Cool Rigs

The 1985 Magical Unfolding Camping Trailer Design

A walk-in freezer. An oversize portable toilet. Maybe a horse trailer. That is all you would have thought of the Böhtlingk De Markies if you passed it on the highway. If you saw it at the campground, though, unfnewed in all its sleek, spacious glory, you’d never believed it was the same plain white windowless box you saw…

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Off Road RVs and Overlanding

Those who favor the rough side of camping might be skeptical of anything labelled Off Road RV. Modern technology and innovative design, though, have made taking your RV off the grid possible. You can now drive to a place where only your canoe or hiking boots could go previously. Even some luxury RVs are now equipped to go…

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Budget RVs that Don’t Feel Like a Compromise

When you’re looking for an RV for a dream vacation, it can be tough to find the elusive sweet spot of RV luxury without a luxurious pricetag. The ideal we all seek: budget RVs that don’t feel like a compromise. We’ve sought out options and are sharing one from each class–an A, B, and C–that will make you feel like you broke the bank…

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Can You Glamp in an RV?

If you could take the hot tub camping, would you? The term “getting away from it all” doesn’t have to mean going without your creature comforts, or a few opulent luxuries. The creative and brilliant minds that design recreational vehicles have constructed several upscale options that allow you to take luxury and class with you…

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RV Adventure Cooking in the Pacific Northwest: Salmon

A big thrill of the nomadic lifestyle is experiencing local food. Every corner of the country has its own culinary masterpieces, whether tucked away in the wilderness or waiting in a bustling urban market. RV adventure cooking is particularly fun in the Pacific Northwest, with its easy access to incredible salmon and a comprehensive network of organic markets. Did you know that you’re even…

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The B52’s Kate Pierson Owns a Cool RV Motel Near Joshua Tree

Funky little shack! If you’re not new enough to remember the 1990s, then you probably haven’t heard of Kate Pierson, or the B-52s, the band for which she is the lead singer. This funky, colorful musical  phenomenon brought their love of retro clothing and beehive hairstyles into the pop music culture of that otherwise grungy…

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Google’s New National Parks Tour App is Eye Candy

Google’s new National Parks Tour app lets you see the country’s most incredible national wonders in high definition video, 720 or 1080p. If you’re in the mood to see a glacier, a volcano, or a coral reef, download the iOS/Android app Google Arts & Culture, or visit the project in a desktop browser to take a breathtaking tour that spans five states….

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1970s Vintage RVs, Free and Funky

The 1970s were a pivotal time in the history of the American recreational vehicle. Terms like environmentalism, conservation, and “living off the grid” were becoming a part of the American lexicon. The gas crisis hit, forcing drivers and automobile makers to be more wary of fuel consumption. Recreational vehicles evolved along with these new lifestyle…

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A Brief History of Airstream & the First Recreational Vehicles

Exploring the great outdoors is a uniquely American phenomenon. The car culture, cross-country highways, and vast national parks make the United States the ideal location for the Airstream RV line, one of the most popular and distinctive recreational vehicles. Vintage Airstream models are highly sought after, and not just by collectors and restoration experts. (Speaking…

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Top 10 Bang-for-Your-Buck RVs

When it comes to RVs, everyone wants to get the best quality, the best functional design, and the best utility for the best price. Here’s a quick list with links and some information about the 10 best bang-for-your-buck RVs available by class. If you need a reminder about what the classes mean, check out our…

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