Most of us head to the parks to get away from it all. We’re looking for rejuvenation and reconnection with nature. Jam-packed crowds and long lines have a way of quickly deflating the mood at a National Park. You could choose to only travel during the off-season, but for many, that may not be possible. If you’re hoping to hit up the National Parks this summer, follow these tips to avoid the crowds.Go on a weekday
Many people escape to a National Park on a weekend. Consequently, for the fewest crowds try to avoid visiting Friday-Sunday. Use weekend days to visit other local attractions, or as a rest and recuperation day at the campsite. Plan to be in the park on the less popular [...]
Are you knee deep in summer travel plans? Are you searching for the perfect campsite location? We have several questions that are key to answer in your hunt for the perfect campsite. Answering these questions will make your search much more straightforward.Question 1 : What hookups do you need?
What hookup does your RV require – 30 or 50 AMP? Conversely, if you’re planning on staying in a tent or have a much smaller rig, you will not want to shell out the dollars for a 50 AMP spot if that hookup is unnecessary. Most camping locations will allow you to narrow your search by hookup.
In addition, you need to consider whether sewer hookup is a must. Some of the prettiest and more remote campsites [...]
With gas prices soaring, you may not be driving your RV quite as much this summer. However, rather than having your RV sit idle this summer, consider fueling more trips by renting out your RV. RVs – whether purchased or rented – are in high demand. With this increase in demand, there are multiple outlets from which you can rent your RV. These companies streamline the process, even providing insurance to give you peace of mind. If you’re considering renting out your RV, check out the top 5 pros.Pro #1: Maintenance Motivation
A used RV is a maintained RV; an unused RV is often an un-maintained RV. If an RV sits in storage for a long time, pests can make their home, [...]
Camping is fun, an adventure, exciting, and memorable. But more than all these things, it holds incredible health benefits. Those who take the time to get away and get outside will find numerous positive effects on both their mental and physical well-being.Reducing stress
Getting away from the day to day demands of our routine life can greatly reduce stress. Camping takes you away from the stress of traffic, a house needing repairs and the noise and bustle of the city. It is an opportunity to rest and refresh, and has an almost instantaneous effect on stress hormones.Relational Connectedness
Camping allows you to connect relationally to others in a way that is becoming increasingly rare today. With the removal of technology and other daily distractions, you are able [...]
You have likely already started to dream about and plan for your summer RV travels. If you’re planning on hitting the road with the whole family this summer, it’s important to think through your packing list. Here are a few tips when making the RV family packing list to make sure everybody is ready and stocked to have a great time.Attire Clothing
Kids tend to get dirty, especially when camping. None of us want to over pack, but with little ones in tow, it’s wise to have a couple outfits a day for a least a five day period. It’s wise to use laundromats on the road to lessen the amount you pack; however, laundromats may not always be easily accessible. Pack items that are easily interchangeable with each [...]
At the first sight of spring, many of us are itching to get outdoors. We are all suffering from a little bit of cabin fever at this point. However, before you throw your gear in a bag and fire up the RV, there are a few pertinent tips to help guarantee your spring camping trip is a success. Camping failures tend to add to the family lore, but that still doesn’t mean we want to purposefully set out to fail.Dry runs are important
If you’re a true outdoor enthusiast, then your Christmas wish list likely included a slew of new camping gear and gadgets. No matter how much research you did on your shiny new accessories, it is still important to do a dry run with gear at home before [...]
Why are we talking about summer destinations while snow still lingers on the ground? Because now is the time to plan! The West Coast is one of the most beautiful places to travel by RV come summer, which means reservations at the ideal campsites will fill up fast. There is truly no better way to see all that the West Coast has to offer than by RV. When you travel by RV, you never have to worry about where you’ll lay your head each night. After all, even if it’s just a roadside turnout, you know exactly where your bed is!
The scenic west coast is best seen at a leisurely pace with lots of opportunities to stop and explore. There are miles upon miles of [...]
This year, skip the crowded and overpriced restaurants. If you have an RV, you have the perfect setting for romance. This year, plan a romantic RV Valentine’s day. You can go super simple (just dinner in the RV) or up it with a little getaway. We’ve got the recipe for romance right here.Setting the mood
Regardless of whether you get away to a romantic vista, or stay parked in your driveway, you’ll want to plan a romantic dinner. Set the mood with candles and those Christmas lights you’ve been meaning to put away. Sprinkle some real (or fake) flower petals. Add some cozy blankets and pillows for full relaxation. Getting out of your house even for a few hours (and perhaps away from the [...]
All of us enjoy being pampered from time to time. However, not all of us can afford a regular 5 star hotel experience. However, with a few particular additions to your RV, your can transform your next camping adventure into a luxurious retreat. Read on for five small items that can almost make you believe your RV is a 5 star hotel.#1 Luxurious towels
Splurge on fluffy, high quality cotton towels. There is nothing like a plush, soft towel to make you feel like you’ve been transported to a spa. Look for towels that are not only 100% cotton, but also made of MicroCotton. This material is softer and more absorbent than traditional cotton. These days its possible to find high end towels for under $25.#2 [...]
Many people discovered for the first time in the past few years the joy and beauty of recreating in the great outdoors. While you’re snuggled under a blanket looking at snow covered landscapes, now is the time to plan and make resolutions for the upcoming camping season. Find five great resolutions to make this spring and summer the best camping season yet.#1 Find Camping Buddies
Want the most memorable camping experience possible? Find a group of like-minded campers to both go on adventures with, and to confer with about camping and activities. Successful camping trips involve a lot of planning and preparation. Consequently, they also become easier and more enjoyable when that load can be shared with others.
Even online camping buddies can be a big [...]