Wednesday, November 29, 2023


Are you happier with a group or alone?

Are you happiest participating in group activities or spending time alone or with a few close friends? Inquiring minds want to know.

That’s our question this week. And if you do prefer to spend time alone or in small groups, we’d like to recommend the wonderful book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.

Please feel free to leave a comment.

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Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.



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Neil...aka..neil (@guest_19042)
5 years ago

I don’t mind meeting new people now and then but I also love the stark beauty of a remote campsite. I’ve spent years traveling by motorcycle and going with whatever flow that happens to be going my way. Last summer I finished a solo 2000 mile motorcycle camping trip through Canada. I had a great time and spoke to nearly no one for almost two weeks. The few people I did speak to were great. I’m sure it’ll be similar with the RV

Daniel (@guest_17694)
5 years ago

It would be nice to meet a lot of people and make new friends but sometimes especially in CG with many seasonals/annuals, it can be very hard to join them in their activities. Your an outsider just passing through “my campground”. not everywhere but some places.

Michael (@guest_17680)
5 years ago

Great topic! I’ve always enjoyed the peace and quiet of the outdoors and my favorite time at the campground is on Sunday when everyone leaves. Not that I’m anti social, but when the campground density far exceeds that of my subdivision, I’d just a soon as sit on my back porch at home.
As for organized events, 90% of the time no. Depends on my schedule and inclination.

Rory Roberts (@guest_17673)
5 years ago

These planned and supervised events @ many RV parks and resorts remind me of class trips when I was in school. I prefer a small group or simply plan to take in the local attractions by myself. I talk to the locals and get lots of great info on where to go, and I really enjoy being able to linger and drink in the things that really interest me. My idea of BBQ is not a grilled dog or Hamburger. But I sometimes attend these events, just to meet some of my neighbors in a social setting. But not that often….

Jo Casey (@guest_17650)
5 years ago

Interesting results. With all of those big gatherings, I thought we were the only ones who prefer to just smile and wave when we are camping and travel only with close family. The multitude of parks that advertise their group activities led me to believe that most people enjoy that, but 4% is hardly worth catering to.

Glenda Alexander (@guest_17595)
5 years ago

I belong to several groups: my RV club, exercise class, church groups, etc., and enjoy the camaraderie. I like some group events but not the “Let’s keep it moving folks” type events mentioned by Hank Hoyt. I prefer to visit museums, galleries, etc., either alone or with a couple of friends so I can linger at the things that interest me. However, my philosophy is that a little is better than none at all in those cases.

Mountain Man (@guest_17588)
5 years ago

Give me a boon dock spot far from the beaten path, my dog and cat, and a good book without any interruptions. Not that I don’t like people, I just prefer to choose the time and spot to be around them.

RV Staff
5 years ago
Reply to  Mountain Man

Ha ha! I read your comment and thought, “That sounds just like me!” And then I read your handle, “Mountain Man.” Well, my handle (and vehicle license plates, email address, etc.) is “Mountain Mama” (and has been for decades)! So, I was right — just like me! Luckily I have some beautiful mountain property on a creek to escape to. Thanks for writing! 😀 –Diane at aka Mountain Mama

Steven St. Martin KG6VVO (@guest_17575)
5 years ago

I’m going to Quartzsite for 2 weeks first Quatzfest for Ham radio then to David Boot for OOB fest so I like large groups

hank hoyt (@guest_17541)
5 years ago

Not much for “Group Activities” as I don’t have much of a herd mentality. I do enjoy a covered dish get together or similar event, just not much for the trips to a museum, art gallery or other “Let’s keep it moving folks” type events. Rather do that stuff on my own taking my time. The “If it’s Tuesday it must be Belgium” mentality is beyond my comprehension.

Bob Godfrey (@guest_17535)
5 years ago

My wife and I prefer to visit as many places of interest as possible and do quite a bit of hiking and photographing. We tend not to sit around a campfire and eat/drink. We’re usually worn out by day’s end. It’s a great life out there!

Tommy Molnar (@guest_17530)
5 years ago

I still prefer just the company of my wife, but occasionally we’ll take a trip with one other couple. There’s only two or three other couples I want to spend more than an afternoon with, and we sometimes travel with one of them. This is why we go to Quartzsite AFTER the big hullabaloo in January . . .

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