#VanLife

  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 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 hunt was on. Our mission? To find an idyllic coastal campsite within two hours of Portland. A scenic spot close to the beach that we could pop off to with a minimum of planning. What a silly idea. Campsites on the coast are scored far in

By Everett Potter Just in time for the ultimate road trip summer, Airstream, the legendary company that perfected the travel trailer, has unveiled two new models, the Basecamp 20 and the Basecamp 20X. Now that everyone seems to be itching for a self-drive RV getaway during this summer of social

By Everett Potter If you’ve been daydreaming about a road trip in a RV this summer, you’re not alone. I recently tackled the subject in an article for Forbes article called Will 2020 Be The Year of RV Travel? The conclusion, I believe, is a resounding “yes.” RV’s offer a self-contained

By Everett Potter Will this be a banner year for RV travel? Consider that millions of cooped-up Americans are eager to get out and travel. Driving will be the preferred method of transportation and self-cocooning in some sort of RV would seem to be one of the most desirable ways

By Everett Potter Airstream fanatics are an exceptionally loyal bunch and anything the company makes has a built-in audience. So when the 80 plus year old company reintroduced its smallest model, the Basecamp, in 2016, there was a lot of buzz among #vanlife enthusiasts. The same could be said for

By Everett Potter The #VanLife movement is getting stronger every year, and RV companies have responded with an increasing number of models aimed at Millennials, Boomers and everyone in between. But while many new recreational vehicles easily crest the six-figure mark, there are some companies making incredibly affordable trailers that