Heading into Retirement? Consider Becoming a Full-Timer

Heading into Retirement? Consider Becoming a Full-Timer

Congratulations on your retirement! The sky is the limit, the world is your oyster, and you can do...pretty much whatever you’d like! For some people, that includes hitting up the golf course each day. For others, it might mean spending more time with family and friends.

But, many retirees take their free time and use the opportunity to travel. One of the best ways to do that, especially right now in the wake of COVID-19, is to see the country via RV.

Those who decide to invest in an RV for traveling full-time are considered, you guessed it - full-timers.

There are so many benefits to RVing after retirement, so if you’ve been bitten by the travel bug and you want a great way to see the country, let’s check out some of those benefits that just might convince you to get behind the wheel in a home away from home.

It’s a Budget-Friendly Travel Option

If you have multiple places you want to visit and several sights you want to see, air travel can start to add up pretty quickly. Most people living in retirement like to stick to a fairly strict budget. One of the best ways to do that is in an RV.

Yes, it’s an investment upfront. But, your transportation and lodging costs are all covered immediately. Plus, you can save money by cooking your own meals. As a bonus? Doing so can actually help you to eat healthier on the road, rather than dining out all of the time.

If you’re worried about your budget, consider renting an RV first to determine if it’s the right move for you.

You Can Take Your Family (and Your Pets!)

When you take a vacation somewhere, you might not always be able to travel with your pets. Even if you can, it often adds extra stress, and you might have to pay certain fees to bring them on a plane, have them in a hotel room, etc.

Traveling in an RV gives you the opportunity to truly stay together as a family. That includes taking your four-legged friends wherever you go. It also gives you the chance to travel more with your family. If you’re a full-timer, invite your grown children and/or grandkids along with you on “mini-trips”, or reach out to your extended family for a weekend getaway. Again, with built-in lodging, you can enjoy the benefit of bringing anyone and everyone on the road with you.

You Can Go at Your Own Pace

One of the drawbacks of traditional travel methods is that you’re always on a schedule. If you’re flying, you typically have to get to the airport several hours ahead of time, wait around, run to jump on board connecting flights, sit around for hours of layovers, etc. You might need to wake up early or leave in the middle of the night to catch a flight.

When you travel via RV, you set your own schedule. You decide when you want to leave, how long you want to take to get to your destination, and when you want to stop. If you’re retirement age and tired of rushing around, RVing allows you to go at your own pace, so you don’t wear yourself out.

If you’ve been wondering what to do with your retirement years, RVing could be just the thing you’ve been looking for. Consider these benefits and whether cross-country travel feels like the right thing for your retirement.

Jul 13th 2020 Stacey Koziel

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