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INBOX

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What Wine Goes With S’Mores?

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A Holiday Treasure from Orvis

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Overseas Adventure

AIRSTREAMING

INTERIORS

FROM THE ARCHIVES

Photo by Michael Merriman

The official Airstream lifestyle magazine

Photo by HDR Homes

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Let’s Make Only Improvements

ABOUT OUR COVER Orvis, a fly fishing and apparel company, commissioned Timeless Travel Trailers to design and fully restore the 1956 22’ Flying Cloud pictured on our cover, as the highlight of their 2011 Christmas catalog. It will be auctioned off, fully stocked with Orvis fishing gear and soft goods. (The device clamped to the dinette table is for tying flies.) To see the live online auction, visit either www.TimelessTravelTrailers.com or www.Orvis. com and follow the link to the auction site.

Wally Byam is often quoted as having said, “Let’s not make any changes — let’s make only improvements” about his beloved Airstreams. That’s my philosophy as well about Airstream Life magazine. You may have noticed that Airstream Life looks a little different this issue. Ever since our first publication in 2004, the magazine has been gradually evolving in appearance and content, as we’ve tried to find the perfect mix. Most of the time the improvements have been subtle, but with this issue you can’t help but notice a big difference in appearance. We’ve made improvements throughout, because our readers have asked us to. Airstream Life subscribers have never been shy about telling us what they like—and what they don’t like—and we appreciate that. I read every subscriber letter and email, and share them with the rest of the staff so that we can continually improve. Our subscribers asked for better readability, and they got it. We’ve chosen fonts and designed a “cleaner” article template, with the goal of being easy on the eye. They asked for more photos and larger photos. Over the past year we’ve printed more shots of Airstreams than ever before. Our new layout format allows even bigger pictures and more dramatic layouts, as you will see in this Online Edition. Many readers want more interior pictures of customized Airstreams, and we’re actively hunting them up. You’ll see a great example in the “Orvis” article this issue, and note that we’re running the pictures as big as possible so you can pore over every detail. Even the Inbox section has been revised to allow bigger photos submitted by our readers (so please keep sending them!) And most importantly, readers asked us not to lose the classic features of Airstream Life that they enjoy the most. So although the look has changed a little, popular departments like Old Aluminum, Towing, National Parks, Last Mile

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The official Airstream lifestyle magazine Editor and Publisher: Rich Luhr rich@airstreamlife.com Associate Editors: Tom Bentley Becky Blanton Layout and Design: OneTree Marketing lisa@airstreamlife.com Advertising Sales: Brett Greiveldinger brett@airstreamlife.com (802) 877-2900 Ext. 2 Editorial Illustrator: Brad Cornelius Culinary Consultant: Eleanor O’Dea Customer Service: David Winter Associate Contributors: Jody Brotherston J. Rick Cipot Fred Coldwell Renee Ettline Bert Gildart John Irwin Forrest McClure Charles Spiher

(Tin Hut), and Interiors will stay. (Subscribers to the print edition get all of those features, which don’t appear in the Online Edition. Maybe it’s time to subscribe to get the full printed edition for $24 per year? See airstreamlife. com/subscribe ) To keep things varied, we’ll always have lots of Rivet Bits, too. A few other departments, such as Great Ideas, Airstreaming, Floorplans, and Mobile Technology will appear occasionally. I’m also excited to announce a new feature, our Buyer’s Guide. Researched and written by Forrest McClure, the Buyer’s Guide picks up where eBay Watch left off. Each feature will review a specific model of Airstream and offer useful tips designed to help you understand why it might be the right choice for you. Even if you’re not in the market for an Airstream you’ll learn a lot from this feature. The first Buyer’s Guide, about vintage Globe Trotters, appears in the print edition of this issue. In short, a few things about Airstream Life have been improved but the important things are still the same. Isn’t that the way it ought to be? Still, I’m sure there’s always room for more improvements. So write and let me know what you think. Our email and postal addresses are published in every issue. Don’t forget to send your Airstreaming photos too! Happy travels,

