Read about Matt and "Donnie" as they find their own speed and follow it to a place where home is everywhere and tomorrow is unwritten. Their journey is sure to inspire with stunning photography, words, and art that capture the essence of the land, more often rural than urban.
For the past three years, Tom has been living in his 1989 Vanagon camper, named "Pickle," touring up, down and around the UK playing VW/music festivals, cafes, streets, pubs and clubs sharing his songs with as many people as possible. Tom's music is an expression of his experiences, of people, situations, places, society, growth as an individual, and emotions felt and displayed as a result of it all. His new challenge is to drive Pickle 17,500 overland miles from the UK to Australia on a musical adventure, concluding with a gig in Melbourne.
Follow the adventures of Alison, who quit her job in corporate America to experience life unleashed. She and her dog, Max and are living on the road in a van, and wandering the country. Alison is taking portraits of the people they come across as well as photographs of interesting things they see along the way.
Greg and Katie are traveling from Nashville to Patagonia in a custom-built VW van, sharing French culture in the form of crepes to all the lucky folks they meet. Check out their adventures as they crepe people out... in the best way possible.
Matt and Renee, two talented adventure photographers, have embarked on an epic cross-country journey in a GoWesty-built 1988 Vanagon camper. They will be stopping at each of the 59 National Parks in the United States in partnership with the National Parks Foundation and the Evolve plant-based beverage.
Luke Burritt and Team Fueled on Stoke tackle the “Race to Alaska” on a stand-up paddleboard—braving 750 ocean miles from Port Townsend, Washington to Ketchikan, Alaska. The journey must be completed in under 25 days, all while battling deadly currents, storms, and wildlife. Follow along as Luke and his trusty land support vehicle—a 1991 Vanagon—attempt this amazing adventure!
This South African-born, Philadephia-raised singer/songwriter crafts honest, beautiful music characterized by what Rolling Stone magazine describes as a "subtle storm." GoWesty is proud to have teamed up with Gregory as his official Vanagon tour-rig outfitter.
Ira is an up-and-coming new-folk musician based out of Nashville, TN. She just released her second album, Honest, and she is currently touring the nation in a GoWesty-built 1988 Vanagon camper. Click here to find a show near you!
James Barkman is a photographer, thrill seeker, and life enthusiast that has been calling the road home for the last couple years. Living out of his faithful but not necessarily trusty steed, a 1976 VW van, he can’t quite figure out if she burns more oil than she leaks, or leaks more oil than she burns. He can be found hunting for waves to surf, rocks to climb, mountains to snowboard, and trails to ride with his DR350 dual sport that he tows behind the van.
A photo project that shares the stories of people that are passionate about outdoor adventure as the key to happiness, well-being and balance in their lives. Sero is short for Serotonin, the brain chemical believed to contribute to the feeling of happiness. John Rathwell and Tracy Guenard believe it is time to strive towards a life filled with well-being and mental health. How better do this than return to the outdoors for play and challenge.
Nyssa, Piper, and Savannah are three women in science studying intertidal marine communities from the southern to northern borders of the west coast. Follow along as they travel to 12 different sites assessing the impacts of climate change… in a GoWesty-built Eurovan!
Aimee and Chase are passionate about story telling. Follow them as they document their journey from New England to Montana in their '85 Westy, exploring the American landscape, and producing a body of work they hope will inspire others to chase their passions and realize their dreams.
After living life trapped in a single-window office, David decided to begin an adventure that would take him across America... through the air! Watch as David follows the path of Calbraith Perry Rodgers—the first man to fly across America—in something that looks like a hang glider strapped to a go kart. GoWesty proudly supplies the support vehicle, a 2002 Eurovan full camper, for the ground crew. You are going to see America in a way you've never seen it before.
Follow four professional photographers and film-makers as they drive their way through Mexico, Central and South America, capturing images of people and places that usually elude tourists and travelers, while giving back to the communities they visit.
Alex is a 20-something-year-old millennial whose fear of missing out was a constant dance of guilt, running, and trying to keep up. One day she woke up and couldn’t recognize her own life. She gave up her government job and moved full-time into her 2000 Eurovan camper, Penny. Follow along as she heads north to Alaska and the Yukon, rewriting her path, turning away from expectations, and speaking her truth from the road.
In the spring of 2016 MAK & Owen started living, traveling, and working full time from their 85 Vanagon named Stanley. As freelance designers and adventurers they are always in search of inspiration and new land to explore.
Meet Greg, Jill, and their '88 Westy, named "Wesley." They are creative professionals based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, with a bad case of wanderlust and a love of adventure. Join them as they surf, hike, skate, bike, and camp their way around scenic Washington and beyond.
