What is an RV?  It is a recreational vehicle.  It is a camper equipped with living quarters. The earliest designs were used for practical purposes as opposed to recreational reasons. In Australia, the earliest known motor home as early as 1929.

Named as one of the best places to retire in America, the small town of Kerrville is a popular choice for snowbirds and long-term RV park residents. This quaint community of 21,000 has a small-town feel in a restored, upscale downtown area with shops, restaurants and services all within easy walking distance of the Guadalupe River that flows through town. Situated just one hour from San Antonio, Kerrville is a perfect home base if you want to experience the best of what the lush, rolling Hill Country has to offer. Popular activities include regional music festivals, wild game hunting and winery tours. “Woodall’s” says that two of the best RV parks in Texas are located in Kerrville–Buckhorn Lake Resort and Guadalupe River RV Resort. These RV communities are both situated in rustic, relaxing environments that encourage outdoor recreation activities ranging from fishing to river tubing. Both parks also feature fitness centers, swimming pools and spas. Management welcomes long-term visitors and winter snowbirds by offering special rate packages to accommodate these seasonal residents.

With more than 624 miles of undeveloped coastline, the Gulf Coast is an ideal vacation destination for birders and beachcombers alike. The 500-mile Great Texas Birding Trail traverses the region and provides visitors with continuous directions to thriving bird colonies, lagoons, salt marshes, beaches and hiking trails. Two of “Woodall’s” most highly rated RV parks are located in the area, including Pioneer Beach Resort and Lagoons RV Resort in Corpus Christi Bay, as well as the Corpus Christi KOA. These five-diamond parks all feature waterfront locations with easy access to birding and fishing spots and wildlife viewing areas.

The biggest cities in Texas offer some of the most highly rated RV parks. Among them, Houston’s Lake View RV Resort and San Antonio’s Admiralty RV Resort offer the best amenities and recreation options. Both are convenient to urban attractions and services ranging from the Houston Medical Center to San Antonio’s SeaWorld. Although they’re both within minutes of two of the largest cities in Texas, these resort-style RV parks offer a relaxing setting among walking trails, lakes and water features. They also have superior fitness facilities ranging from junior Olympic swimming pools to gyms.

Each winter, RV snowbirds from cold Northern climates flock to the Rio Grande Valley because of the area’s affordable living in some of the warmest winter weather in North America. Many RVers also travel here to take advantage of the low-cost medical and dental services offered by licensed and skilled Mexican doctors located along the Mexican border. With more than 45 different RV parks in the region, “Woodall’s” ranks Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort and Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club as two of the best parks. Each of these five-diamond parks emphasize active lifestyles for older adults, with activities ranging from golf to swimming to hiking and biking. The resort-style amenities include patios with storage units, fitness centers, tennis courts and golf courses.

Recreational vehicles.  A way to discover America.  There is so much more to see from a window of an RV as opposed to the window of a jet where the landmarks are tiny little dots on the map.


Source: “Recreational Vehicle.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 12 Sept. 2012. Web. 13 Dec. 2012.

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