Amtrak has packaged deals for Yellowstone/Glacier that look really nice, but a bit pricey. And many of the National Parks have old CCC lodges that I would think would be wonderful to stay at. State parks often have cabins. You just have to decide where you want to go and start working on reservations.
I'd agree with those who recommend you try and C or a B type RV. The dog can come with you. The rv can be your retreat. Honestly if you can't deal with leaving your home any type of travel will be a burden for you. However if you can be comfortable in the RV, start by making small trips and getting used to it, you can then expand the length of time you are gone slowly.
I'd think living in a motel or on a train for weeks at a time would drive someone like you nuts. I don't think that is viable.
Sounds like your phobia if you call it that is just being extra conscientious or cautious on someone else's turf.
Go rent a camper, load the dog and a couple flats of beer and have a good time!
Wake up to the mountains, water, woods, whatever and I'm pretty sure you'll have a good time.
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I don't care to travel because it makes me anxious. This is an understatement for those who know me. But I do want to see the sights of the western US. I was thinking of a truck camper but after a few road trips over the holidays to visit relatives in other states, I am rethinking this idea. Single Joe, so only me. Is it practical to visit some of the national parks buy flying nearby, renting a car and staying at a cabin if they are available? Just don't want to bite off a one ton Ram and truck camper and find out this ain't for me. I see where Cruise America started a pilot program to rent truck/campers. Perhaps a trial run may help me decide. I want to see the parks and sights, just really don't care to be on the road away from home for extended periods of time.
Breeves, you can totally do it this way. DH and I had to stop towing about 3 years ago, due to a number of health reasons, not the least of which was severe PTSD following a bad wreck. Now, if we want to go somewhere other than where we have to camper parked, we either drive or fly there. We either stay in a cabin or a hotel, whatever is available. We will rent a car if we have to. We haven't attempted to rent a MH yet, but maybe we will.
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I think there is a difference between not liking to travel and not liking to stay at people's houses. That's why I suggest the OP figure out what part of traveling he doesn't like. The solution for someone who doesn't like to drive versus someone who doesn't like to stay in hotels versus someone who doesn't like to stay with relatives are all different. If it's truly not liking to be away from home then an RV might make that more bearable - if it's not like being away from your S&B, then it won't work.
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You'll miss a lot of good places to see if you don't like to drive. You can fly into Vegas or Phoenix, drive a few hours to the Grand Canyon for instance. But there are numerous other sites in the region. Monument Valley, Petrified Forest, Painted Desert, Canyon de Chelly, etc. which are several hours further drive.
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