Take Your RV to Europe:
The Low-Cost Route to Long-Term Touring
by Adelle and Ron Milavsky
Published: February 2005
320 pages • 8.5″ x 11″
20 b/w photos • 1 map
Glossary • Bibliography • Index
Trade paperback original • Printed in the U.S.A.
List Price $19.95
Low-Cost Route to Long-Term Touring
In your twenties you took yourself to Europe.
In your thirties you took your spouse to Europe.
In your forties you took the kids to Europe.
NOW IT’S TIME TO TAKE YOUR RV!
Is it cheaper to tour Europe than to sit at home watching TV?
Not quite. But Adelle and Ron Milavsky have twice proven that you can do it for very little more. The two adventurers spent 83 days seeing France and the Benelux countries in depth in 2001. They did it again in 2003, spending 77 days in the British Isles. Their bottom line? Less than $100 a day including airfare, shipping the RV, gas, food—the works! Their secret? They took their own RV to Europe.
Off they went! They found RV campgrounds everywhere, even in the Bois du Boulogne in the heart of Paris. Rigid touring schedules went out the window as the Milavskys followed their hearts to romantic castles and their noses to rural markets. Some of their fondest memories were due to serendipity as they indulged their curiosity or picked up tips from fellow travelers.
One of the best parts of the trip was finding local food specialties in open-air market stalls and cooking their own meals from the best of local ingredients. The sky-high cost of gas in Europe was initially a concern, but with Europe being so much more compact, they wound up spending about the same on gas as they had on their U.S. cross-country trips.
Read it as adventure travel. Read it for inspiration. Or read it as research as you plan your own RV trip to Europe. It’s an eye-opening experience that will change your view of what it means to take “The Grand Tour.”