posted on July 3, 2019


The Fourth of July is tomorrow, and America is hitting the road! As the summer starts to really swelter, there’s no better time to get outdoors and sink into the dog days of summer than booking a camper van and living that #vanlife. What is van life, you ask? Only the best life. Pack your sleep bags and hit the dusty trail this summer with some of the best #vanlife options on Turo.

Shane’s Volkswagen Vanagon (Malibu, CA)

As Shane describes it, “The Vanagon is the Swiss Army knife of small size camper vans and has everything except a bathroom and a shower. “Yes it even has the kitchen sink.” This car is great for road trips and camping or even just casual beach days where you can park near the sand. Not on the sand since it’s only a 2WD. There are two beds, plenty of storage, back up batteries, sound system and a refrigerator.”

Joe’s Honda Element with pop-up camper (Portland, OR)

Joe offers a beautiful Honda Element with attached, after-market pop-up camper comfortably sleeps two adults, comes equipped with front and rear cameras, plenty of USB outlets, and a Diamond amp and Diamond Elite Single 8″ subwoofer to pump your jams and scare away the bears. He even offers an array of camping Extras so you can pick up the van and hit the road.

Marc’s Volkswagen Westfalia (Longueuil, QC)

A pristine blast from the past, Marc’s guests consistently provide rave reviews, noting that the van was “magical”, “in perfect condition despite its age”, and “clean and reliable”. If you’re touring the North this summer, grab your Tim Horton’s’ beavertail and roam around Quebec in proper throwback style.

David’s Jeep Wrangler with camping tent, chairs & cooler  (Denver, CO)

David’s cute Jeep Wranglers comes fully loaded with a camping tent, chairs, and a cooler (it’s a Yeti!) So you can pack it up and pack it in as you go roving and breathe in that Rocky Mountain high.

Shaun’s Toyota 4Runner with camping tent & gear (Boulder, CO)

Described as having “the luxury of a Mercedes and the capabilities of a Jeep Wrangler”, this rustic mountain explorer
seats seven and has a pop-up tent (with a mattress!) so you can stay cozy during the crisp Coloradan nights.

Toyota Tacoma with camping tent, gear, & beach gear (Marine Corps Base, HI) 

James’ well-kept Tacoma is “big enough to get where you need, but small enough to fit through Waikiki.” Complete with lots of adventure-enabling Extras to chase waves or explore the island comfortably, this truck seats two comfortably with two jumps seats in the back for the kids.

Errin’s Dodge Grand Caravan (Oakland, CA)

Lovingly dubbed “Minnie”, this charming, “sleek & sexy” camper van seats five, sleeps four, has reasonably full kitchen offering, and is just plain cute. It even has a DVD players to keep the kids entertained during long trips.

Carl’s Honda Element Pop-Top Camper van (Kahului, HI)

As Carl says, why pay $400 per night for a hotel when you could sleep on the balmy Maui beaches? The Aloha spirit is perfectly aligned with #vanlife, and Carl’s Honda Element is the perfect tropical break from the nine-to-five grind.

Megan is the copywriter and content tsarina at Turo. She lives to wander near and far, never met a beach (or dog) she didn’t like, and loves to talk postmodern lit and theory to anyone who’ll listen.