On the Road

By Brian E. Clark Like a lot of small business owners, Harley Sitner was greatly concerned about his company’s survival in the early days of the pandemic.  But for Seattle-based Peace Vans – which rents VW buses and Mercedes vans for road trips in the Northwest – the Covid headwinds

By Everett Potter Whether you’re heading to the Rockies, exploring the Florida Keys or planning a long drive through the Southwest this winter, its pays to be prepared. Road trips always have their share of the unexpected, and that’s especially true in winter, when weather-related issues can make travel hazardous.

By Everett Potter Airstream, Inc., the maker of the iconic “silver bullet” travel trailer, has just announced a new vehicle that’s a partnership with Pottery Barn, a portfolio brand of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM). You can credit the pandemic, which has driven the current craze for RV travel and the

By Julie Snyder “One last tip,” said Van Go’s former owner as he handed over the keys. “Disconnect the burglar alarm when you’re in a campground, so it’s not accidentally tripped in the middle of the night.” His wince told us that he and his wife had learned this lesson

  By Julie Snyder After the 10-plus-hour drive from Portland to the Bay Area that launched our trip (read Part One here), Joe suggested that we limit driving to no more than five hours a day. I’m a road warrior, and with a bed in the back of Van Go,

  Story & photos by Julie Snyder Wide awake in our Barstow, California hotel room at 3 a.m., Joe and I pondered our next move. Did we carry on east to the Grand Canyon despite the winter travel advisory and frigid temperatures? Or cancel our reservations and point Van Go

By Everett Potter Under Canvas, one of the leading glamping companies in the US, has just opened their latest resorts:  Under Canvas Acadia on the Maine coast and Under Canvas Lake Powell – Grand Staircase in Utah.     Under Canvas currently has seven other camps that are near some of

By Everett Potter For those intrigued by the concept of hitting the open road in a luxury van, the sage advice is to make plans now. Last summer was off the charts for such rentals and this year is already shaping up to outpace it, according to the folks at

By Julie Snyder The plan was simple enough. Point Van Go due north for the four-hour drive to Port Townsend, Washington, visit some friends living there, and overnight at a vintage hotel. The next day, head west to the Pacific Coast for beach time, then south to Lake Quinault Lodge

By Everett Potter While glamping reports seem to be popping up all over, one of the more successful players in the upscale glamping movement has been AutoCamp. Their signature look can be summed up in one word: Airstream. Each of their glamping locations utilizes customized Airstream travel trailers as the primary