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Alumna hits the road to bring research to life

Rose Nadon found community on the road. Together with her partner and their two dogs, she packed her life into a 39-foot recreational vehicle (RV) in an effort to simplify her life, see North America and infuse her thesis research with real-world insights. Her temporary homes, scattered throughout Canada and the U.S., gained her immediate access to a very unique community – one she found was very much worth studying. “This was living, not just a vacation,” she says of her 14-month lifestyle adventure.

Her MA in Tourism Management thesis, Hitting the Road in an RV: Rethinking Tourism and Travel through the Recreational Vehicle Motorhome Lifestyle, looked at the key motivators drawing people to the RV lifestyle, and positive elements of the lifestyle in an attempt to highlight why academic research into this growing – and largely unstudied – tourism trend is important...

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