This week I’m headed for the road: along with several hundred thousand of my closest friends! According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), RV sales are on the rise and 71% of RV owners intend to use their rigs more this spring/summer than they did last year. Are you hitting the road? Before you go, check out five of my favorite RV travel blogs.
Read, enjoy and, as always, safe travels!
1. SoloWomanRV Janet Groene is the RV Maven Extraordinaire: In addition to SoloWomanRV, she also writes several other blogs on topics ranging from cooking in an RV to traveling with kids and everything in between. She also writes about things you don’t really read about anywhere else. In “More Women are RV-ing and Loving It” she gives some excellent, detailed advice about how to prepare the life on the road to women thinking about moving into an RV full time. (Twitter: @SoloWomanRV)
2. RoadTreking Award-winning journo Mike Wendland and his wife bought a Roadtrek Class B motorhome last year and have since set out to explore North America full time, having as much fun as possible on the way. I love how in of his latest posts, “Tell me where to go: Help me plan my RV trip to Wyoming,” he uses crowdsourcing to get insights from other travelers. (Twitter: @RoadTreking)
3. Fun Rving This page brings together a “boatload” of RVers and publishes personal reviews and recommendations plus tons of DIY tips. I like that they’ve published several articles about road-tripping the “eco” way: their “Green RV Tips: 6 Ways To Go Green When RVing” gives some great advice on how to integrate the “reduce, reuse and recycle” way of life into your RV lifestyle. (Twitter: @FunRving)
4. Everything RVing As the name suggests, Alan Wiener collects anything and everything having to do with RVs on his page—there’s even a link for an RVers gift shop when you’re at a loss at what to give your favorite road warrior. Plus, if you like to write about the RV life and want to share your stories, Alan’s your guy. One of my fave links is “Tell us why you love RVing:” if you’re on the fence about getting on the road, this will help you climb off and into your own rig. (Twitter: @RVing_Al)
5. RV Cooking Show Host Evanne Schmarder takes you on RV adventures accompanied by virtual cooking classes: hard to beat in my book! The episodes are short and sweet (10-minutes on average) and their mix of tips, recipes, and recommendations is great. There are also plenty of useful links on her site. I’m a fan of Mediterranean cooking, so her “Piadina Sandwich and a Flying Flags Resort Walking Tour” episode (with recipe!) set in Buellton, California, really hit the spot in more ways than one. (Twitter: @RVCookingShow)
Headed out on an RV adventure? Don’t forget to tuck your SkyMed TAKES YOU HOME membership in the glove compartment—should you have an emergency, we’ll make sure your rig gets home as well!