It was a lot of fun. But when it rained, or there were too many bugs, we were envious of the people in the RV's!
When you take a road trip vacation in a car or even a minivan, your options are so limited with regards to somewhere to stay. Also, your vehicle is so crammed full of stuff! It's not a really comfortable way to travel. So when we got into RV'ing, we quickly realized why it's so popular. Here's a few things we thought of that might make you consider taking an RV vacation...
1. You like your own cooking
And that's the way it is with us. When you take an RV vacation, you take your own food and you cook it yourself. Cheaper than restaurants, and with a fridge full of food you can just pull over whenever you like to stop for a snack or a lunch break.
Here we are, stopped for a lunch break in Nova Scotia, Canada...
2. You have your own toilet
I wasn't writing these in any particular order, however this reason is definitely near the top. Public toilets aren't generally known for their cleanliness, and having your own bathroom with you any time you need it is definitely convenient!
I can't tell you the number of times we have been at a certain spot and decided that we would like to stay longer. RV travel generally allows you to do this. Or on the opposite side of the coin, if you don't like your neighbor? Drive away!
4. Your own pace and style
We've learned that there is no one correct style of RV'ing. Many people love to stay at high end RV "resorts" and many people like to stay in smaller park style campgrounds. And some don't like staying in campgrounds at all. RV travel allows you to choose what you're most comfortable with, and at a wide variety of overnight prices.
5. You don't need to own an RV
Renting is a good option to test the waters and see if you would like the lifestyle. There are a lot of choices as far as style and size, and you can try out something that you think you might like without locking yourself in to actually buying one. And in fact, if you already own an RV and it sits unused for periods of time then you can earn some extra income by renting it out yourself!
6. You can travel with your pet
One of the easiest ways in the world to travel with your pet is by taking an RV vacation. Actually, I think that RV'ers are probably one of the highest percentage groups of pet owners simply because it's so easy to travel with your dog or cat.
Our dog Whiskey. She loved to travel with us in the motorhome.
7. It's not really that expensive
Of course everything is perspective, because you have to compare the cost to what kind of money you would spend doing some other sort of vacation. But when you figure out that you save on meals and hotel rooms, and if you don't drive the RV for long distances to keep your gas usage down, then it's worth doing a cost comparison to see how much cheaper you can do this for, versus another type of trip.
8. Because everybody should try it at least once
Just to see if you like it! Thinking back, we had no idea that we would enjoy this style of travel and vacation as much as we do. So glad that we took the plunge. Even though we also love other forms of travel, going down the road in our motorhome is something we will never tire of!