You’ll (hopefully!) plan quite a few trips in your life, but none of them will be as special as your honeymoon.
Celebrating your brand-new marriage and new life by zipping away to some beautiful destination with your sweetheart… well, there’s just nothing quite like that, no matter what adventures you get up to further on down the road.
We know you have a lot of options to think over when you’re planning your honeymoon, and also that sticking to a travel budget can be a major consideration — especially after a big (and expensive) wedding.
That’s why we’re here to talk to you about the benefits of taking your honeymoon by RV, including everything you need to know about choosing a destination, stocking up on camping essentials, and even finding the perfect RV rental.
Benefits of RV Vacations
Let’s start at the top: Why would you want to take your honeymoon in an RV in the first place?
The better question is, why wouldn’t you? In an RV, you’re in total control of your route and itinerary; there’s no risk of facing a flight delay or finding your hotel room’s been downgraded or rebooked. You know exactly where you and your new spouse will sleep each night and exactly when the sheets were last laundered. You even have the option to make each others’ favorite meals in your very own kitchen.
Plus, an RV brings you all the liberty of the open road. You can carefully route an exciting trip with multiple stops, but still be open to staying an extra day or taking the turn down that interesting-looking back road on a whim. And, of course, your RV experience is totally private; you don’t share walls with anybody. That’s one perk newly-wedded couples are sure to appreciate!
Now, as far as actual RV camping rates are concerned, we’ll give it to you straight: renting an RV isn’t always the cheapest travel option. But compared to hefty airfare fees and luxury hotels, you might be surprised at how affordable, and sometimes even cheap, RV vacations can be.
Depending on the type of RV you choose to rent and how long you keep it, you might be looking at paying as much as $250 per day of rental, or as little as $50 or less. It also depends on where you rent your RV from; private owners renting their rigs on the peer-to-peer rental market generally tend to list their vehicles much more cheaply than the ones you’ll find at big, commercial dealerships!
Romantic RV Destinations
Still not convinced?
Well, you might be when we start talking about some of the fantastic RV trip ideas you and your sweetheart could take on. After all, when it comes to RV vacation destinations, you’re not limited by flight paths. You can go anywhere you want, stay as long as you feel like, and take your sweet time getting there!
One popular RV trip across America is to take a National Parks RV tour, including stops at several of the most famous and beautiful natural sites in the country. You won’t want to miss classics like the Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree, Yellowstone, or Yosemite… but don’t rule out some of the less-celebrated parks, either! From Florida’s Everglades to Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave, there’s awe-inspiring beauty all over our great country.
Or maybe you’ll take the trip from coast to coast, stopping in a variety of great American cities along the way. Cruise across I10, exploring New Orleans, Austin, and San Diego, or get your kicks on Route 66, singing all the way from Chicago to Los Angeles. No matter how you cut it, cross country road trips are some of the best US RV vacations out there — and there are so many routes to choose from.
Luxury RV Vacations
Another reason we love the idea of an RV honeymoon? Well, RV trips are some of the most romantic getaways out there. Like we already discussed, you’re basically traveling in your own private love den — one whose beautiful window view is totally customizable.
Whether you’re boondocking or staying at a developed campground with luxurious amenities like a rec room and a pool, RV parks can be a perfect mix of social activity and private moments for new couples. Take a break from staring wistfully into each others’ eyes and trade a few campfire stories with your neighbors over the fire, knowing you always have the option to escape into the seclusion of your rig when you’re ready to be alone together.
Boondocking, or dispersed camping, is even better; you might not even have any neighbors for miles. Talk about a private romantic getaway!
Honeymoon in an RV
By now, we’re sure you’re coming around to our way of thinking: honeymooning in an RV is a sure way to travel on the road to romance.
But one more thing we totally adore about RV honeymoons as opposed to other types of travel? The fun and collaborative act of choosing vacation routes together.
Sure, you could designate one of you to be the RV vacation planner… but we much prefer the option of hand-crafting the perfect trip together. What’s more romantic than creating your dream getaway with each other, learning about which destinations top your sweetheart’s list and their preferred activities once they get there? Maybe you’re psyched to take on strenuous hiking trails, but your new hubby is a little bit, shall we say, indoorsy; maybe you can’t wait to explore every big city on the map, but bae is more drawn to boondocking in the wild.
Or maybe you’re both on the exact same page, and reveal your list of must-dos only to discover it’s identical to your partners.
Whichever way you slice it, you’re both bound to learn new things about both yourself and your new husband or wife, and to explore and discover new destinations and activities while you’re at it. And in an RV, it’s all under your control, totally customizable to your experience!
And like we said… I mean, it literally comes with a bed already in there. What better argument could we make? 😉