Jul 10, 2019
While in on the Kenai Peninsula, I parked near a big built out
bus on the side of the road.
It seemed like the perfect place to camp for the night, with a
gorgeous view of the water and the surrounding mountains.
The brown bus nearby had black trees painted on it and “The
Skoolie” written on the side and although signal was hard to come
by, for about 5 minutes I had signal on my phone, so I googled the
name of the bus.
I found the instagram account and send a message to Dean
Chytraus, the owner of the bus.
I asked him if he was interested in chatting over margaritas,
which I had in my van.
The text was so awkward to send and I didn’t think he’d
But a couple of minutes later, he did and invited me
I explored his amazing bus and asked if I could record our
Although we do talk a lot about National Parks, the
conversation often veers into talks about life on the road, what
got Dean into this life, how he prepared for his journey, and where
his travels have taken him.
You definitely hear more of my voice in this episode because
as soon as I started talking to Dean, I felt like I was chatting
with an old friend. He has such a friendly and welcoming demeanor,
making even Rocky feel comfortable in his presence.
Dean has since sold his bus, with the plan to buy a sailboat,
but you can still follow his travels and amazing photography on
instagram or YouTube at The
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