“It's only camping …”

-- Per Hamqvist

We've put only a few basic questions in the FAQ, because the intent is that the Tour be self-explanatory. Along the road, we'll produce essays, photos, blog entries, and answers to your questions. All you need to do is read and enjoy – and come visit us sometime!

Q: What's this all about?

We're touring America in a 30-foot Airstream trailer, because we love travel and we love to share the experience with others.

Q: Who are you?

A: People who love to travel. People who believe that life is short and adventure comes only to those who seek it.

Professionally, Rich is publisher and editor of Airstream Life magazine. Eleanor is a trained chef who loves to share culinary ideas. Emma is our lively six-year-old. She has been traveling in Airstreams since she was three, and has been to most of the US states and two Canadian provinces so far.

Q: What's your tow vehicle, trailer, hitch, etc?

A: Our tow vehicle is a 2005 Nissan Armada. The trailer is a 2005 Airstream Safari 30 “bunkhouse”with Kodiak disc brakes, a Hensley hitch, solar panels, and other tweaks for full-time living. But this tour is not so much about the equipment. It's about the experience!

Q: Where will you go?

A: We don't know for sure. That's part of the fun! Follow the blog and you'll find out when we do. If you want to see where we've been, look for the link in the left column of our weblog.

Q: You must have a lot of money to be able to just chuck it all and travel like this, right?

A: Nope. Full-time traveling by RV is cheaper than staying home, if you do it right. And, we still work!

Q: How do you work on the road?

A: We use a cellular Internet system by Internet In Motion, mobile phones, mail forwarding, and a lot of other tricks to stay in touch and keep the business going. You can read about them on our blog.

Q: What's the point?

A: We love to travel. We love to spend time together as a family. And we have decided that freedom is worth more to us than owning “stuff”. So we've sold the house and chosen to take our lives on the road. And because we love sharing the experience with others, we've developed this website for you.

Q: How long will you be on the road?

A: Initially we planned a seven month trip, but we've enjoyed it and decided to keep going for a while more. It may be well over a year before we stop. There's no end planned to our trip at this point.