The first month of quarantine, I was supposed to be studying between the hours of 1- 4 pm. Instead, I got stuck watching van tours on Youtube.
I became obsessed. It was all I could think about. I was convinced I needed to live in a van. My husband wasn’t so keen on the idea, especially since our time living in a 500 square foot studio wasn’t the most comfortable situation. I was the one with the most complaints.
My husband is right, I didn’t enjoy living in a tiny studio with another human being, and now we have acquired a cat and a very hyper dog… so I would probably lose my mind.
But I am still determined to try it out! Even if we live in a regular house, I’d still want to own a camper van to use between SF and LA. My parents are down south, and this would be a fun way to get down to LA more often.
If you are thinking about the van life or have always wondered about it, below are some resources you should check out to “try it on first”.
Native Campervans offers ready-to-go converted sprinter vans that you can rent for the ultimate camping experience. They include a full concierge service as well to help you plan the ultimate camping experience.
They have pickup and drop off locations in Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, and Denver.
Each van offers all the amenities: Fresh bedding, all the cooking supplies, camping chairs and tables.
Monterra Camping Vans
Monterra Camping Vans offers full itinerary packages with more pick up and drop off locations including: San Francisco, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Jackson Wyoming, and Whitefish Montana.
This option would be great for families because they offer the “pop-up” van which features two beds.
Their packages also include all of the amenities, which are itemized on the website which makes it easier for packing.
Go Vintage with Vintage Surfari Wagons
Vintage Safari Wagons is based out of Costa Mesa, CA. Their fleet features 1970’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000 era VW campers loaded with all the goodies needed for the ultimate California road trip.
Each camper is has a unique name and design. They offer group camping tours and their rates are very friendly!
These babies are only available for California trips…As a Californian, I’m proud to say our state has a lot to offer! So I’m still down.