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Why Are Airstreams So Expensive?

We get a lot of compliments on our Airstream as we travel around the country. They are striking trailers and they have a very good…

Your Airstream Toolkit

Airstreams are unique trailers. Their aerodynamic aluminum bodies, large windows, and unusual construction means caring for them requires the right tools. Let's take a look…

Happy Pants: a Review of Duluth Cargo Pants

Ever since I married I have abdicated the lion's share of my clothing purchases to my dear wife. As a bachelor, I was never a…

Cottonwoods RV Park and Campground: Columbia, MO

Cottonwoods RV Park is an excellent park all around. They are not especially fancy, but they cover the basics very nicely indeed. We Paid: $40…

Buying an Airstream: Getting the best deal

Buying an Airstream can be a big purchase. They are one of the most expensive travel trailers you can buy and they hold their value…

Choosing an Airstream Trailer

Perhaps you have considered many brands or perhaps you always had aluminum dreams and it's Airstream or bust for you. However you came to the…

How Much Do Airstreams Weigh?

A good number of people are asking "How Much Do Airstreams Weigh?" and ending up at TrailAndHitch.com so I felt it would be good to…

The Best Hot Weather Hat

OK, I'll admit I don't know for a fact it is the single best hot weather hat in the world. I can say it is…

The Aware Wildlife Center in Atlanta Georgia

While making our way through Georgia we got an invitation from our gaming friend Scott Lang to pay him a visit. Scott was recently named…

When Yellowjackets Invaded Our Airstream

This is a story from the earliest days of our Airstream Adventure. I've told it many times in person, and somehow never got it down…

Airstream Love

One question I am asked fairly often is this, "How do you like your Airstream?" I've written more objectively about why you should buy an…

Cave Country RV Campground: Cave City, KY

Cave County RV was our base of operations for visiting Mammoth Caves in Kentucky. It is not a fancy park, but what it does, it…

The Bay Area Renaissance Fair

While in Florida, we decided to try and visit a friend we met playing Dungeons and Dragons online many years ago. Though we stopped playing…

Wild Winds in the Smoky Mountains

Big Wind in the Smoky Mountains During our stay in the Smokey Mountains, we were caught up in a rather nasty wind storm that blew through…

Gatlinburg East / Smoky Mountain KOA: Cosby, TN

The Smokey Mountains are the most visited national park in the US. As a result of this, RV park prices are sky high here. Smokey…

Sweetwater Valley KOA: Sweetwater, Tennessee

Sweetwater Valley KOA is easily the nicest park in the network that we have visited. Every aspect of the park was pleasant and I found…

Exploring New Orleans

New Orleans makes a strong impression. Its history, architecture, and culture are all unique and powerful. It is a city that was shaped by its…

Cartersville KOA: Cartersville Georgia

Cartersville was our first stopover coming into Georgia. It tended towards being unremarkable as KOAs go, but the price is decent enough to recommend it.…

Twin Oaks RV Park: Elko, Georgia

Twin Oaks RV Park is a genuine bargain, especially if you happen to be a Passport America member. For just $20 a night, we loved…

Lake City RV Resort: Lake City, FL

Lake City RV resort doesn't quite live up to the "resort" part of its name, but it is a very cozy little RV park that…

Thousand Trails Orlando RV Resort

Thousand Trails, Orlando is only the second time we've been able to book a free stay with tour Thousand Trails membership. While it was a…

Tampa East RV Resort: Tampa, FL

Tampa East is easily the largest RV park we have ever stayed at. It has three entrances, each with their own clubhouse and pool. It…

Adventures in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

While Dallas is not exactly famed for its tourist destinations, we made a point of it in order to visit family during our travels. By…

Sunshine Travel: Vero Beach, Florida

Sunshine Travel has helped redeem the Encore/Thousand Trails park network. We've had not so great luck with them so far, but this is a very…

Waco Mammoth National Monument

As we rolled into Waco Texas, the only thing I knew of it was the Branch Davidian shootout that took place in there in 1993. It turns…

