Let’s talk Planet Earth. If you know anything about me, you know I very obviously…
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You’re going RVing? I have ALWAYS wanted to do that!
This is what I heard every time I told friends that my husband and I were taking the kids on a trip in an RV. I mean E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E. And I live in NYC, where our idea of getting closer to nature is ordering the spinach (David Rathkoff joke, not mine). During the summer of 2017, my husband Kevin and I brought the kids on an epic RV adventure through Oregon.
In light of the COVID19 pandemic, a lot more travelers are looking into exploring the USA by RV. It’s a safer way to travel, while embodying that sense of freedom you can only get from hitting the open road. I think that is a win!
Traveling by RV changed me in a way I hadn’t anticipated.
For once, I didn’t approach getting from point A to B with an attitude of seriousness and resolve, but instead, and to my family’s enjoyment, totally lightened up. There was something about the RV experience that truly made me ready for the adventure. I approached everything with a little more delight and humor.
I also love the RV community.
They really support each other through Facebook, Pinterest and all forms social media. There’s definitely a can-do spirit, combined with an adaptability to any situation, that I admired in these mobile travelers. It’s a quality I wished I possessed myself.
The friends who knew of our grand family adventure all had the same request:
Tell us how you liked it!
It made me realize that while the thought of an RV road trip is the stuff of American travel dreams, most people are intimidated by the entire process. I really hope my family’s experience convinces you otherwise. While there’s a little more thought process to this than checking into a resort, the experiences and memories created are some of the strongest my family will share.
Here are a few great articles to read to get you on your way!
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One of the best ways to experience the freedom to explore is traveling by RV.
Doesn’t it feel great to hit the open road, looking for adventure? I’m always envious of the travelers who are free to roam and setup camp wherever their curiosity takes them. And that’s why RV travel is a great way for the family to reconnect and enjoy each other’s company, or at least try to, during your summer vacation.
My husband and I rented an RV last summer. And boy oh boy, did we learn a lot.
While this is not an exhaustive list of things to consider, I feel it’s helpful for those of us who are just starting out. There’s no reason to be embarrassed if you do make any of these mistakes. They are shared by literally EVERY seasoned RV’er out there. The good news? This community is more than happy to help out the “new kids on the block.”
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.
3 of the Most Underrated Road Trips in the USA
You’ve heard of the Pacific Coast Highway, the road trip from Miami to Key West along highway one, and Route 66. But there are so many other adventures to be had in the USA. Here’s a few drives you may be less familiar with. For those of you touring via camper or RV, GoRVing.com provides excellent information on where to camp in all 50 states.
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