I’ve certainly found other women extremely supportive and helpful when it comes to sharing their experiences and resources that help other women follow their own dreams down the road. Below are links to some of these resources and articles about incredible women!
The Woman’s Guide to Solo RVing– Available as print or eBook, here’s a guide that asks and answers questions you have and some you haven’t even thought of. I was honored to be asked to share some of my own experiences for this book and enjoyed reading the experiences of others. From the basics of “Can I go it alone?” and “How do I deal with loneliness?” to the specifics of “How to drive alone” and “What I need to know about maintaining complicated RV systems?” Jaimie and Alice provide the information in easy-to-understand language.
RV Traveling Tales – Features the writing of women of varied backgrounds, many living full-time in their RVs, ranging in age from 14-85. They take a humorous look at situations unique to the RVing lifestyle: living in a small box on wheels, maneuvering a 38-foot RV, or surviving bears and other calamities. On the road and away from the support of family and friends, they also cope with life’s issues-breast cancer, divorce, loss of a child. Answers questions like, “What is it like to be a female nomad on the open road, leaving family, community, and possessions to head into the unknown in an RV?”
More from RV Lifestyle Experts – Jaimie Hall and Alice Zyetz have been great resources on many RVing topics, including supporting yourself on the road and frugal RVing. You could get lost for days on this website! Click to visit Pine Country Publishing
Thousands of women travel alone in their RV and live the adventure of a lifetime. Margo Armstrong shares everything you need to know to get started. She has written several other helpful e-books – for a list see The RV Lifestyle.
The first woman featured on this YouTube video, 73 year old Shirley Walker, is absolutely amazing! She says she is thrilled to “be free to travel, explore life, and to live in a different kind of way. I think little old people like me ought to be out and doing things and challenging knowledge and moving ahead, and enjoying themselves. Truly my body isn’t what it was when I was young, but it’s a very good body and takes me where I want to go… The thing about an RV that’s wonderful is you can change your mind at any crossroad!” Love her!
Articles & Forum Discussions:
12 Tips for Women Traveling Solo in an RV – From Roadtreking.com, this article by Laura Robinson shares tips she has learned for traveling solo , including safety issues to watch out for.
Best Type of RV for Single Women – A lively discussion from RVForum.net with diverse opinions and things to consider for your own personal needs and what you consider the most important factors.
JourneyWoman – Not just related to RV travel, here is a compilation of articles and tips for women who want to travel solo, all over the world, covering many topics like safety, loneliness and meeting others on the road.
On the Road at 89 – If 50 is the new 40, and 70 is the new 50, then certainly Eleanor Leeper’s story is not extraordinary. She’s 89 this month, so that’s just 69 or so. But even so, Eleanor’s solo lifestyle on the road as a full timer, embarked upon just a year ago, does seem remarkable to those who meet her along the way. (RV Life – 11/1/15)
Rolling Solo – 25 Tips for Traveling Alone from RV Lifestyle Experts.
RVing & Traveling As a Single Lady – Lots of women, especially older women on their own, dream about going on the road, but get thwarted by fear & uncertainty. This fear can be so paralyzing that it completely derails their life and that’s a very sad thing indeed.
RVs Offer Women Travelers Freedom, Flexibility & Fun – An article by Patti Schmidt about her and her sisters’ “girls-only weekend” in an RV. Includes tales from other women about the lure of RVing.
Single Senior Women Feel Pull of the Road – USA Today article – They might be labeled “snow hens,” the growing number of single, senior women who flock to sunny spots behind the wheel of a motor home.
Women RVers – Blogspot – Meet interesting women RVers and read of their experiences through interviews and blog posts.
Women RVing Alone – An interesting article with great perspective on solo women and how all RVing women are not alike, but share the love of adventure this lifestyle affords, despite the fears and obstacles that pop up for us all.
Women RVers, Unique Challenges, Creative Solutions – From About.com, women offer tips about challenges faced, earning money, staying in touch and ensuring safety.
Do you have some resources about solo RVing for women? Please share in comments below!