(RVshare) — In 2021, more people than ever were hitting the road in motorhomes and travel trailers, and we loved every minute of it. After all, what could be bad about more people getting out there and exploring this beautiful country?
Some might think we would be sad to see such a great year of RVing go, and in some ways we are. However, we don’t think the end of 2021 means the end of this explosion of RVing at all. In fact, we believe we are going to see even more people hitting the road in 2022, and we can’t wait to see that play out.
Why do we think this? Well, because there are tons of reasons to travel in an RV right now. Below are the top reasons we believe 2022 will be the year to give RVing a go.
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RVing is a Safe Way to Travel
As we are all aware, COVID isn’t going anywhere. This is unfortunate, but it’s something we’re going to have to learn to live with. For many, this means changing the way they do certain things. And the things people modify most? If, where, and how they travel.
Some people choose not to travel at all, but we don’t think this is the way to go. We’d go crazy staying home all the time, and our country is too beautiful to miss out on seeing as much of it as possible. No, the better option is definitely to change how and where you travel instead, and RV travel is the perfect safe travel solution.
Avoid Common Areas
Traveling in an RV is fantastic because it allows you to avoid dirty common areas. You won’t have to use sketchy truck stop restrooms along your route, nor will you be stuck sleeping in a bed that may or may not be clean. Heck, you won’t even have to enter a hotel lobby or walk through a public hallway. Instead, you can sleep, shower, and use the restroom in your own tiny home-on-wheels. No sharing germs with strangers.
Cook Your Own Food
In addition to having your own bathroom and bedroom with you wherever you go, traveling with an RV also gives you access to your own kitchen. This is excellent because it means you can avoid less-than-clean fast food dining areas and sketchy hole-in-the-wall restaurants that may not do a great job of keeping things sanitary.
Not only that, you can also make foods that are rich in vitamins that you may not find at a restaurant, something that will help keep you healthy during your travels.
Travel to Outdoor Attractions
Most RVers choose to travel to outdoor destinations. This makes sense. After all, outdoor recreation and camping tend to go hand-in-hand. Luckily, these sorts of destinations and attractions are the safest options right now. They ensure you can distance yourself from others, and we all know it’s better to be in outdoor public spaces than cooped up indoors with a lot of other people. All the more reason to try RVing right now!
Health Benefits of Spending Time in Nature
Not only will traveling in an RV help keep you healthy by both helping you avoid germs and motivating you to cook healthier meals for yourself, it could also help by encouraging you to spend more time outside. You see, time in nature is hugely beneficial to our mental and physical health.
This means that going on that RV vacation, exploring that national park, and going on that hike could help you avoid illness while also putting you in a better emotional state.
It’s no secret that the last two years have been stressful. It seems like the punches keep coming one after another, and nobody is able to keep up. If you’ve been feeling this stress and it’s getting to be too much, spending some time outside might be exactly what you need to unwind and reset.
Increase Vitamin D
A huge percentage of our population suffers from a vitamin D deficiency. This can cause all sorts of issues, including depression and a weakened immune system. Clearly, nobody wants to have a weakened immune system right now, and for obvious reasons, depression is on the rise, so getting plenty of vitamin D is more important now than ever.
More people than ever before are working from home. This is fantastic for a number of reasons—but it can lead to problems, particularly if you have trouble concentrating. With all that’s going on in our world today, concentrating is difficult for most of us, and studies have shown that spending time outside can really help with this.
Why not take your home office on the road and find a beautiful place to set up camp so you can do your work outdoors and increase your focus?
Lower Your Blood Pressure
Getting outside has also been proven to lower blood pressure and heart rate. Considering that COVID can cause long-term problems for those with high blood pressure and heart problems, it only makes sense to spend more time outside to try to help get your heart in the best shape it can be in.
Parking your RV in beautiful places might be just the push you need to get outside and start exploring nature.