How to Convince Your Wife to Honeymoon in an RV

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April 8, 2008

Airstream RV Blog — Episode 2: Key West from Sean Michael on Vimeo.

There are two known methods to convince one’s spouse to honeymoon in an RV. Allow me to summarize:

1. Camp in Key West.
2. Cash payments.

I opted for the former approach.

Key West is an intoxicating cultural brew. Presidents lived here. Ernest Hemingway lived here. Pirates walked these streets, although today you’ll likely see more drag queens than buccaneers. It’s a unique mix of the Caribbean and New Orleans, a place with its own distinctive history.

But most of all, it’s fun. Key West is a happy place. Visitors and locals alike appreciate its charm. There’s something special about reaching mile marker zero, strolling along Duval Street into the original home of the sloppy joe sandwich and key lime pie. You’ve got to love a town where every single day they celebrate the sunset.

Key West is an island that feels like an island. It’s the southernmost point in the United States, and it just feels that way. You’re on the edge here. You can just about toss a football from Smathers Beach into Cuba.

Key West is small. There’s a cozy intimacy here that’s truly endearing. (Unless you happen to be parallel parking a 3/4-ton diesel truck, in which case you may yearn for a little more space.)

Our campground in the Keys was spectacular. Beautifully landscaped, it was equipped with its own tiki hut and pier. Our Airstream looked like a UFO that had landed on the beach. We slept with the windows open, listening to the wind rustle palm leaves. We were spoiled.

This was the ideal place to start our RV adventures. Somehow, months later when overnight parking in some random Wal-Mart parking lot, memories of Key West made us smile.

Confused? Check out Episode 1 of The Long, Long Honeymoon. While you’re at it, check out our website at — where ALL videos are HD!

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  3. Matt, the sound is working fine for me. You shouldn’t need to download anything extra to watch the videos (other than Flash, which I’m sure your computer already has installed). Doubleclick the little audio icon in the bottom right corner of your screen. Therein lies your solution… 🙂

  4. Matt

    I am unable to hear any sound while viewing yodoes off the site, do I need to download a version of something? And how do I do it?

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  6. Thanks to everyone for the kind comments. (And Old Ranger, we’ll be looking out for you in Texas!)

    This video is definitely a special one for us…for obvious reasons. It doesn’t get much more personal than your wedding day.

    At one point in our wedding planning, Kristy and I were intending to have a really big ceremony. But pulling it all together was driving us a little crazy. One fateful evening we scrapped all our plans, went back to square one, and settled on the beach! We ended up with as simple a wedding as you can get. But we really loved everything about it. I strongly suspect we’ll be back in Key West this spring for a return visit.

    Cheers, safe travels, and thanks again.

  7. Jason B.

    Great post! Great video. Simply amazing! Please keep them coming. Wish you both the best and happy and safe travels.

  8. Serge Cossette

    Hey. We are going there in July and we appreciated the preview.

  9. Mike Steffen

    Howdy !

    Ya know, you two have quite an adventure ahead of you and I hope you live it to the fullest !!

    The vidio was super as was the scripting you two used and I’m really looking forward to seeing the places you travel – and to see how many of them my wife and I have also seen. That is one thing that makes Rv’ing kinda different – the shared experences by folks who have never met !

    Iffen you get lost in far West Texas drop a line and stop by for a bit.

    Later – –

    The Old Ranger

  10. Lynne Caulkett

    You made me feel like I was right there with you!! Congratulations and many happy RV trips! You guys insopire me.

  11. Michael

    WOW! What a great job you did with this! Thanks for sharing your special day with us. Wishing y’all a long and prosperous life together. Keep on RVing!

  12. How much fun! I really enjoyed your video blog! Keep up the wonderful work and congratulations on your marriage and new life together!