Kampesnomads, Kampes vibes, Van, escape daily grind, adventure-mobile, freedom
Firstly you have to make the decision of leaving your comfort zone, your daily grind, your life cadenced by taking the subway in the morning, going to work, and coming back home at night to sleep. That decision is not easy at all and only a few people will make it. But once you have the balls, you never look behind you again, as you know this choice is the right one, now you can start to draw your dreams.
In most circles, living in your car is frowned upon but amongst surfers, climbers, backpackers, and other dirt bags, this simple existence can mean freedom. There’s nothing better than having all the comforts of home (or at least some of them) combined with the mobility of your car. The beauty of car camping is how accessible it is to everyone. With just a few bucks, your mom’s old station wagon, you can swing an extended surf trip without breaking the bank.
An mobile-house on wheels can be your ticket to inexpensive adventure, once you get over the cost of building one. Embarking on a cross-country road trip in a customized van might seem like the new rite of passage for people not quite ready to submit to the 9-to-5 grind, but it’s nothing new. Car camping has been a tradition for the young (and young at heart) for decades, hitting a high point in the late ’80s when VW wagons were many.
Fast-forward a few years, it seems like everyone with a backpack and a driver’s license is buying and rebuilding their own van in preparation for life on the road and freewheeling adventure.
Deciding on the right type of van could be the most important thing you do, so take your time. The obvious choice for any stylish traveler is a VW wagon, right? But the safest option is the best. Don’t buy what you want, buy what you need.
This van will become materially your best friend (and best enemy sometimes).
He’s not only a means of transport, you can believe me. He will be your house and even more: a symbol of a unique lifestyle, symbol of freedom, symbol of « no boundaries between you and your dreams ». Something what needs to be lived to be understood.