Miami Everglades Resort: Miami Florida

Miami Everglades Resort has some of the nicest, on-sight recreation options of any park we have been to. I really liked it here, Trail was…

Upriver RV Resort: Fort Myers, FL

Upriver RV is located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee river in Fort Myers, Florida. The price point is high, as are most parks in southern Florida,…

Fiesta RV Resort: Fiesta Key, FL

Fiesta RV Resort is not only located on Fiesta Key, it takes up the entirety of Fiesta Key. Not shockingly, the views are lovely but the…

On Second Thought, Forget The Alamo

Why did we choose to forget the Alamo? Well, it all began with a desire to see The Alamo while we were near San Antonio,…

Orange Blossom KOA: Apopka, FL

At last, we have encountered a KOA park we really liked. Orange Blossom KOA boasts they are the friendliest RV park in Orlando and if…

Trail and Hitch vs. Cranky Jack

It has been a while since our intrepid crew has faced off against our old adversary, the Atwood 3000 power jack. Our last encounter was…

Three Flags RV Resort: Wildwood, FL

Three Flags RV Resort is our first stay at a Thousand Trails campground. Thousand Trails is a membership camping club where you pay a flat…

Visiting Boquillas, Mexico

While at Big Bend National Park I made some noises about wanting to cross over into Mexico at least once just. I also wanted a…

A Stone’s Throw RV: Monticello, FL

A Stone's Throw RV park is a small, largely self-serve park located near Tallahassee Florida. We found it to be efficient, clean, and a decent…

Wisdom and Travel

I see wisdom as an understanding of what it means to be a human being. Wisdom helps us navigate our lives, both giving us the…

Sapphire Island Camping & RV Resort: DeFuniak Springs, FL

Sapphire Island Camping and RV Resort has a misleading name. There are no islands anywhere nearby. There are no sapphires nor anything sapphire colored. And…

Indian Point RV Resort: Gautier, Mississippi

There are typical RV parks and resorts, and then there is Indian Point RV Resort which takes eclectic to new heights. It is an RV…

Lakeside RV, Park: Livingston, LA

We parked at Lakeside RV on our way east to Florida, staying 3 nights so we could spend at least one full day in New…

Fernbrook RV Park: Longview, TX

We only stayed a brief time at this clean and modern RV park in north-east Texas on our way east. Grim weather dogged us while…

The Vineyard Campground and Cabins: Grapevine, Texas

We chose to stay at Vineyard Campground because of its location. We wanted to visit family in Dallas and this campground was close to everyone…

Traveling the US, Politics, and Safety

2016 / 2017 has been an interesting year for politics in the US. Trail and I tend to run in liberal circles. We come from…

I-35 RV Park and Resort: Waco, Texas

On our way to Dallas, we stopped over at the aptly named I-35 RV Park and Resort in Waco Texas. Wako didn't exactly have a…

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort: New Braunfels, Texas

Our stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort was short and mostly pleasant if a bit pricey. We did have some excitement on our last…

Wilderness Lakes RV Resort: Mathis, TX

Our stay at Wilderness Lakes RV Resort was short but pleasant. It was a remarkable park for its lovely grounds and wildlife, but it does…

Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort: Mission, TX

I like it when a park lives up to their name and the information on their website. Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort is definitely a…

The Top 10 Challenges of Going Full Time

Everyone's experience will be a little different but this list represents 10 of the most common challenges a full-time RVer will face as they try…

5 Romantic Stories Of Real Life Adventure

Romance and Adventure two wonderful life experiences made all the more exciting when paired together. Trail challenged me to come up with a Trail and Hitch…

10 of the best websites for Airstream Fans

If you are looking for Airstream resources on the internet, you are in luck. Rivet Heads love their trailers and as a result, there are…

Work Anywhere: Qwik Lock Laptop Stand Reveiw

The idea of working from anywhere in the world is a compelling one. It has always been one of our goals to figure out how…

2017: Is the year of…

So, instead of new years resolutions, I do themes for the year. Picking a theme helps me reflect on where I want to go in…