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Living the RV Travel Life in Your Golden Years

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.  Here are five things to consider if you want 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.  If we decide to go away for a quick weekend, we can do that.  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!  One of the things we would love to do is travel historic Route 66!  That is a great trip in an RV and on our bucket list! 

2. Comfortable and Convenient Travel: Modern RVs are equipped with all the comforts of home.  You can make your decision as to what is important to you.  Our RV has a full bathroom.  We love that idea so we can easily stop anywhere and be comfortable in our own space. We also have a full size refrigerator that runs on gas or electric.  This helps when we are boondocking with no power and can run the refrigerator with propane and not have to worry that our food will spoil. This makes the travel experience not only adventurous but also comfortable.

Depending on the size and type of RV, there are 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.  If you do plan on participating in fishing, make sure you know the state rules ahead of time.  Most states allow you to fish with a temporary fishing license.  Just something to think about!

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, National Forests, 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. We have the America the Beautiful pass which gives us discounts for all Corps of Engineer Campgrounds and National Forest and parks.  Baby Boomers can enjoy a budget-friendly adventure without compromising on comfort or experiences.

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.

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!

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!

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