Where To Find Us – Socials!

Hi, I’m Gigi, an autistic RVer, hiker, and traveler. 

I post about RVing + traveling + hiking/camping here on my blog, and other places… shown below! In addition to believing #theoutdoorsisforeveryone, I am a lover of wine, a complete Italophile, and obsessed with RV adventures where I travel the US with my husband and cani corsi, Titan and Zoe.

Maybe you want to know more about me (or my RV), learn about my upcoming travels, or read some of my posts… No matter why you came, here are some links for you to visit. I recommend starting at the top and working your way down 😉

My hiking, travel, and RV posts/ videos can be found on these platforms:

@gigitravels on Beacons https://beacons.ai/gigitravels

@CityGirl_Gigi on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/citygirl_gigi/

@GigiTravelsRV on TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@gigitravelsrv

CityGirl Gigi on YouTube https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6xwHo1XjGZsOY-H7TFhvMCvbeO7nkgCe

Gear Lists https://lighterpack.com/r/l6zk8q

Facebook Groups Hikers of Color & PCT Section Hikers

CountryBoy has fishing and crossbow hunting videos here:

YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCcfMQ3xDurrLekBsDi4Cjw?view_as=subscriber

CountryBoy’s Fishing Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6xwHo1XjGZsPM6b2mSZdpEqhmLvvHDai

CountryBoy on Instagram http://www.instagram.com/country_boy_360_angler

CityGirl also has her own domain of living history and historical costuming content!

Reenactors of Color on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/reenactorsofcolor/

LBD Historical on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqO7doBwwiU3SGTmAGNENBg

LaBellaDonna Blog http://labelladonna.net


2018 Airstream Flying Cloud 25RBQ

We have decided to get a larger rig and so we are parting with Silver Belle, our 2018 Airstream Flying Cloud 25FB. We are the original owners, bought her from Airstream NW (Covington, WA) new in 2019. She travels from Louisiana to WA every summer for our three month stay on the Salish Sea. We are a retired couple and have taken very good care of Silver Belle. Price: $85,000 and email details are below.

This rig has been a dream!


  • Awning Package
  • Backup Camera
  • Solar Ready
  • Sleeps Five People
  • Split Dry Bath (shower separate from sink and toilet)
  • Panoramic Windows (with awnings over all of them)
  • Heated Underbelly (4 season camping)
  • Outdoor Shower
  • LED Awning Lights (dimmable)
  • Fiamma Bike Rack
  • Detailed and Walbernized Regularly (covered storage, too)

Floor Plan: 25RBQ Queen — Classification: Travel Trailer — Sleeps/Seats: 6 — Water Capacity: 39 gal. — Black Water Capacity: 37 gal. — Grey Water Capacity: 35 gal. — Dry Weight: 5,600 — Payload Capacity: 1,700 — Hitch Weight: 835 — A/C Specs: 15000 BTUs of Air Conditioners: 2 — GVWR: 7,300 — Exterior Color: Silver — Interior Color: Truffle UL/Landmark — Axles: 2 

Options Included: 25RBQ Rear Bedroom Queen Bed Floor Plan, Airstream Fiamma Bike Rack, Truffle Ultraleather Interior Decor, Convection Microwave W/3 Burner Cook Top, Voyager Wireless Back Up Camera System W/Monitor, Window Awning Package   


3000 lb Electric Hitch Jack w/Light 4 Heavy Duty Stabilizer Jacks, Radial Black Wall 225 75 R15 Tires, LRD 15 12 Electric Drum Nev R Adjust Brakes, Nev R Lube Hubs Spare Tire, Bracket & Steel Wheel Aluminum Bi Fold Entry Step. 


Aluminum LP Bottle Cover Enclosed, Insulated Underbelly and Tanks, Dark Grey Patio Awning C.S., C.S. & R.S. Awning Rails, Stainless Steel Wrap Protectors, Diamond Plate, Exterior Storage Compartment, Cast Taillights 6 LED Oval, Exterior Shower, Exterior LP Service Port w/Quick Connect Hose & Adapter Fitting, LED Light Strip on Patio Awning with Dimmer Switch. 


Solar Gray Front Panoramic Windows, Keyed Deadbolt at Entry Door, Refrigerator Vent Doors, Upper and Lower Screen Door Guards. 


