According to Forbes, an increasing number of people are camping these days, especially Millennials and Gen Xers who’ve been trying out various ways to spend their nights in the great outdoors. The publication notes that while more than half of new campers choose tent camping, about a fifth head out to enjoy it in an RV, but that number has been on the increase too.
If purchasing a new recreational vehicle isn’t something you’re sure about doing because you haven’t tried it yet, you might think about renting one instead with RV rental in Ontario and many other places across North America that will allow you to get out on the road, experience new destinations and the joys of RV camping. Still not convinced? Here are just a few reasons to make it happen.
The Health Benefits
Getting out in the great outdoors is not only fun, but it also brings multiple benefits to your physical and mental health. Going for a walk, especially immersed in nature, like hiking through the woods, is fantastic for relieving stress, and while the reduction of stress is a huge benefit to your health, being outside brings even more. It encourages connecting with the mind, body, and soul which can aid healing from many different conditions, especially stress-related issues, like anxiety, depression, digestive problems, insomnia, and chronic pain.
Spending Your Nights in Places Where Hotels Don’t Exist
Of course, you could travel to various places to enjoy the great outdoors and stay in a hotel, but RV camping will allow you to really get out there, staying in or around national parks and remote areas where there aren’t any hotels. When you’re in an RV, you’ll be right there in the heart of it all – you might even step out your door and find a buffalo lounging in front, something that happens frequently in places like Yellowstone.
Hotel nights are almost always a lot more than what you’d pay to park your RV, usually at least $100+ per night, depending on the destination, especially if it’s close to a major city or popular tourist attractions. Parking an RV generally ranges around $20 to $50 a night and in some cases, it can even be free.
Bring the Comforts of Home
If you don’t like the idea of tent camping, sacrificing the comforts of home, if you travel in an RV, you can bring it all, from your espresso maker to satellite TV. You won’t have to miss the big game, you can watch it while you’re camping – just don’t stay glued to it the entire time or you’ll miss out on the benefits of fresh air and outdoor activities. You four-legged friends can come too. Fido and Fluffy probably love getting outdoors – and love it even more that they won’t have to ensure being separated and stuck in a kennel. They can enjoy hikes with you and you’ll save on the expense of having to board them or pay someone else to watch them.
Skip the Airport Hassles
Flying can be a major hassle these days not to mention the expense and airfare for a family, even if it’s just three people, can get rather pricey. Vacationing in an RV means no need to worry about having to limit what you bring or enduring long security lines and cramped seats.