The following article was originally published on AARP as part of a partnership with Go RVing. The original post can be found HERE.
After years of building your career and growing your family, your 50s and beyond are a time to focus on what you want out of life. For many adults, that means exploring new horizons, creating lasting family memories, or simply finding a warm spot to relax.
The secret to having it all in your retirement years? It’s simple. Take advantage of the RV lifestyle, which allows you the freedom to take your home on the road. Here’s why RVing is perfect for adults over 50 and why you should consider joining the growing caravan.
Instead of suffering through winter, why not try the RV life for a season? Long-term RV sites offer many amenities, like laundry facilities, fast Internet access, pools, playgrounds, and opportunities to socialize with fellow guests. Repair or maintenance services are often available to keep your RV running efficiently. So when you’re ready to hit the road again, your vehicle is too. Plus, some RV sites are 50+ only for an even more peaceful vacation.
Your wallet will appreciate this fabulous snowbird lifestyle too. Long-term RV sites are a budget-friendly alternative to spending money on an expensive rental in a warm location. Just think of how much you’ll save when you cook for yourself, store your own gear, and find entertainment in the great outdoors!
Pets Are Always Welcome
For many animal-lovers, making sure there’s a safe place for their four-legged friend to stay is a major barrier to travel. Long-term boarding is expensive, many airlines don’t allow pets on board, and pet sitters often aren’t available for long-term stays.
With RVing, you don’t have to choose between Fido and a few extra days on the road. You can travel for as long as you like, knowing your best friend is along for the ride. In fact, some campgrounds even have dog parks to help welcome your pet to the RV life! Your pet will happily adapt to an exciting new lifestyle with new trails to walk and plenty of scents to keep them occupied.
Family Vacations Made Easy
No more struggling to find a hotel that fits everyone’s budget or the perfect vacation rental that has enough beds for all. With RVing, you can bring the gang along for the adventure of a lifetime!
Your whole family can easily come together to create lifelong memories, sans screens, with the great outdoors as your setting. Take the grandkids to see the Grand Canyon. Meet up with extended family at a large campsite for s’mores-making and stargazing. Wherever your RV takes you, good times are sure to follow.
Flexibility and Affordability
RV models have come a long way. Today, there’s an RV model for every kind of traveler. Whether you’re an outdoor-lover taking an extended road trip through the national parks or a snowbird ready to settle in for a season, there’s an RV model for your needs, comfort level, and budget. From camper vans and Class A motorhomes to Tear Drops and Toy Haulers, you’re sure to find the perfect RV for you.
The best part? Your RV lets you play by your rules. Want to stay an extra day? No problem – and no hassle arguing with a hotel booking manager. Want to change plans at the last minute to follow an intriguing road? Go for it without worrying about whether you’re ruining your timeline.
RV vacations can also cost up to 46% less than a comparable hotel-and-car vacation for a couple, while still allowing you the flexibility to carpe diem. With the money you’ll save, you can stay on the road longer or splurge on one-of-a-kind experiences during your journey. Plus, a little bit of savvy can help you keep your fixed costs down for things like gas and maintenance.
For adults over 50, RVing is a flexible, family-friendly lifestyle that creates memories to last a lifetime. All it takes is a set of keys, a full tank of gas, and the right RV for you.