RVers are an adventurous bunch, and with so many places in North America to explore it seems like you’ll never get to see them all. Instead of throwing a dart on the map and hoping for the best, it makes more sense to start your 2018 RV trip planning by choosing from destinations RVers love the most.
According to Fantasy RV Tours and Creative World Travel, the five popular destinations on most RVers bucket lists are:
1. Retracing the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Imagine what it was like to explore unknown territory in 1804, but doing it from the comforts of your own home on wheels. It took Lewis and Clark over two years to traverse the 2,66 miles between St. Louis and the Oregon Coast, but you’ll only need about 45 laid-back days to follow in their footsteps.
Meander along the Missouri, Snake, and Columbia Rivers to the west coast of Oregon without the hassle of organizing your own itinerary.
Tour guides can arrange everything including living history interpreters, trips through Glacier National Park, Mount St Helens, and exploring local historical sites with ‘Clarkies’—the re-enactors and storytellers who present living history performances as your rig moves through time.
2. Polar bear migration in Canada
On the northern tundra of Manitoba, Canada the majestic polar bears and their cubs migrate and socialize along the tundra at Hudson Bay waiting for the winter freeze.
“…this is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time… it was all, and more than we had expected,” says RVers Renny and JoEllen Mitchell of Harveys Lake, PA.
In two weeks RVers like the Mitchells get once-in-a-lifetime close encounters as they travel by chartered plane and train to Churchill, Manitoba—the Polar Bear Capital of the World—where they closely view and photograph awe inspiring polar bears from the comfort and safety of a privately chartered “Tundra Buggy.”
3. The Maritime Provinces
Canada makes the list again as RVers caravan to explore the tranquility and charm of the Maritime Provinces: New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia.
From fresh seafood to historic whaling stations, lighthouses, and fishing villages, the Maritime Provinces have some of the most picture perfect scenery in North America. Fantasy Tours take travelers on a 27-day, 1560-mile coastal expedition through the best places in the provinces including the Bay of Fundy Tides and the home of Anne of Green Gables.
4. The Kentucky Derby
Known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” the Kentucky Derby is an exceptionally popular RV destination,” says Fantasy RV Tours CEO Nel Filliger. “With all of the excitement this year from American Pharaoh winning the Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup, people want to be a part of the excitement.”
Travel with a caravan of RVs and you’ll have the ultimate experience of being at the epicenter of the hoopla from your own box seats on Derby Day. Fantasy tours include a week-long celebration for the Derby, including traditional events, area tours and tastings of the wildly popular Kentucky bourbon.
5. North to Alaska
Most RVers book their Alaska dream vacation at least two years in advance, but the wait is worthwhile. Fantasy is one of the companies that offers RVers the Alaska experience by land.
“Traveling in your own RV to experience untouched wilderness is a dream come true,” says Filliger. Endless summer days are the perfect opportunity to experience wild grizzly and black bears, moose and even wolves in their natural habitat. Filliger explains, “…creating opportunities to see bald eagles, sea lions and the grey whales is a bonus when we take boat trips to witness calving glaciers.”
From the historical stories of the Gold Rush Days, to the memorable tales of building the Alaskan Highway and the extraordinary account of how people continue to survive in the vast wilderness …it’s no wonder why this ultimate experience is the number one position with RV travelers.