I love, love your stories of the Neon travels - I miss my Neon so much, did many road trips (my sister had one too) and they were indeed amazing little cars.....you got more out of yours than my sister and I combined! Hey, it got you where you wanted to go!!
The RV'ing world is huge.......I'm always amazed when I'm driving long and see the newest behemoth on the road or just a sleek, jazzy looking form. Not to mention all the items hitched up to the back of it! I don't think I ever saw so many in one place as I did near Lake Matheson on South Island, New Zealand.
Our family went on many road trips but then my Dad learned to fly and so we'd go that way! Then there were more kids and too many of us!! But an RV or hitched camper is a great way to travel since you control the arrival/departures, accommodations....everything. Lots of family fun opportunities that are unique to this type of traveling...it's great!
I did a search on the R Pod:
and found that none of them seem to weigh less than 3,000 lbs but they sure are sharp looking and there are so many options! I found two RV websites to help with purchases: one is www.rb-buying-guide.com
plus, if buying local helps, there is www.rvarea.com
Let us know how your shopping goes and if you find something. What have been some of your most memorable camping outings? Where have you been and how does your family decide where to go? Do you have some great camping tips? Since it's not always easy for families to fly - especially with all the restrictions and challenges of air travel - I think camping/road trips are a great option for families to consider when planning a vacation. I think it's also a lot easier planning and just overall simplicity when you have everything you need right with you and can create some really interesting itineraries, even "on the fly" although I know many camping locations require reservations...you make a call and who knows, a cancellation comes and you're in!! I think camping is something many families should consider...camping was once a very, very popular type of family trip, then other options popped up and folks got away from all the joys and fun of camping Given the "need" for many people to stay connected, I'm guessing even many camping spots have wi-fi!! We pay all these highway taxes - might as well use them and enjoy wonderful trips!