Roadtrippin Magazine

Roadtrippin Magazine reports on roadtrippin lifestyle and culture, where roadtrippin intersects with the environment, design, fashion, music, movies, art and architecture and celebrities.

Media Spotlight Shines on Driven to Sustain Road Trip

The Driven to Sustain road trip pulled into Toronto this week and the Big Smoke media clearly liked their eco-friendly story.

As we noted in a a story last month, Canadians Tyson Jerry and Cloe Whittaker are roadtrippin across North America in a Mitsubishi Delica diesel van that has been converted to run on Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO).

They are relying on free WVO from local restaurants to fill their tank and are aiming to break the current world record for "Longest Journey by Car on Alternative Fuel", which is 38,137 kilometres.  continue reading... »

The Volkswagen Van Wave

I learned about the VW van wave in my early 20s, shortly after buying my first VW van.

Years later, I still have difficulty articulating to non-VW van drivers when and when not to wave. "It's more of an art than a science", fits in this case.

But if push came to shove and I had to try and distill VW van waving habits down to their core, they would be this:  continue reading... »

Airstream Trailer Penthouses Top Hotel in South Africa

A new trailer park is opening in Cape-Town, South Africa.

Starting in mid December, guests at the Grand Daddy Hotel will have the option of staying in one of seven Airstream trailers that are parked on the building’s roof.

But if déclassé RV parks aren't for you, no need to worry. The owners of the boutique hotel are deeming the experiment to be “more trailer park flash than trailer park trash”.

This is because the lavish interior of each of the vintage silver bullets has been uniquely designed by a local artist. The decor in one of the suites, for example, was inspired by John Lennon and Yoko Ono's famous 1969 "Bed-Ins For Peace" in Amsterdam and Montreal.  continue reading... »

Westfalia VERDIER Solar Power Vans Soon on the Road

In an article in June we reported on the Westfalia VERDIER Solar Power van than had been prototyped by Montreal industrial design company, VERDIER Light Caravaning.

In an story on green RV-ing in the NY Times on Friday, Alexandre Verdier, the van's designer, said that he is currently negotiating with a manufacturer and that the vans should be available in summer 2009.

According to the company's website, they will be making only 250 vans in the first production run.  continue reading... »

Famous Foodies Take to the Road

Celebrity chefs Bob Blumer and Jamie Oliver both have roadtrippin credentials.

Blumer (a.k.a. The Surreal Gourmet) is a a cookbook author, artist and professional bon vivant.

He has been described as "one of today’s most imaginative food personalities" and can be seen on the Food Network.

He also, apparently, enjoys long road trips.

In order to promote his critically acclaimed third cookbook, Off The Eaten Path: Inspired Recipes for Adventurous Cooks, Blumer embarked on an ambitious 30-city, three-month odyssey in the early 2000s in his customized Airstream trailer.  continue reading... »