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Volkswagen Buses: A Love Affair

 ⋙ Wanderlust Wednesday

When I was in elementary school I saw my first Volkswagen Bus and my very first BFF and I wanted to chip in together and buy one for our first car. You know, something only 5th graders would want to do. Even though Chasity and I did not own a car together and my first car was an Oldsmobile Allero, my love for these beautiful vehicles hasn’t faded…. In fact, it just grows more and more each time I see one.

A VW Bus sighting for me isn’t ever a calm reaction. If I’m riding in a car it comes with the shout, “HIPPIE VAN!!!!” and vigorous points & waves. If I’m walking when I see it, my phone comes out and a picture gets taken. I follow Instagram accounts of people who live out of or travel in buses, and I drool over Pinterest pins of van life.

In Asheville there is a VW repair shop called VeeDub, and I’ve stopped by before to take a couple of pictures, but Matt and I finally stopped in and asked them if we could have some fun looking at them and take some photos! They let us and let’s just say that my obsession is currently racing at maximum level!

⋘ HERE’S A LITTLE BIT OF VW BUS WANDERLUST ⋙

PHOTOS FROM VEEDUB IN ASHEVILLE:

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Photo by Matt Wunder

 

MY THREE FAVORITE VAN LIFE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS:

I don’t really remember how I found @wanderingwesty, but I was instantly obsessed with their feed. I remembered loving that they were originally from NC and I had recently moved to Asheville when I found their account. Be sure to check out their amazing photos of one of my favorite areas in the world – The American Southwest.

 

Muley Point Magic Hour

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This family of three (two people and a very cute dog) is from the Pacific Northwest and loves to travel in their Westfalia! Be sure to follow @westtrekking

Can't get enough of this place.

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@wesvanderson has been traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada since the beginning of July and I am so excited to watch their adventures continue!

MY VEEDUB LOVE PINTEREST BOARD:

I have been a searcher of all things VW Bus over the past few years, but for some reason had never made a Pinboard dedicated to all that I had found… Until now. Follow along on Pinterest to see all the inspiration I’ve found from others on Pinterest.

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* These Pins, along with their sources, can be found HERE

What are your travel-dream-obsessions? Camper life? Staying in a treehouse? Bike riding across countries? I’d love to hear all about them.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    wild life photos
    September 23, 2015 at 9:22 am

    I always dreamed about travelling the world in a VW bus… now I only dream of travelling the world – with or without a VW bus…

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      October 26, 2015 at 10:40 pm

      I know what you mean. I still want to do the U.S. in a VW Bus at some point in my life, just to have that old hippie experience. Cheers to seeing the world however we can! 🙂

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