10Best: Places to see and celebrate Airstream trailers
For nearly 90 years, road-tripping Americans have embraced the sleek, aluminum-clad Airstream trailer. "It's the ultimate American vehicle. They're cool because they're noticeably different," says Patrick Foster, author of Airstream: America's World Traveler (Motorbooks, $45), which comes out next month. The Ohio-made trailer can last for decades, and vintage models have found new life as food trucks, motels and more. He shares some favorite Airstream sites and events with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY.
There's probably no easier way to try out the Airstream lifestyle than renting. This factory-authorized company, started by Airstream’s former president and CEO, rents current-model trailers and custom-matched tow vehicles. Trailers are outfitted with high-end linens, and the agency partners with a tour company to customize trips. It can even have guides meet you at a campsite to lead outdoor excursions. "They'll go as far as programming your GPS," Foster says. Also located in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and El Paso. airstream2go.com