Today is the one year anniversary of my life as an Airstreamer.
I've come full circle. I left Phoenix on this day and subsequently hit 27 of these United States.
I've had brushes with famous Airstreamers like Rich Luhr of Airstream Life, Colin Hyde of GSM Vehicles and the Vintage Airstream Podcast (VAP), Larry Huttle of Airstream. I camped next to Matthew McConaughey's trailer in Malibu (he wasn't in it).
The four corners of my year were Perry, Georgia; Burlington, Vermont; Seattle, Washington; and San Diego.
I began my year with no money, nothing but a new and unfunded business to support myself. I survived, even thrived by selling meteorites, jewelry, and anything else I could think of that would make a buck. I grossed just over $100,000 and managed to finish the year without too much more debt than when I started.
My dog and I bonded with our 1973 Airstream Trade Wind. We met owners of other brands of RVs that we thought were pretty cool though we still don't understand the attraction of big ugly white boxes. Some people just have no style, but it doesn't make them bad people.
Quartzsite, Arizona was the single place I spent the most time in and I loved it.
You can read more on my year and see photos at utahredrock.com
If you've never full-timed in your Airstream, then what the heck are you waiting for? High fuel prices stopping you? Just be resourceful. I went over 30,000 miles starting with no money. If I could do it, just about anyone can!
An Airstreamer [back] in Phoenix