July 1, 2015

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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

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,

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,

Top Vacation Spots

Summer is a season of adventure and we can’t wait to hear about all the incredible trips you will embark on! We’ve listed five of the best vacation spots for you to consider as you finalize your summer travel plans. Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Aptly nicknamed “The Cape,” Cape Cod serves as the ultimate seaside retreat. Its quaint bed-and-breakfasts and idyllic beach bungalows make for a crisp, quiet escape from the outside world. The town’s seemingly endless seashore is colorfully speckled with sails, kayaks and fishing boats and boasts some of the world’s best seafood dining. For the artistically inclined, take

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

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

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, StayAdventurous.com, 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