Van Life: Your Home On The Road

With hundreds of funky vehicles, awe-inspiring landscapes, and cleverly designed interiors in tiny spaces, Van Life is perfect for anyone who dreams about living on the open road (or already does).

From stunning beaches to dramatic mountains and picturesque forests, and with fully designed interiors with kitchens and sleeping quarters, this stunning array of life-on-the-road-possibilities might just be enough to get you to pack up your things and hit the highway.


 

Your Home On The Road

More and more, people of all generations -- from millennials to baby boomers -- are taking a break from conventional life for the freedom, tranquility, and adventure of being on the road and living in a converted vintage truck, camper, or van.

One of these van-dwellers, Foster Huntington, created the #vanlife hashtag as he chronicled his adventures of living in a van and driving it across the country. He tapped into a community of like-minded individuals looking to explore nature at their own pace and live a debt-free lifestyle.

Also included are informative and topical interviews with solo travelers, couples, and families who are living this new American dream - and ready to inspire you to do the same!

 

Praise For Van Life: Your Home On The Road

The ultimate collection of road trip inspiration, perfect for travel junkies yearning to satisfy their wanderlust.
- San Francisco Chronicle

 

About The Author

Foster Huntington is a photographer and filmmaker from Skamania, Washington. In 2011, he left his fashion job in New York City in 2011 and moved into a camper van.

For the next three years he traveled around North America, driving some 120,000 miles, surfing and camping. He began the popular tumblr account and hashtag, van-life.net, in 2011 and self-published a book, Home Is Where You Park It, with photos from his time on the road.

He now lives in a treehouse in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington and works on short films and photo projects in his studio.

 

COVID-19 Status

Our warehouse is continuing to take all necessary measures to ship orders and keep our team safe. Life may feel like it's returning to normal in your local area (we hope!), but the impact of COVID is still extremely present in the world of shipping and fulfillment.

Most orders for in-stock items are leaving our warehouse within 1-3 business days, but please be understanding if it takes additional time to get your order shipped.

If you choose an express shipping rate (FedEx Overnight or FedEx 2-Day) we're still getting most expedited orders out the door within one business day from when you order.

Please note that even though FedEx Ground or Priority Mail may cost more than Standard/Free Shipping, they're not considered an expedited shipping method. Any delivery times quoted are estimates only and it may not ship for 1-3 business days after you order as noted above.

Bottom line: We're doing everything we can to get your order to you quickly and we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding during this time!

Our shipping takes place Monday through Friday - any orders placed over the weekend or after our daily mail pickup will be shipped in the order received.

DELIVERY TIMES

If you choose a shipping option that has a quoted time like "FedEx Ground (2 Business Days)" or even "FedEx Overnight (1 Day)", please remember that isn't a guarantee that the order will be there exactly 1 or 2 days from the moment you order it - we still need time to pack & ship your order (see above).

When it comes to the carriers, the quoted times should also always be thought of as estimates, not guarantees. Expedited methods like FedEx 2-Day or Overnight are pretty reliable in their delivery times (hence the cost), but services like Ground/Priority can certainly be optimistic with their estimates.

PRE-ORDERS / BACKORDERS

We offer the ability to pre-order and backorder some items on our site when they are not yet in stock. If an item you are purchasing isn't currently in stock, you'll see a note displayed in your shopping cart that indicates the expected shipping time for your order.

Please note that the expected shipping time is an estimate based on when we expect to receive new inventory.

Sometimes it takes us even longer than expected to receive inventory (especially with unpredictable COVID delays) and sometimes we receive inventory much sooner than the timeframe we estimate. Your order will always ship as soon as the inventory is in our hands!

We aren't able to split-ship your orders into multiple deliveries - so if you are ordering an item that isn't currently in stock along with other items that are, please be aware that your order won't ship until all items are in stock. If you're anxious to receive the in-stock items, we recommend placing a separate order so you can receive the in-stock items without delay.

CARRIER/SERVICE INFO

Please see our Can I Request A Specific Shipping Carrier? page with important details on which carriers we offer and how to make sure you get your package delivered properly.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

When receiving an international order your package will need to pass through Customs in your country. All of our packages will have a Customs Declaration Form which details the items in your package and their value.

PLEASE NOTE: There are almost always additional charges to receive your package when you order from outside your own country - these charges are Customs Duties and Import Taxes which are your responsibility to pay (often before you are allowed to collect the package). The laws and taxes are different in every country and Trek Light Gear has no way of knowing in advance what these taxes and fees will be. Please be aware of this when placing your order, we don't want you to be surprised when the package shows up and you owe additional money!

If you have any additional questions about international shipping methods or rates just let us know!

OUR HAPPINESS GUARANTEE

As you've likely seen on our website, we stand behind our products with what we call our Happiness Guarantee. So, what does that mean exactly?

In a nutshell: We want you to be happy with what you buy from us, and if you aren't - you've got our promise that we'll always do whatever we can to bring you happiness.

Within reason, right? Maybe you're sad because everything in our store doesn't cost $1, or you wish our 30-day return window was actually 3 years - well, we need to have some policies and rules so we can survive as a small business.

What matters is that we're here for you.

We truly care about your happiness, and will always do what we can to help - maybe it's a discount on your next order, store credit for a future purchase, or just going out of our way to make sure that the next item you buy from us is exactly what you want.

Feel Good. Do Good. Pass It on.


30 DAY EASY RETURN & EXCHANGE POLICY

If for any reason you're not happy with anything you ordered from us, just send it back to us within 30 days by following the instructions below.

The product must be in unused or 'like-new' condition - you're welcome to try a product to make sure you like it, but we cannot accept returns that are abused, stained, washed/laundered, or otherwise damaged (unless the damage is the result of a manufacturer's defect, in which case it is covered under our Lifetime Warranty).

Holiday Extension: All purchases made in November or December will be allowed an extended return window thru 1/31. We'll make it easy for the gift recipient to handle any returns or exchanges!

To view our full return policy details and initiate a return/exchage of your product, just click the button below!

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Customer Reviews

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Cami Perryman (Hagerstown, MD)
Just what my daughter wanted

I surprised my daughter with this beautiful book for Christmas. She is looking into renovating a van and living a year of bliss traveling the US in it. After many searches she has not found a hard cover book such as this one. It is coffee table gorgeous! Great images and great info. She will love it for years to come.

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Bev B (Scituate, MA)
Road trip inspiration

My husband and I both love this- great photopraphs and offers 'fuel' to plan our next trip and/or retirement!

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Shelly Switters (Bertha, MN)
Gift purchase

Perfect gift for a van lover

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Jacob Hood (Denver, CO)
A Fun Gift for Van Lovers

Bought Van Life as a gift for my girlfriend. It is fun to look through the book and dream about a van for ourselves! Customer service was excellent with Trek Light Gear like always. The book itself is very sleek and I am pleased with my purchase. Book is full of photos and includes some short stories from van owners. Many of the photos are of vans and the surrounding areas. While some photos were shots from inside the vans. . . I was hoping to see more van layouts and designs. Overall, satisfied with the purchase.

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