{06.27.13} Travel

Hit the Road

(In Style)

Founded in 1931, Airstream is the oldest manufacturer of recreational vehicles in the US and certainly the most iconic. The aluminum-skinned trailer's distinctive design was based on an airplane's fuselage—with aerodynamic rounded corners to help increase gas mileage. Eight decades later, the easily recognized chrome campers serve as a roving symbol of America's love for the open road. But until now, the only way to score one for your road trip was to buy one. Or suddenly awaken inside a magazine spread or some sepia-toned look book. But a new travel company, Airstream 2 Go, has started renting current-model Airstream trailers, and they each come with their own GMC Yukon Denali for towing.


Fully furnished for adventures of varying degrees of "roughing it," the trailers have been outfitted with a flat-screen TV and iPod docks, high-thread-count linens, a bathroom with showers and a well-equipped kitchen—complete with a barbecue grill and camping chairs. Don't worry if you've never towed a camper before. There's an optional training session before you head out and every trailer comes with a handy back-up camera. As for the Airstreams themselves, choose between a 23- or 28-foot International series models, then pick how you'd like the schedule your trip. You can simply pick up the trailer and roll, or work with the company's travel partner, Off the Beaten Path, to map out your route, itinerary and stopovers. They can even arrange for things like kayaking, surf lessons or the perfect spot to set up camp and watch the sunset. After all, isn't that what these trips are all about?

From $3,850 (for five days in the 23-foot trailer that sleeps four) at Airstream 2 Go

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