Travel clubs - Airstream-only, and others, to consider joining!
Many Airstream owners head out to the National Parks, State Parks, or other RV parks because they’re already familiar with reservations or have favorite spots. Besides planning out your own itinerary, some clubs offer fully pre-planned trips – like the Wally Byam club or Sisters on the Fly. There’s also a cool relatively new club that is a way to avoid site fees by staying 1-2 nights for free!
The Wally Byam Caravan Club International is worth serious consideration for Airstream owners – it’s based on and inspired by Wally’s travels (Wally Byam, the founder and creator of Airstream). There are regional districts, and the district leaders organize trips that can last the duration of a weekend or several weeks. This is a wonderful way to meet other lovers of Airstream, as well as trade helpful information – most of the time, if you’re having an issue and new to the club, someone will be able to share helpful fixes or tips along the way!
Sisters on the Fly is open to non-Airstream, all RV’s. Its members are of course women, and it’s another great way to get out on some fun trips without having to do all the pre-planning on your own. They’re the largest outdoor women’s travel club in the country, and their event list is HUGE.
Harvest Hosts is a club where a low annual membership gets you FREE stays of 1-2 nights at over 700 wineries, breweries, farms and museums across the United States, southern Canada and Baja, Mexico – when you’re a self contained RV. This is not an Airstream-only club. You might be the only one alongside a vineyard instead of in a crowded, loud park for the night – and the host owners appreciate your trying and picking up some wine, beer, cheese or lavender from the farm, etc. There are an additional 300 golf locations if you choose the golf level membership too! We have a link to a discounted membership if this one is for you: http://harvesthosts.refr.cc/tedbellabay
By Sarah Small