Day 90: How the heck am I going to keep my bus warm?

Another recycled post from last winter when I was struggling to find a way to keep my bus warm. Funny how these things don’t cross your mind when it’s 90 degrees outside. Okay, so winter is here.  And once again, we got virtually no fall. It was nearly 80 degrees outside a few days ago,Continue reading “Day 90: How the heck am I going to keep my bus warm?”

Living in a Bus Step 12: THE BUS IS FINISHED!!!

My bus is finally finished!!! Well, it’s livable at least.  And I’ve hit the road on my first solo-road trip.  I’m driving across the west from Missouri to San Francisco, California, and then it’s off to Burning Man. My family had a nice party for me in which we set up everything in the bus. Continue reading “Living in a Bus Step 12: THE BUS IS FINISHED!!!”

Day 81: Living in a Bus Step 11: Safety First!

This is an old post from when I first finished my bus. I can’t believe how long it’s been. My e-book for converting a vehicle into a motor home is almost done and I can’t wait to publish it. In the meantime, here’s my post about keeping safe in a converted vehicle just before myContinue reading “Day 81: Living in a Bus Step 11: Safety First!”

Day 80: Living in a Bus Step 10: Furnishings!!!

The most fun I’ve had so far with this bus project was picking out the furniture and the decor. Though my standard of living is lower than most, I do need my space to be clean, tidy, functional, and cute, of course. I recently had a “bus-warming” party with my family and they helped meContinue reading “Day 80: Living in a Bus Step 10: Furnishings!!!”

Preparing for Burning Man!

Pictured above are some of the people I’ll be joining for Burning Man. In less than a month I get to experience several firsts.  I’m going to Burning Man for the first time (which has earned me the nickname “burgin” by my travel mates). I’m also driving across the country by myself for the firstContinue reading “Preparing for Burning Man!”

Living in a Bus Step 9: Internet, Security, and Other Details.

I officially have a date to move into my bus! But before I can start moving in the furniture, I had a few last minute details to take care of: Air Conditioning: So my brother and I made a redneck air conditioner out of of pickle bucket, fan, and frozen gallon of water. But IContinue reading “Living in a Bus Step 9: Internet, Security, and Other Details.”

Living in a Bus Step 8: The Bathroom: toilet, shower, and water

The plumbing is finally done! Well, mostly done. I still need to install a drain, but I have running water, at least. After a lengthy break from working on the bus due to a valve gauge connector that had to be replaced, I’m finally back on track. The plumbing was the last big hurdle. AndContinue reading “Living in a Bus Step 8: The Bathroom: toilet, shower, and water”

Living in a Bus Step 7: Insulation and Walls

I’ve passed the halfway done hurdle and I’m trucking along! The next step in my project is the insulation and the walls. Here’s what I’ve accomplished: I added some reflective insulation to the walls by taping it into place. There’s gaps because I’m not terribly exact in my measurements. I mentioned this type of insulationContinue reading “Living in a Bus Step 7: Insulation and Walls”

Six Weeks in India: Trekking Kashmir

I’ve been to a little over 20 countries now, but the longest, most intense, most exciting trip I’ve taken so far would have to be my trip to India in the summer of 2015. My travel buddies were fellow expats teaching in Saudi Arabia: 2 Americans and 1 Canadian. The plan was to spend 3Continue reading “Six Weeks in India: Trekking Kashmir”

Day 48: Reminiscing about My Traveling Days (Qatar)

I wonder when we’ll be able to travel again. Sometimes it feels like this lock down is going to last forever, but I keep trying to remind myself this is all temporary. It’s been a long time since my trip to Qatar, but it’s still fresh in my mind as a beautiful getaway in theContinue reading “Day 48: Reminiscing about My Traveling Days (Qatar)”