Every seasoned RV traveler is suddenly all ears when they hear the phrase, “Don’t miss this.” This particular phrase usually comes out of the mouth of someone who has been in the area as a traveler or a resident and has specific info to share. It’s human nature. If someone enjoys a moment or an experience or a location or RVing campground, they want to share that memory. For some this means that they’ll post a Facebook status about how much they liked it. Others will conduct a photo shoot and slather the Internet with their experience through numerous photo hosting galleries, Instagram, Pinterest and other various photo-based social media sites. A different type of photographer may create a small photo album of photos for their own use. Many travelers will end up recording the experience in writing through blogging or traditional journaling. Regardless of the method of memory recording, there’s one thing that holds true for approximately 99% of the public and that is that they will share their experience vocally. Thus the universal awareness of what is to come when a fellow traveler starts off with, “Don’t miss this!”
For instance, are you traveling to Arizona in your recreational vehicle? Well, don’t miss this…
- Grand Falls in Northern Arizona: Travelers are most likely to see water flowing in the Spring or after heavy rainfalls upstream. This is a unique scenic view; particularly when the water is flowing.
- Havasu Falls: On the Havasupai Indian Reservation in Grand Canyon National Park. Many view this hike and location as a hands-on Grand Canyon experience that can never be replaced.
- Horseshoe Bend: Just south of Page, Arizona, this is one of the most photographed locations on the Colorado River.
- The Wave: Located on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes, which are located in the Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness on the Colorado Plateau, Arizona. The Wave must be seen to be believed.
- Antelope Canyon: Near Page, Arizona, Antelope Canyon will necessitate arranging for a guide, but is well worth the effort. It is a testament to the fact that Nature is an artist.
- Fossil Springs: Near Strawberry, Arizona, this spot is prized for both the hike and the opportunity to swim beside the gorgeous waterfall at trail’s end.
It is very rare for an RVer or any traveler, for that matter, to see everything there is to see in any one location they visit. That’s why it’s so important to listen closely when seasoned travelers suddenly feel the need to share. RVers should never completely ignore another traveler’s, “Don’t miss this.” There’s nothing more telling than a memory so strong that it can’t be held back. Travelers are just naturally compelled to share the moment with someone who may shortly appreciate it fully.