"In the heart of these words is an entire life's dream. To those of you who find in the promise of these words your promise, I bequeath this creed... my dream belongs to you."

  To place the great wide world at your doorstep for you who yearn to travel with all the comforts of home.

  To provide a more satisfying, meaningful way of travel that offers complete travel independence, wherever and whenever you choose to go or stay.

  To keep alive and make real an enduring promise of high adventure and faraway lands... of rediscovering old places and new interests.

  To open a whole world of new experiences... a new dimension in enjoyment where travel adventure and good fellowship are your constant companions.

  To encourage clubs and rallies that provide an endless source of friendships, travel fun and personal expressions.

  To lead caravans wherever the four winds blow... over twinkling boulevards, across trackless deserts... to the traveled and untraveled corners of the earth.

  To play some part in promoting international goodwill and understanding among the peoples of the world through person-to-person contact.

  To refine and perfect our product by continuous travel-testing over the highways and byways of the world.

  To strive endlessly to stir the venturesome spirit that moves you to follow a rainbow to its end... and thus make your travel dreams come true.

          Wally Byam

"Don’t stop. Keep right on going. Hitch up your trailer and go to Canada or down to Old Mexico. Head for Europe, if you can afford it, or go to the Mardi Gras. Go someplace you’ve heard about, where you can fish or hunt or collect rocks or just look up at the sky. Find out what’s at the end of some country road. Go see what’s over the next hill, and the one after that, and the one after that."

What does it mean to own an icon?

Each of us came to Airstreaming from a different direction.  All of us were stirred by the images of the Silver Bullet - thoughts of far-flung places, wanderlust and adventure.

In 1936, Wally Byam, the founder of Airstream Inc, built his first aluminium Travel Trailer - the iconic design has changed little since.

Wally died in 1962, but he left us these words...