Living the Vanlife: On the Road Toward Sustainability, Community, and Joy

Simon Element. Jul. 2023. 224p. ISBN 9781982179618. $24.99. TRAV
Grevemberg is a vanlifer who opted to quit her office job, sell her belongings, and live a simpler life on the road with her husband and dog. In this book, the author shares her personal story of growing up in Trinidad and choosing to live in a van, an experience that proved to be transformative and a lifestyle that she could sustain. The author, committed to creating safe spaces for underrepresented individuals in the nomadic community, also addresses some of the obstacles she faced as a BIPOC woman on the road, such as interactions with police. The book shows that working on the road full-time is about intentional living, and it squashes the myth that this way of life has to be expensive. This title gives readers tips about preparing and budgeting for this type of lifestyle, staying safe, building a community of supporters and thriving in it, and learning to adapt to the scenarios and adventures that come their way.
VERDICT An excellent source to give to readers keen on starting their own vanlife journey or to those who want to gain a real-life perspective of this popular trend.
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