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Semi-Retirees: Our RV Life Is Far From 'Ghastly'

Essayist Candice Reed writes that it's also more common than you might think

(Newser) - Candice Reed is a semi-retiree who lives life with her husband in a 28-foot motor home, and she writes in the Los Angeles Times that they have plenty of company traveling the nation's highways. But she's not referring to hipster campers among the younger set. "The people...

RV Industry Booms as Young Campers Come Aboard

But the Wall Street Journal has some warnings

(Newser) - Two of the biggest manufacturers of motor homes saw their shares rise to record highs last week, and the Wall Street Journal sees two big reasons: retiring baby boomers and a younger set of "glampers" who have embraced the lifestyle. Winnebago and Thor both saw strong sales of their...

Campgrounds Add Perks, Redefine 'Roughing It'

(Newser) - The purer pleasures of the outdoors don’t seem to be enough for some campers anymore, the New York Times reports. Increasingly, campgrounds are offering amenities like pizza delivery, air-conditioning, kiddie rides, and valet service to the delight of families and owners’ balance sheets. “The objective is to maximize...

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