February 10, 2016

If Only I Knew….

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If Only I Knew….

When you first take off RVing, you’ll probably ask for advice from veteran Airstreamers — wanting to know what to expect on the road. You may read blogs and books. You may even attend workshops at a local rally. Yet no matter how much you prepare, it’s inevitable — you’re guaranteed to run into problems you never expected. And every single time, your response is going to be, “Well that would have been nice to know!” So today, I’m going to share some of my favorite why-the-heck-didn’t-someone-tell-me-this-before-I-hit-the-road tips related to RV parks and camping. #1 — Keep a packet of

A Life Riveted to ‘Star Wars’

How do you go from making a living in photo journalism to crafting Star Wars figures for Lucasfilm? If you’re Stephen Hayford, you let the perfect storm of a changing journalism landscape, a Star Wars obsession that began at age 6, and a near-death experience have its way with you. Toss in a strong desire to spend more time with family and it all starts to feel poetic. The Force lending a hand, perhaps? This 44-year-old former photo journalist now makes his living as an artist creating, according to his Life in Plastics website, “elaborately detailed dioramas which he populates

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

Best Resources Part 4

  Today concludes Ramona Creel’s series on useful tools, services and handy informational websites for RVers! Check out Ramona’s top picks below for a few resources to help you find the fun along your route: General Travel Guides Audissey Guides: Download free audio guides (for most major cities) that play on your Ipod. American Association Of Museums: Extremely useful “find a museum” feature. Convention And Visitors Bureaus: Portal to every CVB and visitor info office in North America. Discover America: The “official” travel and tourism website for the entire U.S. Frommer’s Budget Travel: See the world for less with these

Best Resources Part 3

Airstreamer Ramona Creel is back again today sharing even more of her top resources for Airstreamers! Check out her advice below as you plan your next season of adventure! When you hit the road as an RVer, the shift can be a tad jarring. Your local friends, social calendar, routines are all gone in the blink of an eye. How do you maintain that oh-so-important sense of larger community when you’re always on the go? I don’t know about you, but I didn’t choose this particular traveling existence so I could sit around in a lawn chair at an RV

Best Labor Day Vacations

Happy September, everyone! While the lazy summer months might be over, kids are heading back to school and the temperatures are slowly cooling off, that doesn’t mean Live Riveted adventures have to stop!  Labor Day is just around the corner, so today we want to inspire you to hit the road and enjoy some rest and relaxation with friends and family this holiday weekend. Hit the beach: Soak in the remaining warm weather before the chill sets in and travel to the beach this Labor Day weekend. Head way down south to Miami and take in the sights and sounds

Best Resources Part 2

Today Ramona Creel is continuing with part 2 of her series on useful tools/services and handy informational websites for RVers! Check out a few resources to make your life easier as you’re out and about: Road-Tripping Across The Country Best Parking: Finding a good affordable place to park is a big key to enjoying your time in a new town. Gas Buddy: Find the lowest gas prices in any state (a great tool for planning your route to save money). My Scenic Drives: Will plot out a scenic drive for you based on your origin and destination. National Atlas: Offers

June Bug Journeys

Today we are excited to introduce you to Bob and Becky Kevoian, avid Airstreamers and bloggers! Bob is co-host of the nationally syndicated morning radio team The Bob and Tom Show. Becky is a studio singer and voice-over artist. They live in Indianapolis, Indiana with their yellow lab Vera and miniature dachshund Opie. Between them, they have three sons and their first grandchild is on the way! Today they are sharing with us a bit about how their Airstream adventure began: We both love our local sports teams and are season ticket holders for the Indianapolis Colts. One Sunday afternoon

Jessie Kresa’s Airstream Trip To Sturgis

Professional Wrestler Jessie Kresa loves all things Airstream and loves new experiences, adventures and traveling! After having her 1978 Airstream trailer for a while, she embarked on her first road trip with her Airstream recently to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. This year was the 75th annual rally, where motorcycle enthusiasts travel incredible distances to meet up at this legendary event. Check out Jessie’s experience below! I said I was going to do it and I did it! I took my first road trip with my ‘78 Airstream trailer and what better way to break it in

Trêk-À-Porter

4,000 miles. 15 designers. 11 days. 4 iconic cities. 1 Airstream. Trêk-À-Porter, a mobile pop-up, fashion odyssey, culinary tasting, art in progress and shopping extravaganza toured 4 iconic cities this summer– Miami, New Orleans, Nashville and New York City. From July 9-19, the Trêk-À-Porter team collaborated with 15 fashion and accessory designers, local food and liquor partners and artists to bring a one of a kind boho-chic experience to each city on the tour. In a time where the virtual world relates to every moment of people’s lives, Trêk-À-Porter wanted to bring the tactile sensory back to the creative industry by