Pull Roller Shades on All Windows, Drapes on Panoramic Windows, Bright Aluminum Finish Interior Skin, Wood drawer boxes w/ full extension, self closing ball bearing drawer glides, Overhead Rooflockers w/ Radius Doors, Entrance Mat w/Airstream Logo, Grab Handle, Vinyl Flooring Throughout, Satin Finish Hardware, Curtains W/Blackout Linings, 5 Hook Key Holder, LED Ceiling Lights, Magazine Rack, Laminate Furniture /Countertops. 


Towel Bar, Ring Hinged Bath Door, Retractable Clothes Line in Shower, Stainless Steel Round Lavy Sink, China Toilet, Mirrored Medicine Cabinet . 


Pillow Top Memory Foam Mattress, Quilted Bedspread w/Reverse Sham w/Decorative Throw Pillows, 2 Regular Bed Pillows, Removable Under Bed Storage Bins, Sleeping Capacities: 2- 5  


Laminated Galley Top, Sink Cover, Single Bowl w/ Sink Faucet w/Separate Sprayer, Aluminum Insert on Refrigerator, Pantry Storage, Bi Fold Stainless Steel Range Cover, Overhead Rooflocker w/Radius Doors, Cutlery Drawer w/Hardwood Maple Drawer Organizer, Filtered Cold Water. 


Radio Antenna, 2 LED HD TVs, Blu Ray Player w/ Any Net Feature, Clarion Digital Media Player w/ Display for iPod/MP3, 2 pair of 6.5 2 Way Clarion Speakers, 30W Active Sub woofer 100 Watt Cable, Portable Satellite Hook Ups, TV Antenna, Signal amplifier, TV Jack LED/ HD, 22 Bedroom TV w/ Articulating Wall Bracket.

Email us with questions at countryboycitygirl2003@gmail.com


Aerosinusitis or Sinus Squeeze

Last time you flew did your ears pop? Did you get a sharp pain behind you eye and experience a headache? That is exactly what happened to my husband on his last trip and this is what I discovered about what the problem and how to treat it:

Reblogged from https://chroniclesofwanderlustdotcom.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/aerosinusitis-how-to-prevent-it-from-ruining-your-travels/

Did you experience a headache or sharp sinus pains?

If the answer is ‘yes’ to one, or all of the above, you are not alone. This post is about a reaction that is uncommonly common during flights called Aerosinusitis. Unfortunately, it can happen to any of us when flying… even yourself.

What is Aerosinusitis?

Diane A. Safer, PhD of the NYU Langone Medical Center defines Aerosinusitis (also known as Barotrauma) as a “pain or discomfort that is felt with a difference in air or water pressure between the outside environment and the inside of the body.” Meaning, any part of the body where air passes through (ie: nose, ears, lungs) can be affected. If there becomes an imbalance in air pressure, or there’s a blockage in the body’s air passages, your sinuses and any affected body part(s) will shrink or swell resulting in sharp, and discomforting pain. In more extreme cases, damages can be severe enough to require surgery.

Image source: Wikipedia
Location of sinus cavities (Wikipedia)

My Encounters with Aerosinusitis

The flight from Vancouver to Toronto started off much like any other flight I’ve been on. No delays, smooth takeoff, minimal turbulence, and I had my fair share of in-flight refreshments and entertainment. The descent, however, was anything but normal (for myself at least). After nearly five hours of flying, the captain alerted passengers to prepare for the final approach. Seat-belt buckled? Check. My ears inevitably popped as always, and I felt the plane gradually lose altitude. It was during this time that something I never thought would ever happen to me happened.

What began as a slight tickle and mild headache quickly evolved into sharp, piercing pain that I’ve never before felt in my life. My forehead, cheek bones, nasal passages were all experiencing the same pain simultaneously. I’ve been stitched-up, banged-up, and I’d argue that I have a very high pain threshold, but nothing prepared me for this pain. The pain escalated as we continued our descent. The discomfort I felt was much like sharp daggers relentlessly jabbing at my face. I began to sweat profusely. Vivian looked over to me and noticed something was horribly wrong. Not only was I tearing up from the pain and gripping the armrests tightly, I also turned completely red and struggled to breathe. The last thing I wanted was attention or a panicked cabin, so I kept myself turned away from other passengers and all flight attendants. The pain slowly diminished after we landed, but I was spent.

