Now that the weather is warming up and most of us are remembering what life was like pre-COVID-19, we’re getting antsy about vacations. Hitting the road can be a good idea for the economy and our country’s mental health, but traveling doesn’t come without its risks.
Due to the pandemic, many are saying that road trips will become the popular way of vacationing and travel as opposed to flying. While many health officials are suggesting to lower travel only to essential reasons, if you do decide to take that road trip after all, below are a few ways from us here at Courvelle’s on how to have a safe summer vacation.
Take your RV
If you already have your own RV, now is the time to de-winterize her and take her out for a spin. If you don’t have your own RV, that’s not a problem. We have rigs
When choosing your destination, finding somewhere outside is the safest bet, because the virus doesn’t have as much of a chance to spread in the outdoors. When you’re vacationing in an RV, you have control over nearly everything – cleanliness, who comes in and out, etc. Use this to your advantage!
Find wide open places to go to
Because of social distancing, finding destinations that are wide open is your best bet right now. If you’re going to brave the outdoors this summer, stick with it and choose somewhere like Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, etc. More rural places might be the best places right now, and chances are, you haven’t been. This is the perfect time to add them to your bucket list. You’ll be able to mark them right off!
Have a Plan
We’re sure you normally plan your vacations and trips, but it’s pretty important now more than ever to ensure you have a detailed plan of how you’re traveling and stick to it. Each state is opening at different times right now, so it’s critical to know where you’re going, where you’ll be stopping for breaks, how you’re getting there, and what you’re doing once you arrive.
It’s also a good idea to keep up with current events and happenings in and around your destination. COVID-19 outbreaks could be higher, lower, increasing, or decreasing where you’re going, so keep track of what’s happening there.
Limit your amounts of stop and opportunities for contact
Even if you plan on driving your own vehicle, you’ll have to come in contact with the outside world eventually. To be prepared, bring hand sanitizer, masks, anti-bacterial wipes, or even your own hand soap to truck stops or visitor centers.
If you’re still a bit worried about venturing out, we understand. You have a few other options. Some people find lots of comfort in planning vacation months or even a year or two in advance. Now might be the best time ever to plan that vacation ahead of time so you’ll always have something to look forward to once the pandemic begins to slow.
Now that you’ve got a few ideas on ways to stay safe during your vacation, it’s a good of a time as ever to disconnect with the digital world and reconnects with who and what matters. We can all be guilty of working late or being buried in social media. Use this time to take your rig out in the middle of nowhere (or a campground) and connect with your family. Although some state and national parks are still closed, many are beginning to open back up. Just be sure you keep a safe distance between you and other hikers, bikers, etc.
Right now, RVing is probably one of the safest ways you can take a quick weekend, weeklong, or however long vacation, regardless of if you rent or take your own rig. We hope these ideas help you put the right precautions in place for your next vacation. We’re always here to help you with any of your RV needs, especially during these times. We’re ready to get out and enjoy Mother Nature, too! As always, reach out to us for any questions you may have.
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