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Seniors and Recreational Vehicles

Motor homes and coaches are always advertised as containing all of the comforts of modern life that a vehicle can hold. Although these recreational vehicles are touted as a home away from home, most families typically use them for vacations or as a quick getaway rather than their actual residence. However, many people have been creating a new trend in RV living, one that truly buys into the idea of a recreational vehicle as a motor home. As this article published by Forbes reports, many senior citizens have been purchasing RVs and driving them around the country, using the vehicles more as permanent homes on a perpetually traveling vacation. Those seniors who have trying to spend their retirements on the road agree that the lifestyle isn’t for everyone. Living in a small space isn’t so hard, especially with the freedom of the open road and trailer parks to enjoy all over the country. Of course, the nature of being constantly on-the-move is trying for some. Seniors who’ve enjoyed their...

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When Was Your Last Roadtrip?

*Proudly, we present our first guest post I had a friend in my youth who happened to be Irish. And in the Republic of Ireland, it’s still uncommon to take a trip out of town without seeing at least one guy or girl sticking out their thumb with the name of a town with too many consonants written on a piece of cardboard. So when she visited the States for a summer and suggested we hitchhike across Maryland back toward Washington D.C., I shouldn’t have laughed. But I did because that just wasn’t done on the East Coast. But she’s got that Irish temperament so, of course, I wound up standing next to her, thumb out, for two hours before we got picked up and dropped off about fifteen miles south of where we started. What a trip. Apparently, this isn’t the case on the West Coast. Thom Nichols, a journalist from Philadelphia, recalls traveling in western Colorado recently and being surprised that hitchhikers still line the roads in...

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Are You Looking to Hit the Road This Season?

When you cut loose and feel free to explore the American countryside on a road trip, you can enjoy some incredibly stirring sights to be seen all over our country. It’s February, and Valentine’s Day might be behind us, but we still have plenty of love to share here at the Panterra Coach & RV blog. When you’re planning your next road trip with you and a loved one, maybe you might want to check out some of these romantic getaway locations. These locations are renowned not only for their breathtakingly beautiful views, but also their amenities for couples who are looking to share quality time with a significant other. Tops on this list, available through this article published by CNN.com, is St. Simons, a small town that can be found on Georgia’s Golden Isles. White sand beaches, live oak forests and a local lighthouse serve to make this locale picturesque. Couples can enjoy bike rentals to see the 19th Century aspects of this historical town or visit one...

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Cruising America’s Scenic Highways In An RV Coach

Hopefully, by now, you’ve already landed a new RV or Coach from Panterra.  Or maybe your really close to pulling the trigger.  You should do it.  Why?  Because then you get to see the country in a way most others can’t. There’s a mystique that comes along with traveling the country, on the open road, in an RV.  It’s become an American tradition for many.  Road trips, whether they’re with family, friends, or both provide you the chance to see parts of this great land first hand, creating wonderful memories and lifelong visions you’ll never be able to shake.  The highway was a great invention, connecting not only the country from coast to coast geographically, but culturally. It’s easier to meet people, taste new foods, see new landscapes and experience things you might otherwise never get to experience. America is full of different highways stretching to every corner in the land. But not all highways are the same. Some offer something different. The only way to truly see how,...

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Top 5 RV Destinations In America

Traveling by RV is a fun way to see the country and visit places you’ve never been before.  It’s a different type of experience, but most travelers would agree, it’s a great way to see the United States and create unique memories while visiting unique places. What are the best places to head to with an RV? Who accommodates well and provides something different?  We break down five destinations in America to travel to with an RV.   Boyd’s Key West Campground, Florida – When most people think of Florida, they probably think of beach side hotel or big resort. Truth be told, you can visit Florida in an RV and have an amazing time. Key West is a beautiful place and Boyd’s is an accommodating park. They even have saltwater fishing, a boat dock and are very close to Duval Street for a chance to visit the surrounding area.   Rivers Edge RV Park, Fairbanks, Alaska – Although it’s a heck of a journey to get there, it’s worth...

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