Brooklyn to Nashville: On the Road with Urban Cowboy

Come along on the journey from Brooklyn to Nashville with Urban Cowboy owners Lyon Porter and Jersey Banks!

Owners of Urban Cowboy Bed and Breakfast, Lyon Porter and Jersey Banks set out on a two week journey from Brooklyn to Nashville. They hit the open road in their 1989 Wagoneer, named Butch, after picking up a 1972 Airstream, dubbed Sunny, and set off to the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. They had no agenda, and no real plan other than making it to Nashville in one piece. After a few breakdowns, bears, whiskey and a lot of fun, they made it (barely).

The below images of their journey show modern pioneers, forging ahead to new lands in search of life’s next adventure. For them, this adventure is their second location, Urban Cowboy B&B Nashville.

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“The Cabin at Urban Cowboy Bed and Breakfast”

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“Butch, the ’89 Wagoneer, in front of Urban Cowboy B&B packed and ready to roll.”

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“Montauk Lighthouse, on the way to pick up Sunny the ’72 Argosy Airstream”

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Get the look: Oil Stained Boyfriend JeanCharlie Hi Top Converse

“Our good friend Clint makes custom-designed wallpaper and came with us to Montauk to customize Butch and Sunny”


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“Looking west toward Nashville”

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“Dinners and dives, life on the road.”

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Get the look: Simple Bangle Duo

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“Blue Ridge butterflies. We discovered a cabin from the 1700’s on a lake in the middle of the mountains.”

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Get the look: Amber Brimmed HatMacrame Stone ChokerBeat Goes On TunicBlanket Stripe DusterHigh Noon Tall Boot

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Get the look: XO Denim ButtondownSunkissed Strappy Back

“Broke down… again.”

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“The Great Smoky Mountains!”

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“Airstream life…”


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Get the look: Sammy Raw Edge KimonoLast Chance Graphic TankCharger CutoffsMarcos Sneaker

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“Made it to our friend Mama Hot Dog’s “Hotel Hotdog””

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Get the look: Heirloom Calgary Quilted Sweater

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“We made it to Nashville!”

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Get the look: We The Free 757 TeeStrappy Cutwork Swing TankRaw Hem Denim CutoffDolphin Hem Denim Cutoff

Photography by Nikki Brand

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6 years ago

What beautiful spirits! They are absolute goals. I love the wild look of this shoot.
“the mountains are calling and I must go”~

6 years ago

Road trips are the best way to travel different places..!!
Images are so good..!! i really like that.

6 years ago

IMO it’s so important to show your customers that women of color are also FP ladies! Your aesthetic often lacks diversity and closes me off to the brand as a latina woman because I often feel that it’s not for “me.” It’s for thin, white women.

I love the FP style and I encourage you to continue to feature women of color, and especially women with a variety of body types.

6 years ago

Love the photos. I have a case of wanderlust.

6 years ago

Beautiful photos! I love this couple!

6 years ago

These photos are seriously so perfect. What a beautiful couple they are. This inspires me to take a road trip soon, even if it’s just in California. I can’t get over this post. Truly speaks to me.