May 19, 2015

P is for Pioneer: Wally Byam

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P is for Pioneer: Wally Byam

If there was ever someone who could develop and share such enthusiasm and fervor towards recreational vehicles, it’s Wally Byam. A self-made man with a vision of the open road, the outdoors and freedom, Byam is a pioneer of the mobile, adventure-filled lifestyle of Airstream that we all know and love. Everything that Wally Byam got in his life was through his own hard work and perseverance. Wally graduated from Stanford in 1921 and it’s believed that he paid for college by working multiple jobs. During the school year Wally would work in concessions for Stanford football and basketball games,

5 Things To Love About Airstream

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we want to share about how much we love Airstream trailers!  Check out the list below to see what we love most: Adventure, anywhere: With an Airstream trailer, you can embark on any adventure you want, anywhere, anytime. Airstreamers travel the country day in and day out to see the best sights, eat the most delicious food and make incredible memories with family and friends. Musician Josh Rogan travels the country in his Airstream to play his music at various gigs, and our friend Andrew Ditton gets to take in the beautiful

H is for the History of Travel Trailers

What do you picture when you think of “travel trailers?” It is safe to say that you probably don’t imagine something that looks similar to a covered wagon. What would you think if we told you that’s exactly what gave birth to what you now know as the travel trailer? To learn more about the history of travel trailers, we go back to 1910 when early adventurers would place their tents on platforms on wheels to create the first tent trailers. At this time, most cars only reached 15 mph, so campers could even leave the tents on the platforms

An Airstream Memory: Meeting President Kennedy

We love hearing the incredible stories of Airstreamers from the past. We recently talked to John Armstrong, who shared about a moment from his childhood where he had the amazing opportunity to meet an American political icon. Read his story below for more! — My family lived in El Paso, TX which is about as far west as one can go in Texas. It’s a town written about in country western songs like Marty Robbin’s “El Paso” and is known for its Wild West gun fighters like John Wesley Hardin. There really wasn’t much going on there since it was a relatively small community of