Rich Luhr Editor & Publisher

CONTACT Airstream Life 411 Walnut St #4468 Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 Telephone: (802) 877-2900 Fax: (802) 610-1013 www.airstreamlife.com AIRSTREAM LIFE ONLINE EDITION You can get Airstream Life online, for free! Each issue we select 15-20 pages of the upcoming magazine and make it available on the Internet to readers who sign up at www.airstreamlife.com/ online. It’s a sneak peek, with no cost, no obligation! CUSTOMER SERVICE Airstream Life’s world headquarters are the dinette table of a 2005 Airstream Safari 30 We’re always glad to hear from you, but if you have a simple ­question, please check our ­­website for help first. There you can subscribe, renew your subscription, change your address, get advertising information, download writer’s and photographer’s guidelines, ­notify us of an address change,and get answers to frequently-asked questions. See www.airstreamlife.com or call (802) 877-2900. Airstream Life (ISSN 1550-5979) is published quarterly by Church Street Publishing, Inc., 411 Walnut St #4468, Green Cove Springs FL 32043. Subscription price is $24 per year. Periodicals postage paid at Ferrisburg VT and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Airstream Life, 411 Walnut St #4468, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 © Copyright 2011 by Church Street Publishing, Inc. AIRSTREAM® is the property of Airstream, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in CANADA.


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“ We love our 1979 Airstream so much we spent half of our honeymoon in it!”

Airstream Honeymoons Remain Popular Dear Editors, My husband and I recently got married and I surprised him with this cake. We love our 1979 Airstream so much we spent half of our honeymoon in it! We’d love it if you’d share this picture with your readers. Thanks, Jenne Klotz

Somewhere, Under The Rainbow Hi Rich, This year I was offered the opportunity to attend the Airstream Dealer Meeting in Ohio with my dealership. During the three day event the rain showers came and went. On the afternoon we were to view the new products the clouds broke and the sun started emerged. Not one, but two rainbows appeared! I would take an Airstream at the end of a rainbow over a pot of gold any day! Thank you, Lauren Botticelli Colonial Airstream

We’d like to see your Airstreaming pictures and hear your stories. Email us at editor@airstreamlife.com. High-resolution (not reduced) photos in JPG format are best. You can also mail letters and photos to Airstream Life, 411 Walnut St #4468, Green Cove Springs FL 32043, but keep in mind that photos won’t be returned.

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Renee Does It Again Dear Rich: Just wanted to tell you how much I liked the article “Is Caravanning For You?” by Renee Ettline in the Fall issue of your magazine. I have enjoyed every article written by Renee; her style and skill in explaining issues is always outstanding. This current article was of particularly interesting to me as my wife and I have lead caravans and have participated in over twenty WBCCI caravans. We always say that is the fun part of owning an RV. Keep up the great work, Gene Poast

“ My wife and I have participated in over twenty WBCCI caravans.”

An Airstreamer’s View Of The Golden Gate I have an Airstream Photo that you might find interesting from a recent caravan we took. This was taken on the Golden Gate Bridge on June 12, 2011. My wife, Lynda, poked her camera up through the open sunroof of our tow vehicle. We were traveling with three other members – “like minded friends” – from the WBCCI South Coast California Unit. We were heading to Oregon to take part in a 30 day caravan (“Sampling Oregon”) organized by the Oregon Unit of WBCCI. An enjoyable time was had by all! Philip Terhorst

Classic Motorhome Lover Thank-you for giving life to the magazine. The last two issues have been wonderful. I love the new Fall 2011. I love the modernization of an old Airstream, seeing what could be done. I am very interested in the old Airstream motorhomes. I have never seen anything about them. I am interested in purchasing one and modernizing it. The woman on the cover is me without the blonde hair. Thank you, Jean Yjord-Jackson We published a comprehensive article about “The Evolution of the Classic Motorhome” in an early issue, Winter 2005, but not much since. That issue is no longer in print, but we may do an update in a future issue. AIRSTREAM LIFE ONLINE EDITION | A IRSTREA ML IFE .CO M

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“ Like another reader, I want the magazine to be twice as thick as it is.”

The People You’ll Meet Along The Way… Dear Rich, We just received our first copy of Airstream Life, probably because we just bought an Airstream, and are very impressed! I will be subscribing, definitely. Especially loved the portraits of Airstreamers section – I love the characters we’ll meet on the road already–and the article on caravanning, especially. Like another reader, I want the magazine to be twice as thick as it is, but alas, we will need to wait 3 months between issues. Thanks, Wendy Woods Every new Airstream buyer currently gets a free one year subscription to Airstream Life, compliments of Airstream. So the good news is, you’ve got three more issues coming before it’s time to re-subscribe.

See You On The Road, Senator! Hello, I thought you might like this photo of me and Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal in front of my Airstream at the New London County Relay for Life on June 25, 2011. The Airstream was used as a base camp for my family during this 24 hour walk-a-thon to raise money for cancer. Senator Blumenthal visited the event to lend support and meet with family members and cancer survivors. He visited with us and then asked for a tour of our 22 ft International CCD. He was very impressed with the trailer. In fact I would not be surprised to see him tooling around the country in his very own Airstream someday! Take care, Mary Cotter  PS… It was my birthday too!

