I’m not a camper by any stretch of the imagination, but I’ve always harbored a secret fantasy of owning a vintage Airstream. There’s something romantic about the idea of traveling around in one of those streamlined silver bullets, setting up camp wherever and whenever the mood hits. By an open stretch of ocean. In a national park. Next to a lake. And of course, when I’m not on the road, my cute camper would sit beside my house — a pair of pink flamingos out front, naturally — providing the perfect guest quarters.
Of course, there’s fantasy and then there’s the reality of actually owning an Airstream — like the expense of buying it in the first place. So the good news is that there are plenty of other Airstream obsessives around the globe who share my love of these gorgeous trailers and have created hotels where I can get my fix. Because as Airstream founder Wally Byam put it: ”Adventure is where you find it, any place, every place, except at home in the rocking chair.”
Here are some of my favorite Airstream hotels, from Arizona to Australia.