In our overly connected, synthesized lives, more people are choosing to pull up stakes and hit the road to live in a van, and they are documenting their experiences for us to enjoy vicariously through the Instagram hashtag #VanLife, which has 1.4 million posts
There are no rules (though Volkswagen buses are unsurprisingly very highly represented), so take anything with four wheels and enough space to sleep and head out to the wilderness like some of these fun-loving Instagrammers.
Sometimes vanners overnight in cities as they travel around, which can be problematic for vehicles set up for living far from civilization. "You run into issues if you're super obvious about your situation...so for example, don't brush your teeth on the sidewalk in front of people's house...that's pretty uncool," explains Brianna Madia, who lives in a four-wheel drive extended Ford Econoline van. (MORE)