(This post is sponsored by Omaze)
My obsession with van life started a few years ago before I really knew van life was a thing. A popular outdoor blogger I follow named Kristen Borr of Bearfoot Theory moved into a Sprinter van, and I fell in love. I watched all her videos, scrolled through her photos, and tried to imagine what life was like traveling full-time in a van.
Fast-forward a few years later, and my dream turned into reality when I bought a Chevy Astro van for under $6,000 on Craigslist. This little van is 25-years-old but doesn’t lack heart. I bought the van with just 57,000 miles on it and slept in it right away.
I was in love with my new van!
Sure, it wasn’t a fancy Sprinter, but it was cheap and it was mine. In the year since I bought the van, I’ve driven it all over California and Oregon. I’ve boondocked in Death Valley National Park and up next to the Sierra Nevada in the Alabama Hills. Living the van life is everything I ever dreamed of.
There’s freedom and flexibility, adventure and gorgeous nature views.
Even though I do love my Chevy Astro van, my ultimate dream van is a Sprinter van! If you also dream of Sprinter vans, there’s a really awesome way you could win one of your own. I’m really excited to announce a partnership between Omaze and Run Away Van to offer a 4×4 custom Sprinter van.
All you have to do is enter here for your chance to win this van, which also comes with $40,000 worth of customizations from Run Away Van!
Every donation supports Access Fund, which is a national advocacy organization that protects America’s outdoor climbing areas and preserves the climbing environment. Your donation will support their work to protect public lands, restore climbing areas, replace aging bolts and buy threatened climbing areas.Sounds like an amazing cause to me. For your chance to win a custom 4×4 Sprinter van, just head to this link: Omaze.com/SprinterVan. To up your chances at winning this van, I have a special promo code for you. Just enter KRISTIN100 to get 100 extra entries.
I really hope you win this van! It will change your life. You’ll do your part if you enter to win a custom 4×4 Sprinter van, a partnership between Omaze and Run Away Van. Here’s some of what you’ll get if you win:
● a Mercedes-Benz® 4×4 Sprinter Cargo Van, plus $40,000 of customizations by Run Away Van (with the taxes covered!)
● Score van life necessities—including an Oru Beach LT kayak!—from awesome outdoor brands
● Have your new home away from home delivered to you OR get flown out to the Run Away Van shop in Colorado and road-trip back
Living the van life is awesome in any van. However, living in a small space does take some adjustment. You have to get used to living with uncertainty. Not knowing where your next shower is, not knowing where you’ll sleep for the night. But there’s also an amazing sense of adventure. You get used to needing less, to buying less. You’ll become more connected to the environment and more concerned about consumerism.
Your life will definitely change, as mine has.
I hope you get to experience van life and pursue your dreams of freedom. For your chance to win a custom 4×4 Sprinter van, just head here. Good luck!