Was it over? Not quite. The flight from Vancouver to Toronto was only a two-hour layover. Since that was the first time aerosinusitis has ever occurred to me, I had no idea why my body reacted that way. Had I known, I would have followed the tips I’ve listed below, but because I didn’t, the pain returned on an elevated level during our next flight’s descent from Toronto to Montréal.

How to Treat and/or Prevent Aerosinusitis

If the above scenario sounds like something you’ve experienced before, or if you want to avoid this from happening to you, here are some useful steps to help! Note that your chances of experiencing said symptoms is more likely to occur if you have a cold and your air passages (especially nasal) are stuffed.

  • Chew Gum. Chewing gum on a flight – especially during takeoff and landing – will help to open enough room in your ear to allow air to pass through. Yawning and swallowing also works.
  • Saline Nasal Spray. These can be purchased over the counter from any pharmacy. They come in bottles small enough to be permitted on flights and act as a mini humidifier. One single spray will help keep your nose moisturized for a good length of time.
  • Water. Drink lots of it. This all-natural medicine doesn’t just help clean out toxins; it also helps prevent any mucus from thickening.
  • Blow Your Nose. Do this frequently especially when you know the plane is nearing its destination. Assuming your have a cold and your nose is stuffed, always keep some tissues handy and keep your nasal passages clear!
  • Sinus Relief Pills. Conveniently found in general stores at airports, these pills work fast and are effective for hours. I bought a small box of Tylenol Severe Sinus and it worked like magic.

Coconut Lotion Bars

After 37 days of quarantine and stay-at-home measures for the coronavirus pandemic I’ve just about washed my hands 7,000 times. The result, as I should have expected, is that my skin and fingernails are super dry. So I decided to make lotion bars to put at each sink so right after washing we can moisturize. I have coconut oil on hand as well as lavender essential oil.


  • 1 part coconut oil
  • 1 part beeswax
  • Essential Oils (lavender & peppermint are my favorites)


  1. Heat coconut oil and beeswax together in a glass bowl in the microwave in 30 second bursts so you don’t overheat it (optionally, use a pan on the stovetop over low heat). *Break up the beeswax into small chunks speed up the wax melting process.
  2. Once the beeswax and coconut oil are melted add essential oils. I like to use lavender or peppermint. I’m sensitive to fragrances so I only add a 2-5 drops.
  3. Pour melted coconut oil and beeswax into silicone mold or cupcake tin, I used a silicone chocolate mold.
  4. Let them sit until cool. You can also place them in the refrigerator if you need to speed up the process.


Once you wash and dry your hands you just rub the bar between your palms until it’s warm and then speed the moisture over your skin like lotion.

City Girl’s Quick Personal Face Mask

For beginners to sewing like me some of the face mask tutorials out there are difficult. I found this modified one to suit me just fine and wanted to share.

Video is up on YouTube! https://youtu.be/zpFboXr0EZ0 


  • (2) 9 x 6 fabric in Color A
  • (2) 9 x 6 fabric in Color B
  • Coordinating  thread
  • Closure:
    • (4) strips of 20″ bias tape or
    • (2) 7” lengths of braided elastic or
    • (2) hair ties 


  • dress pins or quilt clips
  • seam ripper
  • bias tape


  1. First, cut 4 pieces from your fabric of choice (2 for outside of mask and 2 for inside of mask). If you use this pattern and you don’t need to add seam allowance: 
  1. After cutting, you’ll have two pairs of fabric. You can always add a layer of filter inside, I recommend cotton flannel. 
  1. Pick two fabric pieces, pin them right side facing each other. Sew along the 1/4” seam allowance (0.5 cm from the edge).
  1. Clip the curved edge.
  1. Open the sewn piece and sew a flat felled seam.
  1. Repeat the steps above with the other pair of fabric pieces.
  1. Put the inside and outside mask pieces right side facing together and sew along the long edges to 1/2” before the short edge, leaving the short edges open. 
  1. Turn the mask right side out. Iron flat.
  1. Fold the short edge in 1/2” to hide the raw edges and enclose the tie.
  1. Pick your tie method (7” elastic, hair tie, or 20” bias tape)
  1. Push the 1/4” of the tie ends into the short edges. You can adjust the length by trying the mask on and pinning. 
  1. Sew the short edges using backstitching to secure over your tie method.
  1. Optional: sew a topstitch around all edges once more to reinforce the mask.


