Some years ago we had a fun, retro café in my town and it had these coveted chairs near the window. I loved to read there or write in my journal on occasion.
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What do you get when you combine an Airstream, delicious cheese and a precious goat named Valentine? Belle's Big Adventure!In case you've missed the details, here's a refresher from the Belle Chevre website : " To celebrate Belle’s 25th birthday, we are partnering with Airstream, Inc and setting off on an All-American road trip to share our 'goat cheese gospel' with the masses." Sounds great, right?Well, we went behind the scenes for an interview with Tasia Malakasis, Artisan Cheesemaker at Belle Chevre, to hear about the inspiration behind the #LiveRiveted adventure. Check it out!
Airstream has released the brand's first "Live Riveted" stories feature video in a continuation of the company's Live Riveted campaign designed to capture the spirit of the Airstream lifestyle. The video focuses on Tim Flannery – champion baseball coach, musician, surfer and philanthropist, and showcases personal and inspiring stories capturing his passion for living life to its fullest.
- Live for the adventure: “It’s about the journey, not the destination” really rings true. The #LiveRiveted lifestyle allows us to live riveted to whatever inspires us for the day, wherever it may be.
- Don’t be limited by long trips: Sometimes a spontaneous weekend getaway to a nearby campground or new city is just as thrilling as the 3-week cross-country adventure you’ve been planning for months. Plus, the short trips will certainly tide you over until you can get to the extended adventure.
- Ask your friends for advice: One amazing thing about the Airstream community is the members’ love of sharing their travel experiences, both good and bad. Whenever you come across another Airstreamer, do yourself a favor and ask them for their tips on where to visit. Plus, our Facebook page (link) is a great resource for people to connect and share travel tips.
- Prepare for strangers to become friends: The locals are the folks who know the area best (and often have tips for some of the best places to visit). Ask them for input and get to know their stories. Before you know it, they’ll be asking to check out the inside of your Airstream and you may be inviting them to stay for dinner!
- Document your adventures: Imagine yourself 1 year from now, wanting for warm weather so badly and counting down the days until you set off on another adventure. There’s nothing better during that time of longing than being able to look back at photos from past trips and read through travel journals about your time on the road.
- Pack smart: Packing layers is key for your road trip travels. You’ll be able to add or subtract based on where you stop and where you’re staying. And have a bathing suit handy – you never know when you’ll want to take a dip in the lake or a splash in the ocean.
- Plan your trip’s camping spots: Great resources are available online to find RV parks in the areas you’re visiting. Check out Go RVing for a list of campgrounds by state. And explore the idea of boondocking if you’re feeling adventurous! Check out some great boondocking tips from fellow Airstreamers here!
- Get input from your travel companions: Before planning out your summer trips, sit down with your significant other, your family or your travel buddies and talk about your travel dreams, bucket list items, and new places you’d like to visit. You may come up with something different and unique to try!
- Be open: Sometimes the best travel is the unexpected travel. A different route, a detour, an unexpected overnight stop… all of these may open your eyes to some of your favorite and most memorable experiences yet.
- Get the guide: New to Airstreaming? Get “The Newbie’s Guide to Airstreaming” and you’re sure to start your summer travel off on the right foot.
As snow piles up along our streets and the temperatures hover in the teens, it begins to look like tiny pieces of glass are twinkling on the white drifts lighting our path along the sidewalk. It sounds pretty, I know, but I’ve passed the point this winter where I appreciate its aesthetic allure.
"A pickup truck arrives in a remote parking lot in California's Joshua Tree National Park, hauling a pristine vintage Airstream trailer. On the driver's door is written 'LP Ranch, Angus Cattle, Mertzon, TX.' Inside is a little two-room traveling boutique hotel. A dreamcatcher hangs over a high-quality bedspread. There's a stainless-steel fridge. Bumper stickers say things like 'Virginia Task Force 2 Urban Search and Rescue,' and 'Solidarity/Unity – International Brotherhood of Boilermakers.' A surfboard is marked 'Malibu.'" - Men's Journal
Each week we love learning more about your #LiveRiveted experiences through our challenges. This week, we invited you all to share your favorite Thanksgiving recipes, and boy did our mouths water from some delicious sounding dishes. One we loved was Lauren Miriya's Cranberry Pumpkin Bread. It's simple to make, but very delicious, and it makes the house smell like the holidays. Enjoy!
Ted Davis, had an idea and a vision when he put together TEAM AIRSTREAM. His idea was to gather a group of people who loved cycling and would help him raise $20,000 for neglected and abused kids. He had a vision of flying down the road, wind blowing and a stream of riders with him, all trying to capture the ultimate freedom that you get from the road. That feeling of freedom has brought him a love of riding since he was a child. His thought was that every child should feel the joy and memories of simply being a child and he wanted an event that showed his passion to protect and improve their lives locally.
Everyone has those days. You’re at work, or at school, and you’d rather be anywhere else. The window is a lifeline – you can see the line of trees on the horizon, calling to you. Or maybe it’s just a road, the interstate or a state highway, carrying car after truck after trailer to someplace more fun, more interesting than here.
“I brought a turkey sandwich for lunch. Would you like to see the turkey?” A clown is standing between two silver trailers gleaming in the summer sun, surrounded by children. He holds out a clearly-fake sandwich and pulls apart the slices of “bread” – revealing a mirror to the little boy standing closest, who takes the insult in stride with a giggle.