Top 10 Road Trip Influencers

By Editorial Staff

Road trips are undeniably the best. There’s nothing better than packing up, creating the perfect playlist, and piling into a car with your best friends. Oh, and we can’t forget to mention the amazing snacks stockpiled for the road. Some people prefer flying because they would rather save time, but there are so many great reasons to go on a road trip instead. Especially this summer!

They enable flexibility, bonding time, and the opportunity to make a handful of stops along the way. Why visit only one place when you can visit 5 or 6 instead? Road trips are more often than not more cost-friendly as well since flights can be so expensive and it’ll help save on rental car or ride service costs. It’s a win-win! Not convinced yet? Keep reading to see our favorite road trip influencers and you’ll be reaching for your phone to plan a trip with your besties.

1. The Matneys

Christian and Aubry, better known as The Matneys, travel North and South America in their converted Sprinter Van. They’ve driven through parts of Canada and the States, along with a large portion of South America including Mexico, Panama, Columbia, and Chile. The ability to take long road trips fuels their passion for travel. The Matney’s use their YouTube and Instagram platforms to share their experience on the road, tips on how to travel on a budget, and how to live minimally.

2. Epic Family Road Trip

In 2015 the van Stralen family gave up their 9-5 business lives, sold everything except their Jeeps, and embarked on their EPIC family road trip. This family of five has driven around Canada and the United States several times. They use their platform to document their adventures and share experiences for their viewers to set about on their own. The van Stralens make road trips look easy. After exploring North America through and through, they’ve decided to ship their Jeeps to New Zealand and discover new parts of the world. 

3. Roadtrippers

Roadtrippers celebrates the best of road culture and the American outdoors. Their Instagram showcases destinations all across America that people have had the privilege to visit. Roadtrippers website offers guides and destinations crafted by travel experts across the country. They even have a mobile app that travelers can download to plan and use during their road trip.

4. Slow Car Fast Home

Danielle, Tommy, and their two dogs Missy and Trip spend their days traveling in their self-renovated 1992 Toyota Odyssey. They’ve traveled through Mexico’s Baja Peninsula and various parts of North America. Danielle and Tommy do an incredible job sharing their escapades on their Instagram and blog. With their jaw-dropping photography and note of all their destinations, followers can easily compile a list of places to visit on their road trips, along with how to do it. 

5. Deanna Dunn

Deanna spends her time traveling around the world seeking new adventures. Aside from traveling around Europe, Deanna has spent her time traveling around the US in her converted sprinter van. She has recently sold her first van and is currently working on her second van restoration project. Deanna exhibits a fiery passion for traveling that is contagious. After viewing her Instagram feed full of picturesque landscapes, followers will have an itch to pack their suitcases.

6. Roam Lab

In 2015, Lexi and Chris deemed themselves nomads and started traveling in a 1986 Ram 3500 commuter van. After traveling with their first van and then another, they’ve finally settled into their 1970 Avion truck camper which fits all their needs. Prior to starting their road trip adventure, Lexi and Chris visited New Zealand. After New Zealand, they decided to “see America first”- and a little bit of Canada too. They’ve traveled around 36 out of the 50 states and document all of their best finds along their journey and tips and trips too.

7. Adventure’s on Wheels

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Eduardo and Rubi have been traveling around the United States full-time in their RV since 2014. Their never-ending road trip has enabled them to pursue their traveling dreams and make lifelong memories with the people they love by their side. The captured memories on camera that Eduardo and Rubi share with their followers show only a sliver of how happy they are to be enjoying the outdoors.

8. Nomad Arte

Cyn and Gus started their van traveling lifestyle in 2013 when they decided to spend four years in Latin America immersing themselves in new cultures while touring through 14 countries from Mexico to Argentina. After four years, they made the ultimate decision to continue their van traveling lifestyle and begin their journey through North America. Cyn and Gus offer travel guides for road trips through Latin America on their blog.

9. Two Wandering Soles

Katie and Ben have dedicated their lives to seeing the world. They’ve been to Asia, Africa, Australia, Oceania, Europe, North America, Central America, and South America. It’s clear that there is nothing the two of them enjoy more than traveling. Ben and Katie are currently on their second van build preparing for their next set of road trips. Through their platforms, they share videos and pictures of their own experiences along with travel expertise and guides for planning trips. 

10.  Moon Guides

Moon Guides is a go-to travel guide source offering a melting pot of information with their own advice and advice from various travel authors. Their blog offers a handful of travel guides, including Road Trip USA where they outline trips and routes to take. Moon Guides is definitely a source to keep handy if looking to plan a road trip or two.

After reading this you may be thinking, I don’t have an RV or renovated van! Do not fret, despite not having a dedicated travel space for the road, road trips are still quite easy to tackle. Sleeping arrangements can be quickly made whether you decide to camp, rent an Airbnb, or book a hotel room. What are you waiting for? Call your best friends, make an itinerary, and hit the road.

This article was written by Lauren Conklin

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