Printable PDF of Instructions:

Gigi Fitted Personal Mask COVID-19


CityGirl in Italy 2018

I didn’t sleep for long the night before I journeyed to Italy. I never do. The anticipation always causes me, a resolute non-morning person, to awaken long before the alarm rings with a smile on my face. Along with that anticipation, I also have a fear of being 5,000 miles from home and without having packed just the right things. Or having left something important off my pared down list of items to bring. So, inevitably the night before I begin adding “just in case” items to my luggage; An umbrella, a cute peacock blue wrap dress, a pair of dressy sandals just in case it’s warmer than I expected, an extra scarf. Maybe it’s also a fear of not having an elegant enough wardrobe to fit in with the Italians, who even bicycle in heels.

At any rate, I was also likely antsy because I love Italy. After my first trip to Verona with a friend for a month in 2006 I was so enamored with the Veneto, Tuscany, Lazio, and Lombardy that I vowed to return as often as possible. So far I have done so almost every year, expanding my horizons to the amazing Emilia-Romagna where I usually base myself and take train trips to nearby provinces. Why Italy? It reminds me of home in south Louisiana. Serious food for home cooking foodies, laissez-fare attitude about wine, and a certain focus on joie-de-vivre I didn’t expect to be so strong anywhere other than New Orleans.

This trip, once again, satisfied my need to be on the peninsula. I racked up the miles on the train and in my rented Fiat 500 visiting Venice, Ferrara, Imola, Forli, Castrocaro Terme, Terra Del Sole, and Argenta. I had great food at new (to me) eateries in Cassana, Comacchio, and Pomposa. I learned that my favorite server for the past three years at La Postierla was expecting a baby and would not be working when I come again next September. I felt at once ecstatic for her and also like I was losing an old friend when she told me the news. She plans to name the girl Aurora.

Next year will be a new adventure, and perhaps I will even make new friends. I’m on the plane now from Venice to Frankfurt to the US. I spent my last night in Venice having dinner of shrimp risotto using a kilo we bought that morning at the ancient Minuto Fish Market with old friends and a new one visiting Venice alone from Korea that we met that afternoon while having a spritz at Gran Caffe Quadri in Piazza San Marco.

Ci vediamo, Italia. I will be back as soon as I am able.


The Waters Hotel in Hot Springs Arkansas

The Waters Hotel is in the middle of Hot Springs National Park on Central Avenue. A multimillion-dollar historic renovation of this revered building on Bathhouse Row has yielded a boutique hotel with vintage details and up-to-date comforts and amenities. Each of the 62 rooms are unique and true to the building’s history.

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Chris, the sales manager, answered the email I sent within hours and told me he would meet with me when I arrived if I needed to get into any special areas for photos. He offered to make my reservations at the Quapaw Bathhouse and had the confirmation waiting for me at the front desk when I checked in. The Waters Hotel is partnered with the Quapaw Bathhouse and all guests get 20% off any spa services there. He even called the room later to make sure we were settled in just fine.

Parking staff was fantastic. Ashley, the valet manager made sure our truck and airstream had space to pull in, arranged further cars to ensure we’d have space to pull out, and even allowed my husband to park his own rig (because it’s his baby and he didn’t want anyone else driving it). We could even see the Airstream from our room.


It wasn’t just the managers that were professional and welcoming. The whole staff from the valet drivers, front desk clerks, Avenue bar, to the cleaning staff were a delight. The Avenue Restaurant, attached to the hotel, was PHENOMENAL. There is even a boutique attached to the hotel called Blushed Beauty that had the cutest beauty products and a fantastic, attentive, owner on hand to answer all your questions and help you sample the items.


The Room

We stayed in a City View corner room that had a great panoramic view of Bathhouse Row. All the rooms are filled with art and products from local artists and companies to further immerse guests in the flavor and charm of Hot Springs.


We were there when the leaves were changing so that added a great layer of color to the typically green spaces around the historic bathhouses.


Before I even realized how great the views were I was impressed by the clean lines and detailed touches in the room itself. We had a king size bed flanked by plenty of outlets and USB ports on both nightstands for our phones and tablets, which is always a struggle.


There was a Keurig coffee maker with a selection of pods, a mini-fridge, flat screen tv, plush chair, and full-length mirror (all things I love to have in my hotel rooms). On top of that the bathroom has a spacious shower with a fantastic rain-like shower head, a separate lighted makeup mirror, locally handmade soap, and plant-based lotion made without parabens.

