May 22, 2015

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Fresh Food on the Road

Do you find yourself eager to stay away from fast food chains while on the road? Do you crave local and fresh food but don’t know where to find it? The best part of traveling is to be able to immerse yourself in regional culture and fare, but sometimes we need some tips on where to find locally-grown food! Today our full-timing friend Ramona Creel is sharing her best advice on how to find the freshest food options to delight your taste buds while on the road. I recently took a day-trip from Los Angeles, stopping at a shop run

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,

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

Toaster Life

Dan and Toni are a  couple of lovebirds making their way throughout the country. They are both photographers and natural born adventurers and love the Live Riveted lifestyle! Quite the nomads, Dan and Toni struggle with sitting still for too long and are constantly yearning to learn new things, so buying an Airstream to travel the country with was the perfect life change for them.  Although they have admired Airstreams from afar for years and years, their 30-foot 2006 Airstream Classic is the first trailer they have owned. Simply stated from Dan, “We’re hooked now.” Read today’s blog feature to

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

Ramona’s Airstream Travel Experiences

Our friend Ramona Creel been to some really unusual places and had a number of once-in-a-lifetime experiences while traveling in her Airstream! As everyone gears up to plan trips for the summer, we want to share a few of Ramona’s most memorable Airstream experiences. These stories are all included in her upcoming travel book, “Tin Can Travels: From Key West To Nova Scotia In An Airstream” — which will be out later this year. Swimming With A Sea Lion At Theater Of The Sea There are lots of “swim with the dolphins” programs around the country – but Islamorada’s Theater Of

Minimal and Free

Put this in a blender: college professor, dean, PhD in environmental science, post-doctoral work at Harvard, project manager at IBM in Silicon Valley, and funding from the National Science Foundation. Hit the button and let it all whir. Go ahead. Then try not to act surprised when the resulting concoction contains a dumpster tricked out as a residence, an extended trip without luggage, and a lot of couch surfing. Say what? This is the beauty of Jeff Wilson. The surprise. The feeling of, what next? “How much does one need to have a good life?” he asks in a talk

Boomers Hit The Interstate

By Rich Luhr Nobody saw this coming: Airstream, a niche producer of classic aluminum trailers for eight decades, somehow became the Number One manufacturer of…of all things…diesel B-vans. These sharp-looking premium motorhomes defy all the assumptions about Airstream. They aren’t aluminum, they’re steel. They are motorhomes, coming from a manufacturer that has been known for its travel trailers. And they defy “common sense” by being the #1 sellers and yet the most expensive on the market, three years in a row. The Interstate now has 33.7 percent market share of the diesel class B segment. So who’s buying them? In

On the Road to Full-Time Airstreaming: Roadside Assistance

The final installment of our “On the Road to Full-Time Airstreaming” is here! Ramona Creel has been sharing her tips for making the leap to full-timing and we’ve been documenting it here. Today’s topic is on something we’re all grateful to have in times of trouble – and something you’ll definitely want as a full-timer: Roadside Assistance! Here are Ramona’s thoughts when she realized she needed to find an RV friendly option for roadside assistance: After asking several Airstreamers who they recommended for roadside assistance, the one name that kept coming up over and over again was Coach-Net: an assistance

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day, everyone! We believe every day is a chance to enjoy the great outdoors, travel, explore and marvel in the beauty of the world around us— and April seems to agree! With its annual Earth Day celebration smack in the middle, Keep America Beautiful month is devoted to sustaining and beautifying vibrant communities by supporting environmental protection, preventing litter and reducing waste. We want you to live with this mentality every day and month of the year with your Airstream, especially throughout the annual April movement towards better and more sustainable living. Long before being “green” was a