- Once home to basketball teams in Texas, this 1962 GM Coach bus now serves its purpose as a Tiny Home for Emily and her boyfriend Jack in Moab, UT. With over 1 million miles (yes, million) on the body and around 600,000 on the second motor, this spacious bus is enough to make you drool over when it comes to the inside. A reclaimed cow trough for the bathtub, heated floors, a pot belly stove and full size fridge make living in this bus comfortable. Well, minus the desert heat in summertime... 

I met Emily one morning at a coffee shop in Moab while I was catching up on some emails. I was wearing one of our Bus Life Adventure shirts and she asked me "Where did you get that shirt?" I explained that I lived in a bus full time and it was a website and brand name I started. She then proceeded to tell me that she lives in a bus too! And the real kicker is that she was parked a stones throw from where I had my bus parked at the time. Small world. I met Emily after her shift at the coffee shop and she gave me an awesome tour of her mansion. Enjoy the video tour below and check out the full written interview here.

 
 
 
 
 

Life In The Bus Lane - Episode 6

- Written By: Brock Butterfield -

The last episode of Life In The Bus Lane took us to Valdez, AK where we set up camp in the Tailgate Alaska parking lot. As with any Alaska snowboarding there were the cloudy days and the waiting (or drinking) game but when it went "code blue" we made the most of our time and got after it. We pushed further onto the Tonsina, Tasnuna and Deserted glaciers and found some new and unique lines.

We witnessed Kaelin Bamford and Mike Hood descend on a burly line that ripped out into an avalanche right in front of Kaelin. He recaps the experience in an interview while sitting in the outhouse at 19 mile. Alaska is no joke and we learn something new every year we are here in the Chughach National Forest.

Watch as the Bus Life Adventure crew ends the filming for Life In The Bus Lane with a bang and some of that Alaskan champagne snow.

Life In The Bus Lane - Episode 5

-Written By: Brock Butterfield -

After the long drive to Alaska and waiting in the grey clouds for almost 9 days we were finally able to hike lines and ride some beastly terrain in Haines, AK.

Glacier travel and crevasse crossing was a must to reach these areas but the pay off was worth is as we tilted the noses of our snowboards into steep, deep and technical lines. More snow came in as we were just getting started but an uneasy snowpack made us think twice about spending more time in Haines.

Colin Spencer gives insight to his first time in Alaska choosing and riding big lines. Our two biggest tools to get to the lines were our snowmobiles and Verts. The biggest and steepest lines typically require us to put in a boot pack right up the same line we're riding which allows for a close up of our lines before dropping in from the top.

Tune in below for our time spent on Haines Pass.

Life In The Bus Lane - Episode 4

It's 2,500 miles from Salt Lake City, UT to Valdez, AK and the Alaskan Highway while stunning can also be treacherous if weather is present. We were lucky on our drive up to only hit a little weather and enjoy the landscape. Before we hit the Yukon we were able to camp out each night in Wal-Mart parking lots and took full dumping advantage in their restrooms in the mornings.

A little hiccup at the border crossing with emigration for our cinematographer Brian but once we got into Canada we put the petal to the metal and kept the rubber side down. Gas station junk food such as Cheezies kept us going while we averaged 13-16 hour days to make the most of our time. If you've never had Cheezies they're way better than Cheetos! 

The Liard Hot Springs are a must stop and great way to break up the long drive. We soaked out bones for an evening with fellow gypsy travelers in the parking lot and then proceeded to drive deeper into the Yukon where you're lucky to see a gas station every 300 miles. The gas pumps are also the old school pumps without a credit card reader so the attendant inside has to turn on the pump which means once they close down for the day you can't get gas. Planning is key. Spare tires, serpentine belts and gas cans are essential.

After the long drive we pulled into Haines Summit Pass where we would have to wait for almost nine days of cloudy weather before we could actually get out on the road.