By BRVR Staff
This article reviews the top 10 best books about RVing with kids.
Traveling with your family in an RV is a great way to see the country. You can stay in RV parks and both state and national parks that are home to outdoor attractions and activities. Those parks offer the amenities that you need such as showers and restrooms and often offer daily activities for kids and their parents. As you plan your trip though, you might want to flip through the pages of a book about RV trips. These books are often available as downloads to your Kindle and other devices. You can pick up some good tips from the top 10 best books about RVing with kids.
1. Oh, Beautiful Camping Site
If you want to get your kids excited about your next RV trip, consider giving them a copy of this book. Designed for kids, it features fun illustrations that show children some of the joys of camping. They can also use the book to check out some of the activities they can do outside, including hiking to waterfalls and fishing with their siblings and parents.
2. How to Hit the Road: Making Your Family’s Full-Time RV Dreams a Reality
Written by a woman who helped found a top organization for RV travelers, this book includes resources that you can use when you travel full-time in an RV. You can learn what items to bring with you and what you can/should do with the belongings you don’t need. It also provides tips and resources on the best ways to make money on the open road.
3. How to Start and Enjoy Living the RV Life on a Tight Budget: A Budget Friendly RV Lifestyle Startup Guide
If you assume that you can’t afford to take an extended road trip with your kids, this is the best book for you. Robert Nichols, the author, starts out with an explanation of how all families have different budgets and how you can make a trip work with your budget. He talks about the pros and cons of financing an RV and explains how you might save money with a loan. The book also covers how to save money on the road.
4. Smart RV Travel Guide For The Lower 48 States: List of RV & National Parks, the Cost, the Amenities, What to See and Do in Each State
This is a good book for RV owners who want to travel across the continental United States. It lists the names and locations of each national park in the country and goes over some of the camping options in those parks. You’ll also find out what amenities the parks offer and what you can do in those parks as well as in other parts of each state.
5. RV Vacations For Dummies
The Dummies series of books take the guesswork out of different topics. This book on RV vacations goes over the basics of planning a trip and having a fun vacation. It includes maps of different parts of the country and a list of RV parks that are suitable for all types of travelers. You can use the included itineraries to plan trips to major regions too.
6. Living the RV Life: Your Ultimate Guide to Life on the Road
With gorgeous photos taken across the country, this book might inspire you to skip the plane and plan an RV vacation with your kids instead. In addition to photos, it also offers practical advice and guidance for experienced travelers and those with less experience. You’ll find tips on choosing an RV based on your family’s needs and how to maintain that RV when you’re away from home.
7. Great Western RV Trips
One of the more unique books on RV traveling with kids is this one, which focuses on trips in the western United States. It includes an itinerary that goes over where you can stay and what you can do during two full years on the road. You can use those tips to find attractions and activities your kids will love when you’re on the road.
8. A Beginner’s Guide to Living in an RV: Everything I Wish I Knew Before Full-Time RVing Across America
Alyssa Padgett used her experiences on the open road to create a practical guide to RV living. Her advice helps you learn what you can do with your kids when you’re on the road and how you can keep them happy. It also goes over some of the things you might not consider, including what you can do with your pets in an RV and the best apps that you can use.
9. 50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do
National Geographic released this book to show those interested in RV traveling some of the things they can do in the United States. You’ll find guides on national parks, RV trails and camping spots. It also provides some information on traveling through Canada. As an added bonus, it includes interesting facts and information on each of the 50 states.
10. Off the Beaten Path: A Travel Guide to More Than 1,000 Scenic and Interesting Places Still Uncrowded and Inviting
When traveling with kids, you might focus only on tourist destinations and spend a lot of time waiting in line. This book shows you some of the paths and routes that you can take that will help you get away from the crowds but still have fun with your children. The book comes with dozens of updated maps and more than 200 photos of some of the places you can visit.