Today is going to be a little different.
Today, we embrace our inner corny.
Most of my van life content is practical, pragmatic, at times instructional.
This post is different.
This post is pure hype.
Because I am fully, 100% hyped about the nomadic lifestyle I currently lead (well, 90%. There’s always gonna be tougher days, whatever you do)…and if you’ve decided van life is – or might be – right for you, then you should be hyped to!
So, to inspire, to motivate, to energize, rouse and otherwise persuade you (and maybe even make you laugh once or twice), here are my very own original, unseen before van life quotes.
I hope you enjoy, and if you do, feel free to share.
Unless of course you’re a business, planning to stick my quotes on a mug, bag, commemorative tea towel or indeed your own van life blog. In that case kindly email me to request written permission (because honey, nobody likes a thief ^_^ ).
Inspirational Van Life Quotes
Dirty feet, messy hair and a sparkling soul. That’s what van life means to me.
Van life is for souls who always and never want to be home.
Sell everything. Own little. Buy a van. The whole world becomes yours.
It’s nowhere near perfect; but this experience is authentically, uncomfortably, unapologetically mine.
Adventure is what’s happening all around you, off of social media.
Happiness is my van making it out of Morocco without breaking down.
I fell in love with falling from place to place; I lost my heart, to the freedom of being lost.
Leave nothing but tyretracks #vanlife
The rockier the road, the greater the rewards waiting at the end of it.
Alone on the road for the first time I feel – really feel – every small win, every twist of fate, every cruel mistake…every flash of great luck, and every time it rains on my parade.
Unless you go, how will you know?
I was never really very interested in being ordinary.
The less I own, the more I’ve found myself living.
No fame, no accomplishment and no fancy clothes will ever be as valuable to me as my peace, my freedom, and the open road.
Drive fast. Sleep under the stars. Above all, live free.
Van life is so much more than living in a van. It’s a hot, hectic mix of minimalism, creativity, flexibility and fearlessness. You’ll never stop facing new challenges, and you’ll never stop growing.
Freedom and the wilderness are not one and the same; but damn, they’re pretty freaking close.
There are no wrong turns when you live in a van; only new directions.
I’ve never felt more at home than I do now that I’m technically homeless #vanlife
Focus too much on making money, and one day you’ll wake up and regret that you didn’t make more memories.
My bedroom is the desert, the forest, the beach, and down by the river. It’s wherever the day takes me.
Start to live for every temple-pounding, skin tingling, eye burning second of it.
Freedom feels like electricity dancing over the tiny hairs on your arms; like a coat of colorless flame.
This style of life is not for everybody; but if it was, then it wouldn’t be mine.
Always take the scenic route; even if you’re just looking for a place to dump your compost toilet.
Top Tip: if you haven’t already done so, check out the Lonely Planet’s stunning, inspiring and (above all) practical guide The Vanlife Companion, and start your journey now. This guide contains everything from choosing and customising a van, to saving money, parking legally, and twenty trip-of-a-lifetime camper van routes to fuel your wanderlust across the The UK, Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia (and other places too, in case those weren’t enough).
Funny Van Life Quotes
Dreaming of van life so I’ll never accidentally leave something at home again.
If you ain’t planning your entire day around finding a toilet, then you ain’t van lifing right.
If nothing has gone wrong in the last 48 hours, is it even van life?
An empty calendar, a full soul, and sand everywhere – absolutely everywhere.
Don’t like your neighbors? Just drive.
Van life: because bumping your head on things six times a day has never been more enticing.
Home is wherever they don’t give out parking tickets.
I clean my teeth in public restrooms and I’m not afraid to admit it.
Van life: the only situation in which you’ll religiously use your gym membership (free showers!)
If you don’t post it on instagram, do you even live in a van?
I didn’t like my neighbors so I brought a van.
Home is everywhere (except double yellows).
Go slowly love, that’s our house you’re driving.
Not all who wonder are lost, but I sure am.
Bills? What bills? #vanlife
For the visually inclined: have you checked out Van Porn by Mikael Bolikov yet? For the van obsessed, it’s a coffee table must have.
Downright Dirty Van Life Quotes
Bears sh*t in the woods, but so do we.
Ever had sex in a carpark? Me too! #vanlife
Van life: you’ll never be alone again (so please, always remember to close the curtains).
Compost toilets and van life go together like a rose garden and humanure (get it? hu-manure?)
Don’t mind me, I’m just casually taking my poop out for a drive #vanlife
Van life: the only situation where it’s OK to be naked in a Walmart parking lot.
Fun fact: of all the places I’ve been, humble France – the land of cheese, wine, glorious rolling greenery and poppy fields – is my absolute favorite van life location of them all. There’s variety, incredible food, and no shortage of insane park-up spots that are not yet prohibited or (worse) overpopulated. Don’t miss it: go whilst it’s still amazing. Go before everybody else clocks on.
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