Living the RV Travel Life in Your Golden Years

As a “Baby Boomer”, we embrace the open road, the endless horizons, and the freedom to explore at our own pace! We love RV travel because it is not just a vacation; it's a lifestyle. For us Baby Boomers who are looking for that adventure in their golden years, hitting the road in an RV gives us a unique and enriching experience of freedom to explore and enjoy at our own pace.

This website was created so we can share our experiences of our camping adventures and explore the joys and benefits of RV travel for Baby Boomers.  We will also provide tips, destinations, and insights for those who are ready to enjoy the RV travel life.  Following are 5 reasons to embrace the RV lifestyle:

1. Rediscovering Freedom: One of the best things about the RV travel lifestyle is the freedom it affords. You can be spontaneous if you wish.  You don’t have to be on a rigid schedule.  You have so many options of places to go and things to see.  You can choose your own routes, stop at charming roadside attractions, and enjoy the beauty of unexpected discoveries. RV travel gives us a sense of independence and the ability to explore where we want and when we want.  That is extremely liberating as far as I am concerned!

2. Comfortable and Convenient Travel: Modern RVs are equipped with all the comforts of home.  This makes the travel experience not only adventurous but also comfortable. Baby Boomers can enjoy amenities such as fully equipped kitchens, cozy sleeping quarters, most RVs have bathrooms, and good-sized living areas. It’s nice to be able to pack once and go!  If you decide you want to change your itinerary and go visit another place of interest, go for it!!

3. Connecting with Nature: My favorite part of the RV lifestyle is being in nature!  There is such a peaceful feeling that I get from sitting in our campsite, observing nature all around me, and just relaxing!  We try to pick campsites that are wooded or have greenery in between the sites. We like the privacy it offers, but we also like the natural surroundings.  I sometimes get lucky and see the most interesting critters.  The RV lifestyle allows Boomers to immerse themselves in the beauty of the great outdoors.  This is what freedom is all about!  Many campgrounds are around water giving you many opportunities for water sports, like fishing, swimming, and kayaking.

4. Building Community on the Road: RV parks and campgrounds provide opportunities for Baby Boomers to connect with like-minded individuals, make new friends, and share experiences. The RV community is known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Some campgrounds have group activities where you can share stories around the campfire, participate in activities you find interesting, and build lasting bonds with fellow travelers.

5. Budget-Friendly Adventure: The RV lifestyle gives you affordable options to camp in beautiful locations. We choose Corps of Engineer campgrounds, state parks, and county parks to camp, because they have what we need at reasonable prices.  It all depends on what you are looking for in your camping experience. Baby Boomers can enjoy a budget-friendly adventure without compromising on comfort or experiences.

Conclusion: As Baby Boomers enter the next phase of their lives, RV travel is a great way to explore and enjoy our world. The open road is calling me, promising me a journey filled with unforgettable experiences and the thrill of exploration. That’s why we embrace the RV lifestyle.  Let’s hit the road!

Travel and Camping in Our Retro 135

I started RV Travel Boomers to share our passion for nature and the freedom to travel and camp with our RV.  We can go wherever and whenever we want!  Travel has always been of interest to me.  I love nature, wildlife, and being in nature.  

The RV lifestyle makes perfect sense for us.  It is a great way to see the country and experience some amazing settings!  From the mountains to the sea, there are endless possibilities for you to explore. 

On this website, I will share with you the adventures we have had and the awesome critters we have seen!  Hopefully, you will get some ideas and tips if you feel the RV lifestyle is something you want to explore or have new adventures you want to experience! 

We have camped in several different state parks, county parks, and Corps of Engineer campgrounds.  Each have their unique experiences and attractions.  We talk about some of these gorgeous parks and campgrounds that we have visited, lessons learned along the way , tips and tricks we have used to make our camping experience better, staying healthy on the road, and the interesting wildlife we have encountered during our travels.

Our Old Converted Trailer--Me In My Happy Place!

sitting in front of travel trailerSitting at our campsite next to our converted trailer

As a self-proclaimed "nature girl", I have embraced the RV experience. RV Travel Boomers allows me to share that with you, our readers!  Even though I have retired from my full-time job, I still have a part-time job that allows me some flexibility.  My significant other still works full time in the school system, so his time is limited to weekends, school breaks, and summers.  That hasn't stopped us from enjoying new and interesting places.  During some weekends, we pack up our trailer and off we go to explore the many state parks here in Virginia, North Carolina, and other locales that are within an easy driving distance for a quick get away.  We don't have to go very far to enjoy the outdoors!  We travel and camp as often as we can! 

I am always excited to explore new places.  We mount our E-bikes, sometimes our kayaks, and head on out to a new adventure!  The RV lifestyle gives you the freedom to explore on your own time and at your own pace!   

Follow RV Travel Boomers! Oh the Wonderful Places We Have Been!

Enjoying a beautiful sunset!  This was a view from our campsite at Eastbank Corps of Engineers campground in Bainbridge, Georgia.  These views are some of the best parts of camping and being in  nature!  This particular campground is across the water from the Panhandle of Florida.  The lake separating the two bodies of land is Lake Seminole.  You can fish in this lake with a Florida license or Georgia license. Also, the campsite is in the Eastern time zone and a few miles down the road is Central time zone.  Rather interesting!

campfireMe in front of a roaring campfire

Nothing like sitting in front of a campfire reflecting on an amazing day in nature! Gotta love it!!!  

We try and have a campfire as often as we can.  Most parks do not allow you to bring wood to the campground from outside the area.  They want you to buy it from the park or local area.  Some of the campgrounds will allow you to pick up wood from the ground that has fallen. The reason they don't want you to bring wood from outside their environment is because they do not want any invasive insect pests or diseases that could compromise the natural resources in the park.  Makes sense!

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