Like Extended Vacations, But Not the Price? Try an RV Vacation

Every so often, we get a chance to take an extended vacation, something much longer than the normal one or two weeks that we usually take. In some cases, people have retired, and have saved up enough money to take their dream vacation, one that will last for a few months, maybe even a few years. Other people save up their vacation time at work, and use it to take an extended vacation to a tropical destination, where they will be spending all kinds of money, not only to get there, but for anything they want to see or do, including eating. Is there a way that people can take an extended vacation without breaking the bank, but also knowing that they will always have a place to stay, and no expensive air, bus or train travel is involved? There is when you take your extended vacation in an RV.

RV Travel Is Much Less Expensive

RV VacationIf you are planning on taking an extended vacation, you really should consider buying or renting an RV for your trip. If you already have an RV, all the better! Why were you thinking about anything else in the first place? You can see all of North America when you travel in an RV, and unlike many trips where there are tours involved, you can set your own schedule, go at your own pace, and follow your own travel itinerary, and not that of your travel agent.

You will never have to worry about staying in expensive hotel rooms when you travel in an RV, unless of course you really want a night or two of luxury. You will have all the comforts of home in an RV, from a comfortable bed to a fully functioning kitchen, a dining area, and even a television and DVD player so you can watch TV and movies whenever you want, except while you are driving of course.

There are many places that you can stay when you are traveling in an RV, and many of them are free. There are businesses, such as department stores, that will allow RV'ers to come in at night to park, so they can get the sleep they need so as not to get in an accident due to falling asleep at the wheel. There are also all kinds of road stops along US highways which are well-lit, and very safe places to pull over and sleep, use the facilities, get a bite to eat, and gas up. And of course, there are thousands of campgrounds and RV parks all over the country that you can stay in, and most are fairly inexpensive, and much cheaper than most hotels and motels.

What It Will Cost

Obviously, there are some expenses you will need to cover when you travel in an RV. You will have to pay for gas and food, but that is pretty much it. If you do not have an RV, you will need to purchase or rent one, but if you buy one, you are making an investment, which will pay for itself in time. You will also want to have money on hand for sightseeing and shopping. All in all, it is much less expensive to travel in an RV, and, you get to do pretty much whatever you want!