Trucks & Heavy Equipment | 27 April 201610 Really Cool Places to Bring Your Airstream Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Looking for a good vacation spot to visit in your Airstream? Patrick Foster, author of “Airstream, America’s World Traveler“, with help from artists and adventurers Caitlin Foster and Huey Reed, came up with a list of ten really excellent places to enjoy both fun and adventure. Glacier National Park, Montana– Often called the “Crown of the Continent” this beautiful place is among the most pristine natural landscapes in North America. The huge park is comprised of over a million acres containing more than 130 named lakes and over 1,000 species of plants. With mountain ranges, deep valleys, alpine meadows, 700 miles of hiking trails and countless waterfalls, there’s unending beauty to enjoy. There are thirteen campgrounds within the park, with more than 1,000 sites available. Mono Lake and Yosemite, California- Enjoy Yosemite’s spectacular scenery and witness the eerie beauty of nearby Mono Lake’s Tufa Towers natural formations. Paris, France– Ah, the endless joys of the City of Light. Camp at the Bois de Boulogne campgrounds and it’s just a short run into Paris. Holland, The Netherlands– no matter if it’s the beauty of vast fields of flowers you enjoy, or visiting medieval towns and ancient castles, or even the hustle and bustle of an exciting city, Holland has got to be on your bucket list. White Sands, New Mexico– With sand as white as snow, both sand sledding and sand boarding are popular activities. So are back country camping, hot air ballooning and star gazing. Twice a year you can visit Trinity Site, where the first atomic bomb exploded in 1945.While you’re in the area don’t forget to visit nearby Spaceport America, and the town of Truth or Consequences. Naples, Florida- when winter gets you down hook up your Airstream and head down to Naples, Florida. Soak up the sun on the endless beaches, feed the pelicans at the Naples pier, or visit nearby Marco and Sanibel islands. Jackson Hole, WY- for year-round beauty and adventure it’s hard to beat Jackson Hole, WY- gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton State Parks. Canoeing, rafting, horseback riding, hang gliding and hot air ballooning are just a few of the pleasures that await you. Monument Valley- one of the most photographed places in America, and the awe-inspiring land where so many famous Western movies were filmed. Washington, DC- looking for adventure on the East Coast? Park your Airstream at the Cherry Hill Campground in College Park, MD and make it your base for visits to the National Art Gallery, Ford’s Theater, the US Mint and all the other DC highlights, along with nearby Colonial Williamsburg. Iceland– Feeling super-adventurous? And fearless? Drive Iceland’s magical Ring Road (Route 1) for the tour of a lifetime. 828 miles long and full of natural beauty. Don’t own an Airstream yet but want to experience the Airstream lifestyle? Here’s two good choices: Airstream2GO– is the exclusive, factory-authorized source in North America to rent current model Airstream trailers, custom-matched to dedicated GMC Yukon Denali tow vehicles. They’ll even plan your ideal journey for you! Restorationdestinations.com offers vintage Airstream trailers for rent. So does www.silvertrailer.com, RetroRV4rent and others. Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: Iconic, aluminum-bodied Airstream trailers have been around for 85 years–get the full story in this photo-rich book. Airstream is America’s best and oldest manufacturer of travel trailers, and those retro silver coaches are iconic on America’s highways. Representative of the age-old desire to explore, these trailers are unmistakable in design with distinctive aerodynamic rounded lines and an aluminum outer skin. Airstream: America’s World Traveler celebrates the eight decades since the first Airstream graced America’s highways. Airstream chronicles the fascinating history of Airstream trailers through a detailed history, stories, and beautiful photography. Although its roots stretch back to 1926, the first Airstream-brand trailers were introduced in 1936, just as America was emerging from the dark days of the Great Depression. Of the 400 travel-trailer manufacturers of that era, only Airstream survived. Dubbed the “Airstream Clipper” after the first trans-Atlantic seaplane, the 1936 Airstream featured a unique lightweight aluminum body that cut down on wind resistance, improved fuel efficiency, and made for easier towing. It slept four, carried its own water supply, was fitted with electric lights, and cost $1,200. The Airstream provided travelers with a way to see the world at their leisure and in solid comfort. It was the perfect vehicle for a country emerging from a long struggle. In the eight decades since that first Airstream, the company has produced some of the finest trailers in the world and gained a worldwide reputation as the Rolls-Royce of travel trailers. The Airstream story is one of travel, adventure, and memories that last a lifetime. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.