Bob Wheeler, President of Airstream was recently interviewed by CNBC in New York City and gave a tour of a new Airstream 27FB to reporter Maria Bartiromo. The Airstream was parked directly in front of Federal Hall and the New York Stock Exchange for the shoot, no doubt surprising thousands of Wall Street employees. The CNBC interview can be seen at http://video.cnbc.com/ gallery/?video=3000040484

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“A bottle of wine is a great gift that’s always appreciated, and when you

bring another camper a bottle with a camper on the label it always

stimulates conversation”

By Becky Blanton Photos by Michael Merriman

LEFT: Jeffrey Dye toasts Airstream and the success of his Happy Camper Wine. Dye says his market is people who enjoy life, camping, and sitting by the fire with friends sharing a bottle of wine.

Next time you’re looking for a good wine to with your hot dogs and s’mores, try a good cabernet or a merlot. Seriously. Such is the advice of Jeffrey Dye, founder and enthusiastic proprietor of Happy Camper Wines, the wine with the silver travel trailer on the label. “Cabernet goes well with chocolate. As a matter of fact, when people taste a merlot they often describe it as having chocolate flavors, so a good cabernet goes very well with s’mores.” Don’t worry about what wine to serve with those hot dogs, or even the beanie-weenies either. “Merlot goes particularly well with hot dogs. I don’t find hot dogs to have a real pronounced, strong flavor. Merlots are a softer red wine that goes well with the pork or the beef in the hot dog. The acidity of the wine will help cut the mustard or the ketchup in the hot dog. Any wine will do, but the merlot in particular is good.” Dye is serious about his fireside food recommendations, but also urges campers to ignore what they’ve heard about what wine to pair with what food. “Throw the traditional wine rules out the window. A lot of people say you need to serve white wine with fish, red wines with steak. I say ignore that. Drink what you like. Don’t believe all this hoopla and wine talk about wine codes. Try different things and when you find something you like, make it a staple no matter what you’re serving. After all, Dye said, “Wine drinking doesn’t have to be an indoor activity and it doesn’t have to be stuffy or formal. There’s really nothing better than sitting by a fire with a glass of wine and a good meal—whether it’s hot dogs, steaks, chicken or burgers.” With a name like “Happy Camper Wine,” it’s obvious Dye is all about the fun of wine drinking and not about the traditional leather chairs, darkened rooms, or tile-floor wine cellars that most people think of when they hear the word wine. Dye is also about the outdoor lifestyle, and its connection to good living, including wine. A IRSTREAM LIFE ONLINE EDITION | A IRSTREA MLIF E .CO M

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“Throw the traditional wine rules out the window.” “I wanted to come up with a wine and a brand that celebrates the camping lifestyle,” he said. And he did. Located in San Martin, Calif., Happy Camper Wine is distributed around the country and is definitely targeted at the outdoor market of RV’ers and campers. If the name itself wasn’t fun enough, check out the labels. The silver trailer on the label isn’t an Airstream, although it was inspired by the iconic imagery of a variety of compact trailers. It’s definitively evocative of the shimmering sultriness of an Airstream. Each of the bottles, chardonnay, merlot and the cabernet sauvignon have different label backgrounds—the desert, a grove of redwood trees, or a quiet beach at day’s end. The label and the wine itself makes it a unique item among campers, Dye said. “A bottle of wine is a great gift that’s always appreciated, and when you bring another camper a bottle with a camper on the label it always stimulates conversation.” Airstream trailers are as much a part of the wine culture of California as its vineyards, says Michael Merriman. Merriman, of PaladinWine Marketing, is Dye’s friend, mentor and number-one advocate of Airstream trailers in Napa Valley. “I’ve got an eye for Airstreams and have seen them tucked away on almost every vineyard in the valley,” he said. Merriman, who owns a 1958 Flying Cloud, is letting Dye use his Airstream to promote Happy Camper Wine while Dye looks for his own silver dream trailer. “I’m going to put the Happy Camper Logo on the side of my Airstream and take it cross country and really promote the wine in style,” Dye said. If you’re not a wine drinker, there’s no reason to be intimidated. Dye offers tips for any wine lover or the wine-curious camper:

