The Motorhome Experience: How to Enjoy Nature in a Motorhome


Traveling in a recreational vehicle is an opportunity for adventure. Whether it’s the access to home-style amenities, the wide-open spaces for personal belongings, or the feeling of togetherness with your family members, the RV lifestyle is a unique experience for outdoor exploration.

Touring in a motorhome is a great way to get up-close and personal with your natural surroundings without sacrificing the comforts of home. In this article, we’ll discuss how traveling in an RV can help you connect on a deeper level with your surroundings so you can turn your vacation into a lifelong memory.  

Seven Benefits of Exploring Nature in an RV

Why not make your nature exploration trip as pleasant as possible. Whether you’re seeking a multi-day or a week-long adventure, here are some benefits of touring in a motorhome.

Disconnect from the city life

At some point, we’ve all found ourselves consumed by the hassles of city life. Our jobs require online interaction, our phones take up our attention, and even rush-hour traffic seems overwhelming at times. With so much happening in our lives, it becomes difficult to disconnect from the real world and seek solace in the outdoors. 

Taking an RV across scenic destinations can help you fully appreciate scenic landscapes up-close while taking a much-needed break from the active world. 

Travel as a minimalist

To some extent, we’re all attached to our possessions. Whether it’s our laptops, phones, or cars, we latch on to a consumer lifestyle hoping to find some happiness. Traveling in an RV is an opportunity to re-examine what is truly valuable in your life. 

Is it the latest iPhone, or is it the time spent touring Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado? While you can certainly pack several possessions on your trip, touring in a motorhome means taking only what is necessary for your trip and appreciating your natural surroundings without unnecessary distractions.

Learn about your surroundings

Ever wonder about the history surrounding a national park? Or how about basic survival skills in the wild? There is no better way to learn about the unique culture and aspects of outdoor exploration than by embarking on an RV adventure.

Several state parks throughout the country provide educational resources and programs to help visitors learn more about their destinations. Since you’ll be traveling in an RV from point A to point B, you can learn as much as you want through state-wide interactive programs or by hitting the trails with your binoculars. 

Go on a boondocking adventure

Also referred to as “dry camping,” boondocking is a form of camping without water, sewer, or electrical hookups. This means camping without the usual amenities or hookups you would find at an RV site. While this may seem inconvenient, boondocking is a great way to revive your inner psyche and develop a personal connection with the natural world. It’s just you and your surroundings.

If you're looking for boondocking locations, you can look into dispersed camping sites with no hookups or off-grid primitive campsites.

Travel with home amenities

Touring in a motorhome is supposed to be comfortable, not disruptive. As an RV traveler, you can bring the comforts of home on the road. Provided you limit the number of items you take with you, motorhomes are designed to enhance a home lifestyle while allowing you to explore scenic destinations.

Enjoy heating your hot pocket snack and admiring the lush forest around you. Better yet, lie on your favorite mattress at night while taking in the night sky.

Meeting new people

The RV community is composed of close-knit individuals seeking adventures in the wild. While you can enjoy a solo backpacking trip into the wilderness, there’s something so refreshing about connecting with others and reminiscing about personal outdoor experiences.

If you’re camping in an RV-designated spot, chances are there are other campers nearby. Don’t be afraid to reach out and start a friendly conversation. You’ll find that bonding with others is a great way to truly appreciate exotic destinations and make the most out of your adventures together.

Vacation flexibility

When you travel in an RV, you decide on a destination, what activities to pursue, and explore your surroundings without any constraints. In other words, you are in control of the journey. If you want to extend your trip by exploring the canyons of Utah, you can do that. Are you hoping to go on a week-long backcountry adventure? You can do that as well.

Immerse yourself in your surroundings without the obstructions that come with other forms of travel.

Explore With Cruise America

Touring in a motorhome is an opportunity to explore new destinations, disconnect from the modern world, and appreciate the wonders of this planet. If you’re hoping to start your journey with a recreational vehicle, Cruise America can get you started.

Get up close to nature with one of our fully-equipped RV rentals. We also offer several rental options to accommodate long-term housing needs or pre-owned RVs for sale.

Contact us for more information.