Written by: Timothy Fitzgerald and Genna Marmo
11/04/2011 4:55 PM
This fall and winter thousands of RV snowbirds will take to the highways and freeways in their annual journey from the north to the warm climes of southern states, such as Florida. Their journey, which in some ways resembles the Iditarod - it's an arduous, multi-day expedition fraught with unending hours of travel, will test the physical stamina of the mightiest of RVers. These kings of the road will be subjected to unchanging highway views, predetermined overnight stops at dubious campgrounds, and in some cases commercial parking lots, or truck stops. Their focus will be solely on arriving at their destination as quickly as possible.
Luckily, with a slight change of perspective, these RV snowbirds have the option to transform their trip from a burden into new, rewarding experiences. Rather than thought of as a commute, the journey between origin and destination can be thought of as a sightseeing trip replete with stops along the way. The key is to re-route the trip with an emphasis on new places, as opposed to efficiency. This means getting off the highway and taking county and local roads. Less highway and more byway!
So let's get right to it, what are the places to hit and what is there to do? If you are traveling along the east coast, you are in luck. The East coast offers a plethora of opportunities to get out of your RV and explore. We give you our top 6 places to see, from Pennsylvania to Georgia (we've assumed anywhere North of Pennsylvania is too cold for a visit this time of year!).
Clearly, traveling south this year can be much more exhilarating if you slow down and explore the many treasures that dot the east coast. So get out there, explore, and arrive at your destination recharged!
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