July 29, 2015

Embarking on a ‘No Baggage’ Adventure

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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

Top Summer Festivals

  There is nothing quite like the feeling of hitting the open road and traveling the country in search of the best fairs, festivals and summer celebrations! Today on the blog we have put together a list of some vibrant and eclectic community events happening in this great country of ours. Get inspired, pack your bags and explore! Newport Folk Festival July 24th-26th: Newport, Rhode Island Newport Folk Festival has a rich history in creating some of the most iconic moments in folk and rock history, from Bob Dylan going electric to The Felice Brothers playing in the mud through

Digging Deep into America’s Pastime

By Nancy Colasurdo He has been called a resource encyclopedia, a baseball savant, and, officially, a digital publishing specialist for the stats and information group at ESPN. For Mark Simon, the latter is like something he’s been preparing for his whole life, both wittingly and unwittingly. It’s what happens when you pay attention to something you love and excel at, and your parents are smart enough to pay attention, too, and you keep paying attention to it right through college and beyond. Mastery begins to happen. Persistence gets you places. “How can you argue with being at a place like

4th of July Celebrations

With Independence Day just a few days away, we want to start the 4th of July celebrations a bit early and share about some of the best festivities happening this weekend across the country! From cookouts to parades and even massive fireworks displays, this list of 4th of July events is sure to spread the patriotic spirit! Estes Park, CO Estes Park, home to Rocky Mountain National Park, is known for its huge fireworks display. However, this quintessential Colorado mountain village doesn’t stop just at spectacular fireworks. In Estes Park, they get Independence Day started early on July 3rd with

On Authentic (Virtual) Relationships

By Nancy Colasurdo Ted Rubin operates at a dizzying pace. He tells me that when he hangs up from our phone interview he will move to a nice spot under a beach umbrella, maybe snap a pic of the ocean. But as we’re talking, he gets a delivery of yoyos and he admits he’s playing with one right there in the living room where he’s staying in Pompano Beach, Fla. “I met an amazing yoyo guy, Chris Mikulin, at a conference,” Rubin says. “He had these newfangled yoyos. I started telling him about how I used to do walk the

Jobs You Can Do While Traveling

By Ramona Creel When folks find out that I’m a working full-timer, they always want to grill me about how I make money on the road. I explain that I run my own business, but that you don’t have to do that to earn a living as you travel! WORKAMPING I was chatting with a fellow RVer the other day, and when he found out I was a full-timer running my own business on the road, he asked if I’d ever done any workamping. I jokingly said no, that I don’t like cleaning toilets — he laughed, and then said,

Finding Joy in Moments

By Nancy Colasurdo At the last minute, Rebecca Lazaroff winds up doing our recent telephone interview from her car, sitting in the parking lot where her daughter is at swim practice. It’s perfect. This self-described mompreneur is relaxed and talkative, a parent and CEO who is used to snagging moments where she can, not only making the best of them but luxuriating in them. That idea is so appealing to Lazaroff, the making the most of moments, that it is part of the philosophy behind her company, Belle and Beanzer. She designs baby clothes that somehow manage to nurture intimate

Jessie Kresa at Alumapalooza 6

Professional wrestler Jessie Kresa headed out to Jackson Center, Ohio a few weeks ago for Alumapalooza 6 to join in on the fun and promote her new line of barbecue and hot sauces! Today on the blog she is sharing a bit about her first Airstream rally experience- read on for more details.  Alumapalooza 2015 was my first Airstream rally and it definitely won’t be my last! Over 200 Airstreams gathered in Jackson Center, Ohio to celebrate the Airstream life and all things #LiveRiveted! Unfortunately I did not bring my International Airstream with me to Alumapalooza (I need a little more experience towing first),

Summer Campgrounds

Summer is here and that means it is time to take advantage of the warm weather and go on a camping adventure! Our friends at Thousand Trails have put together a list of best campgrounds to visit this summer. Check them out below!  Bend-Sunriver RV Campground – Bend, OR This campground on the Little Deschutes River was recently recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the best family campgrounds in the United States! Fishing is allowed at this central Oregon RV campground, and rivers and lakes in the area offer salmon, whitefish, and rainbow trout. Other summer fun includes boating,

Great Outdoors Month

We have always loved the summer month of June for many reasons, but we love it more now that June has been declared “Great Outdoors Month!” Here at Airstream, we appreciate nature for its breathtaking beauty and the countless opportunities it gives us to live riveted as we travel and explore. Great Outdoors Month started as Great Outdoors Week under President Clinton in 1998, and it has has grown significantly under both the Bush and Obama administrations. It is now a month-long celebration of the outdoors and all the benefits nature offers – including the annual economic impact of $650