What is the Vantasy?
Every since I was little I wanted to travel, lived for the scenery changing outside my window.
The two behind the wheel.
After recharging in Vancouver spending some time with Mandie’s Dad and some friends we traveled North towards the picturesque town of Wells. The day was very hot and with the hills the van began to overheat which we retaliated with by cranking up the heat. Like an amazing late 80’s sauna. We spent the night[…]
The start of this trip is in a parking lot in Nanaimo, exhausted after overhauling the van we spent the night in front of Calbela’s with about 6 other RVs. The sun arose and the sweet rumble of RVs warming up their engines and turning on their air conditioning got us out of bed. We[…]
Never having been to a festival before and knowing even little about the festival itself I was excited and somewhat apprehensive about attending Diversity. The festival was for four days and after a few ferry rides from Comox to Powell River and then Powell River to Texada, we finally arrivedin Blubber Bay the only ferry[…]
Waking up to a the sounds of waves. After days and days of rain and mosquitoes, we awoke this morning finally to the sun and waves. Pacheedaht campground, we pull up in the pouring rain the day before, people huddled underneath the small awning at the office using what little power they could get from[…]
We left Salt Spring Thursday with all our belongings in tow including my 8-year old sheltie, Scarlet and set out to Port Renfrew making few stops along the way for drinks and groceries. Arriving to the campground in the pitch black and a few min before it closed, lucky us. Mandie parked the van and[…]
A friend of ours invited us out to his houseboat in beautiful Burgoyne Bay on one of our last nights before leaving Salt Spring. We chased the sun and met Balasz at the doc, two dogs and four humans squeezed into his trusty boat and we headed toward his floating cabin. This was Scarlet’s first[…]
I look up at the hazy sky, the only clearing I can see, I am surrounded by trees. A familiar road, as we head through paradise valley, past the outdoor school I attended as a child, then again as a counselor and once more as an alumni. I had spent many years walking groups of[…]
The Vantasy’s first trip across the border. Flying down the highway till we reach the peace arch and head through the border. She made it across safe and sound. My traveling partner a 6′ tall, red bearded, Tasmanian barista from JJ Bean. The coast was our mission. To Portland and back in 3 days. Our[…]
Here it begins. September 2015, I put the keys in the ignition for the first time, hear the familiar rumble and warmth of the engine. I drive her around the block, butterflies in my stomach the whole time. Baby I’m home. Years before, I’m sitting in the living room of my childhood home, talking to[…]
Owner stopped at the store for a coffee and video’s his van and we’re thankful to get a nice view of such a great machine. He must have put a lot of work into this one however it’s to the point I think where it actually takes away from the van itself. You should appreciate[…]
I LOVE this camper.. so clean! Usually campers have bright colors but this is nice and plain.. I mean it’s a camper after all and you just want it to go traveling but then again showing off is alright to ;)
Nice later model with top. I love the color.
Another classic advertisement for a classic VW Bus!
Great collection of Vans from this 2007 Bus Show. I would love to take part in one of these shows however I have yet had the chance to buy a van but I’ve created this site because I love them and hope to one day own one!
This video is from another bus show but much more recent actually just this year. The Miss Sunshine Bus and the Green Bus Pickup are surely ones to see!
I’m not sure how the guy fit inside this and I’m not really sure if I like it or not but I though I would add it to the website. I say this not because he’s a big guy just he does not look comfortable driving the van!
Love the names people give their vans! I’m serious this rules so many great vans out there and this video is a great example of the fun you can have with one. It’s a costly start to actually buy one for the right price but once you have it your ready for the open road. I was talking with my brother the other night actually about what we could do with the van once I finally get it and we were thinking about installing a record player inside of it. Yes it does seem like a very strange idea but that’s the catch and we’re sticking with it! […]
I would love to have this Volkswagen Campmobile.
Lots of VW van’s arriving at a park sometime in 2007, great to see so many of them in one place. There is quite a mix of vans arriving of all different years from the early 60’s and so on so, I hope you enjoy the video because I sure did!