There’s nothing quite like a road trip to really enjoy your life and open up the possibility of adventure and creating amazing new memories. The problem for many of us is that budgets always seem too tight. The good news is that there are many great road trips out there if you’re willing to go off the beaten path and use some smart planning, starting with getting the best deal on your RV rental and getting ready to enjoy an amazing upcoming adventure on the road!
#1: Follow the Mississippi River
This can technically work with many other rivers, but save money and open up the possibilities by choosing a section of the mighty Mississippi and visiting the local river towns. From Minnesota to Louisiana, this river is filled with amazing scenery, inexpensive beautiful campsites, and plenty to see.
Many small river towns are hidden treasures offering fun things to do, interesting out of the way places to see, and inexpensive options when it comes to places to eat or things to do – so plan out a section and follow the river!
#2: Route 66
If you’re going to go to the trouble of getting a quality RV rental then why not use it to explore the famous Route 66? Lined with modern towns and many lost in time, this route goes across the entire country and each section offers a very unique area appearance, culture, and many inexpensive but fascinating things to do and see, all while following a road that is like a living piece of history.
#3: Historic Columbia River Highway in Oregon
The Pacific Northwest has an amazing variety of places that are worth visiting, and while some have become crowded and over-priced because of their popularity, there are many inexpensive options left. This doesn’t mean you have to settle for second rate quality, either. If you’re like me and like to wander around a wide expanse at your leisure then the Columbia River Highway is a great road trip destination.
Featuring a 74 mile run outside of Portland that follows some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the entire country, you can see the famed Columbia River Gorge, find inexpensive camping options, and you’ll find no shortage of places to check out or new experiences. A fantastic NW option.
#4: Jenny Lake Wyoming
Jenny Lake, Wyoming has all the beauty and majesty of National Parks like Yellowstone, but is far less known and doesn’t have the massive amount of traffic or the high prices that influx brings. Beautiful, scenic, and with a lot of Old West and small town charm, there’s a lot to love about the RV camping options when visiting one of the truly undiscovered gems of the U.S.
#5: Bottom of Route 1 Florida (The Keys Highway)
While many people think expensive when they think of the Florida Keys, there’s a lot more on that long stretch than Key Largo and Key West. Each major key like Islamorada, Big Key Pine, or Key West have very distinctively different paces, local environments, and plenty of campsites for your RV, each offering inexpensive options while you see how each Key is wonderfully different while road tripping over 113 miles of roads and 42 oversea bridges: including the famous 7 Mile Bridge!
Don’t let expense hold you back from the great memories ahead! Get your RV rental taken care of and enjoy the open road to follow!