Recently asked about the effects of the pandemic on recreational vehicle habits, Chris Emery, the editor of Ordealist.com, replied: “The biggest change with the pandemic is that more people still in the workforce are traveling in RVs.”
Emery continued, “That’s because the shift to remote work, which was hyper-accelerated by the pandemic, has created many opportunities for people to work from anywhere. For many people working in information jobs, all they need is a good Wi-Fi connection and a laptop to do their jobs. So, you’re seeing many more people traveling in RVs as a lifestyle – something that used to be reserved for retirees only.”
StorageCafe, a nationwide storage space marketplace, dove deep into the best that America has to offer and identified the best places for RV enthusiasts for the 2022 seasons.
To pinpoint the bucket list destinations for those who want the best mix of scenery and practical amenities, the company partnered with CampgroundViews and analyzed data about the number of campsites; cost; key features such as water, sewer and electricity hookup; information about pools, cable TV, “pull-thrus” for convenience when parking, and pet policies.
To further evaluate RVing destinations they considered local air quality, internet speeds, grocery prices and the number of nearby retail outlets.
The destinations with the best overall score for RV comfort and friendliness are:
- Branson, Missouri
- Hot Springs, Arkansas
- Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
- Zephyrhills, Florida
- Grants Pass, Oregon
- Rockport, Texas
- Gulf Shores, Alabama
- South Fork, Colorado
- Houston, Texas
- Fort Myers, Florida