Today, The Greatest American Road Trip is proud to announce our second partner in this epic road trip project: Airstream!
Airstream has generously provided us with a 2016, 27-foot International Signature edition travel trailer to use as our home office and home away from home as we travel through the Parks this year. One look inside this amazing trailer and we were blown away that we could live so comfortably while being out on the road. We will not be roughing it living and working out of this trailer!
Airstream was founded by a fellow adventurous soul, Wally Byam, almost a century ago. Wally constructed the first rendition of the Airstream travel trailer in 1929 on the chassis of Model T. Over the decades that followed he continued to refine and perfect the shape of the trailer. Wally didn’t just manufacture Airstreams, he pioneered the travel trailer and the culture of it, living the dream by heading out on endless caravans with friends all over the world. From caravans in Europe to an epic south to north traverse of Africa, Wally lived an adventurous life that was neither common nor easy in early and middle decades of the 20th century. Wally was indeed a pioneer.
Wally challenged everyone to, “strive endlessly to stir the venturesome spirit”, and that’s just what we aim to do on this road trip. Wally, thanks for setting the example.
Take a look at the below Airstream manifesto, which we love and will carry with us on our endless caravan to all of the U.S. National Parks this year: