Month: April 2018

Top Reasons To Become A Full-Time Traveller

Guest article by: Aaron J. at Photo Booth Winnipeg (www.photoboothwinnipeg.com) – While a business owner, Aaron still loves to travel and hopes to one day do it full time.

 

It is easier than you might think.You have heard about living it up and traveling in a motorhome but know nothing about it? It sounds great, but is it really that easy to have such an A Class Adventure on a minimal budget? Yes, it is possible. It just takes a little bit of planning. Here are some smart tips to get you started. Choices of RV’s, let’s get started with the fun stuff. What kind of RV is the perfect RV for you? So many choices, so little time. There are literally endless makes, models, sizes, color, amenities and styles of RV’s. It can really get overwhelming when shopping for the perfect RV for your style and budget. Several manufacturer’s offer different features and amenities. I encourage you to shop around. Go to RV shows and dealers. Request brochures by mail so that you can compare different kinds of RV’s. A RV is a big investment. The value of a RV depreciates very quickly, beginning with the purchase. Depreciation does have its sunny side, however. It makes it very easy to find a camper that is a little older or even a lot older at a great price. Life experience, luxury to travel, quality time spent together, wisdom gained, freedom and connecting with nature; well, these have a value all there own.

The different types of RV’s include: Class A (Diesel Pusher & Gas), Class B, Class B Plus, Class C, Class C Toy Hauler, Fifth Wheel, Fifth Wheel Toy Hauler, Hybrid Travel, Trailers, Travel Trailers, Travel Trailer Toy Hauler, Truck Camper, Insurance. The Good Sam Club is a RV club, a motor home club and a camping club. They also offer RV insurance and they are the premier source of RV insurance in the nation. Good Sam’s Club is known as the RV Specialist. Many auto insurance companies do not even offer RV insurance. The Good Sam Vehicle Insurance Plan (VIP) was designed for the RV lifestyle, with the RVer in mind. Exceptional RV protection such as Optional Full Replacement Cost Coverage, Personal Belongings Coverage and Permanent Attachments Coverage is available.

You have many other options when it comes to RV insurance. There are many other companies that offer RV insurance such as Geico, Progressive, Allstate, RV America Insurance Company, Twin Peaks Motorhome Insurance and Farmers Insurance. Passport America also has RV insurance. Shop around. Find the best insurance policy for your own needs.

Living Expenses & Financing

One of the first things to do is sit down and work on a budget. Try a computer financial program such as Quicken’s retirement planner. How much money can you spend? Give this a lot of thought. Some RVers live on less than ten grand a year full-time in their RV while other RV owners spend a half a million on the RV itself. What ever your situation there is an option available for you. You must first know what your situation is. Having an A-Class Adventure must first be determined by your budget. Knowing costs such as insurance costs, RV prices, camping clubs and everything else that you will need will allow you to make the best choices possible.

Travelling With Your Pet

Most people travel for their holiday celebrations and they usually take their family with them. There are some that just can’t live without their pets as well. If you intend to travel with your pet you have to plan ahead to make the journey pleasant and comfortable for both you and the animal. Traveling by Car, if you are going for a road trip for the holidays, make sure that you do not let the pet loose inside your vehicle. You can get your pet a safety harness that can be attached to your car’s seat belt system. Or you can just put your pet in a cage. A pet carrier is also a good idea, but could be more expensive too. Always put your pet in the back seat.

Traveling by Air-If you are flying to your destination, a pet carrier is a must to comply with airline regulations. Check with the airlines regarding the pet carrier dimensions to ensure that you will be buying the right-sized one. A pet can travel by air in the cabin if it doesn’t exceed 22 pounds in weight, 18 inches in length and 11 inches tall. For international traveling, you will need certain documents for your pet before you can take it with you. It would best if you can give at least 6 weeks allowance to start taking care of the papers. Do not travel with your pet unless you have it checked and vaccinated by the veterinarian. Always carry your pet’s current health certificate along with the record of vaccinations.

Pet Foods, take plenty of pet foods; you can never be sure if your pets’ favorite brand of pet foods will be available at your destination, so it is better to be sure.  Feeding Instructions, if you are flying, feed your pet with a light snack 5 to 6 hours before departure. Do not give your pet any liquid 2 hours before departure. If you are going by the car, try not to feed your pet while you are moving.

Put ID Tags-Whether you are taking your pet for domestic or international traveling, it is best if you can attach an ID tag to your pet. The ID tag must contain your home address and telephone number as well as your destination’s address and telephone number. Before you take off it is also important to check if your pet is going to be welcome at your destination. If you are visiting relatives, you need to let them know that you will be bringing your pet.