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RVing: Wheels to Freedom
For my wife, Cele, and me, semipermanent RVing provides the perfect way to travel around North Carolina and farther afield. Quite simply, our Winnebago Outlook gives us our wheels to freedom--and were enjoying the ride.
The reasons for the popularity and growth of RVing are well-known: you take the comforts of home with you (and never have to unpack a suitcase); you get to enjoy Mother Nature (but still sleep like a baby in a comfortable bed); and you can move as often (or as little) as you like.
For us, the freedom of RVing means living in our RV for both long and short stretches of time. Technology enhancements (like campground Wi-Fi) allow us to operate our freelance journalism business from our home on wheels as easily as from our stationary Oak Island home. We now have a complete home office in our RV, including laptops, printers, and a Nikon digital photography setup. This gives us the freedom to seamlessly send complete feature packages from the road.
We also enjoy staying at North Carolina state parks and hope to have spent at least one night in every park in the next year. They dont have Wi-Fi (and were glad), but weve found its generally easy to find an internet café in most North Carolina towns and cities. These searches have often led to friendly locals.
Thus, from the ocean to the mountains, our Winnebago makes the two of us one with the road. For us, thats the ultimate freedom.
Tip: Freedom on Wheels: RVing and RV ownership is very popular in North Carolina, but rentals are also big business. To get started, visit www.cruiseamerica.com or www.elmonterv.com.
Lynn Seldon writes fro numerous publications, including Our State, Southern Living, Smithsonian, Wine Enthusiast, and Cruise Travel. and his wife, Cele, live on Oak Island about half the year and in their Winnebago the rest of the time.