On the Road with Adie

Ride along

We are professional story seekers, Miracle and Ryan Ireland. Together we spent 13 months traveling North America with our rescue dog, Jolene, in search of diverse VW stories for our podcast, “So You Owned a VW Bus.” in total we logged 40,000 miles across 49 states, three countries, and any number of mechanical difficulties collecting oral histories from those who have dared to drive, ride in, or simply inhabit the iconic Volkswagen Transporter. 


Read about our misadventures from the road.
We like to document our best hikes, our favorite recipes, must-listen song lists, and, of course, anything to do with VW buses.


Catch up on the latest from our podcast, So you owned a VW Bus. Each interview focuses on one person’s VW Bus adventure, whether it is funny, sweet, or harrowing.

Quotes from the road

“It may be broken in the woods somewhere and I’ll be rubbing sticks together to keep warm. But this is my life.”

Jason Vogen
-Owner of a ’66 Riviera and correspondent for VolksAmerica

For more wisdom from our roads-scholars, check out our podcast.

Thank you to our friends:

Financial support for this project provided in part by the Jan Michalski Foundation of Switzerland.

Syndication of our podcast, So You Owned a VW Bus, courtesy of Happy Productions. Tune in each Wednesday as they broadcast our episodes.

When we run into trouble on the road (which is known to happen in a VW bus), we call our friends at GoWesty, a proud sponsor of our podcast.