Travel Tips for Senior RVers

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After decades of the same old same old, being out on the open road without the same responsibilities and care is very exciting. You’ve probably seen the bumper sticker that says, “I’m spending my kids’ inheritance” or heard of the new acronym “SKI”. Well there really is something to that. So, why not enjoy yourself without the guilt.
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Tips on making the transition easier
  • For first timers, match the vehicle to the kinds of trips you want to take. The longer you’re gone, the more appealing conveniences of home will seem.
  • Make sure you refill any prescriptions before embarking on travels.
  • Always ask for senior discounts at tourist locations, campsites, hotels, restaurants, etc.
  • Ask your insurance agent about price breaks for seniors and look into other options, companies that specialize in senior insurance benefits.
  • Inquire about membership costs and benefits for joining clubs such as AAA or AARP.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can do so without great effort. Do moderate exercise (like walking every day), eat well and get a good night’s sleep. It’s easy to become sick, and it gets harder to remain healthy.
  • Check what medical facilities are available to you in case of an emergency.
  • Have annual checkups, especially before any major travel plans.
  • Don’t stress the small stuff and don’t dwell in the past. Don’t let the past drag you down or allow the future frighten you.
  • Stay in touch with family and friends, call, skype, facetime, email, Whatsapp, or whatever.
  • It’s also never too late to make new friends. Don’t surround yourself with bitter and surly people, they will only bring you down and rub off on you.
  • Experiment, try new things and go new places. Push your boundaries. RV travel really lends itself to providing you with opportunities, challenges and rewards that keep you young.
  • Check out blogs and RV travel websites. Those living the RV lifestyle are eager to share what they’ve learned; from trip planning to repairs, there’s a host of networks to go to for advice.
  • Divorced or Widowed? Look for a new companion to share the joy of travel and RVin’.
  • Spend quality time with the grandchildren; they will keep you feeling youthful and gay.
  • RVs may qualify as second home tax breaks on your tax returns, consult your accountant.
  • If you abandoned your hobbies and interest in lieu of work and raising your family, now is a great time to restart or get new interests. Take them on the road with you. They will keep you mentally agile.
  • Adopt a cat or a dog or volunteer at an animal shelter. Pets are known to have a calming effect and lower the blood pressure of the owners
  • Finally find things to be grateful for every day this provides you with a great perspective on life.
  • Do something nice for someone weekly if not daily, especially strangers.
  • Journal and/or work on a family tree. This makes a wonderful gift for your children and grandchild. Chronicle family stories. Most people regret not asking family elders about family history before it is too late.
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