We are Guido and Francesca, an Italian couple who shares the dream to explore the most of this beautiful world. When we rst met, we both had the dream to explore a continent in a VW Westfalia. We really wanted to travel from Alaska to Argentina in one of those “hippy vans”, as our parents would say. That’s why we moved to Vancouver in 2017. After getting there, we bought our rst VW Bus even before we could rent an apartment! We worked hard for a couple of years, with the main objective to take o, and then we quit our jobs, left our at and started our journey, rolling South with our best friend Tucker.  


When everyone expected us to settle down, we just decided to leave for the adventure of a lifetime, to prove ourselves that we didn’t needed a “standard” life to be happy. Being able to live without borders, getting to know everyday new places and new faces is something that is fullling us more than having a stable job or a house somewhere. It is important for us to be aware of being able to live without set limits and constraints. We just love to explore, live freely and share the beauties, and sometimes the challenges, we nd on the road. 


What does the BusLife mean to you?

Freedom to always feel at home, everywhere you are, because your home always comes with you anywhere you decide to travel.

What are the biggest advantages and challenges of living the BusLife?

Advantages: the freedom to manage your daily schedule without any constraints; being able to wake up every morning in a dierent place and in the most beautiful places; the chance to experience the real feeling of freedom


Challenges: despite being well equipped, the lack of a proper restroom when you might feel sick; the bad road conditions in some countries; get through dierent weather conditions, like sleeping in the VW Bus at -8 degrees celcius in the Grand Canyon or at +30 degrees celcius in Central America.


Tell us your favourite destination you have travelled to so far?

This is hard! Every place we’ve visited so far has something special that makes it one of a kind. Among our favourite for sure Utah and its beautiful colours, Baja California for the beach and van life, and Chiapas, Mexico for its authentic cultural heritage. Let’s not forget about the Rocky Mountains’ unforgettable landscapes.

What’s your favourite thing about your VW Bus?

We love how it is well conceived both for travelling and living in it. From the outside it looks so tiny, but inside it has everything we need. Its set up allows us to do dierent things in the same space without bothering each other: for example, Guido can easily lay down and watch a movie while I cook dinner! 

What advise would you give to anyone starting a travel adventure in a VW Bus?

Just remind yourself that if you want, you can. It’s not a matter of money or means, it is a matter of will and courage, and anything you need will come your way. The rst step to make this happen is always the hardest, but all the next ones just come naturally, we promise!

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