dog with cowboy hat

Winter trip brainstorming, Part III

We finish our sun-seeking brainstorming exercise here, after discussing Coastal South Carolina and Georgia in Part I, and the beaches of Northern Florida and the Panhandle in Part II. Spoiler alert! Option 3 is the winner! Option 3: Go all the...

dog sleeping on beach

Winter trip brainstorming, part II

We’re brainstorming a winter Airstream trip from VA to somewhere warmer. In Part I, we looked at Coastal SC and GA. Part II is all about Florida beaches. This is Vader, Bugsy’s predecessor. He LOVED the beach, and would chase...

airstream on the beach

The Big Trip: Retrospective

A few lessons learned: Be flexible with route planning. Don’t plan more than a couple stops at a time, if possible. (High season may require more advance planning, when prime campgrounds fill up!) Early or late in the prime tourist...

welcome to virginia airstream

We’re home. Now what?

We made it home to Virginia with mixed feelings: we were disappointed our big adventure had finished (for now), but we were happy to get back to our friends and our relatively incredibly spacious non-wheeled home. We have a couple Airstream trips...

Towing acronyms defined: weights and ratings

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): The total allowable weight for the vehicle, including occupants, fluids, options, hitch hardware, cargo and trailer-hitch weight. Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR): The total allowable weight of the tow vehicle, the trailer, the cargo in...

Where we started…

J and I love to travel. We’ve been all over the world on one- or two-week vacations, but our dream for many years has been to take a camper across the US for a few months and see more of...