With about 10,000 baby boomers hitting retirement age each day in North America, there is plenty of hand-wringing and worry about living on Social Security and underfunded retirement accounts. Some retired couples are cutting loose from anchored living, and large homes to buy a premium recreational vehicle and hit the road to enjoy their retirement years.
Your dreams have been brought to life. You’ve thought long and hard and this is the replica of what you have envisioned. Comfy seating, spaciousness, beautiful kitchen, cozy queen sized bed, lots of storage. All those hours of research you have mastered, and in return you have gifted yourself your ultimate desire. You’re imaginary takes you to a place of adventure, curiosity, relaxation, love, excitement. Nothing could come in the way of this picture. Your sense of urgency is taking over every ounce of your being; eagerly awaiting the day you can take off. But wait- that very picture you’ve painted goes from colour to grey. “Not so fast,” the little voice inside of you says. Have you considered your towing options? Let’s not forget the vitality of this step. Your safety and security should always be the number one priority, before all the bells and whistles come into play. Although it’s a challenge not to leap to the finish line, this step will bring you comfort and peace of mind on your journey. So know the tow, before the roam.
Prepare for the worst when traveling by trailer or car by having an emergency supply of necessities and equipment ready. This step is essential when traveling with children or in extreme conditions. Use the following tips as a guideline in preparing your emergency kit.
Modern trailer caravans have come a long way. Once cramped and convenience-free, trailers now come equipped with showers, fridges, toilets, and even pull-out sections to add more room. But while trailer homes are expanding in size, there is also a growing trend for 'tiny homes', which solve many housing problems with affordable compact living. Whether large or tiny, mobile homes offer an alternative lifestyle attractive to young and old,
“Travel. As much as you can. As far as you can. As long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.”
You look in the mirror and see your own reflection. But that someone you see is an older version of yourself. Someone that has lived a solid forty years embodying the meaning of everyday routine. Someone that has developed comfort in day to day life, but that very life has solely experienced everything safe and anything but exhilarating. Someone that has mentally digested the conception that experiencing adventure is seen as a reward; a reward in the sense that it makes its peak once granted acknowledgement for one’s long-term successes. No, there is no need to wait for the day you decide to treat yourself. With life, you need to steer it in the direction you crave. Milk each day so long as it is in your control, not wake up the day it’s not. Reverse out of that state of mind and put your car in drive. Those wheels can take you to your desired destination, and that first destination will be the RV shop.
Tick-tock, the clock goes round. It is always when we develop an unexplainable sense of eagerness that time gradually goes by slower. At least that is how it seems, right? You have patiently waited for this day and age, because that is when you finally get to immerse into your deepest desire. Your desire is freedom—on wheels. You have spent a large portion of your life taking care of the people around you, and although you feel blessed to be surrounded by such company, you have neglected yourself in the process. But now it’s your turn. Retirement—how do you envision yours? This is the moment you have the ability to breathe accomplishment, success. This is your liberation, bringing the pleasure of relief to your soul and feeling the weight of responsibility lifted from you. “Retirement is when you stop living at work and start working at living.” So, how do you want to live?
Taking time to unwind is essential. Imagine hearing the waves next to you. Feeling the sun on your face. Indulging in the delicious cuisine ordered straight to your room. Now take a big stretch to loosen yourself up. Close your eyes and reach—reach for the bill. Still smiling? Didn’t think so.
Topics: First time buyer