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Become a Lover of the Less Explored

Welcome to Andy and the Van! Let's get off the tourist routes and into unexplored lands. From exploring the United States in my converted Ram Promaster, to exploring the quiet corners of the world... welcome!

About me

Andy Austin is a Bozeman-based adventure photographer who grew up in the mountains and plains of Montana. After attending Montana State University, where he played football and earned a degree in psychology, Andy traded in his football helmet for a camera and now spends much of his time traveling around the world. To date, he has photographed 48 countries on seven continents but always returns home to the mountains of the West.


Andy is passionate about sharing lesser-explored destinations with his audience of over 170,000 followers on social media. His tourism clients include a robust list of states, regions, and cities as well as country tourism boards like Ireland, Colombia, and Georgia (the country). And his commercial clients include Ram Trucks, Outdoorsy, Benchmade, ESPN, Reebok, Pakt, and more. Andy's work has also been featured in Backpacker Magazine, Travel and Leisure Cowboys and Indians, Outside Magazine, Men's Health, and many more.

  • 7 Continents visited
  • 48 Countries visited
  • Photos Taken
  • 10 Years Traveling

Where I've been

Montana’s Beaten Path

The Beaten Path is an iconic Montana trail that begins near Cooke City and winds up and over the Beartooth Mountains and drops into East Rosebud (near Red Lodge) 29 miles later. It’s a stunning example of Montana’s sheer beauty, mountain lakes, and high, granite cliff walls. Many people...

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