In the world of outdoor adventure, camping is out and vamping is in. We partnered with
to show you how you can create your own free-spirited vamping adventure.
You are already an expert camper and have done the whole glamping thing. Now, you're ready for the next challenge: vamping. By turning your van into an adventure vessel, you can tackle the outdoors in the latest fashion. Ahead, tools that will help you turn your camper into a camping machine.
Create a Plush Area to Relax
Since you'll be bunking inside the van, it's key that you take the extra steps toward making your bed as comfortable as possible. Invest in a mattress that fits along the width of your vehicle, and toss in some pillows.
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Hang Up Twinkling Lights
Turn the interior of your van into a fort of sorts. Drape sheets along the top, and hang small lights that will twinkle at night. They will create the illusion of sleeping under the stars.
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Bring Luxe Items
No need to rough it in the van — make storage for favorite kitchen items, like coffee mugs and your French press. It elevates the experience when you're sipping hot coffee on crisp mornings around the campfire.
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Pack a Mobile Kitchen
Sure, you're going to be roughing it around the campfire, but you can pack a collapsible table along with linens and tableware for sprucing up your van camping experience. Going with plastic cups and plates means you never have to worry about breakage.
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There are times you're going to want privacy in your van, so purchase curtains, or make your own, for closing against early-morning sun. And going with a vintage or mod pattern can really creaky a funky yet cozy interior.
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Store an Extra Room
Along with tricking out the inside of your van, you can also pack a tent so you have extra room if needed. It's nice if you're doing an extended trek so you have space for storage.
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