Road Trip of Life Video: Roxanne

I remember the look of madness Carly gave me when I first told her we should buy a van in Melbourne. A 1983 Toyota Hiace isn't the car of choice for most 22-year old American girls, she was so perfect. Offering up what we desired most: freedom, stability and wheels to roam the open road. We would name her Roxanne.

A million shades of beige, with a stove to cook popcorn on, a big bench up front, and of course, a pop-top. The pop-top was non-negotiable. Sexy and mature and our true sense of home. In her I felt how the road changes you - makes you tough, strong and creative. True freedom, unmatched happiness, pure bliss. My ticket to ride on this crazy train of life.