Archive for the 'Travel' Category

Photos from Airstream Life, and the Tour of America

November 15, 2007

On October 2005 the editor of Airstream Life Magazine packed up his wife and daughter, and embarked on a road tour of North America in a 32 foot Airstream. He has been documenting his trip online, and some of the pictures that he has taken are outstanding. Here are some pictures that he posted on October 28, 2007:

Chateau Lake Louise

A view of Chateau Lake Louise.

Airstreams in Bannock MT

Airstreams in Bannock MT.

They have been travelling around the US and Canada for over two years now, and it looks like they have been having a lot of fun. You can see more of the pictures he has been posting on his Flickr site here.

Wally’s Cape Town to Cairo caravan

November 3, 2007

In 1959 Wally Byam and a group of Airstream owners travelled across the continent of Africa in their Airstream trailers. I found a video on YouTube made of that historic trip, as well as a website for a group that intends to retrace the original route: Cape Town to Cairo. From the website:

“Wally Byam’s Airstream travel trailer has been an American icon of design and product integrity as well as a symbol of a carefree, adventurous way of life since 1931. To this day, Airstream Caravanners travel the world, making friends with people from all walks of life.

The year 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of Wally Byam’s Cape Town to Cairo African Caravan Adventure. This historical event was an overland, 221-day, 14,307-mile journey embarked upon by 106 Caravanners in 41 Airstream travel trailers. This anniversary provides the motivation to rediscover Africa as a Caravan destination. We want to tackle the challenge that is Africa, once again embracing the humanity and participating in the community that Wally Byam endorsed in his life and in his book, Trailer Travel Here and Abroad….”

Here is a link to the video:

I have just realized how easy we sometimes have it today with our modern roads and full hookups.