About

We are Caro (38) and César (41) from Argentina. Seeking to change the demanding rhythm, the routine, the work in the office, we decided to give a turn in our lives, renounce what one calls “safe” and venture to the uncertain, the unknown, to let ourselves be surprised, to reconnect with nature and with ourselves. So we added Lucy, a VW Bus from ’86 to our plan.

We have been traveling for over 2 years, 7 countries and more than 24,000 kms traveled with our VW Bus. In Ecuador we found out that we were pregnant so we decided to travel a little faster to get to Mexico and have our baby there. So from Colombia we ship the VW Bus directly to the port of Veracruz and leave for another time Central America.

Our baby is born and for now we are sharing time with her, learning to be a mom and dad… A new member was added to our traveling family!

 

Mission

Inspire people who do not abandon their dreams, whatever it may be, to work for them, to do so, to put all their energies, that dreams are fulfilled. Many times we put ourselves on barriers, excuses, impediments. To cheer up and break down those barriers. Happiness is found when you do the things you want and enjoy doing.

 

FAQ’s

What does the BusLife mean to you?

It means living materially simpler, lighter, learning to value what we have and what we don’t have; to value the place around us, nature, resources, the planet, the people around us; live more in harmony with all that.   Enjoy the different landscapes that are presented to us, be able to take advantage of time in another way, not live so in such a hurry or watch all the time the time.   Share with people from other countries, cultures and dialects so diverse…. Share typical meals, tours of the markets. Climates that vary constantly.   We don’t have a specific routine, we don’t have the map plotted, we usually go to places that recommend us, or that invite us, or just because we pass by.  

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

The advantages

Life is cheaper economically, we do not pay taxes/services, nor lodgings, we do not go out to eat almost never, we do not have cable TV or wifi. We don’t buy as many material things (clothes, technology, etc.), or think several times before we face expenses or just what we consider necessary. The truth is, we live with what we have and we’re fine. Having FREEDOM…..freedom to do the things that make you happy, to decide what you like to do or places to know, to relate to people and share moments, experiences,

The challenges

Living in a smaller space, without certain “comforts” as in our case without bathroom or shower, stay calm that we do go to the bathroom and we do shower! Mechanical problems, which sometimes happen at the least expected time and place. Not to despair and learn to be part of the journey and our lives. The coexistence with your partner 24×7, learn to be more tolerant and respect each other.

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

Uhhh….it’s difficult to choose only one destination. But definitely among the favorites are: the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina, the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, the Parón Lagoon in Peru and the active volcano El Reventador in Ecuador. And of course, San Cristóbal de las Casas, in Mexico, which has sentimental value since we had our daughter here.

What’s your favourite thing about your VW Bus?

What we love most about our VW Bus is that it’s a car that takes everything and despite being over 30 years old, it’s still working. Also that it is a recognized car all over the world, it generates sympathy and curiosity when people see it parked or when other cars cross you on the road. And as if that weren’t enough, you will find mechanics and spare parts in almost every country, at least those in America.

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

First of all it is a slow car, you have to get used to traveling slowly and quietly, enjoying the road and without rush to reach your destination. And that mechanical problems will probably happen, as in any other modern or old car. That you have to learn that it’s part of the journey too, not to be invaded by anger or frustration and think positively, and focus on looking for a solution. It is a car that with the minimum maintenance it requires, avoids major problems and can walk many kilometers.

And finally, that plans change when you least expect it, that sometimes planning doesn’t do much good. To be open and receptive to the circumstances that arise and that sometimes wonderful and magical things arise from those situations.

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