Route 66 with Bubba the Bus; Alameda to San Francisco: Bus Life As A Solo Female Traveler

San Francisco to Alameda is a four hour round trip, and a large part of that is the Bay Bridge; which I have decided that there is no good time to cross. Today I will pick up Bubba the Bus in Alameda for the final time, as my friend has hooked me up with a … Read more

My Skoolie Conversion of Bubba the Bus: Bus Life As A Solo Female Traveler

While attempting to remove the carpet in Bubba the Bus, during my Skoolie Conversion last week, all I accomplished was bruising my body and breaking my back; so, I did what any resourceful woman would do in a situation like this: I went to YouTube. After scouring tons of videos, I came up with a plan; and although it is yet to be tested, I am confident in its success.

My Skoolie Conversion of Bubba the Bus: DMV: Part 1:Bus Life As A Solo Female Traveler

Going to the DMV, (Division of Motor Vehicles), is a harrowing experience for most. However, I have been blessed with good DMV/Car Karma, so the visit is usually painless. I arrive with a book and lunch, expecting it to be a day trip; but I am in and out in 2 hours flat; having barely … Read more

My Skoolie Conversion of Bubba the Bus: Bus Life As A Solo Female Traveler

There is nothing more beautiful than San Francisco on a sunny morning–(although, I am partial to Karl the Fog), the sun is always a welcome surprise. Cloudless blue skies and a faint ocean breeze greeted me and I was excited to pick up Bubba the Bus and begin my skoolie conversion into my Tiny Home.

Route 66 with Bubba the Bus, Day 10: Bakersfield to Alameda: Bus Life As A Solo Female Traveler

“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” Jack Kerouac (On the Road) When I was a kid, … Read more

Route 66 with Bubba the Bus, Day 9: Laughlin to Bakersfield

Essex, California is nothing more than a wide spot in the road. Population 89, down from 111. It is right off Interstate 40 and has two buildings consisting of a cafe, post office, towing company, tire shop and gas station. There may have been more to the ‘soon to be ghost town’, but, I didn’t … Read more

Route 66 with Bubba the Bus, Day 8: Flagstaff to Laughlin

My heart is a little heavy leaving Flagstaff; a quaint city, nestled in the pines and cool breezes of Northern Arizona. I loved my little 2.8-star room at the foot of the mountains. (Allegedly the motel is under new management, but, the room was lovely for a mere $39.00. Starbucks was located across the street, … Read more

Route 66 with Bubba the Bus, Day 7: Albuquerque to Flagstaff

Albuquerque to Flagstaff–a mere 323 miles. I woke up early, and although I was told there was a lovely breakfast at the hotel, I wasn’t down to give it a go, considering how horrible the place was. If I could give it negative stars, I would, but, Trip Advisor requires at least one star in … Read more

Route 66 with Bubba the Bus, Day 6: Shamrock to Albuquerque

I got up this morning in Shamrock, Texas; checked the oil and water on Bubba–and began the trek Westwards. I didn’t plan to make Albuquerque, as it is nearly 400 miles–and that’s a lot of driving and heat. But, I LOVE this bus. He is SO fun to drive; I find myself looking forward to … Read more

Route 66 with Bubba the Bus, Day 5; Fayetteville to Shamrock

Who was forced to read The Grapes of Wrath in High School? Weren’t we all? Who chose to review the Cliff Notes, instead? Didn’t we all? Well, I had a grandmother who brought me a box of books each month, and John Steinbeck was in that box. The story is actually pretty great. It’s set … Read more

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