Kirsten + Avi

Welcome to East West Best Van!

So after living in Japan for three years, we moved back to the U.S. in August of 2017 with the plan of converting a 2017 144″ wheelbase Mercedes Sprinter Van 4×4 into a traveling home. Join us as we share all aspects of van life: from information about our build, to suggested travel itineraries, to updates on our daily life.

A lover of travel, Kirsten first caught the wanderlust bug when she was 16 and spent her junior year in Gothenburg, Sweden as an exchange student. After graduating from high school, she went on to study Art and Asian Studies at Marlboro College in Marlboro, Vermont, where she completed another year of study abroad, this time in Kyoto, Japan. After graduation, Kirsten moved to back to Japan to work as an ESL teacher in beautiful rural Hokkaido for three years. Now back in the U.S. Kirsten is excited to continue her travels, but around her home country!

Avi has always had incredible mechanical abilities,