Relishing Empty Nest Time
Follow the sun. For a few weeks in the winter. For months at a time. Perhaps for a year on the road. As our age increases, so, too, do the opportunities to experience all that RVing has to offer. Today’s empty nesters and retirees are on the go, and RVs can take them wherever their hearts desire, affordably, and that’s important on a fixed retirement income.
By taking your home on the road, RVs make travel and camping comfortable and accommodating, even for those with physical restrictions. RV travelers enjoy comforts like queen-sized beds and central air and heat. Many of these “condos-on-wheels” have granite and solid-surface countertops, electric fireplaces and slideout rooms that expand their interior space by about one-third at the push of a button. On-board closets and oversized basement storage space eliminate the need to pack, unpack and carry bulky suitcases. Fully equipped kitchens with side-by-side refrigerators help older RVers follow special diets, vacation more economically and cut costs by avoiding fast-food eateries and high-priced restaurants.
RV travel fosters a sense of community, offering mature travelers a valuable network of friends who share common interests. Especially popular among seniors are camping clubs, which provide an active social network on the road. Camping clubs hold annual conventions, regional rallies and other events to bring RVers together, and many participate in philanthropic projects to keep members involved in the community.
Many RV resorts and campgrounds cater to travelers without children and offer expanded facilities boasting a variety of activities such as golf, tennis, spas, yoga classes, coffee bars, on-site restaurants, sightseeing tours and social events. The relaxed RV lifestyle can help add years to your life...and zest to those years.