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Trip planning: Southwest for the late fall

We haven’t even started our next Airstream trip (leaving next week!) (possibly subbing Babcock State Park in WV for Nashville as the TN State Fair has bumped us from our preferred campground at the Fairgrounds Nashville), but we’re already deep...

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Trip planning: looping out to Big Bend

We visited Big Bend on our three-month trip two years ago and, because we were based in Ft Davis, an hour and a half from the entrance to the park, we spent just ONE DAY in the park. One measly day!...

Bugsy smiling

Trip planning: Asheville again!

Hello! After a stationary summer transitioning into the new house, we’re looking forward to dusting off the Airstream and hitting the road for a week next month. Our favorite quick and easy destination is Asheville, NC, for the culture, beer,...

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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...

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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...