Dave Braun and Troy Amdahl are on the road trip of a lifetime.
The duo are traveling cross country in a 1970 VW surfer bus with no air conditioning.
Sounds fun, right?
And the bus doesn’t go more than 55 mph.
“The tour has been incredible,” Braun says. “It’s been way more than we thought.”
Braun and Amdahl have been friends for more than 20 years, and the pair have written two books.
The pair are known as the OolaGuys, and they are on a mission to change the world with a word (#Oola).
The Oola Dream Tour is on the road and traveling to all 50 states in the vintage vehicle collecting dreams in the form of handwritten stickers stuck to the sides and front of the OolaBus.
The duo and the bus will stop on Monday, June 5, at Barnes & Noble at Coronado Center. They will be doing a book signing and giving attendees a chance to write down their dreams and put them on the bus.
“We’re about seven layers deep on the bus,” Braun says. “Our goal is to get 1 million dreams. We’ve added a component online where people can submit their dreams and then it will get placed on the bus.”
By inspiring positive change, the OolaGuys are helping to guide people toward finding more balance and growth in the seven key areas of life – the 7 F’s of Oola (Fitness, Finance, Family, Field (career), Faith, Friends and Fun).
It’s a powerful, yet simple message that has captured almost 1 million Oola fans on social media and has become a literal phenomenon and a dynamic movement.
In their newest book, “Oola for Women: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World,” Amdahl and Braun have put together a tome that is personal and written as an honor and a tribute to women.
Braun started working with Amdahl more than 20 years ago.
Amdahl helped Braun turn his life around after a divorce and a financial rock bottom.
“What we’re trying to do is help people realize their dreams,” he says. “Dreams tend to get lost. We all have personal dreams.”
Amdahl lives by example.
He worked tirelessly to retire at the age of 42.
Now almost 50, he says he’s working hard.
“This isn’t the way I saw retirement,” he says. “But it’s something that is making a difference. I think I’ve been surprised at how many people are taking the advice and changing their lives.”