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“Keep white wines chilled. An ice chest or refrigerator is fine. Red wines should be stored and kept at room temperature. If red wines are too cold, it makes the tannins too pronounced and will make your mouth pucker,” he said. “The trunk of a car in the hot sun is not room temperature. Try to keep the wine out of extreme heat whenever possible.” “Once you open up a bottle of wine the best thing to do is to drink it all. If you only plan to have one or two glasses put the cap back on and refrigerate it as soon as possible. An opened bottle will taste fine for a couple of days, but you’ll still be able to tell a difference in the taste after only a day.” “Wine glasses are shaped the way they are for a reason. The stem on a wine glass keeps your hand from imparting body heat to the wine, and the shape of the glass allows the drinker to swirl the wine in order to smell it better. The glass itself makes a difference in the taste as well. Wine will taste different in a dishwasher-safe, big-box store wine glass ($1.99–$5 per glass) than it will in a Riedel crystal glass ($49–$59 per glass).” “However, if you’re not a wine connoisseur or you’re just out having fun, a plastic stadium cup is fine,” he said. “The whole point is to share with friends and family and to have a good time. Get to where life is good and just enjoy it.”

TOP: Michael Merriman, Jeffrey Dye’s friend, wine mentor and Airstream owner, shares his restored 1958 Airstream Flying Cloud for promotions and photo shoots, while Jeffrey searches for an Airstream to call his own. A future tour is envisioned.

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The Orvis Company commissioned Timeless Travel Trailers in Denver, CO to design and build this trailer, to be showcased in Orvis’ annual Holiday Catalogue. Timeless’ Designer, Danielle Garrison, envisioned the trailer interior to compliment Orvis’ stylistic qualities, which set the theme for this Airstream. The interior has a warm and inviting cabin atmosphere with calico hickory cabinets and walls, a supple leather sofa with nail head trim, tooled leather in the wainscot and above, with green jewel tones repeated throughout. This 1954 Airstream Flying Cloud was selected for the project due to the well maintained body and its vintage charm. The 13-segment forward interior end cap was recreated in weathered copper panels, reflecting a rich patina. The classic “California whale tail” segments in the aft are covered in the interior with veneered hickory. All the cabinets, wardrobe and drawers are hand made using hickory solids and veneers, with wrought iron Emtek “branch” drawer and door pulls. The six-bottle overhead wine rack is a Timeless custom design. The galley features Formica solid surface counter tops in “Botanical Mosaic,” a stainless round sink by Kindred, and matte black plumbing fixtures by Moen. A Hamilton Beach stainless steel microwave and a two burner Wedgewood cook top with a custom patina-distressed copper cooking vent hood completes the galley food prep area.  The refrigerator/freezer is a Norcold N600 which holds 6.3 cubic feet of goodies. Recessed LED lighting throughout is by Häfele in a fixture called “Loox,” in addition to custom retrofitted wrought iron wall sconces by Timeless with rawhide shades from Colorado Rustic Log Furniture. The circular sofa is a great gathering place for all occasions, where entertainment includes a 19 inch Jensen HDTV, a Blu-ray disc player and Jensen

By Jody Brotherston, ASID Photos by HDR Homes

Who wouldn’t be thrilled to have this gorgeous 1954 Airstream Flying Cloud travel trailer under the tree? Custom patina-distressed copper and calico hickory set the tone for this unique Airstream, lovingly customized for Orvis. The trailer will be auctioned for the benefit of charity, in November.

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A circular couch up front echoes the design of some 1940’s Airstreams, but updated with tooled leather and nail head trim. RIGHT: A look down the galley reveals a completely modern and functional floorplan.

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four speaker audio system. The round table is also a custom made item from the craftsman at Timeless. Valences were upholstered by Ramos Upholstery who also fabricated the circular sofa in Keleen Leathers. Window coverings are Grasscloth roller shades by Smith+Noblepro. The thick plank flooring in Antique Oak is by Armstrong featuring a 2.25” thick plank, milled by Timeless to 3/8” thickness to reduce weight. Tooled leather wall coverings are by Concertex wall coverings, and are placed strategically throughout the interior. The lavatory has a low profile china toilet by Thetford, and a custom shower enclosure handcrafted in aluminum with a stainless steel base, Moen shower head, and niches for soap and shampoo. The bedroom features a custom mattress designed by Timeless and

