Colin Kellogg of Itinerant Air-cooled fame has logged more miles on the road than most humans. When you live on the road full-time in your VW bus, you sometimes bed down in strange places and make friends (and enemies) out of your nighttime visitors. We knew when we sat down with Colin last year, weContinue reading “Detour #7: How does Colin sleep at night?”
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.
John Hammond is a professional podcaster whose bus doubles as his studio. He took the time to sit down with us to talk about podcasting, bus life in California, and, of course, the history of his Vanagon, Guapo.
Jason Hall is a veteran with quite possibly the most elegant bus we have ever seen in person. Take a ride with Jason as he tells us about the personal journey he took to get the bus and where he plans to take it.
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.
We left home a year ago. We sold most of our possessions, donated hundreds of books, and stored what we had left in the corner of my mom’s basement. On the day we were supposed to leave, our alternator died. Then the clutch cable snapped. After making the repairs with significant help from our mostContinue reading “One year”
A guy with so many stories we had to make a second episode! You already know Jesse from the first episode of this season where he talked about leaving his job as a mortgage banker to start the world’s first mountain bike shuttle service called Coyote Shuttle. When we arrived at Coyote Shuttle, a gentlemanContinue reading “Podcast: Jesse Marshall, the Patron Saint of Broken Things”
Man, Jasper and Banff—stunning.
We sat down with Paul Austin, the owner and operator of Austin Automotive in Canon City, Colorado. Even though Austin Automotive doesn’t specialize in air cooled VWs like our bus, Paul is more than knowledgable about bay windows like ours. He was willing to spend an afternoon giving our bus the once over before weContinue reading “Podcast: Paul”
The AlCan roads continued to be positively lunar, the way back every bit as murderously potholed as the way up. With each bounce and jostle, Miracle winced in pain and I apologized—to her, to the bus, to Jolene, to the cars stacked up behind us. At least we had some good seats.