Family Adventure, Inspired by AIRSTREAM 2 GO

Summer is almost over and you’ve got school breaks to plan, too.  You want to get away, but you don’t want to do the same old thing, yet again.  How about a California Adventure, driving out to Yosemite and cruising the Pacific Coast Highway?  How about a Southwest Sojourn, visiting the great (and Grand) canyons of the Wild West?  Forget about the hassle of getting the car tuned and folding maps back into their original flat-and-sleek shape.  Rent an RV from Airstream 2 Go and let the miles drift by.

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Did your mind flash back to The Long, Long Trailer when you read “RV”?  Don’t worry, Airstream 2 Go is the next generation of RV travel and I don’t mean the Greatest Generation, either.  Today’s RV travel is sleek, safe, and, with Airstream 2 Go, fully-loaded.  All you have to do is show up and drive.  And by “show up,” I mean Las Vegas and Los Angeles, because those are currently the only destinations where you can pick up your Airstream 2 Go rental.

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Your Airstream 2 Go rental includes the Airstream RV and an On*Star-equipped GMC Yukon Denali, so you’re driving a vehicle specifically chosen as a safe tow for the Airstream 23 or 28.  My favorite safety feature is the screen on the dashboard that shows the view from the rear of the RV.  And, of course, Airstream 2 Go will take you through a brief training session to make sure you’re comfortable and confident behind the wheel.  A mini iPad is included in the rental with a mobile app to support you along your way.

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Inside the Airstream, there is room for 4 (Airstream 23) or 6 (Airstream 28), but they’d have to be pretty cozy sleepers.  There is a full bed and then the dinette converts to a second bed in both and in the 28 (by the way, the number refers to the length of the RV in feet, so the 23 if 23 feet long and the 28 is 28 feet long), the sofa area also converts to a bed, so each bed holds two people – no twin sleepers in these.

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The RVs come stocked with linens, kitchenware, and dining ware.  C.O. Bigelow toiletries are also provided.  There is plenty of storage area, most in cunningly hidden pockets around the RV.  You’ll definitely have fun exploring the space when you get started.

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The RVs are air-conditioned and come with awnings, lawn chairs, a grill, flat-screen tv, microwave, and more.  There are optional amenities, as well, such as Cannondale bikes (and bike rack), depending on what you’re going to do on your RV vacation.

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So, you’ve decided to try the RV, but what happens now?  You have three options with Airstream 2 Go:

  1. You can Take It and Go.  If you’re an experienced RV driver and want to do your own thing, you can rent the RV and go it alone.
  2. You can request a Planned Itinerary from Airstream 2 Go.  Airstream 2 Go has partnered with Off the Beaten Path to create itineraries, including driving directions, and parking spots for the RV, all loaded into the mini iPad.
  3. You can request a Custom Journey and Off the Beaten Path will help you create a custom itinerary via a Journey Guidebook, with directions, activities, prime parking spots (imagine waking up and stepping out the door of your Airstream to drink your morning coffee watching the sun rise over the rim of the Grand Canyon) and more, all loaded into the mini iPad.

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Sounds pretty awesome, doesn’t it?  Well, these luxury vacations come with a price.  First of all, the minimum rental period is five days (perfect for a school break), including pick-up and drop-off days.  Second, the rentals are not inexpensive, which isn’t surprising considering the quality of the vehicles (don’t forget that there are two vehicles included) and the luxury of the amenities.  The rates range from $3,850 for a 5-night Take-It-and-Go vacation in an Airstream 23 ($4,400 for the Airstream 28) to $12,880 for a 14-night Custom Itinerary in an Airstream 23 ($14,420 for the Airstream 28) and could be higher, depending on the activities you choose for a custom itinerary.  There doesn’t seem to be a maximum rental period and, of course, the rates will increase as your vacation gets longer.  Finally, if you’re budgeting for this trip, don’t forget to include airfare to Vegas or LA if you’re not local.

So what do you think?  I know I’d love to splurge and give Airstream 2 Go a try.  We’ve always wanted to take an RV trip across country.  For more family travel news, reviews, and trip reports, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on twitter and “like” our facebook page too.

About George Gensler

George Gensler is a copyrights specialist during the week and a runner on the weekends. She lives in New York City now, but has lived in five countries on three continents. She grew up traveling the world, but her official residence was in Southern California and every visit home included a trip to Disneyland. She has also visited every Disney Park around the world and sailed on board two Disney cruises. She threw in a visit to the Disney Family museum in San Francisco for good measure, and has had the Premier Disney Park Pass since its inception.