We’re Courtney and Steve and we live full time in a 2005 Airstream Classic. Join us on our journey as we renovate our Airstream home, get to know the RV lifestyle, retire early and hit the road to travel the country full time in 2017. We’ll be sure to document all the amazing places we go and interesting people we meet along the way. Plus I bet there are going to be a lot of lessons learned.
Here you can find all of our articles relating to Airstream Living in chronological order. For more specific topics click the links above. We hope we can inspire others live the life they want regardless of the mainstream. Enjoy!
In today’s video, we head to Crater Lake National Park and are surprised to find it still COVERED in snow. It’s been over 100 degrees in Tucson (where we are from) so we were flabbergasted by the amount of snow still left here in mid-June. Crater Lake was still absolutely beautiful but we definitely want to some back in the summer one year to enjoy the hikes we couldn’t do. Did you know Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the US and second deepest in the world? It also has NO rivers or creeks leading into it. It is a volcanic crater that has filled with rain/snow over the years. Very cool!
We finish up the video by hitching up and heading out towards Bend. Plus we figure out our hitch issue! We think!
In today’s video, we leave California and head into Oregon!! We are looking to boondock near-ish Crater Lake. We strike out on our first spot…too sketchy to try the fit the Airstream. So we decide to head North of Crater Lake (another 80 miles) to try a second spot. Little did we know that there was still SNOW there…in June! Our Arizona minds were blown. We eventually decide to head to a National Forest Campground but even that turns out to be more interesting than we expected. In the end, we are safe and sound with a place to lay our heads for a couple of days while we explore Crater Lake but wow….what a day!
Have you had travel days like this? Any advice to us or others out there on travel days? We’d love to hear it!
Welcome to our How-To Series. In this video series, we will explain the many how-tos of Airstream Living. From full-time RVing, to travel, to living in a tiny space we will share what we have learned from living this lifestyle. We encourage you to comment below with your own advice on this topic, as well as any other How-Tos you would like to see.
This week’s topic is How To Keep Warm in the Winter in an RV without Electricity. We share 6 techniques we’ve used to keep warm in freezing temperatures while boondocking in the middle of nowhere. Hopefully one of these tips can help you the next time you are camping in your RV!
This week we’re answering a question left by a viewer. He asked if our opinion on the size of our Airstream has changed now that we’ve been on the road for a few months. The answer is …yes … in a way. We are NOT thinking of getting rid of our 30′ Airstream anytime soon but if we could do it over again we would go with a 25′ in order to make towing and finding boondocking spaces easier. We actually don’t need the 30′ we have. It’s nice to have extra space when it’s cold and rainy but even then we don’t use it all. So unlike many RVers, we recommend and personally would go as small as we could feel comfortable in, and who knows. Maybe in a few years, we’ll do just that.
On Tuesday’s we’d like to answer questions sent to us from viewer’s like you and share some of the details of our Airstream life. If you have a question for us please let us know in the comments below.
In today’s video, we make a quick stop for a tasting at Mount Shasta Brewing Company. Next stop is a 4-mile hike to three waterfalls at the McCloud Waterfall Trail. This is one of our favorite hikes in this area. The middle falls was absolutely spectacular! We highly recommend it…and you can park and walk to all three falls! So this is perfect for any fitness or skill level. We got to see some whitewater kayakers take on the lower falls while we ate our lunch at the trailhead. Very cool! We’re moving on from the Mount Shasta area. Stay tuned for Oregon!
In today’s video, we decided to explore the Mount Shasta area. We start by checking out a couple fo lakes and doing a small hike along the shore of Lake Siskiyou. While there Steve talks a bit about what he is looking for in making his photography. We then head to the Headwaters of the Sacremento River in the Mount Shasta City Park. Lastly, we talk about some of the strange things we’ve been seeing at our campground on Lake Shastina.
In today’s video, we enjoy some lakeside hiking north of Redding California then pack up the Airstream and leave the Wonderland RV Park to head up the mountains. We find a spot at the free Lake Shastina Campground right on the lake. Can’t beat this!
This week we’re answering a question left by a viewer. “What worked for you while stationary in the Airstream but doesn’t work so well now that you are on the road?” We talk about a few things that we’ve had to adjust now that we’ve been on the road for a couple of months. It’s surprising but there wasn’t much on this list so for us the stationary Airstream life wasn’t that much different from the on-road life (well except for all the fun we’re now having!).
On Tuesday’s we’d like to answer questions sent to us from viewer’s like you and share some of the details of our Airstream life. If you have a question for us please let us know in the comments below or at our website astreaminlife.com
In today’s video, we enjoy the quiet of Memorial Day after all the other campers head home. We leave the next day and head to Vinnie’s Northbay Airstream Repair to get new 16″ wheels and tires for Charlie along with a few other upgrades. Vinnie is awesome and not only did the work we requested but gave us all sorts of advice on future upgrades we could do ourselves. He also walked us around the Airstream and showed us details we never knew! We highly recommend him. After a night spent at Vinnie’s, we head north to the Redding CA area to get a few Passport America full hookup nights before trying to find some free camping in the mountains in northern CA.
In today’s video, we’re heading out of the Truckee area and into California Gold Mine Country. We wanted to be close to Sacremento over Memorial Day in order to have any easy drive to get work done on the trailer. Plus we knew we should have reservations for the holiday weekend. We found Tuttletown online and decided to try it. Check it out with us!