One more time, I have to say that the staff, views, and room were great! I wholeheartedly recommend The Waters Hotel for your stay in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

The Avenue Restaurant

Being a foodie with a house in New Orleans for the past 10 years has been fabulous. When we decided to visit Hot Springs we were focused on the thermal waters and didn’t expect to find such a fantastic restaurant in our hotel on Bathhouse Row.

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The Avenue is a full-service restaurant and a lounge which offers southern artisan- style cuisine using locally-sourced food.


It was so good we ate there two nights in a row. The first night we had the pork belly wontons with sambal sauce, cold smoked filet, shrimp & grits, and a couple wines for their fantastic selection. They do have vegetarian and vegan selections and their chef is committed to excellence so I wouldn’t hesitate to try anything on the menus.


The next night we returned, determined to order and devour the “shareable” 32oz Wagyu Tomahawk steak. We still ordered a couple of small plates to start because we had to have the pork belly wontons again and wanted to try their smoked white bean soup. We gave the steak our best shot but had to take leftovers up to the room. We did share some of it with our Cane Corso, Titan 🙂


The Boutique

Blushed Beauty Boutique is onsite to enhance your experience for the ultimate in convenience. They have a makeup artist, high-quality beauty products, cute gifts and handy items like hair accessories and lashes.

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The Bathhouses

So, when you stay at The Waters Hotel you are just steps away from the major attractions of Hot Springs National Park; the thermal water bathhouses! The National Park Visitor’s Center in Fordyce Bathhouse is just across the street to the right. Next to that are the Quawpaw Bathhouse and Buckstaff Bathhouse. You can be in any of these places within 20 seconds of walking out of the hotel front door.


The Quapaw Bathhouse & Spa is partnered with The Waters Hotel and you received 20% off of the services there. It’s undergone a recent renovation but has retained the feel of a historical thermal bath. There are four pools that you can rotate in and out of range from 94-104 degrees Fahrenheit. There is a cafe in the pool area so you can have a bite to eat while taking a break from the water. We also booked a private Microsilk bubble bath with Kneipp essential oils. Next time we will visit the steam cave and also book massages. Be sure to book well in advance because most services fill up 2 weeks ahead of time.

The Buckstaff Bathhouse is more traditional with a series of services that mirror what was done at the turn of the century. There are no cell phones or cameras allowed. It’s an experience that I am glad to have had, although Quapaw is more my style.

In Vino Veritas

Part of travel for me is getting to experience new places, landscapes, food culture, and WINE. I try to visit Italy yearly and there my favorite wine regions are Emilia-Romagna, Veneto, and Lombardy. My favorite wine from Italy is Lambrusco (secco/dry) and when I arrived in Anacortes, Washington I found a few bottles at Compass Wines, THE local wine merchant. I was instantly enamored with the great staff there and the fact that they are so knowledgeable and helpful.

I’ve looked for dry Lambrusco in every state we pass through and it is a very hard wine to find. I had one wine merchant tell me he had never heard of anything but dolce/sweet Lambrusco (ew!) and that I’d have to go to Italy to find the secco type. The fact that Doug at Compass Wines knows his Lambrusco and carries it is one reason I wanted to return to Anacortes. Every Wednesday they have a tasting and I get to experience new wines from Pacific Northwest wineries and expand my palate. I’ve also gotten to know a few French wines that I love.

Apparently, Pinot Noir (I’ve never met one that I didn’t like) is the grape varietal that Vin de Bourgogne (Burgundy Wine) is made from. I had occasion to try one, so I did a little research and learned that the reason Chambolle-Musigny doesn’t have Pinot Noir on the label is because of the Domaine.

Pinot Noir offers a very varied palette of aromas which are a direct consequence of the terroir on which it is grown. That is why the name of the varietal is rarely mentioned on the label of a bottle of Bourgogne wine, which gives preference to its place of production.

Now, I’m more partial to Italian wines than French, but I’m open to new things. So when I visited Compass Wines one Wednesday for their tasting I tried a few wines from… one of which I really liked and was a Bordeaux-style wine. It was the Avennia 2015 Sestina Red (Columbia Valley (WA)).

Sestina celebrates old-vine Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc from the Red Willow and Bacchus vineyards. The initial punch and power gives way to a wine with sharp acidity and somewhat constrained, leafy fruit flavors. For those who crave old-vine complexity and embrace the herbal side of Cabernet, this wine will be a revelation. Tight and focused, it responds well to several hours of decanting.

