Adventurer: Sydney loves being on the road with self-converted school bus

9 August 2021

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About you

I’m from Hawaii and after moving to Portland for 4 years, have been living in my self-converted school bus for 8 months now. I absolutely love being on the road, I’ll do this for the rest of my life.

Why do you travel and look for adventures?

The world, and even just the US, is a big beautiful place. It’s worth getting out there every chance you get.

What kind of adventures do you look for when you travel?

Anything near water is a huge plus- lakes, rivers, streams. I love a good view, wherever I am.

What’s your go-to travel hack?

iOverlander app! I find so many of my camp spots there.

Got any gear you can’t travel without?

A good pair of boots. Always gotta be ready for an adventure!

What destination are you eager to go back to?

Central Oregon, just the coolest damn place.

How do you stay safe when you’re travelling?

I often travel in a caravan with friends, but I always have a utility knife on me if I’m alone. I haven’t ever had a reason to use it though, thankfully!

What’s the best way to experience a destination like a local?

Talk to the locals about it. Your waiter or barista probably has some great tips on where you can find cool areas outside of really touristy things.

What’s your favourite word in another language?

Voyager (“to travel” en Francais 😉)

When and where are you next travelling?

I’ll be heading to Bend, Oregon in Sept for a bus life event called Descend on Bend.

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