DW and I are "Retired Full Timers" and by that term, in our case, means that we have no jobs, full or part time, and live and travel the country all the time in our primary residence - the 5th Wheel. Also it means that we own no other property, rent no apartment or other dwelling whatsoever. FULL TIME. OK
OK.. here's what might sound to some as a dumb question...
How many others of you Full timers by my definition of the term go on VACATIONS?
Seriously... the average working family goes on vacation for a week or two at some point during each year - just to get away, or visit family, whatever. Just because DW and I don't work, and DO visit family whenever we want.. well... it's nice to "get away" once in a while.
Not a dumb question at all. We're full time travel agents who full time RV and run our business out of the rig. It's a part of our business to keep current with the products we sell.
A cruise is a terrific get away for full timers. We target our schedule around our ports of embarkation for our next cruise (or our next ship viewing, etc.) The dog gets a pet vacation, and we get a great "human" one.
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Everyday is a vacation. Currently we have cats so non-rv trips are limited. My wife did fly to visit relatives and I stayed in Yellowstone with the cats. We are trying to setup a trip to France next year without the rv and cats.
We full time rv and take vacations.
We have a different rv for weekends and vacation trips. Also fly, rent cars, stay in hotels, etc. just like anybody else who wants to get way from the everyday routine. That's our normal.
We are fulltimers and have gone on 2 cruises in 5 years. On one occasion we were able to leave our 5'r parked at the state park we just finished volunteering at, with permission from the ranger. Another park host fed our cat. Another time we were able to leave the 5'r parked in a friend's daughter's driveway and she fed the cat. The kitty passed away last year so we will be free to leave anytime. Yes, it is nice to get away and do something different, although I really love this lifestyle and have no plans to "settle down"
We aren't full timers yet - but plan to be as soon as the house sells, probably next spring. We will fit your definition of fulltiming, too- no jobs, no other home except the RV, etc - and we have a vacation budget alloted, to take cruises, etc. Just because we live in an RV doesn't mean we don't need a vacation once in a while!
Robin and Marian
LOL funny post. Sometimes, and I have, actually rented a s&b for a week or two, JUST to get away from the fulltime world.
After about a week, I realize that I never had it so good. Keeping them things up to snuff is a fulltime job in itself. Spent so much time vaccuming the house, I wanted to go on vacation from the house.
To take a vacation, we just move on down the road. I'm not sure what it is that I need to get away from? We visit family as we travel, I don't like cruises because I use to sail - - so a cruise really isn't being on the water, it is just a floating hotel. Much rather go in the RV in a new place and do some geocaching.
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We did take a trip to Talladega for the NASCAR race. Left the motorhome at an elks lodge. I wanted to drive there but we went with 3 other couples so we all took a flight and rented a van to get around. I would rather have all my own stuff with me instead of using hotels and rental cars.