Available in May 2021

VAN LIVING 1971 Designing a Life
5.5” x 8.5” Full-color
First Edition

A travel diary, journey of discovery, and personal memoir, VAN LIVING 1971 is the story of two young designers beginning a life together. Only months after meeting, Gay and Jack Reineck decided to outfit a VW van in London and set out on the dream of adventure. Living in the van for the next 12 months, and 25,000 miles, the newlyweds drove through Europe—Turkey­—Iran—Afghanistan—Pakistan—to India and back. Along the way they created an enduring love that would last for more than 50 years.


160 historic color photographs
Diary: entries from entire 12 month journey
3 Maps (Europe/Asia, Kabul, Unites States)
Sketches and drawings
Sidebars: (people, places, books)
Current information on some of the people we met

The book will be available from Amazon.com
and from this website, www.rufusguides.com