Have you ever seen an RV whilst you’re out and about running your errands? If yes, surely you may have wondered what it may feel like to drive one of these massive vehicles for days on end out on the open road. Perhaps it is time for you to take one of these babies on your next vacation! Instead of going the traditional route that involves buying expensive plane tickets and booking hotels in different cities, why not awaken the explorer in you and rent an RV? These recreational vehicles are absolutely brilliant and will give you and your family an experience you will never forget!
If still unsure, here are seven top reasons to rent an RV or Tiny House, as we lovingly call it! (Mate, that’s what it is…it is literally a mini home!)
- Communicate with Nature
There is nothing more relaxing than breathing in fresh, pure forest air whilst surrounded by tall, lush trees as you roast your favourite marshmallows on a warm, cosy bonfire. If you are someone who enjoys his time in nature, then an RV is going to give you a whole new perspective on nature. It is a great way to travel and explore famous national parks, visit iconic landmarks and just simply spend time in the great outdoors. An RV gives you great flexibility and allows you to do a number of things: go for a hike, go fishing, try canoeing or sailing as you drive around different lakes and parks. It is a great way to stretch your legs after driving for long hours and to get some exercise. Like golf? Take a national golfing holiday and check out all the brilliant golfing spots around the countryside.
- Quality Family Time
In today’s day and age, we have it tough. Hey, even our kids have it hard. With the world getting more competitive day by day, we do what we can for our children. We get them busy outside their regular school lives with extracurricular activities that we hope will equip them with new skills that will help them to get into top universities. In other words, we are too busy to spend proper quality time with our family except on weekends.
An RV vacation is a great way to make up for all that lost time and to reignite your bond with your family members. Just make sure you book an RV large enough to accommodate everyone who will be travelling with you. Surely, you will want to allow a healthy amount of personal space. That’s the trick to having fun together! Spend quality time together but enjoy time on your own as well. Ready to create new memories?
- Children Love It
Not only will your children love journeying in an RV – but you will love it too! Your kids can go out, play around and participate in campground activities. When you do your research and compile of the places to visit, try to choose campgrounds and parking areas that will include facilities that are of interest to your family. These can include but are not limited to fishing, boating, lakes, tennis courts, hiking trails, biking pathways, swimming spots, miniature golf and much more. Usually, a lot of entertainment is available in such areas as regular barbeques, contests and dances are held. Log onto campground review directories and see what the feedback is. You may also want to check how close or far your selected parking spots or campgrounds are to other local attractions.
- Your Second Home
Your RV is going to be your second house on wheels! You can enjoy the comforts of your own home whilst out on the open road. It’s better than camping! Given you manage to choose an RV that caters to your specific needs, it will come with a kitchen, bathroom, DVD player, TV, fridge, stove, living area and a sleeping area. You will be happy to know that several RV models have slide out rooms that increase the living area space, simply at the touch of a button. You can sit outside your RV and enjoy the weather or go inside if it becomes too cold or rainy.
- Wing it
Of course, an RV vacation will require some advance planning and organisation to enlist fuel pumps, parking spots, campground areas, grocery stores and such. But, if you reach an area you don’t like, you can always head onward to your next destination. Enjoy this flexibility because were you booked in a hotel in a region you don’t like and made a prepayment – you may choose to not leave as you have been charged for it. An RV vacation will give you a bit of freedom to make impulsive visits to different cities.
- Open Cruise
What better feeling is there than cruising out on the open road to the sound of your favourite tunes? You will drive your RV yourself and have complete control over where you want to go and when you want to go. You’ll skip the hassle of rushing your packing, getting to the airport on time, boarding a plane and what not. An RV holiday is a great option for those who are not fans of air travel.
Yes, it may take a bit of a while to get used to driving a big RV. But you’ll be the master of your own journey! Rent your RV a couple of days in advance to get some practice. Ask your RV rental agency if they offer classes as well. May be a good idea to sign up for a few before heading out! The good thing is you do not require a particular driving license that permits you to drive an RV.
- Relaxing Holiday
How many trips have you taken in your lifetime when you return home and wish you had taken a staycation instead? Perhaps it got too hectic or something happened on your trip that was out of your control. Your RV holiday will let you decide when to drive, when to travel or when to just stay put and rest.