Every Journey Has A First Step

“Once an ‘Airstream’ journey is designed, equipped, and put in process, a new factor enters and takes over. A trip, a safari, an exploration, is an entity, different from all other journeys in an ‘Airstream’. It has personality, temperament, individuality, uniqueness. An ‘Airstream’ journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of travels that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us. Tour masters, schedules, reservations, brass-bound and inevitable, dash themselves to wreckage on the personality of the trip. Only when this is recognized can the blown-in-the glass bum relax and go along with it. Only then do the frustrations fall away. In this an ‘Airstream’ journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck [edit additions mine]