Life Lesson from Driving Bubba the Bus; My Skoolie Conversion In Progress: Bus Life As A Solo Female Traveler

Driving a bus is a different kettle of fish, then driving any other sort of vehicle. It feels different. People react to you differently. The experience is different. It is simply different. I have been driving Bubba the Bus for the past three months in the City. Here are the top 5 things that Bubba has taught me.

Visiting the Tiny Living Festival in Richmond, California

The dream of tiny living is taking over the country. Be it financial or environmental concerns; yearning for freedom or being bit by the travel bug, tiny homes of all sorts are becoming en vogue. For reasons of my own, I decided to take up the adventure and convert a short school bus; a lifestyle that has spawned its own lingo, culture, and community; that of the #skoolie: #skoolielife #skooliebuild #skoolieconversion and #skoolieadventure.

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

This summer, I was able to do what a lot of people dream of doing; driving the historic Route 66; that skinny ribbon of highway known as America’s Main Highway, that snakes its way across the great USA.

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

My Skoolie Conversion of Bubba the Bus

This week has delivered a Bubba conversion task, that has been neither glamorous or easy, and provided no instant gratification. The challenge began a few weeks ago; when the time came to remove metal plates from the floor. When you decide to live in an 80′ square foot space, every inch takes on a new … Read more

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

Bubba the Bus gets weighed

Transferring a title for a skoolie conversion project, from any state to California, requires patience, tenacity and the occasional shot of bourbon. I was prepared for the myriad of hoops I would soon be jumping through to get Bubba the Bus California ready. I loaded a 600+ page book onto my Kindle, I took a bath with CBD oils, did yoga and deep breathing. I was ready for the California Division of Motor Vehicles.

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