This is a great question, it must be, I am asking it……. ha ha.
I have always had an itch for traveling and exploring, Lynda says it’s the Viking in me. Through my life when we went camping/RVing and it was time to go home I was always sad. I dreamed that one day I would never go home………..and for some people this has become a reality, they call themselves full time RVers, meaning they retired to live in their RV all year long, some do it for early retirement and some love to travel in their retirement years and see the world without a deadline or responsibilities.
Of course this unique group are always in a warmer climate whether they are in a RV retirement park or boon docking in the Arizona desert, they head south in the fall and north sometime in the spring or early summer. Although this is not for us at this time I can see the draw. Check out this e-book on buying an RV, and/or used RV buyers guide.
I guess this is one of the most important words in an RV lifestyle. No place to be no hotel reservation to check-in, the same bed every night, the same bathroom with all your prized possessions and most of all the same cook every day……….. you right.
You may change your plans at a whim and take an interesting detour. Freedom to spend hours having lunch in a park or walking on a beckoning shore. Enjoying an extra day at a place filled with interesting things or people.
Like one early spring, (it still seemed like winter), we traveled down the pacific coast, I think it was northern California on hwy 101 where we pulled off the road next to the ocean. We couldn’t believe our eyes, we saw not 100′ away a herd of elephant seals sunning themselves on the rocks, wow.
After spending hours watching these amazing creatures and wandering the beach with our dog Buddy, we moved along. You see we had just traveled from the north for 2 days in pouring rain and snow, this was the first warm sun we felt on our faces in months. I think we only traveled a few more miles that day and pulled into a county fair grounds for a night.
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It was quiet, cheap and close to the ocean so we stayed the next night as well. We were nowhere but we were there. I was once a sailor and when asked where we were going we would say with a huge smile “we’re there”. I think it was we were not sure if we would make it anywhere or ……….too much rum I’m thinking. Its wine now. Check out this site for RV Rentals
Relaxing RV Travel
I don’t just mean sitting in your lawn chair overlooking some gorgeous valley, lake or ocean waves. I mean to travel without the panic stress of getting to the airport in the wee hours without sleep to catch your flight, while your stomach is upset because you ate some greasy fast food on the run. Spending valuable vacation time standing at the car rental counter and then being disappointed at some aspect of your vacation, the room, the food, the weather or the staff. In an RV if you don’t like where you are or who you are next to, you just pack up and move on until you like what you see.
Less expensive way to travel
What I am saying is more bang for your buck. It is becoming so expensive to go on a vacation and stay in a decent place with proper amenities. When RV travelling you can stay for a month in a classy RV retirement resort with more amenities, for what it would cost for a week in the finest vacation resort. Once you have purchased your RV no matter what it is, your cost is going to be RV insurance, maintenance and fuel. At today’s fuel prices this would be less that 1 airline ticket, and your wife will probably want to go along. Check out this e-book on buying an RV, and/or used RV buyers guide.
The Down Side.
If you are prepared, organized and plan there are very few I can think of. Some may think break downs, and this is a concern and it does happen but today’s vehicles are far more reliable than a few years back, and as I said if you do your maintenance and preparation you lessen the chances, but if you travel a lot it may happen, be prepared, click here to check out Good Sam roadside assistance, that’s who we use.
So now its up to you to decide if this is what you want. It may be an idea to try renting an RV and check out some RV retirement communities before you take the plunge and buy your retirement RV and start living the RV retirement dream. Check out this site for RV Rentals.
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