Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.
Following my husband’s unexpected death last year I decided to retire, sell everything, and travel full-time in an RV doing all the things and seeing all the places we planned to do before our plans were cut short. My question is, is it just a foolish fantasy for a single older woman (I’m 61) to set out traveling around the country in an RV by myself? —Sarah
The only “foolish fantasy” that I can see is seeing yourself as an “older woman,” the implication being that you are incapable of such a plan. Nonsense. There are plenty of unattached women (and men) of all ages roaming the country in RVs, so think of your plan as embarking on the next phase – and adventure – of your life, what could be a most enlightening and satisfying lifestyle for the years ahead.
And you don’t have to feel alone and vulnerable as a single RVer on the road. Here are a few popular singles groups that you might consider checking out as they supply not only companionship, but also help and assistance when needed, have rallies, campouts, and social get-togethers, and often form small travel groups.
SOLOS, The Escapees Singles Club’s purpose is to share information and camaraderie among Escapees who travel as singles. Memberships are $10 per year and include the newsletter and annual membership directory.
Loners on Wheels (LoW) states on their website, “We are Family! You are not alone anymore!” LoW has Chapters in most U.S. states who have monthly camp-outs or other activities.
Wandering Individuals Network (WIN) is the premiere RV club for singles. They are an active, adventurous club open to single campers and solo travelers of all ages with an average of 80 caravans, circuits, and gatherings each year, with activities like hiking, biking, sightseeing, kayaking, boat tours, museums, plays, factory tours, and more.
Also check out the recent post on RVtravel.com about RVing women.
Do you have a question for Bob? Email him at bob.rvtravel (at) gmail.com .