Road Trip

By Everett Potter I discovered the distinctive and groundbreaking designs of TAXA Outdoors a couple of years ago at The New York Times Travel Show in Manhattan. I found myself captivated by a quirkily shaped vehicle called a Mantis Camper with a birch plywood interior, large windows and pop-up screened roof.

By Everett Potter Those of us who drove a vintage VW camper van back in the day recall those quirky and colorful vehicles with deep affection. At this moment in time, an escape in a classic hippie van sounds to me like the perfect dream, a return to van life

Story by “Chez” Chesak Photos by Austin Coop, Two Lane America It’s 2,448 miles of blacktop Americana, stretching from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California. It passes through three time zones, eight states, and takes at least two weeks to drive (if you do it right). Hit songs have been