Have you ever wanted to close up your house, stop your mail service, and hit the open road? Do the walls of your everyday routine suffocate you? Do you yearn for adventure beyond your back yard? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then RVing is for you! Research shows that people who go RVing are happier! Just look at the pictures of people who are RVing - they’re all smiling! They’re spending time in the great outdoors, with great people, doing great things! Families are coming together and building lasting memories, friends are reuniting over late-night campfire get-togethers, kids and adults alike are learning to appreciate the wonder and beauty of our country. People who find themselves confined to a small cubicle every day of the week go on life-changing adventures where they jump into rafts and speed down the rapids of the Colorado River or cheer on bull riders from the front row of stadium bleachers. Exhilaration pulses through their veins as they leap out of their comfort zones and say yes to a vacation of thrills and excitement! Don’t we all wish to get away from our mundane routines and try something new when we find ourselves in a rut? With nothing but the open road in front of you and the wind at your back, the possibilities are endless when you choose to make RVing a part of your life.
If you were to ask a handful of people why they enjoy camping, I bet you’d get a handful of different answers. “I like spending quality time with my kids.” “Camping helps me feel close to nature and it gets me out of the city.” “Every time I go camping I discover an amazing new place that I want to revisit again and again.” Though their reasons may be different, these people all have one thing in common: their love of adventure. Camping is not enduring the same nightly routine of dinner, TV, and bed. Camping is not driving the same route to and from work every day. Camping is not staring at the same stale scenery from your kitchen window. In one word, camping is ADVENTURE!
Put Family First
If you have children in your home, you know how difficult it can be to find time during our busy lives to just be together. Between work, school, and extracurricular activities, some days seem like just a blip on the screen of life. Come and gone without a single memorable moment of time spent together as a family. Camping reunites families and helps build bonds that last a lifetime. Most adults who camped as children will say that some of their favorite childhood memories were made while camping with their parents and siblings. Camping exposes children to different people and places and helps them appreciate the diversity and beauty that surrounds them. It also gets them to unplug from technology and live in the moment, which is where real memories are made. If you have teenagers, this can be especially tough, since their lives are so focused on social events with their friends. But camping with teenagers can be both rewarding and eye opening, as you both discover that time and age can not erase the special bonds you share. Imagine the smile that will creep across your teen’s face when you tell them you’re taking them gold prospecting for an afternoon! Or plan to play fun board games as a family inside your RV during a rainstorm to bring out the kid in everyone (parents included)! How long has it been since you’ve all sat down to a French Toast or Egg and Sausage Casserole breakfast together as a family? There are so many benefits to camping together as a family! Try it … your family will be better off because of it!
Make Room for Adventure
I don’t know about you, but my hometown in the Midwest is nowhere near deep canyons or a beautiful ocean filled with amazing sea life. If I want to go biking on canyon rims or on a whale watching trip, I have to head either east or west to do these things. And the easiest way to do this is by hitching up our RV and hitting the road toward the mountains of Utah or the Atlantic coast. Since making camping a part of our lives, we have taken our family rafting on the Snake River, hiking through the Blue Ridge Mountains, whale watching in Maine, and have made Dream Catchers near Niagara Falls. We never would’ve done these things if we hadn’t decided to leave our Midwestern town in our rear view mirror and hit the open road of adventure. Our running list of activities we want to do on future camping trips just keeps growing with each new destination that we plan to visit. Camping has a way of opening our eyes to the wonderful possibilities around us. We only need to open our hearts to the adventure that awaits us when we leave our routines behind and embrace the awesome RVing lifestyle! And when you share your amazing vacation photos with family and friends, the looks on their faces will say it all.
When you go camping, you’re allowed to move at your own pace and set your own schedule. The very nature of camping gives you the freedom to choose what you do, who you do it with, and when you do it. The flexibility of camping is appealing for many reasons. There’s no reason to book a stay for your four-legged friend at Camp Tailwaggers when you go RVing. Save him a window seat in your truck and bring him along! Camping with pets is fun and easy! Just make sure you choose a campground that is pet friendly. Enjoy family mealtime all the time when you’re camping. Feed the troops a delicious Campfire Meatloaf for a hearty dinner after a day spent hiking and exploring. Finish it off with tasty Campfire Baked Apples to enjoy while you sit by the campfire telling stories and sharing laughter. Feel like taking it easy and spending the day enjoying the nearby beach or playing Frisbee 500 at your campsite? You can do that! Or do you want to get out and hit the mountain biking trails or see the local landmarks? You can do that too! With the easy-going, relaxed pace of camping, you get to call the shots!
See It All Without Spending It All
Exploring all the national treasures our country has to offer is easy and affordable when you go RVing! Imagine the costs associated with flying your family to one of our national parks and staying for a week. They add up: airfare, overnight accommodations, meals, transportation, entertainment, park passes, and more. This isn’t pocket change. But when you travel by RV, your costs are dramatically less. You save money in almost every area of travel when you bring your home away from home with you! Park fees are less per night than hotel rooms. Food is cheaper (and healthier) when you make it yourself in your RV’s kitchen. With your own vehicle, you eliminate the need for taxis or a rental car. When you purchase an America the Beautiful Annual Pass, you have access to over 2,000 federal recreation sites across the country for just $80! Exploring the beauty and history of our country has never been easier or more affordable!
If you’re an RVer, then you know how amazing camping can be! If you’re considering giving it a try, do it! The RV lifestyle offers amazing experiences that can only be had by those who choose to leave the comforts of home behind and embrace the freedom and excitement of the open road. Open yourself up to the possibilities that await you when you embark on an exhilarating RV adventure!