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Meet Sheena, Jason and Mavis the Airstream

After incessantly drooling over their 1975 remodelled Airstream, it was about time we struck up the courage to ask the owners of Mavis the Airstream for their story. If you can get past the amazing photos Sheena and Jason shared with us, be sure to read about their adventures remodelling their Airstream trailer, being full-time RVers, upcoming trips and where Jason would camp if he could camp anywhere in the world (it’s a gooder). Enjoy. 1. Tell us a little bit about your childhoods. Did you camp as kids? Where did you grow up? Do you think there’s a part of your childhood that lead to you eventually living in a trailer? We both grew up in north Georgia and loved having the mountains in our backyard. We took many hiking trips to the Appalachians but never did much camping. We never knew anyone with a travel trailer and had never even seen the inside of one until we bought our Airstream. I can’t say that any event in our childhood led us to living in …

Sheep’s Wool Insulation Newest Feature in Uber-Eco Camper

It wasn’t long ago when nomads were roaming North America with nothing but the skin they could catch on their back. Same with their huts. Mud, sticks and bushes seemed to do the job. Chuckwagons – the first form of caravan travel across the continents – were nothing but canvas. Today’s trailers and motorhomes typically boast synthetic insulation to keep the elements out. Not the case anymore for uber- eco trailer company – Homegrown Trailers. Synthetics are out. All natural is in. As in, all natural sheep’s wool. The company, based in Kirkland, Washington, U.S.A. (hello Pacific North West!), announced not too long ago it was taking the stride towards eco-friendly and sustainable RV manufacturing to the next level by partnering with Havelock Wool to insulate all of its trailers with sheep’s wool instead of foam board. The partnership comes after Homegrown Trailers outfitted some of its newest mobile units with the all-natural product and decided wool was a better solution than the polystyrene panels used in the company’s inaugural designs. “We wanted a product …

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Q and A with Jessica & Robbie Lefroy of Here Today Vanagon Tomorrow

Meet Jessica and Robbie Lefroy also known as “Here Today Vanagon Tomorrow”. A few months ago they returned from nine months on the road in their Westfalia. They shipped their camper from Canada to England and spend eight months exploring. From there they came back to North America for another month of traveling. Oh, and they did it all with their 4.5 year old girl, Henley. We had been following Jessica and Robbie’s adventure on Instagram. As serendipity would have it, Jessica reached out to us and are honoured to be able to share their story with you. We hope this inspires you to find your adventure. It’s out there. Before you decided to completely change your life. What did you and your husband do for a living? My husband, Robbie, is a carpenter and sacrificed a lot of time away from his family to work towards our goal. I was able to stay home with Henley and continue my work as a freelance equestrian journalist. Why did you purchase a van? We had a depressingly fleeting relationship with a ’78 …

Meet Lynne Knowlton (and her Dreamy Airstreamy)

Lynne Knowlton is a designer and lifestyle blogger from Ontario Canada. Her motto, “Design the Life you Want to Live” is in regard to anything – your home, camper, travel, life… anything and everything. What kind of life do you want to live? She’s here to inspire you. Lynne is crazy busy but was gracious enough to let us profile her and her awe inspiring renovation story of Happy Camper Airstream – a beautifully restored and renovated 1976 31-foot Sovereign International Land Yacht. It is AMAZING. Why an Airstream? Lynne is a self professed wuss when it comes to sleeping outdoors but she could imagine hitting the open road in an airstream. All the comforts of home, but in a wicked-cool boho style Airstream … no public washrooms… board games…soft fluffy linens…essential oils diffusing lightly in the air…. hours of nothing but conversation. What do you love about Airstreams? “Airstreams have such character and 60% of them are still on the road today. They’ve been making Airstreams since 1931. They’re little time capsules stuck in the era they were born.” …

Hello, We’re Modern Camper Magazine

Born out of a desire to share the rising popularity of camping, RVing and Caravanning (in Japan it’s called キャンプ) and lack of decent, well designed coverage on the subject, we’re excited to introduce to you – Modern Camper Magazine. Sure there are a million other publications about this mode of travel, ok maybe not a million but certainly a few hundred around the globe, but nothing in our research bore the resemblance of a high-quality, well-designed publication that truly shared the amazing stories of so many global citizens enjoying the world of camping and camp culture the way it should be. And so today, and from here on out, we’d like to invite you all to peruse the pages of this handcrafted, design-centric camper-loving collection of reportages, stories, profilings, features, on-site overviews, ridiculously good destination rundowns, product reveals, gear highlights and via our buzzing social media feeds at Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, which we also hope you will visit and follow along with. “Please excuse us as we get back to work scouring …