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RV gadgets and gizmos we love

Tis the season for buying useless crap for friends and family. If you’re shopping for anyone who enjoys hiking and/or RVing, here are some items we’ve found particularly useful or enjoyable during our travels! Disclaimer: some of these are affiliate...

airstream at campground

Our next Airstream adventure is a doozy.

The Airstream is settled back home in Virginia for the foreseeable future, except for brief jaunts here and there: three days in Southwestern VA, a four-day music festival, and next week, a few days of hiking in WV. But a couple weeks ago we started a different...

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Airstreaming at Lockn’ Music Festival

Does this belong on AirstreamDog? Because our Airstream Dog didn’t accompany us–the first trip we’ve done in the Airstream without Bugsy. We spent four nights camping in an enormous field of RVs, down the road from an even bigger tent...

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...

airstream in the snow

Winterizing an Airstream

As we are doing our short practice trips in Virginia in January and February, we’re getting good at winterizing and un-winterizing our Airstream. This is the list we use for reference, and while we are confident in the steps and...

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Checklist for New Airstream Pickup

We recently purchased a 2016 International, and did a lot of online research to find out all the things we need to look for on our final walkthrough at the dealership. Many of the items we read about didn’t apply...

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First camping trip with our new Airstream

We picked up our Airstream on Saturday and are on Day 2 of Practice Trip #1! It has been very educational. When we picked up the trailer we did one last walkthrough and checkout with the service department, and a...