And then…from a case in the back of the store Doug brought out a 2011 of the same wine. The Avennia 2011 Sestina Red blend is made from some of the oldest vines in the PNW, and the extra years of aging mellowed out the sharpness leaving me with well-rounded fruit flavors lingering on my tongue long after the sip. I had to purchase a bottle. I got in line to initiate the transaction when something else amazing happened.

This was my IG post about the experience:

“Yesterday I went to @compasswines and had the chance to taste two amazing wines [that another customer had purchased and opened]: a 1964 Domaine Clair Dau Musigny Grand Cru and a 2010 Dom Clair-Dau Musigny. They were both fantastic Pinot Noir bottles with the ‘64 showing a mature color, raisin/jam notes, and a lovely lingering smoky fruit finish. The 2010 was great on the palate with a rich fruit (berry/cherry) profile. It was a phenomenal experience! Thanks, Doug! #compasswines #domaineclairdau #cbcgblog #citygirltravels #Airstream #airstreamliving #liveriveted #airstreamlife #rvlife #naarva #girlcamper #glamping #rvingwomen #travelista #unlikelyhikers #blackpeoplehike #blackcamper #snowbird #nolagirl #anacortes #pnw #ptsdwife #armywife #wanderlust #loveisgreaterthanptsd #bourgeoisie #bornbourgie”

This is what RV life has brought to me; the wild outdoors at my doorstep, luxe travel accommodations from our “stream of air” travel trailer named Silver Belle, experiences across America that would never happen if I was anchored to one location in a home all year, and opportunities to connect with people and places in a way that a short vacation somewhere would never give me.

So, I was in just the right place at the right time and got to expand my wine experience a little more. I’m now just a little bit obsessed with Domaine Clair-Daü Vin De Bourgogne. I plan to research and buy another vintage that is more in my price range. It’s not everyday you get to taste $1000 bottle of wine. My 15th wedding anniversary is coming up though so….

Airstream Decor 101

The first thing I decided to plan when we decided to get an Airstream was the decor 🙂

I started out looking for inspiration, and found lots of different style ideas that I saved on my ‘Airstream Flying Cloud’ Pinterest board. I was really drawn to colors that are calming and peaceful, which (to me) accentuate the light and airy interior of the Flying Cloud models. My first bit of inspiration were these palettes of blues, greens, and corals.

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I found a lot of home decor and accents are being made in these colors right now. Including this duvet and cute prints on Etsy:

Floral Bedding in Comforter or Duvet Best Selling Navy Coral Gray and Aqua Dahlia Flower Design    TRIBAL Girl Nursery Decor Arrows Tribal Nursery Art by Tessyla

So I decided to delve into the Navy, Aqua, Coral, and Grey color scheme.

Aqua, coral, navy, white, grey spring palette

I wanted to see examples of people using these colors in an RV, because I am not a Johanna Gaines type HGTV diva.  Most of the examples where from the International Signature & Serenity lines, which have darker cabinets than the Flying Cloud.

These two are photos from Monica Bennett over at just5moreminutes.com ( I love her blog on Airstream RVing! ). Her scheme has red accents.

 2016 Interior Design Trends - Geometric Wall Decor (4 of 5)2016 Interior Design Trends - Geometric Wall Decor (2 of 5)

Here is an example, again of darker cabinets, from currentlywandering.com


Finally I started seeing the lighter Flying Cloud cabinets, mostly on stock photos.

The Flying Cloud travel trailer from Airstream combines comfort and luxury, and includes several interior decor options to find the look that's right you.
I also found DIXIE the Airstream photos that have an art deco theme:
Art Deco lavatory Airstream Flying Cloud 25FB  https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ec/b2/d1/ecb2d1f59764979a714b638e15170203.jpg

I’m kind of over red, and silver is too monochrome for me at this time. I think I’ll stick with my coral/blue/green palette. My initial shopping list for decor is:

  • Clock(s)
  • Accent Pillows (navy and aqua)
  • Placemats (silver or grey)
  • Ikea Magnetic Knife Bar
  • Magnetic Spice Jars
  • Soap dispenser and Soap Dish (seaglass aqua)
  • Hall Rug (suitable for my mastiff)

A few commenters on the Airstream Addicts Facebook group suggested these as ways to fix things to the counters and walls without damage:

  • Velcro
  • 3M VHB Double-Sided Tape
  • Comand Hooks (silver)

Color Palette:



Travel Beauty Tips

RVing and flying can wreak havoc on your skin and hair. Here are my top 10 tips for self-care on the road. #TravelBeauty for the win!

