Welcome to the adventures of a vintage VW bus and her companions across the Americas! Read about our story, our adventures, and follow us along as we explore this gorgeous world.

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Read Big Emma’s diary and experience the trip from the perspective of the Bus:


#164 Home

Join Big Emma in Illinois for her final diary (for now!).


Big Emma in the Woods

In case you haven’t seen it yet, check out this new short video, made by two absolutely amazing filmmaker friends of ours. Like us, they fell in love with Big Emma and just had to put her on camera.

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Travel and Travelers

The Consequences of a Flash Flood, Part 4: Rest

After getting caught in a flash flood, we decided to put this leg of our Panamerican adventures on hold. Shipping Big Emma back home forced us not only to deal with cleaning up the situation, but also with the larger implications of the events that had taken over: we were going home.

Language and Culture

Uno, Two, Dree, Gadu…Welcome to Belize

Belize was the most culturally diverse country we had visited. What language should we use to greet someone, and what were our choices in the first place?