Vicaribus – A Super Serious Bus Conversion2020-10-25T07:23:02-06:00

WHAT’S A VICARIBUS?

Vicaribus – like vicarious, but with a ‘b’ – is our bus that we lovingly converted into our tiny home on wheels.

Previously we enjoyed a year-long journey gallivanting around the country exploring all of the beautiful places and meeting all of you beautiful people. We shared as much of it as we could here so you, too, can vicariously live the bus life.

We then took a break for a while, traveling without the bus, but have now returned to full-time bus life while we hide from COVID and hunt for the perfect property to make our non-bus life dreams come true.

WHO ARE THE PASSENGERS?

We are three people – one of whom happens to technically be a dog – who have decided to get rid of all of our stuff, put working on hold (mostly), and to get out and live a little.

For more info about Heather, Nick and Miles, head over to the About Vicaribus and the Passengers Page.

WHERE ARE WE NOW AND WHAT’S NEXT?

We’re back! After a long hiatus enjoying non-bus travel life, as of September 2020, we have returned to full-time living in Vicaribus. We have explored the coast of Maine, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the postcard-perfect land of Vermont and are now posting up in the Shenandoah Valley for a while in western Virginia.

WHERE HAVE WE BEEN?

So far we have traveled through New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California and then straight over to Florida, then straight up to Michigan, then straight down to North Carolina with a repair layover in Tennessee, and then straight up to Maine and over to New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and now Virginia!

You can see everywhere we have been and where we plan to go on Our Maps page. (NOTE: no longer up-to-date… sorry)

HOW CAN YOU FOLLOW ALONG?

We post all the pretty things on Instagram. We (used to) create little vignettes of bus life for our YouTube Channel. We share it all on Facebook. We (used to) share a bunch of data we collect on our Live Data page. And, we (used to) write all about it on our blog, which you can subscribe to right here!

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WHAT HAVE WE SEEN?

You can see all of our photos on our Photo Galleries page and all of our videos on our Video Gallery page.

Here are our most recent photo galleries to get you started.

OUR LATEST UPDATES AND POSTS

Our Vicaribupdates recount our recent travels, while other posts share some of our tips, favorites and more.

Vicaribupdate 6 – Sedona

Sedona: A place deserving of it's own solo update post. We spent five nights just outside of Sedona at the charming Cave Springs Campground in the Oak Creek Canyon. It served as the perfect base of operations for exploring the area, whilst providing an excellent setting for just chilling out. Little known fact: the ancient Roman's so loved the color of the Sedona cliffs, they created the first transatlantic trade route all of the way back [...]

Vicaribupdate 5 – White Sands to Sedona

After our magical night in White Sands, we headed over to Truth or Consequences, a town named after a radio and TV show from way back when. Technically we stayed in Elephant Butte, at the Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Little known fact: the last elephant to inhabit this region, Gary, was shot and killed by poachers in 1976. It is a very nice lake, and we ended up having three nights in a nice spot [...]

Lessons Learned Month One on the Road

Technically, it has not been a whole month yet, but, with May starting it seemed close enough.  We have certainly had our share of kinks and things to work out these first few weeks.  Therefore, we thought we would offer up some advice, or lessons if you will, of things we have learned so far from full time traveling in our converted school bus. 1) STOW GFF - pronounced “Stow Girlfriend Friend” in a high pitched [...]

Backcountry Camping at White Sands National Monument

A few nights ago we went backcountry camping in White Sands National Monument. We'll let the pictures do most of the talking, but let's talk about this first picture a bit. A little over three years ago when Heather and I moved to Denver from Atlanta, we stopped in White Sands for the afternoon one day. We took some pictures of us jumping down the dunes. You know, fun stuff. Fast forward to a couple days [...]

Vicaribupdate 4 – The Miles Edition

Guys, I’ve been having a great time the past few days traveling all around New Mexico. New Mexico? Do you guys ever wonder what Old Mexico is like? Because New Mexico isn't exactly shiny and new looking... I’ll have to add that to my list of things to ponder when I get tired of trying to figure out "who’s a good boy?" Anyways, it all started the other day when we drove down this road called [...]

Hanging with Alpacas (and Trying Out Harvest Hosts)

After spending 4 nights in a mechanic's parking lot we were ready for fun and adventure again.  We made a brief stop at an RV park for some hot showers and laundry and then moved on to our first Harvest Hosts stay - an alpaca farm! For those of you who do not know, Harvests Hosts is a membership program you can join that gives you access to fun places like farms, wineries, museums, etc., all [...]

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