Click here to listen to a 17-minute interview conducted for National Public Radio (NPR) by NPR’s Neal Conan with Andy Isaacson about his trek through the RV world, and the interesting people he met along the way.

Freelance writer and photographer Andy Isaacson rented a 19-foot motor home in the summer of 2011. He enlisted two friends, and together they spent eight days traveling from California to Oregon and back.

With a bathroom, kitchen and beds on board they found the freedom to roam without reservations — spending nights in a Walmart parking lot, a winery, and beside a stream in a national park. Isaacson discovered what he calls a tribe of people who travel by RV, and wrote about his trip for the New York Times.