Let’s face it: traditional camping is great, but glamping in an RV has some major perks—the biggest being you can sleep in an actual bed! In fact, travel expert and National Geographic Contributing Editor Heather Greenwood-Davis says that almost half of Canadian campers (46 per cent) are interested in a glamping experience in 2019, with RV use on the rise. They’re fantastic for road trips, too —with a kitchen, sleeping area, shower and more, RV life means never having to choose between whether to hit the open road or curl up on your couch. Sounds good to us.
If you aren’t sure exactly how to navigate and RV road trip, don’t fret! Here are some tips on how to plan and enjoy an RV experience so you never have to pay for a hotel again.
Factor in time and money
Limiting how far you go, staying in locations where you can park for a few days and enjoy the area from there, and booking spots with electricity so you aren’t firing up the generator will all help. When you’re ready to start planning, plug your dream itinerary into an online routing option like the new trip planner from GoRVing.ca and then reach out to the company of your choice to get details on deposits required, mileage included, insurance, etc. Choosing the right age and size of RV is going to make a difference!
The solo escape artist
There are actually plenty of RVs that are suitable for one person. Current statistics have millennials doing more than half of all solo travel and they are leading the way in RV trips – changing the look, feel, technological capability and popularity of RV life.
If you’re heading out solo, you might want to consider a camper van – small vans with a bed in the back or a pop up spot on the roof that are tricked out with stoves, beds and more for when you stop. Yes, all of that fits in this car!
For the culture vulture
A lot of people love to absorb culture in the form of museums, art, dance, concerts – all things usually most associated with cities. If that’s your plan, opt for a smaller RV option that can work as a trailer to your vehicle and you’ll have the best of both worlds.
In most cases you’ll want to leave the RV or trailer outside of the city and make use of public transit options or simply walking the streets. There are always campsites or RV options nearby.
The RV for the hippie at heart
Classic RV options like airstreams and VW campers are great options and they are easy to find—just plug in the type of RV you’re looking for into the search engine of your choice!
For the family road trip
With kids on board you’re going to want a bigger vehicle, but the RV becomes part of the fun – playing games on board, sleeping whenever they want, and fridge always at the ready.
Ready to go? Here are some routes to consider!