― Marco (Co-Founder) ―
Photo by: Rolling Tucker
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.
At the core of this community are a strong set of values that bond our vision,
dreams and morals together. These are values that we, as Buslifers, all share.
While our VW Buses may give us common ground to meet on, Buslifers share much more than the type of vehicle they drive. In fact, we share a multitude of wonderful values that our VW Buses and our lifestyle represent.
Each of us has an adventurous outlook on life; a desire to live life differently and an abiding appreciation for the great outdoors. With a love for the charming quality of a classic VW Bus and a nostalgia for the simplicity of the past, we seek a life that values experience over materialism.
Buslife captures the hearts of so many unique and diverse individuals. From young people starting out, to elder couples getting away from it all the same essence, the same passion drives us all. Our lifestyle centers around boundless adventure and freedom before all else.
Join the community, as we live the Buslife to its fullest and share the movement with the world. Let us enjoy every moment. Let us celebrate the breathtaking nature this beautiful world has to offer. Let us live a life full of uncompromising adventure, relentless passion, and absolute freedom with our VW Buses!
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 to 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.