Country and Western to Calypso

Country and Western to Calypso


by Malcolm Street.

Miami, Nashville, Disney World, Cape Kennedy all bring to mind some glamorous, attractive and historic, not to mention musical, destinations in the USA. Similarly Jamaica, in particular and more generally the Caribbean, bring to mind a very exotic and stunning part of the world.

If you have ever had any desires to see any of those places from a motorhome, at least the land based USA content that is, then the good news is Graeme Smyth from Harvey World Travel Menai has stitched together a tour that combines motorhome travel with the added attraction of a short Caribbean cruise. 

Starting in Miami, the Nashville to Caribbean tour group picks up their pre-arranged 25 ft/7.62 m motorhomes and heads off for the sights of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Similar to the Alaska/Canada tour mentioned in the last issue, it’s done in loose convoy formation. That is, destinations and RV parks are fixed each night but during the day participants can travel at their own pace. 

It’s not all driving days either, because amongst everything else four nights are enjoyed at the remarkable Disney World Wilderness Campground and three more are spent seeing the colourful sights and sounds of Nashville. Just a footnote here on the Wilderness Campground, I did wonder about the Wilderness definition – the campsites have all the “essentials” like power, water, TV connection, charcoal grill and a high speed internet connection. No worries about roughing it apparently! Space buffs are bound to enjoy a visit to Cape Kennedy, whilst francophones and jazz buffs can absorb the magic of New Orleans.

After three weeks of pleasant travel it’s time to board the luxurious Freedom of the Seas for seven days of idyllic cruising around the Caribbean, taking in the sights of Labadee, Jamaica, Georgetown and Cozumel along the way. Sound like a tough call? All play and no work by the looks of it!

Nova Scotia to Niagara

If the southern US or maybe cruising really isn’t your thing, then how about a 28 day motorhome convoy tour of Eastern Canada, with a bit of the US thrown in as the starting and finishing points? From Boston, Massachusetts, the convoy tour heads north through picturesque Maine and across the Canadian border to unspoiled New Brunswick. Next are a few days in untamed Nova Scotia before heading to beautiful, quaint Prince Edward Island - Anne of Green Gables anyone? 

After touring the islands and a couple of ferry trips it’s across New Brunswick to brush up on “parlez vous Franḉais”  before taking in the sights of  historic Quebec City, sprawling Montreal and the capital of Canada, Ottawa. No visit to this part of the world would be complete without a couple of day in lakefront Toronto and of course, that world famous attraction, Niagara Falls. As any Canadian will tell you, the view is always better from their side! And it really is...

Leaving the falls, it’s time to head back through the US states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts in order to return to Boston and hand the motorhome back. Like the aforementioned tours, the motorhomes and RV Parks are booked in advance and all that is needed is to arrive at the right place each day. Naturally everyone tries to get parked up for the night in time for happy hour and those other delights that go with motorhome travel – no matter which continent you’re touring on.


Graeme Smyth

Harvey World Travel Menai

Shop3, Menai Market Place

Menai NSW 2234 

Find it Here on Google Maps!
T: (02) 9541 1244



For the full article, with photos, download Issue 14 of iMotorhome eMagazine by clicking on the link below.

iMotorhome eMagazine Issue 14 - 17 November 2012 iMotorhome eMagazine Issue 14 - 17 November 2012 (11223 KB)

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