About us

We are the Davis’: Luke (28), Rachel (26), Charlotte (2), and our dog. Aside from img_1923wanting to live in a school bus we are your (seemingly) average family.
We are high school sweethearts who
got married right after graduating. Luke works as a Chicago pipefitter and Rachel starte a baking business (Sweets By Rae) after graduating from college with a degree in Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

We have one dog, who really is more like a cat…He’s quite goofy. But who we really like spending time with is our amazingly adorable, beautiful, smart, energetic, funny, bright, silly two year old daughter Charlotte! Can you tell we love her?!!img_2620

We have lived in the town of Oswego, Illinois (a Chicago suburb) our whole lives and are excited to get out and see this beautiful country that surrounds us, as well as the people in it! We love meeting new people and making new friends so don’t be shy! Our family loves Jesus and our faith in firmly planted in Him. We would love for you to follow us on our journey, but you don’t just have to be spectator. Please feel free to contact us about anything whether you have advice, questions, places of interest or just general comments.

We are the Midwest Wanderers.


15 thoughts on “About us

  1. Welcome to the fun club, Davis family! Community is everything and as fellow full-timers, we want to extend our warmest welcome and safe travel wishes. I (Vanessa) am an Evanston, Illinois native, but prior to my South Florida move nearly 4 years back, I was a resident of Naperville. Oswego is familiar territory. What a blessing to find other Chicagoland folks paring down and hitting the road to live a more minimal and authentic life. We look forward to watching the bus conversion take shape and hope to see you on the road soon. Happy trails!

    Vanessa and Marisa

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  2. This is such an amazing idea and I have such deep respect for you guys following what Christ has called you to do! Can’t wait to see where this adventure takes you!


  3. Hi.

    Bob Shearer (Handy Bob) mentioned you guys to me, welcome to the bus club! I don’t know if you’ve visited http://www.skoolie.net yet, but there is a lot of helpful info there for converting buses. Since you are following Bob I’m guessing that you have some interest in Solar energy for your bus, I’m working on my install now. As far as I can see there aren’t any clear instructions on how to do this for a new build bus conversion, so I’ve been figuring it out as I go with lots of help from Bob. If I can help you please drop me a note. Have fun and enjoy the ride!


    1. Hi Tom, yeah we’re attempting to design our system at the moment. Hoping to get started on it soon. We will definitely contact you if (or more likely when) we have questions! We appreciate you reaching out to us!


    2. Hi Tom!
      sorry for the delayed reply. Thanks for reaching out. Handy Bob’s blog has been quite helpful so far and yes we plan on being solar dependent.
      we have an account on skoolie but haven’t really utilized it much yet. How is your build going? Do you have a skoolie account?


  4. Caught up on every thing so amazing to see this, whats the plan for making money on the road? Savings or just odd jobs? Cant wait till u start, very excited i would love to do this and have long thought of it


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