Sometimes, due to timing, distance and other circumstances, traveling by air is necessary for even the most robust full-time RVer. Especially if you are traveling overseas. We’re not quite there yet with the RV that converts to a high-speed powerboat, although I believe there are some innovative prototypes out there.
…you sit crammed into small spaces with the guy next to you who’s head is about to land on your shoulder when he goes into a deep sleep…
It never fails that whenever I fly to a destination rather than drive Gypsy Rose, I always miss her. The convenience of turning your key and driving to your next destination without all of the hassles that air travel and airports add to a trip is like no other. In an RV you have all of the comforts of home. As a matter of fact, it is your home.
On a plane you have to share bathrooms with strangers, you sit crammed into small spaces with the guy next to you who’s head is about to land on your shoulder when he goes into a deep sleep, you have to deal with security checks, long lines, baggage and so much more. The upside? You can sleep in transit, get to your destination quicker (although that’s not always the case) and you get a drink with a little pack of pretzels that you can scarf down in about two seconds.
The fact that you don’t even have to pack when RV traveling is a wonderful feeling. It really is a get-up-and-go situation. You can even forget to put on your pants and climb into the driver’s seat and away you go. Try doing that on a plane filled with a hundred people.
But alas the lure of traveling to exotic, interesting, far-off places around the world still keeps me tolerant (although at times, barely tolerant) of the inconvenience of air travel. No pain, no gain as they say. So off we go, whether it’s on wheels behind the driver’s seat without pants on or on a plane soaring through the sky to our next destination.
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