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By February 02 2018Van Tours
We are Cat & Pat, two french canadians of 29 and 34 years old that have traveled quite a bit in the past and that were fed up of the 9 to 5 routine. So we quit our jobs and rented out our house, converted a school bus and hopped on the Panamerican highway. After 4 years of sedentarity, we needed to be back on the road exploring the world again but this time we would carry our house with us ! We decided to roll across the Americas with our self converted skoolie and discover our continent.
We decided to convert a school bus for different reasons like the space in the bus versus a Westfalia or a Sprinter van. School buses are also known to be very reliable and we can get them for pretty cheap in Quebec since they can’t serve as commercial vehicles for kids transport after 12 years of age. We thought that vehicle fit exactly what we needed so we jumped in the adventure.
We started by traveling our own country which we didn’t knew much. We visited Canada from the Eastern to the Western tip for over two months and we had a blast. We then continued our journey in the United States from Washington to California going by Utah and Arizona. After experiencing the vanlife in Canada and the U.S. we were then ready to start our journey south to Mexico 🙂

  • First Name: Catherine & Patrick
  • Last Name: L’Italien & Maillé
  • Van Type: Short school bus
  • Van Model: GMC Savana
  • Van Year: 2006
  • YouTube Link: Video Link