Thinking of Retiring? Here’s Why You Should Do it in an RV
Before you think this article is a cliché, hear us out. The classic retired couple in an RV may be an all-too-common notion, and there’s a reason for that. Because it’s an awesome way of life!
Traveling in an RV during retirement offers unparalleled freedom. No longer are you dictated by a work schedule. And one big reason why retirees are drawn to the RV life is that they can also travel without the constraints of airline schedules or be bogged down by hotel reservations. They can pick up and go when they want, where they want.
RV retirees are completely free to explore the country in their mobile home. On their own timetable. It’s the freedom of the open road!
Create Your Own Schedule
When you travel the country in an RV, you will meet lots of people. A few of those people will have some great tips on places to go and things to do. You, my friend, being retired, can simply go to these places without having to plan for it. Just go! There’s no job to call in for or schedules to rearrange to see the places you want.
It’s the freedom to chase down experiences. Ditch the material possessions. A freer life overall.
RV Living is Budget-Friendly
Think about it. You never have to use expensive hotels or Airbnbs again. You don’t have to constantly pack and unpack suitcases. If you’re new to RVing, you don’t even have to invest in an RV…just yet. Rent one and try it out to see if the lifestyle suits you.
You can even eat your meals in your RV because it has a kitchen! Of course, you’ll want to try restaurants along the way, but you’ll save a ton of money by not eating out all the time. And bonus! Cooking your own means is healthier. Shop at local farmers’ markets, pick up fresh seafood at a coastal fish house, then cook them up and dine al fresco once you set up camp.
Some retirees even make some money by having a “side hustle” such as selling their photography, doing light consulting, or similar work. Yes, you can actually be retired, and still make money other than your retirement income.
Bring Your Pets
Unlike RV parks, many hotels don’t allow pets. Having said that, be sure to check with the RV resort or campgrounds’ pet policy before booking ahead of time. Some have restrictions on size, breed, and the number of pets they’ll allow. No more leaving your best buddy at home or in a kennel while you’re away!
Keep in Touch with Friends and Family by Inviting Them
Whether it’s a friend’s getaway, a family reunion, or just having them meet you at a certain destination, this is a great way to keep in touch with loved ones while you’re living the traveling RV lifestyle! It’s also a great way to bond with the grandkids.
Practice Minimalism and Yet Have Everything You Need
In an RV, you have the wonderful opportunity to get rid of all of that ‘stuff.’ Only take what you need. You’ll soon wonder why you had all of those other possessions in the first place! It can be very freeing to get rid of things you no longer use. Today’s RVs are designed with enough storage space for the things you will use to make your life comfortable.
In an RV, the journey is the destination. Can you say that about rushing to catch a flight or waiting for your rental car? RV living means slowing down and savoring each moment on the open road. And when you get to camp, you can kick your feet up, stoke that fire, and know you have the freedom to do it all over again the next day.