My favorite #travelbeauty line, Vapour Organic Beauty

1. Hydrate

It’s important to keep your body and skin hydrated because the air at high altitudes is very dry. There’s nothing worse than showing up to your destination with flaky skin and a tired, dull complexion.

Flying and road travel through climate zones can seriously dehydrate you AND your skin/hair. Traveling for long periods of time doesn’t do our hair any favors. For us, it usually always results in the same thing—a big flat spot on the back of our head. The most ideal situation? Apply a hair mask right before travel and throw your hair up in a top knot to keep it out of the way.

2. Multi-task

Use products that do more than one thing. The last thing you’re going to want on a trip is an overflow of products crowding your space. Instead, pack multi-purpose products. I never leave the house without Weleda Skin Food. It’s great for sunburns, smoothing hair, and dry spots, and you can use it on eyelids as a gloss or on cheeks as a highlighter.” I make sure I take my Tarte Frxxxtion Stick Exfoliating Cleanser because it’s a cleanser, exfoliator, and mask in one. Plus, it’s a solid—no spills—and small, so it’s easy to travel with. The Wander Beauty On-the-Glow Blush and Illuminator is my workhorse. It takes the place of my blush, lipstick, and highlighter.

3. Exfoliate

Sloughing off dead skin is super important.

4. Keep it Classic

Don’t overdo. It’s a hassle to bring a ton of products and the best beauty tip is to accentuate your own features, not cover them up.

This filter is what over-doing looks like!

5. Refresh

I use rose water to fresh my face on hot days. It’s also a skin tonic and astringent.

6. Calm Inflammation

Make sure to include 1 percent hydrocortisone cream in your travel bag. Think of it as a safety net. It can reduce inflammation in everything from a pimple to an allergic reaction to a bugbite. Whenever a pimple pops up on vacation, I ask room service for some honey. It’s antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal, so it will help take down the inflammation and clear out any bad stuff. And remember to drink a lot of water and herbal tea, as pimples are usually a sign of imbalance internally.

7. Organic

Non-toxic, plant based, and cruelty-free is a must.

8. Compact

I use travel bottles with labels to take only the amount of product I need. I put them into zip loc bags to protects my clothes from spills. First, I decant everything into smaller bottles—save space in your luggage for souvenirs. One of my favorite things to decant is perfume, and I use these cute perfume rollers to carry around my favorite fragrances

I travel with my #evanhealy skincare in a ziploc bag

9. Him, too

These tips apply to all humans.

10. KISS

Keep it super simple. Make a list so you don’t overpack and stick as closely to your usual beauty routine as possible.

Clean, clear skin is the best beauty asset!

Extras from beauty experts:

“The airplane bathroom is the best place ever to tweeze your eyebrows! The lighting is the most unforgiving ever, so you see everything and then some.”

Experts say to drink at least 8 ounces per hour while traveling.

” I multitask by smoothing on a hydrating face mask while I’m packing. It makes the process a little more fun and helps lock in moisture so your skin is in good condition no matter where you’re off to.”—Dr. Gohara

“Since humidity is low on airplanes, slather on a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid. It acts like a sponge to hold on to water and keep skin hydrated. It’s best applied to damp skin or with wet fingertips. Use a glass of water from your flight attendant.” —Dr. Zeichner

“I like to add a pinch of salt to my water when I’m traveling; it helps your body absorb the water.” —Julie Clark, founder of Provinc

“Also, the Ponaris Nasal Emollient has been a secret weapon of mine for years when I travel. It used to be included in astronauts’ medical space kits. I can’t remember how I learned about it, but I’ve been using it for over a decade every time I fly. It keeps the nasal passages moist when you’re traveling so you don’t get tiny fissures in the membranes, helping prevent viruses from getting in. It’s totally liquid gold.”

“I take an awful lot of flax oil when I travel…sometimes I even break [a capsule] open and put it on my hands and my face. Flax is a super, super powerful nutrient for your digestion, skin, and brain that I learned about in Sweden when my mom and I did this homeopathic seminar weekend together. So I don’t take two, I take like eight or 10 a day.”