Looking for some adventure? You might want to consider a cross-country road trip. This time-honored tradition allows us to fully experience the beautiful land and diverse cultures that make our country great. But you don’t have to spend your time in a cramped car and shady hotels. Consider taking an RV road trip instead. RVs let you bring the comfort of your own home to the open road. Still not convinced? Here are some reasons to take an RV on a coast-to-coast adventure.
1. You’ll See The Beauty of The Country
You don’t need to book an international flight to see breathtaking new sights. A cross-country road trip will take you on a unique tour through some of America’s most beautiful landscapes. There’s no shortage of beautiful sights, from the sun kissed California coastline to the snow drenched peaks in Washington to the desert valleys in Arizona. And that’s just the West Coast. An RV road trip has something for everyone whether you’re looking to experience the shiny big cities or the open roads of small town America.
2. You’ll Hit the Tourist Traps
Okay, not all tourist traps are created equal. For every Mount Rushmore there are dozens of questionable roadside stands that scream money pit. Still, there’s no denying the allure of embracing your tourist label. You can knock famous attractions off your bucket list from Niagara Falls to the Space Needle. From coast-to-coast, America is chock-full of legendary tourist attractions that have a little something for everyone.
3. You’ll Go Off The Beaten Path
Sure, you won’t want to miss out on the world-famous attractions. But there’s something to be said for going off the beaten path. There’s countless small towns littered throughout America that are home to some seriously unexpected fun. From haunted mansions to dinosaur parks and western-themed towns, you’ll never know what kind of surprises await you on your RV road trip.
4. You’ll Save Money
It might seem counterintuitive to think that you’ll save money on a cross-country road trip. Didn’t you check your receipt when you filled up your last gas tank? While gas and other expenses are unavoidable, RVing can actually be much cheaper than traditional travel. The average cost of RV camping is just $29 per night in the U.S. and public campgrounds often run even cheaper. Factor in the amount you’ll save on flights and hotel fees and RVs are surprisingly economical.
5. You’ll Eat Home Cooked Meals
Road trips are filled with last second pit stops to fast food restaurants and convenience stores. But you don’t have to eat those questionable gas station hot dogs on your next road trip. Many RVs are equipped with full kitchens that let you bring home cooked meals to the road. You can buy basic groceries to cook out, save money and eat healthy. Stock up on essentials and enjoy the pleasures of a family dinner from even the most remote locations.
6. You’ll Make New Friends
Life on the road doesn’t have to be lonely. Whether you’re looking for a solo adventure or a memorable family experience, RV road trips leave plenty of opportunities to interact with new people. Campgrounds offer a great chance to mingle with fellow nomads. There are also numerous meet-ups to connect with fellow travelers and make friends. Plus, communities like Boondockers Welcome let RVers stay with families on private properties in cities throughout the U.S.
7. You’ll Get a Taste of Home
Afraid of feeling homesick? Weeks away from home might sound intimidating, but you can always bring a taste of home with you on an RV. Your RV is a home on wheels and you can deck it out with the decor, trinkets, and amenities that you want. Plus, full-sized RVs are built with comfortable amenities like bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms so you can feel right at home on the road.
8. You Can Sleep Wherever
Sleep is a luxury for road-trippers. People often risk falling asleep at the wheel in favor of driving a few extra miles to reach their motel. That doesn’t have to be the case in RVs. RVs are free to stay in parking lots at places like Walmart and Cracker Barrel throughout the U.S. There’s also no shortage of camping spots such as KOA from coast-to-coast. Plus, there’s nothing like crashing with the sweet feeling of your own pillow nestled against your head.
9. The Open Road
Imagine the feeling of rolling down the windows, cranking up the music, and winding through a wide-open road. Some of the best moments on a cross-country road trip are the long drives on the open road. Whether you’re cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway or taking the full 2,500-mile trek on historic Route 66, there’s no shortage of legendary drives perfect for an RV road trip.
10. You Can Get Work Done
It wasn’t that long ago that you’d have to quit your job to enjoy the benefits of full-time travel. That’s not the case now, as about 43 percent of American workers spend at least part of their week working remotely. Access to remote work has never been greater. Looking to take advantage? Simply purchase a Wi-Fi hotspot and get some work done during the long meandering drives.
11. You’ll Visit Amazing National Parks
From the Grand Canyon to Yosemite to the Smoky Mountains, there’s no shortage of beautiful national parks in America. In total, the National Park Service encompasses over 400 sites in the U.S., each with their own unique terrain and wildlife. Plus, many of these parks have camping and full hookups that let RVer get up close and personal to the magic. Thanks again, Teddy!
12. You’ll Get Closer to Your Travel Companions
Nothing brings people together like a road trip. The road trip is a classic staple in movies, TV and literature – and for good reason. Sharing close quarters and unforgettable experiences are bound to bring you and your travel companions closer together. Bring your significant other, family, or friends along for some serious bonding.
13. You’ll Make Memories To Last a Lifetime
Are you tired of your routine? You can make a lifetime of memories by embracing your wanderlust and setting out on your cross-country trip. You’ll bring back a treasure trove of memories from your epic trek throughout the U.S. From spontaneous twists to new adventures, the open road brings with it endless opportunities for adventure. So what are you waiting for?