RVing has recently become a more popular way to see the country and beyond. Many full-timers decide to travel via their recreational vehicles after retirement and continue to live a simple, yet fulfilling life on the open road. Deciding to sell your home and fit all of your most prized possessions into a motorhome may seem daunting to some, but many quickly find RV living can be a way to have a new adventure every day.
SimplySeniors.com reports that in the past, life on the road was presumed to be for drifters and truckers, though now, many in this lifestyle are boomers – those in their 60s and 70s looking to explore America.
The news source suggests that more boomers have made the change to an RV lifestyle in the midst of the economic downturn that began in 2008. Many viewed RVing as a way to step back and enjoy the smaller things in life while still being able to visit family and friends.
Now, however, boomers and full timers are enjoying many adventures that some might not have imagined. From picking up jobs around RV campgrounds as “work-ampers,” to acting as tourists and checking out the sites in a new city every month, full-time RVing has grown substantially. The popularity of RVing fulltime among the boomers has even created new networks of RV Clubs across the nation that are specifically geared toward certain age groups.
Those who enjoy working after retirement from full time jobs may enjoy taking up a job at the campgrounds they stay at along their travels. Those interested can contact the management at each campground to see if there are any openings for help with maintenance, working at the camp store or anything else. Many times, these jobs can equal a free lot, saving RVers money and keeping them busy.
KPIC.org reports that people who don’t want to work but who want to make a difference in the regions they visit, should look into volunteer groups in the area. This way, RVers can stay busy, while also helping those less fortunate. RVers interested in learning about volunteering opportunities around the country should tune into “RV For Good” to find out when mission trips or relief efforts are taking place.
Boomers looking to sightsee along the way in their RV should plan their routes based on landmarks or cities they’ve always wanted to visit. This way, RVers won’t need to spend more time or gas getting from one destination to the other. Building memories is a great reason to go RVing. Those interested in showing off pictures of where they’ve been to loved ones might want to freshen up on their photo taking skills by tuning into “What’s Wrong with This Picture?“