You've long waited for the summer planning for a memorable trip with your kids. Considering the time you're going to spend on the road, the food the kids are going to devour, and the mess they are going to make, you have probably considered not going at all! But hey, it's the summer, the kids are out of school, the weather is perfect, and there's just no reason not to go, so you still push through on the road with them.
One of the many considerations to take into account when planning a road trip with kids is their comfort. Traveling is enjoyable and exciting, but when you have rowdy, unhappy kids on board? It certainly can suck out the fun in the experience. Thus, making sure they are entertained and comfortable at all times is a must. I repeat, at all times.
A long road trip with kids requires lots of entertaining activities, food, and tons of patience. Keeping your kids fed and entertained will not only make them a little more controllable, but it will also give them better opportunities to enjoy the trip. With all of these in mind, hiring a recreational vehicle (RV), or a motorhome, can be an excellent choice as this is most important ever to a number fo people who are much involved in this.
But why should you even consider hiring an RV? Apart from what I already mentioned, hiring an RV for an extended road trip does present with lots of advantages. Here are some:
1. It can save you money
When planning a trip with the family, expenses such as hotels, food, and gas should be considered. Although gas costs on an RV can be quite steep, you actually save money on the other expenses.
Hiring an RV does not require you to book a hotel or hotels if you'll be having frequent stops. A hotel room for a family typically starts from $150 per night at the minimum. Consider a better location and hotel service, and this can go up a few hundred more. Worse, if you have a huge family, one room may not be enough for everyone. While an RV parking rental can cost you only $25 to $40.
Another thing to take note of is your family meals. For long trips, you can be on the road for hours and stop for meals is necessary. With an RV, you can simply bring your groceries with you on the trip and cook for the whole family at a considerably lower cost. A restaurant meal for four can cost $100, while a week-long grocery supply for the same number of people can range from $150 to $200.
Consider also the rental price rental for your RV. Some rental companies offer lower rates for longer travels. Look for companies who can give you a quote for the number of days you will be on the road. They should be able to give you estimated RV rental prices for a week, two weeks, or even a month.
2. It is convenient and comfortable
An RV is called a motorhome for nothing. It literally is your home, only with wheels! Comfortable sleeping areas, an accessible toilet, and a functional entertainment system are must have especially when you’re traveling with kids. You can even bring game boards for your children to be busy with.
3. You can travel at your own pace
Another major benefit of traveling in an RV is you're not restricted to follow fixed transport schedules. This means that there are no bus or flight schedules to miss, which admittedly happens a lot especially when you have kids in tow. You leave at your own schedule, stop when you feel the need to, sleep cozily with your blanket whenever you want, and just manage the whole trip as you wish. Traveling at your own pace can be a great way to bond with your kids, do activities together, and just enjoy the family time together.
4. You can make memories with your kids
A road trip in itself is a great way to catch up and bond with the family. Imagine being in an enclosed space with limited internet access, you certainly can talk to your kids more in this setting. Road tripping on an RV takes the experience to a whole another level. You can read bedtime stories, have your children help you with preparing and cooking your food, watch a movie with them, or play board games – these activities and many others definitely can create lasting memories for your children. Bonding with them in a motorhome is a story they'd be excited to tell their friends when they go back to school.
5. It lets you experience the outdoors
The flexibility of traveling in a motorhome is that you can make stops on whatever fancies you on the road. Visiting a national park along the road, or spending the night camping outdoors is a great experience for you and your children. You can also go fishing or hiking. When you travel in a motorhome, you can do side activities that your kids will definitely enjoy.
6. You can travel with your pet
Pet owners know how difficult it can be to leave your pet with a sitter or at a boarding home when you're on for a long road trip. With an RV, you won't have any issues with bringing your pet with you, as he or she can be as comfortable as possible. Plus, he or she can be part of the fun memories with the whole family!
Traveling is exhilarating and thrilling for everyone. Your kids get excited thinking about all the fun things they can experience while on the road. A comfortable, safe, and enjoyable road trip can widen your children’s experiences and opens them up to different adventures. Renting an RV for your summer travel is an excellent choice to make sure that your kids get to enjoy the ride while still cozy, fed, and satisfied the whole time.