At Buslifers, our vision is to cultivate a thriving global community where the love for VW Buses and the spirit of adventure unite, transcending language and location. We aspire to be the heart and home of all Buslifers worldwide. Together, we journey towards authentic experiences and boundless freedom, cherishing the memories we create and the friendships we forge along the way.
As the ultimate online resource for VW Bus lovers, we strive to create a platform where knowledge is shared, experiences are celebrated, and meaningful connections are forged.
Our mission can be broken down into four key pillars:
Education: Our comprehensive resources empower individuals by enabling them to master Buslife knowledge from the ground up.
Collaboration: We cultivate a cohesive ecosystem of Buslifers, brands, and small businesses, where everyone thrives through meaningful partnerships.
Inspiration: By sharing compelling stories from our community members, we ignite the spark that motivates others to embrace the VW Bus lifestyle and join the Buslife adventure.
Connection: Through our community-driven initiatives, we actively bring people together, nurturing a sense of belonging and community among VW Bus enthusiasts.
Community: A strong sense of community binds us together, creating a welcoming family feel for all members, regardless of language or location. We cultivate connection, mutual support, and lasting friendships that extend far and wide.
Authenticity: We value authenticity, honesty, and true expression at every step and encourage members to show up as their true selves, both in their travel experiences and in their interactions with others.
Freedom: The VW Bus is the ultimate icon of freedom and mobility. We care about freedom, access, and opportunity for everyone.
Adventure: We are dedicated to fostering a sense of adventure and share inspirational stories from within the community.
Our Story: Embrace the journey, live the Buslife
“Buslifers set out on the open road to inspire everyone to live their best Buslife. Our mission is to serve the global Buslife community at its foundation, as a space for inspiration, connection and education.”
This community blossomed from a tiny seed, propelled into the world by adventure, sowed with passion and organically grown with feel good vibes, connectivity and collectivity.
Some might say that this story began way back in 1947, when the very first sketches of the VW Bus were drawn. In 1950, it came to the market and a rich history of social revolution and cultural identity, with the Volkswagen Bus as a mascot, ensued, making it one of the most iconic vehicles on Earth. However, we will begin this chapter in 2003, when the founders of Buslifers, Marco and Caroline, happened upon a white, bay window VW Bus from 1971 and fell in love. She ignited a dream in their adventurous souls, so they called her Westy and hit the roads of Europe with a curious desire to explore all that the world had to offer. The simplicity and charm of their classic VW Bus made them slow down and appreciate life, instead of getting caught up in the daily grind. This was the life. The Buslife.
Over the last two decades, being Buslifers has become a core part of their identity. Not long after setting out on their first adventure, it became apparent that they were not alone…. They never expected to find such a life-changing community along the way. Westy and the road initiated them into a welcoming, global community that taught them so much about life and joy. Fellow Buslifers, soon became cherished friends. From the Iberian Peninsula to Scandinavia every campsite, rest stop and viewpoint gifted them a new friendship. Even behind the wheel, cruising along the coiled cliffside roads of Northern Italy or the fast-moving Autobahn, each passing Buslifer greeted them with a friendly wave. The affection they felt for Westy soon became inseparable from their affection for the community!
Even after parting ways, on separate adventures, many of their new friends kept in touch and soon their network of Buslifers was becoming so big, that the idea of actually creating the Buslifers community was sparked. Marco and Caroline wanted to stay connected with all of their friends, introduce them to each other and reach out to folks who are just beginning to discover the joy of Buslife. So, they decided to create a space to do just that!
Buslifers is the go-to place for everything related to VW Buslife. A place where like-minded adventurers, with a passion for VW Buses, come together. Buslifers became a community in 2018 and continues to grow to this day.
Meet the team
Co-founder & Vision Maker
He is a passionate VW Bus driver and has a deep curiosity for different cultures and places. His intuitive sense of community, visionary ideas, and thirst for adventure is the foundation for Buslifers. He has lived in 9 countries and has traveled far and wide – he has no intention to stop.
Co-founder & Happiness Regenerator
The good soul on tour and in the office. Her passion for detail, enchanting communication skills, and creative ideas keep the Buslifers wheels rolling. Touring around the world with Marco and the family is a dream come true.
Throw him just about any idea and he’ll create it into something deliverable. Multi-talented and carrying a great deal of common sense, he is helping Buslifers reach its full potential. He’s been on the road since 2014 and knows how to live the Buslife.
Social Media Manager
Hailing from Bali, Indonesia Ayu is a student of life who loves to travel and be in community. She is a woman of many talents from teaching yoga to managing a hostel in Bali. For Buslifers, she manages the daily social media!
Her dream is to travel the world and learn about all the different cultures.
Having visited over 75 countries across all seven continents and then spent two years living on the road, Emily is a connoisseur of all things travel and Buslife. Using her valuable travel knowledge and her writing expertise, she passionately crafts inspiring, informative, and thought-provoking articles for Buslifers Magazine.