RV’ing During Retirement: Seniors Traveling During a Pandemic

Greenwald & Gerke Realty Team


October 7, 2020

Have your dreams of international travel in retirement been put on hold because of COVID-19? The pandemic put a sudden stop to travel because of the restrictions to minimize the spread of this virus. But just because your goal of seeing the Eiffel Tower won’t be happening this year, it doesn’t mean that you need to sit at home and wait for the pandemic to go away. Plenty of travel and adventure opportunities are available without leaving the United States.

RV’ing is one solution that is booming in popularity right now. Since people want to enjoy a getaway while maintaining social distancing, traveling in an RV is a great solution. RV’ing has been a choice for many seniors over the years, and it is now more common than ever.

RV’ing Tips for Seniors

Before you hit the road, it’s important that you know the unique challenges you might be facing. Here are a few tips every senior should consider to ensure they have a healthy, safe, enjoyable experience.

  • Rent First: Before spending a portion of your retirement savings on an RV, consider renting first to see if you like traveling by RV.
  • Physical Requirements: Certain physical demands come with the RV lifestyle. For example, you will need to be able to climb in and out of the RV, clean the water tanks, and set up camp at each new location.
  • Senior Discounts: Did you know that many campgrounds and national parks offer discounts for seniors? Take advantage of the savings by asking about available discounts when buying passes and entrance fees.
  • Safe Shopping: You’ll need to buy groceries along the way, which is why it can be helpful to look for curbside pickup in the areas you are visiting. If you don’t feel comfortable going into the grocery stores, then some grocery chains provide online ordering and curbside pickup.
  • Medical Care: If you take a prescription, be prepared with enough medication to cover the time you will be away. Also, it’s helpful to talk to your doctor about telemedicine services if you need to ask questions while you are on the road.
Whether you choose RV’ing or local wine country getaways, there are options to enjoy your retirement lifestyle to the fullest. At Greenwald & Gerke, we’re committed to helping you maximize your retirement years. Talk to us to learn more about available retirement real estate services: (844) 782-9674.
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