We purchased our first RV seven years ago because we had a serious case of wanderlust and a set of brand new twin babies. An RV seemed like the most affordable and comfortable way to keep traveling, even with all the complexities that these little guys had brought into our lives.
That pop up camper purchase ended up being the perfect decision for us, and we have been able to travel more than we ever dreamed possible when we initially decided to test out the RV lifestyle. Over the years, we kept going farther away from home and spending more time on the road.
To be honest, it rarely occurred to us to camp where we live on the New Jersey shore. If we were going to plan a getaway, pack up the gear, and hitch up the RV, we thought the bigger the trip the better. It took us awhile to realize we were missing out on one of the best RV experiences there is – camping close to home.
Once we spent our first weekend at a campground about 30 miles away from our house, we were completely hooked. While big RV trips far from home are exciting and energizing, shorter RV trips close to home are relaxing and peaceful. And let’s face it…they are a lot easier to pull off for working parents with busy kids!