Farewell, Outside Interests

On the final issue of this newsletter, we’d like to thank those who were integral in bringing this publication to life for the past three years.

Although Outside Interests is gone, we’ll stay in touch.  We’ll send you an email when new topics are announced on our new “How To Airstream” blog.

Happy travels!

— Rich & Brett, Co-Publishers

Best of Outside Interests

Below are a number of pieces that exemplify the intrigue, excitement and charm of Airstreaming, in the driveway and in the wild. Not so much a “Best Of” as some tasty selections from a menu that was consistently fun and good.

As Wally Byam said, “To strive endlessly to stir the venturesome spirit that moves you to follow a rainbow to its end … and thus make your travel dreams come true.”

Happy Trails from all of us.

This Trailer Flies Without Ever Leaving the Ground

Munich Airport Airstream

At first glance, this seems like an idea that would never fly. Well, it doesn’t actually fly, but you know what I mean. Don’t forget that the father of Airstream, Wally Byam, was inspired by the designs created by Hawley Bowlus. Bowlus happened to have overseen the construction of an uppity little aircraft known as … Continue reading This Trailer Flies Without Ever Leaving the Ground

A National Park on Wheels

Leen Airstream Trailer

Airstreams have had a long, congenial relationship with the National Park system—the two rather grew up together, with Airstream kind of a kid brother to the older park system. Indeed, this year Airstream produced the Pendleton trailer, a commemorative issue recognizing the park system’s 100th anniversary. Having been a seasonal ranger for Grand Teton National … Continue reading A National Park on Wheels

Airstream Aluminum Art at Burning Man


It all started when Rex Richmond’s wife Jina had a scrape with a service station on her way home from the Burning Man festival in Nevada. “We’d had a big week, and I totally misjudged the gas pump,” said Jina (who goes by the Playa name “GiGi” while at Burning Man). “I made a big … Continue reading Airstream Aluminum Art at Burning Man

Some Say it’s the Rivets

Airstream and Airplane

Have you noticed that Airstream lovers are oftentimes also lovers of aircraft who are, or were, pilots? Ask them “is it a rivet thing?” and some will laugh and agree. But the connection goes further (though aesthetics does play a big role), and relates to temperament and training. “The type of people that like to … Continue reading Some Say it’s the Rivets

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Got a tough question about Airstreaming and need a reliable answer? Drop a line to editor@randbevents.com and let us know what you’d like us to cover in future editions of Outside Interests. Your RV news for the Airstream community and photos are always welcome, too.

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