So you’ve decided to take an RV on an epic road trip adventure—great choice! The world is your oyster, and with everything you need all in your vehicle, the possibilities are practically limitless. (Before you go, read these quick tips!)
Travel expert and National Geographic Contributing Editor Heather Greenwood-Davis stopped by The Social to give us some insight on where we should be pointing our wheels this summer, and some of the jaw-dropping sights we should expect to see!
For the solo traveller
On a trip to Vancouver Island, pop your RV onto the ferry over and set out among those gorgeous trees with stops at spots like Victoria, Sooke, Uculet and Tofino. You could go even further north if you choose, but the key is the pace. The laid back vibe perfectly suits this mode of transportation.
The culture vulture trip
Boston to Washington DC
Travel from Boston – NYC – Philadelphia – Washington D.C for some amazing sightseeing and opportunities for exploration, plus some great nature and history as well.
For the hippy at heart
From San Diego to San Francisco
Start in San Diego or even LA and wind your way north to San Francisco on Coastal Highway Route 1. Those ocean views and beach towns like Ventura, San Luis Obispo and Big Sur are perfect for a relaxing stay. Love it? Keep going north to college towns like Berkeley or wine country where you can join something like Harvest hosts (where for an annual membership fee you can park at more than 750 wineries, breweries, and museums and more for free).
A girls trip
Vancouver to Portland
Start in Vancouver or Bellingham, WA and head south. This route would run you along the Washington and Oregon coastline. Canadians might start in Vancouver – from there it’s a quick hop over the border to begin your trip south. The hardest part of this trip is that what looks like a straight, short trip will tempt you for longer stays with mountains, lakes and plenty of adventure opportunities. You can wind your way through Olympic National Park to Seattle and Astoria before finishing in funky Portland. Along the way you can count on craft beer, incredible hikes, great shopping and keeping it weird when you want to.
For a family adventure
The RV is the perfect vehicle if you’re looking to head south to Florida this year with kids. Have you ever considered doing Disney World by road? Here’s a trip you should consider for family that will create lasting memories for the kids: Toronto, Philadelphia, Savannah, and Orlando.
A multi-generational trip
Chicago to anywhere
If you’re looking to bring your extended family along, several companies offer caravan type adventures where each family could have their own vehicle. The company would then map out a route for you all to follow and an itinerary with some adventures along the way like hiking, biking or swimming. You just show up and drive according to your guide. Start in Chicago and then visit St. Louis, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.
Why not conquer a classic road trip together and get your kicks on Route 66? The famous highway winds its way from Chicago to Los Angeles, but you don’t have to do it all – pick a section that works for your group. Between the kitschy shops and cars movie references, there will be something for everyone. These trips are the ultimate “make your own adventure” experiences.