
Oct
5
to Oct 8

Descend on Bend - 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.

Registration will open shortly.

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Vanlife Rally - Asheville, NC
Sep
28
4:00 PM16:00

Vanlife Rally - Asheville, NC

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 - Nashville, TN
Sep
23
3:00 PM15:00

East Coast #Vanlife Rally - Nashville, TN

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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