The Volkswagen bus has served the world of roadtripping travelers well over the years. It has come to be the icon of overland van travel and its reputation has – deservedly – reached mythical proportions. It is with this great love for the iconic Volkswagen kombi van that a great travel documentary in honour of it was crafted!

An inspirational masterpiece if you too are in love this the Volkswagen Kombi!

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A celebration of the VW camper van and its quietly understated role in getting tens of thousands of people ‘out there’ on the road in adventure mode! The documentary documents the rise to greatness of this so beloved travel vehicle. A great watch to get a historical view of where this VW bus actually emerged from and how it has changed the life of travelers through the years.

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The Adventrure travel film festival rightfully states:

“There are loads of four wheeled vehicles that exude the musky smell of iconography; from James Bond’s Aston Martin to David Hasselhof’s smugly metrosexual  ‘K.I.T.’ car. However, few have generated  such an evocative  bouquet of ‘adventure’ in a way that could be smelled by all, however humble their travel credentials.  This is the remarkable story of a vehicle that became the symbol of free-spirited abandon – a nostalgic tale of freedom, love, friendship, breakdowns and, if you want, adventures.

‘The Bus’ playfully explores how a predictably humourless German utility vehicle metamorphosed into a cultural icon that represents freedom, liberty and the open road, defining and connecting generations of fun-lovers everywhere. Beginning in Germany with the vehicle’s functional creation, into a wild ride that changes the world forever, ‘The Bus’ is an ‘off-the-grid’ joy from beginning to end. From Wolfsburg to Hollywood, Burning Man to Baja, people from all walks of life share their stories and passion in ‘The Bus’. This is actually a movie about living your dreams rather than simply a story about a van with a bed in it.”

Watch the trailer here:

This must have surely inspired our travel buddies at brand expedition who visited some of the world’s most iconic brands in the world’s most iconic travel vehicle, the VW bus!

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A kickass bus indeed

Sources: adventuretravelfilmfestival.com, busmovie.com