Coolant Leak, Fixed!

So a couple weeks ago I went for a little drive in the van. I stopped off at a park and on my way to get back in the van I noticed some fluid under the van. I pulled up and found a decent size stain on the ground. I jumped under the van and…

Stop For Pictures

When your cruising down the freeway going to wherever it is your going, stop off for a picture if you see something interesting. A lot of times people are in such a hurry to get to where they are going they forget to enjoy the journey. I shot this photo on my way to Drumheller,…

Shooting an Urban Westfalia Photo

Last week I went out to shoot an urban photo of my van. I parked at a location I knew I’d have a lot of buildings in the background. I wanted the shot to clearly be in the city, but I only wanted the city to serve as a background. I shot this photo with…

Driving Through Banff

I have always enjoyed driving through Banff Alberta, Canada and I have done it many times. When I shot this photo it was my first time doing it in our Westy. All though nothing has changed in the town, the view from that big massive window and the joy of driving the van has changed…

Westfalia Wallpaper

I was zipping around Instagram the other day and one of my Instagram friends (@TheOtherGround) had posted this awesome Vanagon wallpaper illustration. The next thing I know Brien (one half of @TheOtherGround) is making me one to match my van! What guy. I was and am super stoked on this illustration. If you ever need…

How I shot this Photo

This photo is probably my favourite picture I have taken of our van so far, and I shot this with an iPhone! Let me tell you how it went down. My family and I were driving around Canmore, Alberta and I knew this bridge was coming up. So I had my wife Michelle pull over…

Bring The Right Blanket

If you saw my last post you know we just got our Westy back from the mechanic and hit the road right away! I also mentioned the inadequate blanket situation we found ourselves in. I thought I would elaborate on that a little bit, incase it might be useful information for someone else in the…

First Night Out

So we finally picked up our van from the mechanic on Saturday. As you could imagine we were beyond excited and could not wait another minute to get out into nature and give it a go. We packed up the van and headed out to Banff, Alberta straight away. The van was everything we hoped…

VW T2 vs T3 Westfalia Vans

Personally I love the look of the Volkswagen T3 vans the best. I particularly like the 86 to 91 versions with the square lights (2nd picture). However I also really like the look of the South African grill (3rd picture) with the 4 round ones. With that said, I still got love for the T2’s….

Skateboarding with the Kids

Last year we took a trip out Honolulu, Hawaii. I insisted on taking our Penny boards because I knew the streets would be smooth and it would be a good way for the kids and I to cruise around. I am happy to report that the Penny boards were a smashing success and we used…

Stock Sunset

I didn’t take this picture, but it’s pretty awesome and I though I’d share it. I just found it on a stock site I was looking around on. I’m not sure where the picture was taken, but it looks like a pretty amazing place for a sunset drive in your VW Westfalia van. 🙂 Thanks…

The Golden Ladder

Our van came with this wonderful side ladder. Once we get rooftop cargo box this ladder will be coming in really handy! Until then, it’s just going to be there looking cool. On the subject of looking cool, I think I am going to paint the ladder black. I think black will match the over…