Who we are

Go-Van is an online magazine about vanlife culture. Whether you live in a van or spend your free time travelling with your adventure mobile, this website is for you! Since each van is unique, we believe sharing different ideas and stories is worthwhile. We created this platform to share stories, tips, playlists, cool road trip destinations, pictures, videos, and more!

A huge focus of ours is community. Go-Van’s founder Julien has been living on the road for over 6 years and his partner Karo has joined him 3 years ago. Everyone at Go-Van is a vanlife enthusiast and is sharing this passion for the open road! We also like to do events where likeminded people can come together for a weekend and camp together. Make sure you come to our annual gathering in Quebec called El Campo, you won’t regret!

We promote a responsible and sustainable approach to vanlife. Make sure you leave no trace when you hit the road and please spread this message to everyone. We want to make sure vans are welcome everywhere they go for still many years to come

Keep having fun exploring the open road! Live Small, Dream Big!

Go-Van Crew

Founder

Julien Roussin

Full time living in his Safari Condo, he decided to launch an online magazine covering all aspects of the awesome vanlife community. He's not always on time, but he's always in the right direction.

Julien has been covering action sports and music for the past 15 years through editorial content. Now full time living in his Safari Condo, he decided to launch an online magazine covering all aspects of the awesome van life community. At first, he got this freedom vessel to go surfing with his friends on the East Coast, but he realized that this nomadic lifestyle was perfect for him. One thing lead to another and he was driving across the country chasing waves and going on different adventures. He loves to find new ways to tell great stories and that's why he produces/direct the Go-Van road trip movies. He's not always on time, but he's always in the right direction.
Coordinator

Gabrielle Morissette

Coordonatrice - Go-Van Spaces

Marie-Michelle Dugal

Project Manager

Karolina Krupa

Polish-Canadian, Karolina was introduced to vanlife 3 years ago. She has been traveling as co-pilote with Julien in their Mercedes Sprinter van since the beginning and is not planning to stop (even with a baby on board)!

Polish-Canadian, Karolina was introduced to vanlife 3 years ago. She has been traveling as co-pilote with Julien in their Mercedes Sprinter van since the beginning and is not planning to stop (even with a baby on board)! A background in sales/account management and a big urge to discover the world made her step out from the corporate world and invest into a nomadic lifestyle. Working officially for go-van as project manager & photographer, she makes sure to build a trusted relationship with their collaborators. On a side note, she also enjoys long walks on the beach, good coffee, hiking, surfing and discovering new epic places.
Project Manager

Alex Guay-Bastien

A real kid at heart, Alex’s energy tank will never drop empty! She will make sure to share your company as if you were long time friends, always.

A real kid at heart, Alex’s energy tank will never drop empty! She will make sure to share your company as if you were long time friends, always. Her passion is what drives her to new places, projects and - of course - relationships. Her addition to the Go-Van team as project manager is clearly a perfect match with her lifestyle : creating innovative projects, meeting inspiring people while driving her van (Miss Vanjie) around the amazing province of Quebec! See you on the road 🙂
Editor in chief

Justine Belzile

Enchanted by the sound of waves, stars, coffee and campfires, Justine loves to spend her summers traveling the roads of Quebec to find the most beautiful places to camp and drink the best lattes.

Justine has been working in the publishing and communications field for nearly 5 years. Enchanted by the sound of waves, stars, coffee and campfires, she loves to spend her summers traveling the roads of Quebec to find the most beautiful places to camp and drink the best lattes. She is the founder and co-publisher of Corsé Magazine, the first specialty coffee magazine in Quebec, and has held positions as digital strategist and project coordinator at various local record labels. With a background in journalism and cultural production, she has been fulfilling her childhood dream for a few years now by working to promote the culture, people and landscapes of Quebec.
Project Manager - Go-Van Spaces

Jacob Pruneau

Jacob has found Go-Van to be an exciting community that has taken him, his wife and two children on the road in a converted bus!

Veteran of the construction industry, Jacob is our expert in designing, planning and delivering furniture for our Spaces. He has found Go-Van to be an exciting community that has taken him, his wife and two children on the road in a converted bus! Alternative lifestyles inspire him on a daily basis.