Travel in a Teardrop

Retro Camping Across America

About Us

When we were looking for information about teardrop trailers, and the teardrop lifestyle, we weren’t finding people like us on the blogs, YouTube videos, and internet searches. There’s lots of manufacturers, home builders, and do-it-yourselfers on the internet. We are not any of them. There’s people who like to adventure travel off-road and off-grid in their teardrops; we’re not them either. While we’d love to have the time and money to simply quit working and travel full-time, kids, bills, and life keep us from being in that category either.

Who we are is Matthew and Megan, a couple in our-mid 40’s, with 5 kids, a dog, and a desire to get out of the house more often and do some traveling. Megan is not fond of flying, and we mainly only have weekends to get away, anyway, so went searching for something that we could travel in.

Looking at RV’s, we were blown away at the giant motorhomes, 5th wheels, and even Class C campers out there. Why take your home with you on the road, unless you were living on the road full-time? Does anyone really need three TV’s while camping, and one outside? What’s the point of travelling in an RV or camper if you don’t want to experience the outdoors? They were just too big and too much for us.

Camping is fine, and we had camping gear, but it’s a lot of work. There’s packing the gear in the car, getting to the campsite, unpacking the car, setting up camp, which if you do this after getting off work at 5 on a Friday usually means in the dark, then you can eat. When you leave camp you have to break everything down, repack it, load the car, etc… It makes an overnight trip a chore. Not to mention camping in the rain adds a whole layer of work in drying off your gear when you get home. Camping in Winter is cold, and sleeping on the ground is becoming less and less comfortable and desirable as we get older.

So we settled on finding a teardop trailer. It’s just right for us. There’s a lot of them out there. Some so big you can dine and cook inside, some so tiny you can tow them with a motorcycle. We settled on one that was not so big we felt it was more than we needed, and not so small we felt like we might as well just pitch a tent. We love that we have a bed, a real bed, with four walls and a roof that keep us warm and dry and we don’t have to pack or unpack. We have a galley all prepped, with stove, cooler, plates, cutlery, utensils, to start cooking we simply open the back and pull out the slides. Going away for an overnight involves hitching the trailer to the car and hitting the road. The moment we clean up camp and close the trailer to go home we’re repacked and ready for our next adventure.

And we think the teardrop shape and retro look is pretty cool.

Our goal is to help you figure out what works for you. As we learn new tips and tricks to make teardrop travel more comfortable and efficient, we’ll share them with you. There’s a huge and robust teardrop community out there, full of information and helpful advice, and support, and we’ll try and connect you to them. We hope to have a comprehensive list of manufacturers, so that you can research and find your perfect trailer more easily.

Of course we’ll share our travels and adventures with you, and maybe some of our friends, as well.

If there’s anything you’d like us to research or write about, or any places you’d like us to see, please drop us a line or leave a comment.

We hope to see you out there as we travel in a teardrop.

All the best!

 

M & M