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Author, Actor and Creative Producer Vincent Madison was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK on December 13th 1958 and emigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1967. Vincent is married and has two daughters. Vincent grew up in the early 1960's watching the BBC science fiction series 'Doctor Who', and developed an early love for mystery and science fiction. A big fan of Star Trek since the original series in the 1960's, Vincent currently enjoys watching Haven, The Walking Dead and American Horror Story as well as reading anything by Stephen King. Vincent has been dabbling in film-making since 1973 and has made several short films, including a 2008 short web film - FOUND: Buried Treasure. Vincent has traveled extensively throughout North America and the U.K., and has lived in Montreal, Edmonton, and Toronto. He has a great love for his 'second home' in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where many of his creative ideas are born and spends most of his time between his creative hideaway of Derry, Maine, Santa Monica, CA and the Greater Toronto Area. Vincent has developed and been involved in many online interactive 'alternate reality games' (ARG's) and is currently acting as your virtual travel host on
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Adventures in a Vintage VW Camper

77WestyGlobespotter  is hitting the road and wants you to come along!

My 1977 Vintage VW Westy is ready for adventure and this summer is the kick-off!

This blog will be a visual and written diary of old-fashioned road tripping and adventure as I explore North America, hippie-style.

Be sure to check back for updates, and if you are one of the folks who is embracing the ‘Bus Life’ by traveling or living out of your VW bus, let us know by using the hashtag #globespotterworld on Instagram or Twitter, or by sending us a note at the ‘Contact Us‘ link here.

I would love to feature you here on Globespotter!

– Doug


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I bought a VW bus!

78WestySome of you know how nuts I am about vintage Volkswagen’s. My very first car was a 1971 red VW Super Beetle.

Back in May 2012, my daughter Sara and I flew to Sacramento, CA to buy a green 1971 VW Super Beetle and drive it back to our home in Ontario, Canada via Route 66. The story and a video about that adventure can be seen here.

At the time we had really wanted to buy a vintage VW bus, as I had one back in the mid 1980’s when I first got married and they are just cool.

The prices for VW buses were just crazy though, so we settled on the Bug. Ever since, I have still been thinking about getting a VW bus, and this year I finally got an awesome opportunity after searching and even looking at quite a few that were rusted badly.

I was ready to head back to California to get a solid one, but with both the prices on buses and the terrible exchange rate on the US $, it would have cost me from $18,000 to $20,000 to get one that probably still needed some work.

This beautiful 1977 VW Westfalia Camper Bus is what I found, and I am flying out to beautiful British Columbia next week to pick it up.


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Ninth Line Bridge – Oakville

We visited the old Ninth Line Bridge in Oakville, Ontario just south of Upper Middle Road.

Ford Drive now continues south of Upper Middle Road, but not long ago, Ninth Line continued straight south. A wide modern (1987) bridge is now completely hidden in the trees only meters from the corner of Ford Drive and Upper Middle Road. (From LOST Ontario)

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