September 25, 2015

The #LiveRiveted Life of the Dueck Family

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The #LiveRiveted Life of the Dueck Family

For the Dueck family, their goal for life is simple: to live adventurously as a young family. Josh, Lacey and their daugher Nova have recently embarked on a Live Riveted adventure in their 25-foot Airstream and are hitting the road in search of adventure, community, incredible people and delicious meals. The Duecks have a deep love of adventure and sports. Josh has always been a lover of the outdoors and skiing.  On March 8, 2004 at the age of 23, a stunt on skis gone wrong left him paralyzed from the waist down, but that has opened his eyes to

Embarking on a ‘No Baggage’ Adventure

By Nancy Colasurdo Yes. Yes was the beginning. Yes, I’ll go to Europe with you. Yes, I’ll try this ‘no luggage for a three-week trip’ idea. Yes, I will sign up for adventure. For Clara Bensen, a self-described writer/explorer, ‘yes’ wasn’t exactly on the tip of her tongue on a regular basis when this question was posed. It could have easily gone the other way. She could have said no. Lots of women would have said no. “Yes, I’ve always had an adventurous streak,” Bensen says in our recent interview. And then she offers some proof. “When I was 17

Using Your Computer As A Trip-Planning Tool

By Ramona Creel As a full-time RVer, I invest a lot of time (and I mean a LOT of time) researching where I want to take my rig for its next adventure. For a Professional Organizer (whose greatest thrill is categorizing information and arranging logistics), there’s nothing more enjoyable than sitting down with an empty calendar and an endless bucket list of places to visit! But I totally understand why travel planning can seem a bit overwhelming to other folks — especially when you’re visiting a new city and know nothing about the area. How do you figure out the

Thriving in the Wilderness

It feels nearly impossible to stop looking at this one photograph in Vlad Donkov’s Stories portfolio. Rows of white wooden crosses in the foreground. Flowers and stones lovingly arranged at the base of each one. Splayed over the mountains and water in the background is a spectacular orange and yellow sunset mingled with charcoal gray clouds. The interview with this outdoor photographer and wilderness travel specialist must begin here, with the story of this cemetery at sunset. “How do you know it is not a sunrise (laughing)?” Donkov writes via email from Malta. “There’s no way of knowing, really, it’s

Breathtaking Views

Summertime is almost in full swing, and we’re willing to bet you’re planning some scenic adventures for the next several months. With countless quintessential landscapes scattered across the country, how will you ever decide on an itinerary of action to see them all? Good news, Airstream’s got you covered! We’ve come up with ten of what we think is a geographical spread of some of the most stunning views out there. Wanderlust, commence. Everglades National Park, Florida As the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, Everglades National Park in southern Florida is unique in that unlike many other national

Life as Vacation

Craig Zabransky is on the verge of taking in a Mile Marker 88 sunset, Upper Florida Keys, as we begin to wind down our telephone interview. “It will be a prime one,” he tells me. He’s clearly jazzed. Days later I go to his website,, and click on the Sunday Sunsets Map so I can sneak a peek. It is a doozy. The fiery sun hanging out in hues of orange and black. “A sunset is a universally shared moment,” says Zabransky, a global management consultant-turned-travel writer. And share them he does. His map features pins of 242 sunsets around

Live Riveted at Mardi Gras

The world’s biggest free Carnival show — Mardi Gras — is certainly a must-see event for everyone. If you’re a New Orleans native, Mardi Gras is just a part of your year and not celebrating it seems like a crime. For those in other parts of the country, however, the idea of attending Mardi Gras is exciting and probably a little bit scary. But don’t let that stop you from hopping in your Airstream and taking a trip down to New Orleans to party on! Here is more information about Mardi Gras and tips on how to Live Riveted while


Many people grow up as Airdreamers. You know, the folks who dream of one day traveling the country in an Airstream. However, most people don’t grow up dreaming of owning Airstreams to host riveted events with their best friend! Jill & Reni are the creative business duo behind Scene Events. When Reni was “forced into retirement” after 21 years of working for her employer, she and Jill officially launched a business that fit their desire to Live Riveted. “Reni and I had created a few events together as fundraisers for our boy’s lacrosse team and; during these events, we would

One Easy Step to Happy

It was another seemingly random poster on social media. You know, the ones that combine a quote or clever saying with an image. I typically skim them; they have a fraction of a second to grab my attention or I’m on to the next thing. “Plan a trip, but don’t take it.” That’s what caught my eye. It was one sentence in a list – 10 Scientific Ways to be Happy. Really? Happy? This little exercise? I am reading this in a week where I am, once again, visualizing where I might go next. Come to think of it, I

A Stampede of Color and Design

The naysayers will try to convince you there is no value in hanging out on Facebook or engaging in Twitter, but I pooh-poohed that in 2009 when Facebook was the connector for a fabulous trip to Italy. While that’s an outsized example of what social media can do, I get so many ideas from scrolling my timeline and seeing what people are up to. That’s how I happened on my cousin and her husband visiting The Stampede Outdoor Art Exhibition in Hopewell, N.J., which is actually 68 hand-painted oxen placed in locales all over the suburban town. My 11-year-old niece seemed