Most RVers know the benefits of RV travel on their wallet, it is one of the best ways to see the country or the world on a budget. RVing has also shown to have significant positive influence in several other aspects of RVer’s lives as well. These non-financial benefits are what we want to explore today. Here are some of the ways that RVing has been shown to give you a better quality of life.
How RV Travel Can Help You Live a Better Life
Stronger Relationships and Family Ties
RVing is a lot about togetherness, hanging out by the fire and going on excursions together and this togetherness bleeds into day-to-day life. The majority of RVers polled stated that RVing led them to stronger bonds and stronger feelings of closeness with 68% of couples reporting that they felt their relationship was stronger while RVing according to a study conducted by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA.) If you’re looking for a way to strengthen your family’s bonds than RVing may be a great outlet. A strong, close family can generally help ease stress in other portions of your life.
Travel is usually meant to be a way to reduce stress but sometimes travel and vacationing itself can be a big stressor. Not so with the majority of RVers, in the same RVIA study 65% of those surveyed reported that RVing helps to reduce stress in their everyday lives. Stress can cause everything from poor work performance to declining health so any way you can reduce stress in your life is beneficial, so why not use RVing to help you lead a better more carefree life.
RVing isn’t always about fun in the RV itself but rather about the destinations it can take you to. Many RVers choose to go to National and State Parks or other places that tend to get people outside. With these outside adventures comes an increase in physical activity and in health. According to the RVIA study, 67 percent of those survey felt RVing lead them to a more active lifestyle while 56 percent reported that they felt RVing traveling by RV reduced their chances of illnesses and other health risks.
Active lifestyles have been proven time and time again to benefit almost every part of a person’s life including job performance, relationships, as well as physical and mental well-being. If you’re looking to engage in a more active lifestyle forget the gym, buy an RV.
Educational and Cultural Benefits
RVing can take you to many new places and help you experience plenty of other things you otherwise would be ignorant to. Whether it be taking a ranger-guided tour of geological formations, dancing in the Chinese New Year parades or sampling the local exotic cuisine, RVing can give you the tools to try and experience many new things. This open-world view is one of the great tenets and advantages to RVing, you are learning and growing as a person.
These benefits can also rub off on the children of RVers. In the RVIA report, 58% of those reporting felt that RVing with their children allows them to receive educational and cultural benefits. These are likely benefits that are difficult to find even in the classroom let alone on Saturday morning cartoons. So if you’re looking to try new things or experience something different, why not by RVing?
This is just a taste of some of the ways of how RV travel can help you live a better life. The only way to unlock these benefits is to do more RVing. Every time you hop behind the wheel just think how RVing has changed your life, take a deep breath and hit the road with a smile on your face.