Benefits Of RVing

Whether you plan on traveling alone or with someone, there are great things to know about Traveling In An RV, otherwise known as RVing. No matter how far you go from your home, there are always places to stop and see, in your own home on wheels.

While RVing, there are great opportunities to meet new people and even make lifetime friends at places you camp, stop for site-seeing, and/or rest. There are a lot more people traveling In RVs nowadays than one may think. Instead of getting a hotel room and staying in one place, the RV allows you to be on the go and enjoy yourself for days, weeks, and even months at a time.

You don’t have to worry about packing up everytime you want to go somewhere new; if you left some of your belongings behind; or if the hotel room is even clean. Usually the more people you have that stay in a hotel room, the more money it will cost, but if you have an RV, you can save a lot of money on the RV site alone.

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Recreational Vehicles – History

Recreational Vehicles, RVs for short, go back over 100 years ago and have come a long way since the first ones were being built in 1910. Charles Kellogg built his own model in 1914 and made it out of a single redwood tree. It then won the name “The Travel Log,” and was Kellog’s way of traveling around the country telling people about the beautiful redwood trees of California.

Before the RV came along people had to camp in private rail cars that were pulled alongside train routes. People didn’t want to be limited to the rail system, so the RV allowed them to go where they wanted, whenever they wanted! A few of the Early RVs had a bathroom on board, while others didn’t, and the nearest tree or bush was used as a bathroom. All of the RVs had a place to eat and sleep, and was a nice way to vacation and still have the comforts of home.

Pierce-Arrow was one of the many companies that were producing motorized RVs in 1910. Some of the companies had to be started in the backyards or in the garages of people who had a dream to get others mobilized. During WWII several manufacturers built travel trailers to house and transport troops and defense workers. Then after the war, RVs were a recreational activity for growing, prosperous post-war families.

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Is RVing Becoming Increasingly Popular?

Well, it certainly looks like the popularity Of RVing is on the increase, not just here in the United States, but also in Canada!  This has been reported in an article written in the March 2010 RV News section of the Camping World Newsletter.  Whether working and using the RV for a weekend getaway or traveling to a National Park for a two-week vacation, the RV makes the perfect way to go.

Self-contained these vehicles afford the RVer with the ability to save money usually spent on hotel rooms and restaurants.  These Recreational Vehicles also allow the traveler to enjoy the ability of pulling off at roadside rest stops along the interstates and take a nap, fix and eat a meal, or to catch up on the news or favorite sports game by turning on their built-in satellite TV dish.

Americans love to travel, and with the price of first-class airline tickets, being sky high not to mention, the inconvenience with all the hassle of air travel (i.e.: long ticket counter lines, long lines to be processed through security screening process, having to arrive at least a couple of hours early before boarding time, traveling with persons who may be sick, etc.).

With a motorhome, you just get it packed and serviced prior to your planned departure date at your leisure.  Get a good night sleep the night before you leave and then start out on your time schedule and not someone else’s schedule.

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The Best National Parks If You’re Camping

Family vacationing may be your favorite event that has to be held at least once annually. But you did not want to spend too much money during your family vacation. Camping may be your best friend for your savings, as well as, your family. Although not every family member will enjoy the camping, the main goal is still the same, a peaceful retreat in a scenic natural setting. Sure, outdoor camping is not the only preference available in these national parks, but let’s take a closer look at some of the best national park for camping.

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK


Located in the state of Maine, Arcadia National Park, a haven for outdoor lovers, has a mountain descend into the sea along its wind-swept jagged coastline. Climbing, hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, kayaking are the most favorited activities among a lot of activities here. The most important camping grounds are Blackwoods and Seawall Campgrounds. The Atlantic ocean is within a 10-minute walk from the camping grounds.

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