Nomad Be HappyRobby and Lindsey Eskridge are bringing a new mode of leisure travel to the Tennessee Valley. A mixture of camping and van-life, they are part of the newest phenomenon: ‘Vamping’. These rental opportunities are just a few short months away, according to a report by WRCB-TV.

“Chattanooga is the city that Lindsey and I, kinda came together in,” proclaimed Robby. “It’s become our city and we love the city, we love the people that we’ve met in it. And we’re excited to promote it and help keep Chattanooga going.”

It’s an idea that was born during the 2020 pandemic.

“Lindsey and I, through some of the trials and tribulations of last year, researched getting a van for ourselves. And it grew into something where we thought we could offer a unique way to explore Chattanooga. And for Chattanoogans to explore other places.”

The vans are built on a Ford chassis. These Vandoit adventure camper vans are easier to navigate through both wilderness and urban environments than most traditional recreational vehicles.

“With a full-on RV, it can be a little larger and we didn’t necessarily want to be driving something that size. The compactness of a van really worked for us. For taller people, there are ways to accommodate that and build into it.”

See the complete WRCB-TV report here.