Living the RV Dream

Why RVing is the freedom lifestyle

Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco and as RVers we also get to fall in love with attractive destinations and off-beat attractions. No matter where you love to roam, the U.S. and Canada have many spectacular road trips and terrific destinations.

Seaside, Florida © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

The attraction of recreational vehicle travel is to see the country, visit new places, meet interesting people, and experience the freedom of the open road. As we explore North America by RV, natural beauty abounds when least expected, and surprises wait at every turn of the road. Each journey we take represents a passage, whether it’s an adventure to a new province or state, a day trip to a new attraction, or an outing with friends!

Macon, Georgia © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

You may have found yourself aboard a commercial jet at one time or another and thinking to yourself, “I sure wish I was 30,000 feet below cruising down the highway in an RV.”

There’s a lot of country out there—big, beautiful, so much to see and explore. And when you fly to your destination, you’re missing most of it—the landscapes, the views, the quirky roadside attractions. You lose the chance to experience all the special little stops that exist along the roads and byways.

Raccoon State Recreation Area, Indiana © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Everyone should experience traveling the country in an RV. There is no other way of travel that compares. You can enjoy the scenic wonders of nature without compromising on comfort no matter where you travel.

Living the dream of traveling throughout North America in an RV with freedom as the key word every day—freedom to travel, freedom to stop, freedom to enjoy life, and freedom to meet new and old friends. Freedom to do what we wish to do, when we wish to do it!

Historic Georgetown, Kentucky © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

In addition to the freedom, spontaneity, and unrestricted pleasure I am able to photograph and write about our travels and the wonderful views and sights that we encounter and to share these experiences with others via a blog.

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Freedom—this word holds different and perhaps quite disparate definitions for each person. What freedom means to me may be called lack of security or instability for another person.

Opportunities to explore new places or revisit favorite spots are experiences that we accept as challenging and rewarding. For others freedom may be very frightening, startling, and absolutely scary.

Historic Mesilla, New Mexico © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Non-RVers are often puzzled at our lifestyle and seemingly lack of security. My responses to their queries are much the same each time. My security is found in my freedom and in the spontaneity to move about the country when and where we prefer.

Freedom and independence are descriptive terms for the lifestyle of those who choose to travel without restraint and with no restrictions. We each make our own choices of where to go and what to do.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Freedom may require a great effort for many people, ample compromise, and significant life adjustments, but the resulting lifestyle makes the effort worthwhile.

Incidentally, the Freedom approach can be accomplished using virtually any type of RV from tent camper, old travel trailer or motorhome to a million dollar Prevost.

Vista del Sol RV Resort, Bullhead City, Arizona © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

The attitude is in the heart and mind. After all, isn’t dreaming about places totally new to us—and seeing old favorites in a new light—why we travel in the first place?

Ansel Adams once said, “Sometimes I do get to places when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.”

Murphys, California © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Remember to bring your camera.


Worth Pondering…

Enjoy your journey—RV living is the freedom lifestyle.