The Silver Bullet is making a comeback! Airstream is making news all over the country!!
|The Airstream Bambi, circa 1960, that was recently added to the design collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Airstream Turns 80: Looking in the Rear View Mirror, Huffington Post
ABC 7 affiliate KABC Los Angeles published this article yesterday: “Airstreams, Silver Trailers, Make A Comeback“, along with this video
CBS Los Angeles shared: “New Airstream Dealership Opens in LA”
Fox News.com just published “America’s 10 Greatest Factory Tours”
Capital Talk: Bob Wheeler from RVNN.TV
The New York Times published: “Airstream: The Concept Travels Well”
Travel + Leisure published: “World’s Trendiest Airstream Hotels”
Austin News, The Statesman wrote about: “Fashion on the roll: Mobile boutiques hit the trailer scene”
Food & Wine contributes this article: “The New Airstream Cuisine”
Wally Byam, the creator of the Airstream, declared that the goal of trailering was “to place the great wide world at your doorstep for you who yearn to travel with all the comforts of home.”
Photo Source: New York Times
Even if you don’t own a travel trailer or motorhome, I would venture to guess you travel to many destinations in your car. I don’t know about you, but, I’m not a fan of McDonald’s and other fast food choices off the highways. Now you can click on Roadfood.com and find local hangouts with good eats. What is Roadfood?
“Roadfood means great regional meals along highways, in small towns and in city neighborhoods.
It is non-franchised, sleeves-up food made by cooks, bakers, pitmasters, and sandwich-makers who are America’s culinary folk artists.
Roadfood is almost always informal and inexpensive; and the best Roadfood restaurants are colorful places enjoyed by locals (and savvy travelers) for their character as well as their menu.”
I found this amazing website that guides the RV’er to all US and Canadian Campgrounds~all 11,500 of them! USACAmgrounds includes information on National Parks, National Forest, State Park and Provincial Campgrounds as well as all regional, county, city and utility-owned campgrounds. It is considered the most comprehensive and geographically accurate US & Canada public campground locator available. Happy Glamping!
When I was a little girl, I had a pen pal in Germany! Back in the day of snail mail, I would anxiously await for the post to arrive to see if I received a letter from my foreign friend. We never met but, I will never forget her and our correspondence. I admire the innocence of little girls and how they cherish writing in their diaries and sharing stories with pen pals. Interestingly enough, as an adult I find my blog to be my little pink diary with that faux gold clasp and the secret key. And once again in my life, I have found a pen pal. Her name is Monica Bennett and she is a very special friend. We have never met but, I felt after a few email chats that we were separated at birth, a very soulful connection. When I first discovered my love for Airstreams, I was searching the web and came across a cookbook through Amazon called An Airstream Travel Trailer’s Storybook of Recipes, Vol. 1. I couldn’t figure out how to purchase the Kindle version of this book for my new iPad. So, I emailed Monica (the author of the cookbook) and the rest is history. We have been sharing life stories ever since. Not only does Monica own an adorable 25′ Airstream, she is a graphic designer, author, epicurean, food photographer and is just plain über talented not to mention, an extraordinary mother and wife. I follow her blog: Just 5 More Minutes religiously as she inspires me to be a better photographer, a more conscious cook and a more passionate writer. Monica recently met the former food editor of the New York Times Magazine, Amanda Hesser who was also keenly impressed with Monica. Only a few days after meeting her idol, Monica was featured on Amanda’s blog: Food52 (which I am following now, its superb). Here is the link to that post. What an honor and how fabulous for Monica!
So, bring out your inner child, write in your journal or start a blog, find a new friend whether it may be pen pal or an old friend that you haven’t seen in years. After all, real friends are a true gift.
“But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.”
A sample of Monica’s delicious food pics!
Monica’s favorite kitchen ~ “The Tiniest Kitchen” in her Airstream