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7 types of people who will adore RVing

So many people dream of taking an epic RV trip, but few do. As a newbie RVer, I’ll admit it’s a little intimidating at first. However, once my family and I hit the road, we instantly fell in love with the flexibility, spontaneity and community that comes along with an RV camping trip.

Here are seven types of people who should consider embarking on this kind of adventure.

*Go RVing is a proud sponsor of my show, Places to Love, but all opinions are my own.*

Animal Lovers

7 TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO WILL ADORE RVING

There are a lot of people who think it’s too hard to have a pet and be a traveler. If you travel via RV, you can bring kitty or fido along. Say bye-bye big bills at the boarding place (not to mention kennel cough! Yuck!), or asking your niece to pet-sit and praying she doesn’t bring her entire sorority over for a party. Your furry friends will love adventuring with their favorite humans, and you’ll love snuggling with them after a long day on the road. Note: not all campgrounds allow pets, but many do! Do your research and you’re golden.

 

Grown-up Backpackers

7 TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO WILL ADORE RVING

Who hasn’t been romanced with the idea of touring Europe by train with only a passport, a backpack and a sense of adventure? I certainly have, but as I’ve gotten older, the thought of cramming all my stuff into one bag and schlepping it across a continent seems less and less fun. I’m an adult and want my full-sized toiletries and more than two pairs of pants.

For those of you who want to see a lot but are over the hostel life, may I suggest an RV? You only need to pack once, can bring all your creature comforts, and don’t have to share a sleeping car with some lady who snores and smells like cats! It’s all the flexibility of backpacking, but much more comfortable.

Airport Loathers

7 TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO WILL ADORE RVING

I’m one of those people who actually enjoys a good airport.(I know, I’m strange).  If you’re not, I get it. The lines, navigating security, the leg room (or lack thereof), the man who reclines his seat into your lap the second you’re airborne… it’s not exactly the Ritz Carlton. With an RV, you get to skip all that! Granted, it takes 10 times longer to get anywhere, but that’s the fun of it.

Families with small kids

Let’s face it: Unless your hotel is a suite or you reserve adjoining rooms (and magically get them!), traveling with little ones can be the pits logistically. So many issues can be eliminated when your car, hotel, kitchen, restaurant and recreation are housed under one roof! Does someone need a nap? Great! Put them to bed and everyone else can hang outside. Hangry meltdown? The fridge is right there and filled with all your favorite goodies. And the kid’s bedtime doesn’t need to dictate what time the adults hit the sack. Put them down, then head outside to the campfire with a glass of wine and pretend you left them at home with a sitter.

 

Outdoor enthusiasts who love a real mattress

7 TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO WILL ADORE RVING

Some hear the call of the wild..i love the flush of a toilet. I love hiking, biking, swimming and breathing in the fresh outdoor air… but I also love showering after said activities, sleeping in a bed, and not using an outhouse. If you enjoy the outdoors but crave creature comforts, you should try RVing. You still get to wake up in the wilderness, but are by no means roughing it.

 

Budget travelers

7 TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO WILL ADORE RVING

The biggest cost-drivers for most trips are dining and ponying up the money for a hotel. Campsites cost much less than a hotel. And by cooking for yourself, you save tons of money… not to mention what you save on beer and wine purchased at a grocery store (maybe that’s just me)! Also, fuel isn’t as expensive as you think. GoRVing.com offers lots of suggestions for making the most of every tank.

 

Long-term nomads

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Maybe you’re retired, can work from anywhere, took a sabbatical from your job, or won the lotto. Whatever the case, if you’re not held down by day-to-day responsibilities requiring you to be in one place, why not live on the road? Spend a few months or a year seeing the country, meeting up with distant relatives and friends you always say you’re going to visit and never do. If you find a place you love, stay for a week or two (or forever!). RV life gives you the flexibility to see as much as you want, at the pace that’s right for you.

What do you love most about RVing? Share in the comments!

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So many people dream of taking an epic RV trip, but few do. As a newbie RVer, I’ll admit it’s a little intimidating at first. However, once my family and I hit the road, we instantly fell in love. Here are seven types of people who should consider RVing.

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  1. We are definitely the families with small kids type of travelers. We are usually on a budget too, which is why we love RVing. Truth be told, my brother-in-law does all the work and we just tag along to for the fun. We loved you episode, especially when you got the kids ice cream in exchange for good behavior while you enjoyed your beer. We roll the same way in our group, haha.

  2. We have always met the most interesting people, like you said the kitchen is steps away.
    Seeing the landscape unfold in front of you and knowing you are always home

  3. Dear Sam , I love the way you phrase your thoughts on RV ing , short , sweet and to the point . I am a fan and hear your infectious laughter when I read your blog!
    Love that you include acknowledging the people you meet to get them to share their stories. Television programming the way it should be – fun thank you!
    A former Montrealer we moved to Raleigh NC 25 years ago .
    Your Montreal episode was Golden , different than all Ive enjoyed on PBS.
    At 74 I feel 50 and teach seniors post joint replacement ,that there truly is an outdoor life to be had on a Pedego e-bike!
    Hugs
    Len

  4. I’m a tent camper, hiker and sometimes backpacker, but once my knees give out plan to upgrade to a travel trailer so I can save my joints for the trail instead of crawling in and out of bed. My only reservation is all the noise in RV campgrounds vs. the quiet of primitive campsites — generators are the worst!

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