Before we interviewed Carson (S9, E5) about his bus story, we had a little side conversation about coffee, about Swiss cheese and watches—about the finer things in life. If you’re a coffee snob, aficionado, or you just love good coffee (I’m all three), you’ll want to give this one a listen. Great coffee can beContinue reading “Detour # 9: The Finer Things in Life”
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Carson is a professional musician with a story to share. For him, the VW bus is an emotional journey that has come to define his relationship with his father. It’s a heartbreaking look at how the things we own are sometimes an extension of ourselves.
Bonnie Larsen bought her bus as her marriage of many years was ending. Working on the bus and becoming part of the greater VW community helped her heal and move on, she says. As part of her journey, she opened up an online store, ToolMomStore.com
Podcast: Amanda & Matt
Amanda and Matt Hakola have owned a few buses before finally finding their current bus and landing in Oklahoma. Their bus is also the mothership for their business Ragtag Resilience—an approach to stabilizing food systems by doing a lot of little things that add up to change. (They farm their .15 acres and grow lotsContinue reading “Podcast: Amanda & Matt”
American West Magazine
Some of you know I tried my hand (briefly) at freelance writing once we came off the road. In the turmoil of moving across the US and securing steady employment, I totally forgot to brag about my publication in American West—a very cool magazine I adore run by an editor with a keen eye forContinue reading “American West Magazine”
Detour #7: How does Colin sleep at night?
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?”
Podcast: Eilana & Marc
You’ve probably heard of Birding By Bus—the personal endeavor by birders Marc and Eliana that turned into a world-traveling business. We had a chance to catch up with these two in Wasilla, Alaska, and hear all about the start of Birding by Bus and how it became an online sensation. And, if you’re anything likeContinue reading “Podcast: Eilana & Marc”
Jeremiah Woods is the owner and operator of a bed and bus-fest called Camping in the Woods. Each rental unit is a decked out VW bus themed around a movie or an idea. Located in Golden, British Columbia, the scenery is stunning. It’s no wonder Jeremiah was able to secure a sizable check from theContinue reading “Podcast: Jeremiah”
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.
Greta (AKA Mad Maxine) has been all over the west in her grandfather’s Syncro. Adventure runs in her family. Listen along while she tells us the history of what is quite possibly the world’s coolest family heirloom.