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fabricated by Ramos Upholstery. This unique mattress with a memory foam top has a hinge to fold over when accessing the large underbed storage area. The plush green quilted down comforter and pillows are elegant amenities from Orvis. Structurally, the Airstream has a lifted chassis for greater off-road ground clearance and new holding tanks. Two thirty pound polished LP tanks, a 25k BTU furnace by Atwood, a 6 gallon LP water heater with electric ignition by Atwood, a Quiet 30PSI water pump by Shurflo (Whisper King), electric holding tank heaters (12V or 120V) by UltraHeat and a tank monitor. Also included in this package is a 1000 watt pure sine wave inverter by GoPower, and an electric tongue jack by Atwood. This magnificent travel trailer will be sold through the Orvis catalog in an online auction and will be quite a fantastic gift for someone this holiday season! It will come fully equipped with numerous Orvis amenities, such as a Helios fly rod and vest, luxurious bedding, and other terrific items. Design is about choices, and here great respect was given to this vintage Airstream through the selection of material finishes that fit perfectly with the 166 years of Orvis style and product line. The choices made for quality and unique design in this interior creates a light and bright haven for the Orvis aficionado. LEFT: Carefully selected hickory “stripes” along the ceiling remind the occupant that they’re in a rounded Airstream, especially in the cozy bedroom where lines converge to follow the shape of the trailer’s end cap. RIGHT: The handcrafted aluminum and stainless steel bathroom, like the rest of the trailer, successfully walks the line between modern and vintage.

Your “quick start” guide to traveling, camping, and owning an Airstream travel trailer! This fun guide is filled with succinct, practical and tested answers to the most commonly-asked questions and typical new owner challenges. Includes sections on all kinds of “newbie” topics: understanding all the systems, camping, towing, solar & generators, maintenance, winterizing, simple repairs, packing, backing, dumping, filling, winter travel, Internet, cleaning, tools, myths, and sample checklists. Makes a great gift for new Airstream owners, and a handy reference even for experienced owners. Includes over 30 illustrations, and an indispensable eight-page “Jargon Guide” with definitions of commonly used Airstreaming terms. Spiral bound (so it lays flat while you're reading it), and 6x9" paperback format so it will fit on Airstream shelves. 104 pages. Written by Rich Luhr (Editor of Airstream Life) with contributions by Airstream Life staff. $9.95 at the Airstream Life store at www.airstreamlife.com/store and Vintage Trailer Supply at www.vintagetrailersupply.com Available as an eBook for Kindle and iPad/iPhone too!

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Overseas Adventure Overseas adventure awaits the lucky owner of this 1959 28-foot Ambassador International Land Yacht. But whose trailer is it, and where is it going? A little sleuthing reveals all ... The year of manufacture can be identified by features such as the deco style name plate under the front window, the seven panel front end cap, Hehr Clear View windows all along the street side, the small mushroom cap vent on the roof for the interior heater at the front end of the kitchen galley, the small vent cover at the middle of the lower body and the shallow pointed arch of the tandem axle wheel well. The floor plan is divulged by the street side window placement and the storage compartment door near the rear end. The top-of-the-line trim level is revealed by the beautiful “International” globe on the lowest end cap panel just forward of the front street side window. Coats, jackets, gloves, caps and hats on the participants and observers indicate the weather is chilly.  The late 1940’s Willys CJ-2A civilian jeep and Chevrolet Advance-Design flatbed truck behind it tell us the picture was taken in the USA.  Another Airstream waiting behind the gent in the dark suit and cap suggests this Airstream is being loaded onto the freighter rather than being unloaded. The lettering on the man’s jacket at the lower left reads “Tidewater Transportation,” so we believe the photograph was taken in Virginia somewhere among Newport News, Hampton Roads, Norfolk and Virginia Beach.  A very close look reveals the words “Rotterdam” and “Ardean Miller” written across the front window.  So this trailer’s lucky owners are Ardean and Norma Miller, WBCCI # 607.  They are heading to Rotterdam and the WBCCI’s Summer 1960 Europe Caravan. The only other overseas caravan in which the Millers participated was the 1956 European Caravan, which we covered in detail in our Fall 2007 issue. That article is illustrated with many of Ardean’s beautiful color photographs and is well worth reading again because it captures like no other the Golden Age of Overseas Caravanning.  This photograph of his trailer being loaded undoubtedly was also taken by Ardean. Up, up and away! Fred Coldwell

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The official Airstream lifestyle magazine

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EDITOR’S PAGE

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INBOX

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The Aliens Have Landed

RIVET BIT

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Mobile Cigar Lounge

RIVET BIT

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Happy Camper Wines

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Springs & Shocks

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Overseas Adventure

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1957 Airstreams

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Austin’s Airstreams

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A Holiday Treasure from Orvis

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Cumberland National Park

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Fishy Pedicures

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Globe Trotters

BUYER’S GUIDE

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Hymn for Her

RIVET BIT

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Tin Hut Meets His Match

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TOWING

FROM THE ARCHIVES

FEATURE

INTERIORS

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NATIONAL PARKS

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