Living out of a van takes adventure to a whole new level. Photo: Woods Wheatcroft / Aurora Photos
Van life isn’t a science. It’s an art. Luckily, we contacted three bona fide masters about their favorite places to visit, and they were happy to oblige.
Goosenecks State Park, Utah
Photographer Alison Turner spends most of her days on the road. When she wants to get as far from civilization as possible, she and her rescue dog, Max, head for southern Utah’s Goosenecks State Park, which looms high above the San Juan River. “We love it for the peace, beauty, and the feeling of being in nature and away from people,” says Turner. “Also, Max can be free to explore without restrictions.” Visitors take note: pets are welcome at Goosenecks, though dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet.
An executive producer of Powder Productions and a former Powder magazine editor, John Sifter once lived and worked in a 2009 Dodge Sprinter for 13 months with his wife, Janna Irons. Over the years, his fondness for Stanley has not changed. “You can drive down the highway for a few miles and soak in natural hot springs with rock-strewn pools on the Salmon,” says Stifter. “The stunning Sawtooths, the soothing Salmon River, natural hot springs, and two bars of service just east of town make it…