About Mali Mish

Last updated March 6th, 2015.

Thank you for visiting MaliMish.com. If you were wondering, the name Mali Mish is Croatian for ‘Little Mouse’. It’s the name that we have bestowed to our 2007 Airstream International 25FB Ocean Breeze. It is pronounced ‘Mah-Lee Mish’ and we commonly refer to our Airstream as ‘The Mish’.

We are a family of 5 living, working and exploring the country in our Airstream trailer. We started this blog back in 2007 when we were new parents to our 9-month-old baby girl Ava. Our family has grown from 3 to 5 with the addition of little sister Mila in 2009 and baby boy Luka in 2012. As a family, we have traveled across the country from California to Florida’s Key West twice, looped up to Canada, crossed the country once again to the tip of the Maine and the entire Northeast, and are currently headed to spend the summer in Alaska. With 48 states under our belts, we are super excited to see our 49th state as a family. With each new addition to our family, it has only made our passion for the road stronger than ever. We spend an average of 10 months on the road each year. The other 2 months of the year are spent in Southern California where the kids spend quality time with their grandparents.

The Cast and Crew of Mali Mish

Mali Mish

Launched off of the alien planet that is Las Vegas and landed in another one.Mali Mish is our 2007 Airstream International Ocean Breeze 25 foot travel trailer. We found her in southern California when her dealership went out of business and had all of their inventory repossessed. Through the help of another Airstream dealership, we were able to purchase her for a great price while keeping all of the benefits of buying a new trailer from an authorized Airstream dealership. She came loaded to her teeth with options and we have since added 300-watts of solar panels to help in our boondocking adventures. Our 2007 GMC Savana Extended Diesel custom van is the other half of the dynamic duo that keeps us rolling along safely down the road.

Dada Dan (Read Dan’s Posts)

Like a good song, great photos also need to be covered. This is me covering a recent one by @alisontravels. You already follow her, right?When Dan is not chauffeuring around his family of 5, he can be found looking down at his iPhone trying to find the next great boondocking spot. As a remote web developer, he is able to work on the road to support his vagabonding addiction as long as there is some way to jack him into the interwebs. His favorite place to visit is somewhere in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina.

Mama Marlene (Read Marlene’s Posts)

I am brave because even though the world around me scares the crap out of me, I continue to explore it. Every bridge I cross, I fear will collapse under us. Every mountain we hike, I fear a bear is just around the corner from us. Every turn in the road weMarlene is born and raised in southern California. After spending her entire life living in the golden state, she is finally hitting the road to see where the rest of America lives. As the daughter of Croatian immigrants, she is credited for naming our Airstream trailer. When she is not homeschooling the girls or keeping our youngest busy with activities, she is trying make her ways back to her favorite city: The historic and beautiful Savannah, Georgia.

Big Sister Ava (Read Ava’s Posts)

Ok fine. One more from Antelope before we head south. #avatheoldest #childhoodunplugged #wildandfreechildren by malimish_marleneAva is 8 years old and loves the color blue, painting, drawing, cats and dogs. As the big sister to Mila and Luka, she leads them into mayhem on the road whenever the opportunity arises. Her favorite activities to do while we are traveling is playing soccer and going swimming. Her favorite destination so far is getting completely soaked at Niagara Falls, New York.

Little Sister Mila (Read Mila’s Posts)

If you are wondering if the Valley of Fire is worth the detour, it is. It really is.Mila is 5 years old and spent the majority of her life on the road in the Mali Mish and is a road tripping veteran. She loves her stuffed owl friend ‘Chuk’ and cannot be away from him at any cost. Her favorite person is her big sister Ava and wherever Ava wants to be is where you will find Mila. Her favorite activities include making bead necklaces and licking lollipops. Her favorite road trip stop was spray painting cars at the Cadallic Ranch in Texas.

Baby Brother Luka (Read Luka’s Posts)

He is soooo big in this picture.  #ohluka #valleyoffire by malimish_marleneLuka is 2 years old and has all 48 lower states of the US under his belt. You can find him trying to keep up with his older sisters or hitching a ride in his mama’s Ergobaby carrier. His favorite things are Lightning McQueen, tigers and throwing rocks. When asked what is his favorite stop, he responds with “I dont know” so lets pick his first ever stay in the Mish at 4 weeks old, The Ventura Ranch KOA in Santa Paula, California.

Yoda the Cat (Read Yoda’s Posts)

yoda the airstream cat.Yoda the cat is our mascot and loves sitting by one of our many windows in the Airstream as the sun shines through.The irony is not lost on us that our cat makes her home inside a trailer called ‘Little Mouse’. Yoda on the other hand is not real amused. Being an indoor cat, her favorite part of traveling is seeing some of the most amazing views through that back window.