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Cat Carroll

Cat is originally from Seattle, WA but has traveled around the US and Canada full-time in a self-converted school bus with her boyfriend Aaron since April of 2018. She enjoys rock climbing, paddleboarding, hiking, and generally being outdoors! You can follow her adventures on Instagram at @stu.the.bus.

Best Hard Shell Roof Top Tents? (10 Crowd Favorites)

Roof top tents (RTTs) are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason. With a tent mounted on top of your vehicle, you have the advantage of being off the ground, which means you will not be as susceptible to flooding or critters getting into your tent. It also means that less dirt and …

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10 Best Sprinter Van Conversion Companies

The recent #VanLife trend is still gaining in popularity, and for good reason. Living and traveling in a van affords you the ultimate freedom: go wherever and do whatever you want. Your whole house is with you at all times so you don’t have to worry about forgetting critical things at home, and you don’t …

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Toyota Tundra For Overlanding – Pros/Cons and Owner QnA

The Toyota Tundra is basically the bigger, beefier brother of one of the most popular overlanding vehicles, the Toyota Tacoma. In this article, we’ll weigh some of the pros and cons of the Tundra as well as hear from current Tundra owners. The Pros One of the biggest advantages of Tundras is that they are …

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Go Fast Campers (Review + Owner QnA)

Montana-based Go Fast Campers make some of the world’s premier roof top tents and truck bed campers for avid overlanders and off-road enthusiasts. These campers and tents are extremely durable and lightweight, so you can take on any type of terrain without worrying about damaging anything. Let’s take a look at the specs of the …

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What Sizes Do School Buses Come In? (Bus Conversion Notes)

When it comes to choosing a school bus for a conversion, the options can be overwhelming because there are so many factors to take into consideration. In this article, I will share what I’ve learned about bus size options, both through my own research when I was buying a bus and from friends on the …

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School Bus Conversion Bathrooms – Toilet, Shower and Plumbing Guide

Every buslifer or vandweller you ask will no doubt have an impassioned opinion on whether or not bathrooms are necessary in a vehicle conversion. For my boyfriend Aaron and me, it was a hard yes, but we have several friends who swear a bathroom isn’t necessary and are perfectly content without one. There are so …

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How Much Does It Cost To Live and Travel in a Bus?

In my experience, living and traveling in a bus has provided an unparalleled level of financial flexibility and overall contentment. Similar to the way that the cost of converting a bus ranges wildly depending on size and preference, the cost of actually living on the road can also be quite varied based on factors like …

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