Ah, summertime. As soon as the final school bell rings, I smell the open road calling! While we have had many different kinds of vacations, I have always dreamed about taking an RV trip with Chris and Angeline. My grandparents used to have an RV when I was a kid, and my cousin had an RV when we were in our 20s. My in-laws have an RV and take the grandkids on all kinds of summer adventures when they visit, and I greedily listen to their tales once she comes home.
An RV is such a perfect way to take a family vacation and my dream is to take a road trip across Route 66 or through the Smoky Mountains National Park in an RV with my family. With Angeline graduating high school in two years and heading off to college, I am hoping that we get to make my dream a reality before it's too late!
I've drooled over RVs listed for sale in the neighborhood flyers and every time I see a new RV pulling into the RV-friendly park across the street, I feel a tiny pang of jealousy. That's right, I have a park with an RV campground right across the street from me! Every winter, the RVs begin pulling in and I tell Chris, "Do you see how happy they are? They have a hotel on wheels!" Then I begin fantasizing about the RV adventures we would have on the open road...
RVing Allows You To Go Whenever, Wherever
There are so many benefits to RVing for your family vacation. Each time a friend or a family member goes RVing, I pump them for details and then run back to Chris to tell him about my new ideas for a RVing road trip for our next family vacation. My very favorite RVing plan is to drive along Route 66. I want to see the historic sites, visit small towns and all of the famous roadside attractions.
You see, that's the thing about RVing, you can visit all of the places that you wouldn't ordinarily spend an entire vacation at - no one plans an entire vacation around visiting the biggest ball of yarn in the United States, or the Cadillac Graveyard. But in an RV? It's so easy to work all of those places into your itinerary because all you have is time!
RVing is one of the most convenient vacation ideas for families and adventurers alike, for so many reasons!
The Benefits of RVing
Avoid Costly Hotels - Your hotel is built into the vacation so there's no making reservations or saving up thousands to cover hotel bills. There are many parks and RV parks in most places where you can park your RV for a fraction of the cost of a hotel room.
RVs are Pet-Friendly - We have two shelties that I always want to bring with me on vacations. While they can handle a road trip in the car just fine, it's finding pet-friendly hotels at our destination that proves to be an issue. With an RV, you can bring however many furry friends you wish along for the family fun without worry!
There's Room for Everyone - Unlike hotel rooms that force you to book a second room for large families, RVs are a one-price-fits-all sort of vacation! My old pastor and his family used an RV for road trips, as it just wasn't economical for their family of ten to pile into two separate vehicles and book several hotel rooms.
Save Money on Food During Vacation - Aside from airfare/hotel expenses, the biggest expense most families face on vacation is dining. Between breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, the costs can quickly add up even for small families. When your vacation revolves around RVing, you not only have a fridge right there to hold snacks and groceries, but you can cook all of your meals and save a ton on dining expenses! Of course you can still go "out" to eat when you like, but wouldn't it be nice to eat out only because you want to, not because you must?
Go Wherever, Whenever - I love to explore and go on adventures, and that is why RVing appeals to me so much. When you go RVing, there's no worrying about whether or not an airport is near your destination, whether or not hotels are booked...you can go anywhere you want, any time you want. Take a scenic drive along US1 from Key West to Maine, or drive along Route 66 and visit the Santa Monica Pier.
Stop along the way, drive straight through - you are only limited by your imagination!
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