Happy Campers: Ryan Lovelace

“You really have to sack up and just do it sometimes.” Ryan Lovelace shares with us this and other thoughtful insights about his Cosmic Collider van conversion, which you may or may not have been following on Tumblr. Here the well known surfboard shaper gets into the nitty gritty details about some of the best…

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Trevor Gordon Jeep Conversion

Happy Campers: Trevor Gordon

Trevor Gordon is a Rincon local, artist and world-traveling surfer. But he’s also a dude who spends a lot of time in a camper. He recently completed work on a 1991 Jeep Comanche in order to spend more time in remote corners of the world. He talked with Cy about the conversion process to get…

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alex honnold

Happy Campers: Alex Honnold

Outside Magazine recently took a peak inside famed free-climber Alex Honnold’s “deluxe camper-van” when it was parked outside of American Fork, Utah. He’s got a gear drawer and a built-in Coleman along with a few secret hiding spots for…rope. Oh, and all of his appliances are solar powered. It’s not the most pimped out rig…

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liz clark and the voyage of swell

Happy Campers: Liz Clark

With this feature we’ve been exploring the explorers who take off in vans, or in some cases trucks, for untraveled, quiet lands. Today, we have a similar explorer who’s taken to making the sea her stomping ground. Liz Clark has been living on her boat, Swell, for nearly 10 years. She talked with us about…

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tom petriken van life

Happy Campers: Tom Petriken

This is the story of Big Red, an antique VW bus that helped Tom Petriken conquer a fear of driving, after he upgraded her from years of improper upkeep (someone actually let the poor thing sit idle for four years). It’s a story of traffic stalls, expensive repairs and DIY workmanship. And it has a…

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