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Time to Go RVing
Time to Go RVing
We are avid travelers. Avid. I am always planning our next trip. For years, I have wanted to go out of the country when we traveled. I have seen a lot of the United States and have always wanted to explore more of Europe. Lately my husband has been mentioning that he wants to see more of the US and he wants to do it in an RV. It's Time to Go RVing!
At first, I wasn't too sure about this but these 4 Must-Know Facts About RVs really explains more about RVing. I always thought that it would be small and enclosed. However, I did a little research and learned that many RVs are larger than hotel rooms but offer more amenities. RVs are definitely larger than a cruise ship room and cruising is one of our favorite vacations. I began to warm up to the idea of renting an RV. In fact, my family once rented a camper when I was a kid and we had an amazing time!
Then my husband declared the second part of his RV plan. That plan is to rent an RV for an entire summer. One entire summer to travel in the Western part of the United States. There are so many things on his bucket list that he wants to see with the kids:
- Grand Canyon
- Giant Sequoias
- Mt. St. Helen's
- Pacific Coast Highway
- And much more!
What really excites me about RV traveling is that there is so much less hassle. We have two small dogs that have been part of our family for less than a year. We want to travel with them and it is not always easy with pets. However, with RV travel, you bring everything with you. Even your pets. There are no flights or hotels to book. No luggage limits. You can bring whatever you need! A kitchen on board means that meals are easy to make.
Why should you go RVing?
Honestly there are just so many reasons why you should go RVing but I am going to try to get them all in here.
RVing allows constant adventure.
There's no set schedule, exploration of places along the way is possible. If you want to stay two days at the World's Largest Ball of Yarn or spend the night at California Sea Glass Beach so you can get up in the morning and do it all over again, that's your choice and when you go RVing, you have the freedom to easily make these adjustments to your trip.
Children feel comfortable in the RV.
My kids especially feel comfortable in an RV because they can bring their own pillows and blankets which makes it much homier during the trip. We also can bring all of our favorite games like UNO, Jenga, playing cards, Spot It and more. Plus they can all take naps during the day if needed. I know that I do!
An RV is a true home on the road.
RVs have built-in bathrooms, which avoids the need for rest stops, and allows for staying clean while traveling. When you go RVing, you bring the kitchen with you, which means there are always (healthy) snacks around. Stop at a farmer’s market and eat local or try something new. This is also a huge bonus if you’ve got picky eaters or kids with food allergies. Being in the RV means home away from home, so during travel the family can play games and watch TV to keep the kids happy and busy along the way. It means that travel can be relaxing and convenient. It can also be a great way for the family to unplug and enjoy the entertainment nature has to offer.
Bring those furry friends.
We love traveling with our pets and in fact, we plan most of our vacation around traveling with our pets. Not only do we save money by not having a dog sitter, we also get to spend time with our dogs and they love being included.
RVs are an affordable way for the family to travel and it's just like traveling with your home because you can take anything that can fit. No airline tickets, baggage fees, hotel bills or restaurant meals, just you, your family and pets with the RV on the open road. Happy travels!