The way we travel and the way we live is changing. Masks in public and six feet of distance isn’t a trend, it’s the new normal, at least for now. With cleanliness and safety being at the top of everyone’s list, I can think of no better way to see the world than in the comfort of your own luxury motorcoach or recreational vehicle.
Don’t confuse my plan with cousin Eddie’s (Randy Quaid) “tenement on wheels” in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation my friends. Just as travel plans have changed, the world of RV’s has received magnificent transformations. Think more in the direction of Jack Byrnes’ RV (Robert Deniro), in Meet the Parents’ second film Meet the Fockers. Refined and practical with fantastic class, let’s talk about the motorcoach of your dreams.
Awarded ‘Best Flightless Private Jet,’ by British GQ, Marchi Mobile’s eleMent and MMpro series is mobility that is tailored to your needs. If you’re looking for a VIP shuttle or an upscale motorhome, Marchi Mobile is the elite. With precise, state-of-the-art materials combined with detail and functionality, this operation combines motor-sports, luxury yachting and aviation, which is notably a first in the land of automotive.
In an innovative design, science fiction literally meets reality in the Marchi Element Palazzo. The futuristic exterior design combined with the sharp interior and cockpit-style seating will make you feel like the most important person on the planet. Crafted from marble over 60 mm thick, the outer layer weighs enough by itself to justify the Volvo motor that sits atop the Volvo chassis. Ultimately the best available RV at a cost of 3 million, the latest model includes sensored sliding doors for effortless entry, a rooftop deck complete with expandable dining furniture and every indoor luxury you can visualize.
A 600 HP engine, the Newmar King Aire has a fully equipped interior that is a carbon copy of a palatial home. This unit offers everything from a completely furnished living room to a kitchen equipped with the latest appliances and a bedroom supplies the ultimate in luxury bedding.
Newmar presents four all-new options for its full-paint Masterpiece™ finish, an industry-exclusive exterior graphics treatment that is carefully applied in-house. You also have your choice among four brand new interior décor palettes and four wood cabinetry stains, which feature a stunning ultra high-gloss finish. With a Harmon Infinity audio system, the sound of music or audiobooks is crystal clear in this motor coach. Wireless charging pads are outfitted in the cockpit along with an additional navigation center on the passenger side. Also a worthy mention is the Samsung notebook that controls the lights, shades, other electronics and many other functionalities.
The point of any vacation and/or mini getaway is to relax and be entertained. The King Aire has a list of entertainment options guaranteed to entertain even cousin Eddie’s kids. (I only promised we wouldn’t arrive in a 1972 Ford Condor. Whether or not your family’s cousin Eddie and the kids guest star is your own little red wagon.) An expandable 4K LED Samsung TV will allow you to watch your faves in high definition with a Bose® Bluetooth compatible soundbar that offers. A second Samsung TV is also aboard for multiple viewing, and of course, internet connectivity comes with every package.
Side awnings, LED lighting and an outdoor entertainment center including another Samsung TV make relaxing outside while Cousin Eddie’s kids and yours torture each other, a relaxing experience.
With just over 50 years of experience building high-quality recreational vehicles Newmar handcrafts each of its coaches individually. “We never designed RVs according to what we thought was best. We built the RVs our dealers asked for, based on what our shared customers were asking for from them,” Co-Founder Marvin Miller said. “It’s lessons like these that will continue to shape our next half-century, one we will realize with help from each of our carefully selected dealers, highly skilled employees, and incredibly loyal customers.”
Now that we’ve toured some examples of your permanent mobile getaway, let’s talk about where you’ll go. The differences between an RV Park and an RV Resort are many, my friends.
In 2006’s film “RV”, pressured by work, Bob (Robin Williams), tries to mask a work trip with an adventurous RV trip to the Rocky Mountains with his family. Bob rents an RV from a questionable dealer, which starts a series of hilarious events that Bob must maneuver to keep his work trip a secret from his family. (Don’t be like Bob.) The RV park in the film is just that, a park.
On a broader scale, an RV resort offers amenities such as luxury pools, cafes, dining hot spots and much more. In Buellton, California, you’ll love the modern and trendy twist at Flying Flags RV Resort. Attached to the registration office is a cafe with a patio featuring a huge fire pit and cozy environment. Around the corner are a luxury pool and spa with cabanas and beautifully renovated bathrooms.
Aside from these great amenities (and there’s even more – a stage with concerts, yard games, dog park, etc.), Flying Flags has spacious and scenic RV sites, but also cute cottages, vintage trailers, and Airstreams for rent. Located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, it’s surrounded by breathtaking views, a plethora of wineries, and a short drive to many popular attractions and destinations.
Breckenridge, Colorado is an RV destination you can visit any time of the year. It’s one of the few Colorado mountain towns that have a year-round RV resort. Tiger Run RV Resort is only a nine-minute drive from the slopes, so for all you ski enthusiasts, get your snowshoes ready and hit the road. If skiing isn’t your cup of tea, you won’t run out of trails to explore, mountains to climb, and awe-inspiring views.
Other mountain towns are at arm’s length, such as Frisco, Copper, and Keystone. A 12-minute drive and you’ll arrive at Dillon Reservoir, where you can paddle and boat in the summer or ice fish in the winter. The fall-changing aspens and clean, crisp Colorado air will be good for your skin and your mood.
Tiger Run RV Resort’s location is undeniably everything you’ll need for your visit to Breckenridge. An indoor pool, two indoor spas, a common campfire area, a workout room, a cozy club room, a business center, and a game room assure your stay in complete comfort.
Located at the southern tip of South Carolina’s coastline, Hilton Head has 12 miles of opulent white sand beaches. You can find whatever activities you are looking for—a relaxing spa retreat, a secluded oasis, world-class golfing, or adventure-packed fun.
Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort is located in the center of the island and sits on 50 acres of fully landscaped property with 400 paved lots. A pool, tennis and pickleball courts, and a dog park are among the many amenities offered.
Within walking distance to many shops and restaurants and a short bike ride from the beach, Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort and the island are very bike-friendly. Trails will take you anywhere you need to go. The sand along the beaches is hard-packed and you can ride your bike right along the beach, making biking the easiest way to get around the island.
Friends, these are certainly only a few of the places you can travel to aboard a luxury motorcoach. Likewise, I only had space for a few of the many choices available for a luxury liner RV. A permanent vacation investment, you’ll get a return on your new home away from home by way of inner health, relaxation and convenience year after year.
By Michelle Keller