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James Barkman

James Barkman is a photographer, surfer, thrill seeker, and life enthusiast currently exploring the PNW in his faithful but not necessarily trusty 1976 VW Type 2 van.
What It's Like to Fish for Salmon in Alaska as a Greenhorn
What It's Like to Spend a Summer Salmon Fishing in Alaska as a Greenhorn

Adventure photographer James Barkman trades his famous VW bus for a fishing boat for a summer of salmon chasing

Vanlife Diaries Book Documents a New Generation of Nomads
New Book Vanlife Diaries Documents a New Nomadic Generation

200 pages of dreamy converted camper vans, custom Sprinters, classic VW Buses and Vanagons, and more, photographed by James Barkman

What It's Like to Climb Denali, North America's Highest Peak
What It's Like to Climb Denali, North America's Highest Peak

Frostbite, altitude sickness, weeklong storms, near-death missteps, and sheer boredom—adventure photographer James Barkman recounts a 16-day summit effort to 20,310 feet

Pan-American Trail Part One: The Alaskan Highway
Motorcycling the Toughest Highway in North America

Adventure photographer James Barkman sets off toward Alaska on a 30,000-mile motorcycle mission to climb peaks across the Americas

What It's Really Like to Live In a Vintage VW Bus
What It's Really Like to Live on the Road in a Vintage Van

Adventure photographer and veteran van-dweller James Barkman tells it like it is

Photo Essay: Climbing Mount Olympus
Photo Essay: One Weekend to Summit Mount Olympus

With ice axe in one hand and analog camera in the other, a classic PNW summit was won

Swell Searching Along the Oregon Coast
Photo Essay: Swell Searching Along the Oregon Coast

Chasing waves and Sasquatch sightings with a few fellow #vanlife enthusiasts

Desert Dwelling Van Lifers in Joshua Tree National Park
Vanlife Living in Joshua Tree National Park

New friends, old vans, and ancient cacti in one of California's most treasured landscapes

Living the #Vanlife in Iceland
Photo Essay: Living the #Vanlife in Iceland

Two dirtbags, a handful of film, and the island nation's iconic Ring Road

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