Season 8 is live

Season 8, the Alaskan leg of our 49-state adventure, is finally available on all streaming platforms. We really love this season and the people we met along the way. You’ll meet a professional fishing guide and sea boat captain, a wily Vanagon  owner, a bed and bus-fest owner, a couple of famous birders, the owner of a VW rental company, and a road savior located in the far north. These are some amazing people with great stories and loads of wisdom. Check out this season of So You Owned a VW Bus wherever you stream stuff.

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Podcast: Jennifer and Jonn

Jennifer and Jonn’s VW story is a love story. High school sweethearts and now husband and wife, their mutual love of VWs of all types has been present ever since their first date when Jennifer pushed her way into Jonn’s heart.

They owned a few VWs…

Podcast: Erik Schmid at Red Bus Brewing

Erik Schmid is the founder, owner, and operator of Red Bus Brewing in Folsom, California. But even more importantly, he owns a VW bus. The story of how he started a brewery, how he came to own a bus, and why his marketing is amazing are all intertwined. 

One last song

Has there ever been a song that captures the spirit of travel more than Willie Nelson’s On the Road Again? For Miracle, Jolene, and I it has become a refrain to our travels—the song we played when we first went on a weekend together, a song that topped our wedding playlist, the song we played when we left home in August of last year. It was the first song I put on the ever-growing playlist I’ve blogged about in each state (and one of three songs that don’t mention a locale on my playlist). After each breakdown, after each extended stay, whenever we feel like we’re too weary, we put on this song. 

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