Currently Wandering » Outdoor Family, Adventure Travel, Simple Living - Family of 5 Traveling the United States in an Airstream.

We recently had the opportunity to interview with Airstream for a new campaign they are rolling out in 2017. As they were coming to do a video interview and then a photo shoot, we decided a thorough clean was in order. Its amazing that we can deep clean our entire house in just a few hours. […]

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  • Danielle - Love it! Your magnet collection is so great! So fun!ReplyCancel

    • Jess - Thanks!! Its the one thing we collect. Eventually I want to turn them into Christmas tree ornaments.ReplyCancel

  • Mara - Love your home! And I’m envious that you can clean your entire home in less than two hours. There’s more to life than cleaning. I love the map hanging above your children’s bed. Where did you find it?ReplyCancel

  • Bob Pavlechko - Just glad they didn’t ask to look in the closet. We put all that stuff into itReplyCancel

    • Jess - Our closets are pretty packed too. hahaha Good thing we kept all of that closed off.ReplyCancel

  • Krista - Your airstream is beautiful!! I love the kids room so much!! Congrats on your airstream interview too! That’s so cool!ReplyCancel

If you’ve followed us for any length of time, you’ve probably realized we move fairly frequently. We aren’t the type of travelers to sit in place for weeks on end, but are fueled by getting out and discovering new places. It’s exhausting. One of our goals this winter was to find free boondocking spots in […]

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  • Douglas Trout - I understand your thought process Jess and I suffer from a similar affliction. Call it being restless, having extreme wanderlust or simply sky high expectations, it can distract from the moment. I suspect that feeling would persist whether you are traveling or not. I am that way about travel and at home. I want my kids to be in the best programs, the best schools and now that we are looking at colleges, I want the absolute best for my kids. In the end, I suspect everyone does but it is funny how we put pressure on ourselves to keep up some high standards. Social media probably feeds that but for every epic picture posted, there is a flat tire, sick kid or some other calamity that you do not see. The best advice I have is to enjoy your time together because it is truly precious. The Trout family wishes you safe travels and greater contentment moving forward. We hope to see you soon in some epic location;). Or perhaps we could meet up somewhere perfectly ordinary and that would be fine too. Give my best to your family.ReplyCancel

    • Jess - Thanks Doug!! I think you are right – my struggles are not just related to traveling. Kind of affects everything! We hope to see you guys too. Let us know when and where you are headed out!ReplyCancel

Snow Canyon State Park is one of those hidden gems. Although it’s relatively close to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, this place is a worthy destination by itself. Plenty of rock scrambling, lava tubes, sand dunes, hiking, and gorgeous landscapes to keep anyone busy for days. We were here back in 2014 (although we had […]

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  • 2017 Travel Plans | Our Streamlined Life - […] during all our western adventures. Obviously, the big five national parks are calling our name, and Currently Wandering’s recent post has me totally drooling to visit Snow Canyon State Park, too. I have the feeling Utah is going to […]ReplyCancel

We made the decision last summer to do “one more” winter in the Airstream. Originally we had planned to take a break, rent a house, and teach the kids how to ski. After some long term planning, we decided that 2017/2018 was the ideal time for the that and everyone agreed we’d spend the winter […]

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  • Debra Bergmark - We did Christmas in TX this year with my parents & the day after Christmas I told hubby ” I know Christmas just ended, but I’m thinking next year we need to be near snow”. Your trip looks amazing & so fun. I’ll have to store this in my memory bank for next year. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • Jess - You are welcome! I’m just glad everything went well. haha It could have been a disaster!ReplyCancel

  • Conan Teng - We are the noisy Asian family across from your campsite. It was great meeting your family, a good tour of the amazing airstream. Most of all the inspiration that anything is possible and anywhere can be home was most wonderful xmas gift I received from talking to you and your family. Hope to see you guys on the road again.ReplyCancel

    • Jess - It was so good to meet you guys!! Such a joy to talk with you about Airstream life. Let us know when/if you make the plunge!ReplyCancel

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has been on our radar for years. There are miles of BLM land and we’ve watched many travelers spend weeks camping out in the desert for free. For the last two years, there has even been a social gathering of nomads for New Year’s Eve although we’ve never been close enough […]

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This last Thanksgiving weekend, we spent 3 days out in Channel Islands National Park. The park consists of 5 islands located off the coast of southern California. While doing research prior to the trip, I discovered one of the attractions for Santa Cruz Island is the sea caves. We have enjoyed paddling in lakes, streams, […]

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We live in 188 square feet of space, but we definitely make room for games! Whether they are educational or just for fun, playing games is a fabulous way to spend time together as a family. With kids in the 6-11 range, sometimes its hard to find games that will appeal to everyone. We have […]

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  • Meg - Great post! Just in time for me! We always buy a board game for the family for Christmas and I was looking for something different!ReplyCancel

Its no secret we love our Airstream Travel trailer (see our reasons for choosing Airstream in this post).  3 years in and we still are happy with our purchase, and fully support the brand. Recently, Airstream launched a new style of trailer: The Basecamp. Its different from their regular travel trailers in a few fundamental ways: […]

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