Living In Beauty Virtual RV Rally!

Posted May 23, 2020 – Narrated by Carmen and Jim

(Due to the video below, there will be no podcast)

Skies are bluer. The air is clearer. The birds are singing, and we are making the most of our much-deserved time-out as we learn a lesson about our relationship to viruses and Mother Nature.

Our strength grows as we shelter in places …

We walk more, drive less.

Preparing delicious home-cooking makes us healthier. We are surprised to discover that LIB is the best Happy Hour, restaurant and movie theatre in town, and, it’s dog-friendly. Go ahead, Yelp that.

Still, there’s something missing …

Tapping wine glasses with friends on Zoom is a hoot, but we miss the pre-covid hugs and dredging pre-covid tortilla chips through a big bowl of pre-covid guac, and Ubering to a pre-covid concert.

Our concert was cancelled. Maybe yours was, too. We had March tickets to see Chicago for our 45th wedding anniversary. We saw the Band at the San Diego Sports Arena in 1972, our first date.

Also cancelled, was our annual summer Airstream Rally. And, it’s likely that your RV rally was cancelled too.

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Yet, here you are. Here we are. Connecting in a way that would have been impossible thirty years ago, much less during the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918.

It was shaping up to be a bummer-summer until The Airstream Club International Rally invited the speakers to adapt their in-person presentation into virtual presentations.

So we used our COVID-19 time-out to produce our first video about LIB – an introduction to Full-time RV Lifestyle Travel.

Although this video addresses Airstreamers, it covers topics that apply to all RVers whether in trailers, fifth-wheels or motorhomes.

Topics include: statistics, costs, tips, suggested gear, common questions and the true grit and creature comforts of road life. At 38 minutes, it may be the shortest RV rally in history.

So, make yourself at home. Drinks, snacks and pets are welcome.

To participate more fully in this community experience, email us at your “sheltering in places” photo and we will post it in the comment section below.

Now, sit back, relax, and let The Virtual LIB Rally begin.


Downsizing and Divesting
Property and Possessions:
The Clearing

Roadside Preparedness:
Roadside Debacle Busters

Coffee On The Road:
Cafe Beaubeaux

Is Full-timing really Affordable?
Travel Map and Facts

What If I get Locked Out?
Locked Out

What If I get Locked Inside?

Black Water Tank Maintenance
We Met The Enema and
It Is Us

Water Conservation
and Filtering:
Water, Water

Our Favorite Campsites:
Campground Reviews

When Tire Blowouts Happen:
The Blowout of Destiny

Solar Power and Inverter
Vinnie Lamica and
That Lucky Ole Sun

Our Solar Set-up:
Hot Stuff

Cork Flooring Installation:
We’re Floored

A Sustainable Travel Schedule:
Groovin’ To The 4-3-2

When Is The Right Time?
The Elephant In The Trailer

Kayaks – The Inflatable Option:
Our Kayaks

To Store Stuff Or
Not To Store Stuff:
It’s Just Stuff

Packin’ The Truck:
Beast of Burden

Bloggers We Follow:
Airstream Travel Blogs
RV Travel Blogs

Outfitting The Rig:
Our Gear


As always, we welcome your comments and are standing by to take questions and receive helpful advice. So, feel free to reach out. Let’s make this presentation and all of the LIB Rally topics listed above an ongoing forum for fellowship and discussion.

If you want to see our exact route, click here.

*photos in this post (unless otherwise noted) were taken and copyrighted by Living In Beauty.