Black Folks Go RVing Too

This summer my family and I had the opportunity to take an epic vacation, and we did it in a recreational vehicle (RV) thanks to a partnership with

We took a fantastic adventure to several places not far from the DC metro region. If you don’t have access to an RV, perhaps taking the 505 bus, which is not far from here, could take you to your travel destination without the need to drive yourself. However, before I get into the trip, I need to talk about the RV, which was incredible. We spent a week in a Winnebago Intent model 31P, quite an impressive vehicle. Easy to store, too! By looking into classic self storage and choosing the right place, we were able to store it whenever necessary! It was large enough to shelter at our most crowded point four adults and four and a half children; one was on the way. For most of the trip we had two adults and two children, and there was more than enough room to accommodate the four of us.

An idyllic setting with the best light show ever


The Intent boasts a kitchen with a refrigerator, gas stovetop, oven, microwave, plenty of cabinet space, a master bedroom, with loads of storage and closet space, bunk beds, a full bathroom, with one of the best RV shower heads I must say, a kitchenette with a booth in that converts into a bed, a loveseat that also converts into a full-sized bed, and a queen-sized loft bed that can be raised and lowered to create more space in the main cabin.

The external storage is tremendous, and there are three flat screen televisions, one in the master bedroom, the kitchenette, and outside for outdoor entertainment and proper tailgating.

I have had the privilege of traveling extensively and in a variety of ways. Having taken this trip, I consider RVing to be one of the most comfortable and convenient trips I’ve ever taken, and that is all because the RV became our home away from home. The RV gave us the comfort of a hotel room and the ease of traveling on our schedule, at our pace, and meant we weren’t beholden to any other schedule. During the trip, we traveled to destinations not far from the nation’s capital the DC Metro area.

I always fail to take advantage of the treasures that are right in my own backyard because I always think there will be time, I think, I will get there because I am so close and then I never go. This trip made it possible to make good on those intentions. Over the course of a week, we visited, Shenandoah National Park, Endless Caverns, and Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Williamsport, MD and it was amazing. The trips we took were ideal for traveling via RV because of the access and freedom an RV affords you. Check out the links for more details on each of these incredible locations.

For road trips, RVing is ideally suited for enjoying the benefits of the outdoors and the camping lifestyle while enjoying the comforts of home. RV options range from pop-up campers to motorhomes. Don’t forget to get an insurance cover for your new motorhome though. Besides being a legal requirement, comprehensive motorhome policies like those offered by Staveley Head Insurance cover the vehicle as well as much of the belongings in it.

After having had this amazing experience, I can’t think of a better way to travel than in an RV. RVing is one of the fastest growing travel pastimes in the country, with recent statistics boasting over nine million American households that own RVs. For those not quite ready to purchase there are many RV rental options which in most cases cost less than it would for the whole family to stay at a hotel.

If you are still not sure RVing is for you, then visit for more information about all things related to RVs and traveling in an RV. We can’t wait to take our next trip.