It wasn’t too long ago that I took my family on a small first time RV trip. Granted it was from Atlanta, GA to New York City, but it was a good first step in the right direction — especially for a family of five that mainly likes to stay in resorts and hotels. It was an experience that we want to do again one summer. Except this time we’ll go west from Georgia to as far as we can go and back in two weeks.
You’ll find many sites on the web that are reliable resources about RV trips. Check out GoRVing. It’s a terrific website that explains what going RVing is all about. The site also offers information on over 3,000 RV dealers across the country, campgrounds, and shows. It offers up tips, roadside worthy recipes, planning services and more.
Discovering America from an RV with your family is a unique experience and one that is uniquely American. Check out Brad Herzog’s blog. He is an author and RV enthusiast that spends each summer with his family traveling the country. In their travels, the Herzog family has passed through 48 states, visited more than a dozen national parks and sampled a full helping of the American experience. Neat stuff here.
By the way RV doesn’t mean you have to miss out on Disney World this year. [You may notice me mentioning Disney through my blog – I don’t get paid for it, I’m just a Disney fanatic.] The campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort offers up 799 campsites with each private site featuring water, cable television and electrical hook-ups, a picnic table and a charcoal grill. Camp sites start at $48 a night. They offer programs for the kids, a meal plan and more.
A friend of mine had once said buying an RV is not an investment. It’s not a house. Within a year a good RV may lose as much as 20% of its monetary value. But renting or buying will still give you that sense of independence, of the road in front of you, and the opportunity of having a great American experience and seeing America like no other way.
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