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Removing School Bus Seats – Our Skoolie Conversion

Full vlog on Youtube:

Total Cost:   $226.70

  • Dremel: Already owned
  • Small Angle Grinder: Borrowed from Dad
  • Large Angle Grinder: Borrowed from Friend
  • Oscillating Tool: $79.00
  • Scraper blade for oscillating tool: $7.18
  • Triangle sander $12.59
  • Cutting blades for oscillating tool: 34.98
  • 4 angle grinder blades: $7.92
  • 2 Angle Grinder Blades:$ 16.94
  • 2 Dremel grinding wheels: $21.96
  • Tool Tote: $24.98
  • 7 […]

How much does a Bus Conversion Cost?

How Much Does A Bus Conversion Cost?

The biggest questions we get since starting our build is: “how much does a bus conversion actually cost?” The real answer depends on what making a home into a home means for you. You can do a simple conversion for a couple thousand, or you can budget what you would into a small house.

For me personally, […]

Top 10 Travel Essentials According to Artist Explores

If there’s one thing I’ve learned after the last five years traveling the world, it’s that I know exactly how to pack a bag. Today I’m reviewing my top ten travel essentials in no particular order other than how they popped into my mind. Let’s get started:

1. travel towels

I’ve talked about my two travel towels for years and that’s for good reason. […]

  • A fluta dish from Quintonil

Quintonil – One of the Best Restaurants in the World?

Quintonil has been named one of the 50 best restaurants in the world for the last 4 years. It was one of Evelyne’s must sees on our trip to Mexico City and I’m so glad that she booked our reservation- 3 months in advance!! Today I share my experience dining at Quintonil and my thoughts on this unique and expensive restaurant.

Ride the Cog Railway up Mount Washington

“All aboard” the conductor enthusiastically welcomed the crowd out of the rain and into the shelter of the purple cog railway train car. We were very ready to board. After over an hour drive we has arrived just in time to miss our scheduled 1:30 train ride. Which left us attempting to catch the next one at 2:30. We had waited over […]



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Natasha Stoppel is a traveling artist exploring the world one drawing at a time. After leaving her corporate job in 2014 she launched Artist Explores the World, this blog and Youtube channel designed to feature art and travel. Since then she has trail-blazed a creative path into bullet journaling, videography, jewelry making and pyrography. When not working on her new tiny home, she’s focused on turning her experiences into creative works and seeks to inspire others to explore their artistic soul and pursue creative journeys.

Previous Trip: California, USA

Currently in: New England

Next Trip: WITS North America 2020

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