Cool Rigs

Think You Can’t RV With Kids? Think Again.

During our phone call, Meagan Carr is pacing up and down a driveway on her cousin’s land in rural Texas. The signal is spotty, but if she stands in just the right place, her words come through clearly, revealing her bubbly and candid personality. “Trees and grass,” she says, describing her surroundings. “And the temperature…

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Wild Life: NOLS Instructor Dave Walsh

The National Outdoor Leadership School is home to more than 600 field instructors—a group of well-trained people who are proud to live minimally, work seasonally, and maintain loose ties to “normalcy.” Most NOLS instructors spend long stretches of time living totally off the grid, leading expedition-style trips in the wilderness. Since the North American summer…

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Meet VW Obsessive Jeremy Bodner

Jeremy Bodner’s first vehicle was a 1979 Volkswagen Type 2 Transporter bus, informally known as a VW bus, and even more informally known as a hippy van. He was 16-years-old and had saved his money from doing chores around the house to buy his dream van, which he promptly named Brownie. He and his friends…

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The Redesigned Campervan of 2017

Does the term “van” make you think of a minivan, made famous by soccer moms or extended hippy road trips? If so, you’re in for a surprise. Times are a-changing with campervans. All it takes is one glance at the evolution of the versatile, big-yet-little campervan to the present day to understand that it’s a force to be…

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Creating an RV Office on Wheels

Now that most trailer parks and campgrounds have Wifi, and considering how small computers and digital storage have become, writers, software designers, and many other professionals are taking their careers on the road. If your home is mobile, why can’t your office be, too? Here are a few ways to keep you connected with work…

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The Cult of the Casita Trailer

The word “casita” means literally “little house” in Spanish. The Casita trailer is that and a whole lot more. Like other famous names in recreational vehicles, such as the Airstream and Winnebago, these small, sleek, and perpetually stylish camper trailers also enjoy an enthusiastic following in the mobile home community. The History of Casita The…

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