Strap Yourselves In

No, Seriously. Buckle those seat belts. Road safety is important.

We’re converting this bus into a RV and driving it to the bottom of Argentina.

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Joshua Tree, CA, USA

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  • Taking Charge

    I had woken early and decided to grab a coffee and a pastry from a nearby cafe for breakfast. I returned to the bus, to a find a pickup truck pulled up beside it and the battery box open. His hood was popped and it appeared as though he was...
  • Over My Head

    With winter fast approaching, I decided to take advantage of the favourable weather and attempt to repaint the roof of the bus. I popped open the emergency exit hatch and climbed up on top to survey the task ahead. Shining right back at me – more reflective tape. I thought...
  • Time to Reflect

    Anyone who has converted a school bus will be familiar with the reflective tape used to cover every square inch of the exterior surface. Bonded to the bus like chewing gum in hair, it takes a lot of patience to remove it. When you think you’ve scraped off your last...
  • Flooring It

    The conversion of the bus hit a milestone this week, with the completion of demolition work. The application of floor treatment and paint marked the first steps taken in the bus rebuild. After three weeks of work, I finally had all the seats removed, as well as the wall and...
  • Off the Rails

    The first order of business in any bus conversion is to remove the seats. I had read many horror stories from other bus conversions, detailing the difficulty getting underneath the bus to remove the bolts. Having chosen a bus with seating rails, instead of floor bolts, I was quietly confident....
  • Positives and Negatives

    I travelled back to the United States over the Easter long weekend. This would be the first time I had seen the bus since purchasing it and placing it in storage back in February. I had four days to get the bus serviced, collect my permits and drive it 1300...
  • Making Lemonade

    I had no plans to title bus that day. My research had told me, I had fifteen days to drive the bus out of Nevada, from the moment I registered it. But after I had bought the bus, and had the documents in hand, my gut knew I needed to...
  • I Bought A Bus

    Back in October 2017 I was surfing the internet when I stumbled across a used American school bus for sale. The bus was an absolute bargain, and I was tempted to buy it. I had just returned from a holiday in Iceland. Four friends and I had hired a campervan...

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  • I used to manage airports. It's a high stress, time critical environment. Decisions need to be made quickly, often without time to think it through fully.
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Now, the toughest qustions are 'How long should I stay here?' and 'Should I have another beer?'
  • It's a grey and windy day in Baja but the water is still warm enough for a swim. 
Now that we've reached the bottom of the peninsula, we plan on taking it a little slower, enjoying more fish tacos and washing them down with margaritas and cold beers.
  • Lazy #beach days don't get much better than this. We put in a few hours to get south to Baja California Sur and were rewarded with this view.
We spent the afternoon relaxing by the water and then grilled burgers, drank beers and finished the night with a campfire on the beach. 
I woke early and was rewarded with this #sunrise. We could have stayed here longer but were excited to find our next beach as we journeyed further south.
  • The Baja landscape changes quickly. We've driven #ThisBus from sandy beaches, through vineyards, over rocky mountains and have now setup camp amongst these desert giants. 
We've barely driven  500km (~300 miles) but it's taken us three days. Things take a little longer in Mexico - but we're not in a hurry.

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