Category: Lifestyle

My Globetrotter: Backyard Bound, But the Road Is Wide Open

As Outside Interests starts to pull out its last rivet, I’m compelled to tell a personal tale of my own Airstream experience, to show you how Airstreams can take you on long, winding journeys, even when they just sit in the yard. In 2001, just when I was taking the first morning breath of summer, … Continue reading My Globetrotter: Backyard Bound, But the Road Is Wide Open

Pedego and Scooters—the “Electric Last Mile”

If you don’t want to unhitch or hoof it … what’s the best way to get around the campground and the local area? When people get set up at their campsite and need to make a short trip, most of the time they drive. Even though it might be a hassle to unhitch the tow … Continue reading Pedego and Scooters—the “Electric Last Mile”

Wally Byam Airstream Club

What’s the latest scoop on the world’s largest Airstream club? Outside Interests caught up with current Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI) president Richard Girard, and asked him what’s new. Updating member outreach and improved technology has been an important focus this year for the club, including a more active internet presence. “Recently we implemented … Continue reading Wally Byam Airstream Club

Bikepacking

Bike riding and Airstreaming go together like Starsky & Hutch. “The iconic photograph of an Airstream towed by a bicycle forever established a connection between these two types of transportation,” said cyclist and Airstreamer Ralph Emerson. “Bicycles are a staple at rallies, with many Airstreams or their tow vehicles fitted with bike racks. The new … Continue reading Bikepacking

The Airstream Airbnb Phenomenon

The Airbnb phenomenon is so entrenched now that it’s no longer a phenomenon. You can rent places to stay of every size and shape pretty much all over the globe, and they can range from exotic (and luxurious) tree houses to sagging backyard tents. And some of those available rentals—not all through Airbnb—are those in … Continue reading The Airstream Airbnb Phenomenon

Airstream Fire Safety Part Two: 9-1-1, and How to Evacuate

When you embark on an Airstream adventure, “don’t leave common sense behind,” said John Gold, RV expert and presenter at a recent Alumaevent. “How many of you have an emergency escape hatch in your Airstream?” he asked the crowd, and all hands waved. “Good!” he said. “Now, how many of you have climbed through it?” … Continue reading Airstream Fire Safety Part Two: 9-1-1, and How to Evacuate

Airstream Fire Safety: How to Use an Extinguisher

“You have to practice for an emergency like a fire,” said RV expert John Gold at a recent Alumaevent. “I’m superstitious. I believe in Murphy’s Law: the worst possible thing will happen at the worst possible time. If,” he added emphatically, “IF you aren’t prepared. So be prepared!” Safety step one: stock a fire extinguisher … Continue reading Airstream Fire Safety: How to Use an Extinguisher

Airstream gifts

Stuck for a present to give that special Airstreamer? These items, priced from low to ridiculous, are sure to put a smile on their dial. (Hurry, only 18 online shopping days until Dec. 25th.) Tip: Order as much as you can from the Airstream Life store, where shipping is now FREE on all items! Airstream … Continue reading Airstream gifts