BY: MATTHEW CHIN
Joe Herbert and his girlfriend Kaitlin Fewings flew to New Zealand to follow their dream of going on an endless road trip with both good friends and the people they meet along the way.
Herbert, 27, bought an old school bus and retrofitted it with four beds, refrigerator, a kitchen, and a shower with hot water, which is enough room to comfortably fit eight people. There are solar panels on the roof to power the mobile home.
From Queenstown to the top of Northland on a trail that spans 4,500 kilometres, the group made frequent stops for everyone on the bus to go mountain biking, slacklining, kayaking, river rafting, sandboarding, and other activities bound to get your heart racing. The entire nine week journey is condensed to the six minute video.
On the trip, the couple met 15 travellers from eight different countries that have since become life-long friends.
The adventure was filmed by Ben Walton, a U.K. filmmaker who loves the outdoors and joined the couple on their trip, along with hitchhikers and adventure seekers. Walton calls this trip, “the road trip of a lifetime,” in the description of the video.