St. Joseph Peninsula

March 07, 2012 8:34 a.m.

St. Joseph Peninsula State Park,

This morning we're leaving St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, a pristine sliver of land off Florida's Forgotten Coast where we've spent the last 10 days. The peninsula is 15 miles long and impossibly narrow, and the entirety of the northern half is pro

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On lightning & RVs

February 05, 2012 7:42 p.m.

McKinney Falls State Park,

In which I report on our near-miss with an electrical storm and consider whether hiding out in our all-metal, all-conductive, aluminum Airstream is really a safe idea.

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Cedar Hill State Park

January 29, 2012 8:04 a.m.

Cedar Hill State Park,

Cedar Hill State Park is, somehow, a quiet & lovely place to camp on the southern tapers of the DFW Metroplex. We purchased our Texas State Parks pass and spent seven beautiful nights here, enjoying one relentless thunderstorm and tolerating Texas Parks & Wildlife's aggressive gate-checking.

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On Plano, TX & Shopping

January 21, 2012 9:04 p.m.

Spring Creek Village RV Park,

Spending time in Plano, Texas was pretty low on the list of things I hoped to achieve with this whole Airstream travel thing, and yet we keep finding ourselves coming back here without really knowing why. We don't particularly like it here, that's fo

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Into 2012

January 19, 2012 9:14 p.m.

Dripping Springs State Park,

After a lengthy hiatus (nearly two months!) visiting family & friends in Kansas, we're thrilled to finally be back on the road full-time for 2012! We spent most of the Fall learning to move about more slowly (half of our nights were spent in just

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On Pace

October 06, 2011 9:02 a.m.

North Beach Campground,

Having spent our summer racing from one National Park to another, wandering all across the vast West of the United States, we were anxious to set a decidedly slower pace for our fall travels. The summer was incredibly rewarding & enjoyable—one of my

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A dead battery

July 22, 2011 9:16 p.m.

Pismo Coast Village RV Resort,

Early this morning, with a day's worth of travel plans ahead of us, we woke to find our F-150's battery completely dead. It wasn't a huge surprise, honestly, since we'd left our parking lights on all through the night. See, we'd boondocked along Main

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An open house

June 04, 2011 6:17 p.m.

Airstream, Inc.,

It's Open House Day here at Alumapalooza, so in the spirit of sharing I've created a digital version of the 1337stream tour for those of you following along at home. We've got a lot to see, so plea

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White-knuckle driving

April 30, 2011 8 p.m.

Walmart Supercenter,

There are literally four billion factors that can affect the ease of towing an Airstream like ours, and today we had nearly every one of them stacked against us. Let's take a look at each one individually…

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Ready or Ready, Here We Come…

April 29, 2011 7 p.m.

Lake Ogallala,

Leaving the house yesterday was no big deal. We loaded up everything that we had taken inside two days before (mattresses from the Airstream & a few toiletries) & found their places in the truck & trailer. Josh let me do just about all of the hitchin

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Overnight parking

April 28, 2011 8 p.m.

Walmart Supercenter,

With over 18 months of intense preparation and anticipation finally behind us, today we are officially on the road, untethered, and free to go wherever our whims might take us. The magnificent world awaits! And so why do we, on this extraordinary

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A Manifesto

February 11, 2011 7 p.m.

The Brown House,

We sold our house and all our belongings, quit our jobs, and bought an Airstream. But why? And what comes next?

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