Kali Quinn, author of Compassionate Creativity, is taking her book on a 10,000-mile journey in her roving Center for Compassionate Creativity: a 1997 Eurovan Camper. Kali, her dog Max, and the center’s first apprentice, Jacob, are gathering people together along the adventure to share food, stories, and music about the relationship between compassion and creativity. Read more about their adventure, learning, and tour stops!
Rolling Stone writes, "Louque - pronounced Luke - offers music with meat on its bones." After a strong start in the music industry in 2004, Dustan felt that he was missing something. He separated himself from a major label and hid away in his native Louisiana writing his most recent album, Campo Santo, which he independently released in the spring of 2014. That same year he found his 1987 Westfalia, “Tux,” which led him to his new business model. Dustan travels the country reconnecting with fans-turned-friends, collabortaing with his supporters to curate intimate concerts staged in deserts, mountains, homes, and other gorgeous spaces across the country. Follow Dustan and Tux around the country exploring the luxury of less!
This caregiving couple, Florence (doctor) and Yohan (nursing student), created the organization “Care Design Across the World.” Their goal is to travel far and wide in their T4 Syncro examining and reporting on how culture influences caregiving, empathy, and understanding of health issues.
Malea and Raphaël, two digital nomads from the U.S. and France who decided that the typical 9-to-5 work city lifestyle, full of stress, pollution, and traffic jams, was not for them anymore. Instead, they wanted to really live life by traveling the world, seeing beautiful sunsets, sleeping on deserted beaches, exploring different cultures, food, and art. Malea and Raphaël are creating some beautiful vanlife content in their quest to find true happiness out on the road.
Annie Woods grew up taking van trips with her parents, inspiring her to buy a VW Vanagon of her own as an adult. Her baby-blue 1985 Westfalia, "Lady Liberty," is her partner in crime -- both for meandering the coast of California and as the platform for her upcoming documentary interview web series, currently in development.
Home isn't a place, it's a feeling. For Peter and Shruthi, that meant leaving their house in Nashville and into their home on wheels to explore North America and all it has to offer. Follow their adventure as they explore the feeling of home.
Join Leigh and Brandon, a stupidly happy couple from Colorado, as they blow six months of their lives humbly criss-crossing North America in Humboldt, their beautifully beat up and approachable 1981 Westy.
Say Aloha to Justin Kalani Burbage, an Oahu native, professional skateboarder, and lover of all things outdoors. Whether on the mainland in his Syncro, or off traveling the world, he is always seeking adventure, and spreading his infectiously positive vibes.
Following their passion for travel, Canadians Gregor and Janice sold their house, downsized their possessions, and are seeing the world through the windshield of their ’87 Westy “Lucky." They have lived and worked in their van for 2 years while travelling through the Americas (from Calgary, Alberta to Ushuaia, Argentina). Their next adventure: driving their van through Russia, Africa, and Europe.
Ryleigh and Bronwen are Canadian lovers creating ways to make every day life more fun. Whether training their cats, finding the best skateboarding spots, or seeking rogue camp spots in residential areas, they are constantly changing the pace of the everyday by infusing it with adventure. They are now working on merging Westy Life with “normal” life in every way possible.
Born from an 11,000-mile North Americana road trip in their 1990 Vanagon, aptly named "Trusty Rusty," The Coteries bring you folk rock steeped in their travels and the back roads of the American countryside. Still with Trusty by their side, keep an eye out this summer for their debut release, Reason in the Road.
The Secret Friends of Jakeem are Candra and Zaine, along with their community of musicians, travelers, artists, researchers, healers, and new-age nomads. In 2015, Candra and Zaine bought a 1984 Westfalia, and they've been living in it full time ever since. They travel the States sharing different art forms, playing music, looking for sustainability projects, land, and fellow humans to vibe with.
The Mission of the Elemental Awareness Foundation is to connect kids to nature through skateboarding… from a kick flip to a campfire. When our Executive director, Todd Larson, isn’t shredding around with the kids or teaching them about the radness of nature, he is spending his free time vanning around in his 1990 Vanagon Westfalia. His love for the outdoors and skateboarding was a a perfect match for Element skateboards, the foundation’s main sponsor. The two teamed up in 2002 and started sending kids to skateboard camp near Kings Canyon National Park and the rest is history.
The blog of a professional filmmaker / photographer and animal conservationist. Theo and Bee have left their busy city lifestyles to live in their T4 campervan to explore Europe. Their aim is to capture some of the most stunning places around Europe and adapt to their surroundings.
Dennis Polzin (aka Wild Bear) is an osteopathic medical student living full-time in his '86 Westfalia. He travels the Pacific Northwest, studying medicine and hosting Vanagon adventures both in the city and off the grid. His Vanagon plays the role of overlanding rig and home, all in the same weekend. Whether in the Pacific Northwest wilderness or a downtown Portland hospital, Wild Bear Medicine has one mission: to help others heal in mind, body, and spirit.