This post is sponsored by RVShare, a company that all started when the cofounder went on his honeymoon in an RV.
You’ll (hopefully!) plan quite a few trips in your life, but none of them will be as special as your honeymoon.
Celebrating your brand-new marriage and new life by zipping away to some beautiful destination with your sweetheart… well, there’s just nothing quite like that, no matter what adventures you get up to further on down the road.
We know you have a lot of options to think over when you’re planning your honeymoon, and also that sticking to a travel budget can be a major consideration — especially after a big (and expensive) wedding.
RVshare is the world’s first and largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace with more than 100,000 RVs to rent across the country. With a broad range of inventory ranging from travel trailers to luxury motorhomes, there is a perfect RV for your honeymoon!
Benefits of RV Vacations
Let’s start at the top: Why would you want to take your honeymoon in an RV in the first place?
The better question is, why wouldn’t you? In an RV, you’re in total control of your route and itinerary; there’s no risk of facing a flight delay or finding your hotel room’s been downgraded or rebooked. You know exactly where you and your new spouse will sleep each night and exactly when the sheets were last laundered. You even have the option to make each others’ favorite meals in your very own kitchen.
Plus, an RV brings you all the liberty of the open road. You can carefully route an exciting trip with multiple stops, but still be open to staying an extra day or taking the turn down that interesting-looking back road on a whim. And, of course, your RV experience is totally private; you don’t share walls with anybody. That’s one perk newly-wedded couples are sure to appreciate!
RVing: One of the Most Unique Honeymoon Ideas
Depending on whether or not you consider yourself a camper (and whether or not you’ve ever tried out the #RVlife before), renting a motorhome or travel trailer for your honeymoon might sound brilliant… or not so hot. Aren’t you supposed to be whiling away your stay at some resort, having spa treatments and couples’ massages every day?
Well, maybe. But if you’re looking for a bit more of an adventure, renting an RV can be an incredible way to go about your honeymoon — and with some of the resort-style campgrounds available these days, it can suit more refined travel tastes equally well.
Let’s break down the perks of renting an RV for your honeymoon.
Choosing a honeymoon destination can be a major source of stress. How much easier would that task be if you didn’t have to pick just one?
Renting an RV essentially gives you a “honeymoon on the go” option. If you and your new spouse can’t decide on just one place to visit… well, you can make a road trip out of it and visit both.
Maybe he’s more into mountain biking and she’s more into sitting by the surf. Or maybe you both want to hit up all the epic hiking trails (or fine dining restaurants, or museums, or fishing streams) you can. Either way, a honeymoon road trip gives you lots of places to look back on and consider your special destinations. You’ll also be able to try out lots of different parks, campgrounds, and RVing styles, whether you end up preferring boondocking off-grid or relaxing in a resort campground environment!
It’s true: even “big” RVs have relatively small footprints. But there’s something romantic about being in a small space together — and it’ll make your home feel even bigger and more luxurious once your honeymoon is over!
Plus, even though the size is scaled down, rental RVs still have all the comforts of home you’re used to: kitchen appliances, a cozy bed to cuddle up in, bathroom facilities, and sometimes even entertainment systems. It’s hard to feel like you’re “roughing it” when you’ve got every creature comfort available, even if it is smaller than standard size!
Let’s face it: in the era of social media, capturing your special moments is almost as important as experiencing those moments in the first place. And trust us when we say a tiny honeymoon travel trailer is a whole lot more Instagrammable than even the swankiest spa resort hotel room.
Travel trailers are enjoying a spike in popularity right now, and people love to see photos of their interiors. Combine that with your newly-official relationship status, and you’ve got the recipe for an Instagram feed your friends will drool over.
Even if you have traveled by RV before, you may not have had the chance to try out a non-traditional RV experience. Your honeymoon RV rental doesn’t have to be brown and basic like other RVs. You can rent a cute, tiny vintage trailer that’s easy to tow even with an SUV, and which will look stunning and serve you well no matter which destination you tow it to.
If there’s anything preparing for a wedding will teach you, it’s that things don’t always go as expected. Even the best-laid plans can be foiled by mother nature — or any other number of unforeseen circumstances.
The same is true of your honeymoon… which is exactly why an RV rental is such an awesome way to go about it. No matter what comes up, you’ll be able to roll with the punches. After all, your private honeymoon suite has wheels!
RV Parks are Cheap Honeymoon Destinations
One more great perk about a camping honeymoon: it can be surprisingly cost-effective! When you spend your honeymoon at a campground, you might pay as little as $20 per night for your accommodations… or even less, if you go for an off-grid boondocking site out in the woods.
Romantic RV Destinations
Still not convinced?
Well, you might be when we start talking about some of the fantastic RV trip ideas you and your sweetheart could take on. After all, when it comes to RV vacation destinations, you’re not limited by flight paths. You can go anywhere you want, stay as long as you feel like, and take your sweet time getting there!
One popular RV trip across America is to take a National Parks RV tour, including stops at several of the most famous and beautiful natural sites in the country. You won’t want to miss classics like the Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree, Yellowstone, or Yosemite… but don’t rule out some of the less-celebrated parks, either! From Florida’s Everglades to Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave, there’s awe-inspiring beauty all over our great country.
Or maybe you’ll take the trip from coast to coast, stopping in a variety of great American cities along the way. Cruise across I10, exploring New Orleans, Austin, and San Diego, or get your kicks on Route 66, singing all the way from Chicago to Los Angeles. No matter how you cut it, cross country road trips are some of the best US RV vacations out there — and there are so many routes to choose from.
Luxury RV Vacations
Another reason we love the idea of an RV honeymoon? Well, RV trips are some of the most romantic getaways out there. Like we already discussed, you’re basically traveling in your own private love den — one whose beautiful window view is totally customizable.
Whether you’re boondocking or staying at a developed campground with luxurious amenities like a rec room and a pool, RV parks can be a perfect mix of social activity and private moments for new couples. Take a break from staring wistfully into each others’ eyes and trade a few campfire stories with your neighbors over the fire, knowing you always have the option to escape into the seclusion of your rig when you’re ready to be alone together.
Boondocking, or dispersed camping, is even better; you might not even have any neighbors for miles. Talk about a private romantic getaway!
Honeymoon in an RV
By now, we’re sure you’re coming around to our way of thinking: honeymooning in an RV is a sure way to travel on the road to romance.
But one more thing we totally adore about RV honeymoons as opposed to other types of travel? The fun and collaborative act of choosing vacation routes together.
Sure, you could designate one of you to be the RV vacation planner… but we much prefer the option of hand-crafting the perfect trip together. What’s more romantic than creating your dream getaway with each other, learning about which destinations top your sweetheart’s list and their preferred activities once they get there? Maybe you’re psyched to take on strenuous hiking trails, but your new hubby is a little bit, shall we say, indoorsy; maybe you can’t wait to explore every big city on the map, but bae is more drawn to boondocking in the wild.
Or maybe you’re both on the exact same page, and reveal your list of must-dos only to discover it’s identical to your partners.
Whichever way you slice it, you’re both bound to learn new things about both yourself and your new husband or wife, and to explore and discover new destinations and activities while you’re at it. And in an RV, it’s all under your control, totally customizable to your experience!
And like we said… I mean, it literally comes with a bed already in there. What better argument could we make?
He is an expert travel advisor and enthusiast. He has traveled extensively in the USA, Central America, South America, and Europe. He has visited every Sandals Resort and is one of a select few Diamond Elite members of the Sandals Chairman’s Royal Club.
Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.