We’ve been getting lots of new readers to this site, so I thought I’d recap our story.
It started when my husband, a lifelong vintage VW enthusiast, bought a camper van when I was on a girls’ weekend in Napa. In addition, he was doing some soul searching and realized he really wanted to spend more time with his family.
Together, we decided it was time for a new challenge – something different. By different, I mean totally different. Jason would like to drive around the world in the old Volkswagen bus – and I think he’s crazy. We’ve compromised on an open-ended journey to South America. Really – I’m cool with it – and I’m the voice of reason in this relationship.
We decided to chronicle our adventure, which includes 2 naive adults and a rambunctious 4-year-old boy named Bode. Life in the confines of a ’71 VW camper van. This is it.
We’ve sold most of our possessions, stored a few things, leased our house and we are on way, but haven’t gotten too far. The road is already rough and there is still work to be done on the old bus. Besides the horn, there is a growing list of “old bus problems” we are just discovering. All part of the adventure.
Anyway, please check out our route here and send us recommendations on places to go, pop the top (with the occasional splurge hotel), and eat (especially those sensitive to a kid’s food allergies) and any other tips in general.
Thanks for paying attention. Check back often – we’ll try to keep it interesting.