Business graduate quits job for "hostel on wheels" in New York school bus: "I go on holiday every week"

Amy Christie

A business graduate didn't see his career prospects lining up with what he wanted out of life.

Adventure, new sights, and the way to exchange memories in a meaningful way all came together once he decided to take tourists on adventure trips around the Scottish Highlands.

The trips are made using a New York school bus prepared with all the necessary amenities so everyone can relax for the journey.

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The 24-year-old man had the amazing idea after watching a show focused on a couple traveling in a revamped school bus across America. Expedition Happiness made Angus Luff think about a whole new life that would make him a lot happier than the job he had at the time.

He decided to leave his job as a management consultant and drop his comfortable life in Leicester, England, to find new roads and more excitement every day.

His dream of creating a hostel on wheels took shape with 'The Bonnie Camper,' a New York school bus.

The man transformed the inside of the bus into a mobile home that includes a kitchen area, sitting places, beds, a fridge, and a pantry. It can host up to six people for a unique trip.

Luff organizes trips in the Highlands, which include plenty of outdoor fun such as swimming in the lakes, kayaking, cycling, or hiking.

The man serves as a cook and a tour guide; he does the cleaning and all the driving. The guests also get full privacy in the bus because Luff pitches a tent outside for himself when they stop.

"It's all about the novelty of the school bus—it's very rare to see them in real life," he shared with Good News Network.

The man first took some friends on tour before offering the bus as a hostel for tourists.

"It was great fun; everyone loved it," he said.

After that, he began his paid trips.

"Everyone's beeping, waving at us. You feel like a celebrity. It's amazing; I had a group of four women come up and hire it out privately," he recalls.

The best thing about the bus, according to Luff, is that it gets everyone smiling and excited.

"I love seeing people's reaction to the bus; they get so excited. I host the whole week, organize tasting tours, hiking, mountain biking, watersports, and stops at local pubs," he explained.

And the refurbished school bus does have a lot to offer. The large windows and the high vantage point are a great way to enjoy every Scottish view. And it doesn't stop there. You can connect to the beautiful scenery all around by using the sunroof as well.

"It's a different viewpoint of everything. You get engrossed in all the landscapes," Luff added.

Until now, he's only been renting the bus to groups of people, but he's about to start offering individual seats, so people get to take part in group activities and make new friends.

"I go on holiday every week; I'm fortunate to be able to do this," Luff concluded.


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