The Joy of the Open Road
No matter what the initial reason for choosing RV travel is, in the end it usually comes down to a love of independence and a dislike of being at the mercy of others and their schedules. With RVs, you can avoid the long lines and waits in airports. You don't have to worry that you have accidentally packed some contraband that will set off the security detectors. When you travel in an RV, you will not spend precious time searching for a clean restroom or a decent restaurant. It will be easier to stick to a special diet if it is needed. Every night you will get to climb into a familiar bed rather than a hotel room bed of questionable comfort or cleanliness. You can eat when you want, where you want, and you can eat at your leisure.
If you find you don't like the area you're in, or you are not pleased with the campground, you can just pack up and go. You won't have to live out of a suitcase, feeling frumpy in perpetually wrinkled clothing. You will have to make your own bed, but you won't have to worry about hiding your valuables from housekeeping staff who may be less than honest.
You can choose to visit wilderness areas and commune with nature or spend your time in the big city. If you spend time shopping, you will be able to carry a lot more souvenirs in your home on wheels than you would in your suitcase, and you will be able to get them home with fewer hassles than you would on an airplane.
The Internet has become a great tool for RV owners trying to find groups of RV owners who share their interests. Just search on the term “RV” or “RV Travel,” and your search will yield hundreds of links to sites with information for RVers all over the world.
RV travel can help foster family togetherness and bonding. It can be an effective method for getting your children out from in front of the television or computer screen. It is a great way to visit family without wearing out your welcome or being relegated to sleeping on the floor or the lumpy sleeper sofa.