Time glides with undiscover’d haste
The future but a length behind the past.
I’m trying to squeeze in all of the things I didn’t get to do this year into these last remaining days of 2020. Truth be told, we weren’t able to do a lot of things.
The End is almost here!
This is article # 704 since my first post on January 16, 2019. Okay, the end isn’t near, but the end of the year is almost here, and it’s time to think about wrap-ups as 2020 draws to a close. The end of the year is the traditional time for doing a summary and some reflection.
Looking back there were certain events and articles that kindled reader interests. Thank you for reading and returning frequently to read my latest articles. Thank you for your continuing support!
We can all agree this was a year like no other, at times feeling like a refugee from reality. As the year mercifully comes to a close, RVing with Rex celebrates the must reads that you loved the most over the past 12 months. I’ll start off by doing a sincere thank you so much for reading this year.
It’s always fascinating to look back and see what stories enjoyed the most readership and interest that year. The results often confound my expectations.
Today, I’m delighted to bring you RVing with Rex’s Best of 2020: a collection of articles about RVing and the RV Lifestyle.
RVing with Rex readership in 2020 smashed the prior year numbers with an incredible 168,247 unique visitors and 357,560 page views. So what was the most popular article of the year?
We check our readership data for several important reasons. First and foremost, I want to keep my finger on the pulse of what my readers actually want to read. While it’s tempting to assume I know what you want to read—my gut and personal preferences have some definite opinions—but the data is the reality.
This is actually a relief as it gives me a concrete direction on what types of content to focus on going forward. I can’t always provide the content that’s most wanted as I attempt to keep the blog well-rounded and offer something for all RVers—and wanna-bes—but the readership data is a fantastic guide.
RVing with Rex would like to wish its readers a safe and happy New Years.
Here are the top 10 most read and most popular RVing with Rex posts of the year, listed in the order of their readership numbers.
And the most popular article of 2020 is…
You don’t have to be Bear Grylls to enjoy a camping trip; there are options for every camping skill level and travel taste
Number Page Views: 63,859
Originally Posted: September 3, 2020
Make sure to avoid the following rookie mistakes
Number Page Views: 30,473
Originally Posted: August 24, 2020
Follow Highway 89A and hold on tight
Number Page Views: 23,353
Originally Posted: September 3, 2020
They rarely make Instagram but vast national monuments offer spectacular beauty and wilderness adventure
Number Page Views: 16,606
Originally Posted: November 3, 2020
A guide to the best RV parks near the most popular national parks
Number Page Views: 13,073
Originally Posted: August 2, 2020
These underdogs can hold their own against the national parks any day
Number Page Views: 12,862
Originally Posted: August 8, 2020
Are you looking for a special bucket list destination? An inspiration for an once-in-a-lifetime trip?
Number Page Views: 11,512
Originally Posted: August 29, 2020
Edisto Island is one of the few surviving unspoiled beach communities in the U.S.
Number Page Views: 6,791
Originally Posted: February 19, 2020
Soaring peaks and deep red canyons around every bend
Number Page Views: 4,690
Originally Posted: August 9, 2020
This road trips goes from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park to Prescott to Williams to the Grand Canyon to Mojave National Preserve and back to LA
Number Page Views: 4,485
Originally Posted: July 26, 2020
A Happy New Year to all my readers. Best wishes for 2021. Find what brings you joy and go there.
May the months ahead be filled with great RVing experiences! Remember, the journey, and not the destination, is the joy of RVing. Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in an RV.
Happy Trails. Life is an adventure. Enjoy your journey.
Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light,
The year is dying in the night.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow,
The year is going, let him go.
—Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)