Good morning. Trying to think of a single thing that’s bad about the outrageous amount of daylight we have right now, and…drawing a blank. It’s simply magnificent at every level especially in an RV.
wan•der•lust – (n.) a strong desire to travel
Desire to travel! Desire to escape! Desire to reconnect with nature! The sense of wanderlust is stronger than ever and the idea of hitting the open road to find a change of scenery may be on your mind. At the end of the road, what will you find? Perhaps that is where your journey is just beginning.
Jetting off on vacation by plane has its advantages like efficiency and built-in downtime.
But the disadvantages can outweigh the upsides: Air travel means missing out on the freedom and sense of adventure that come with road-tripping. The open road affords unplanned discoveries and cultural oddities taking in the view at a scenic overlook for however long you like and the feeling of satisfaction when you stop and stretch your legs out in the fresh air. A road trip is its own reward, no matter your destination.
GPS and smartphones have made taking a road trip easier than ever before but all you really need are miles of asphalt (which America has in abundance), an RV packed with supplies of your choice, and activities to keep you entertained during down time. Our wanderlust stays alive through the memories of the joy and fulfillment our travels have brought us in the past and the hope of realizing travel dreams again this summer.
Summer is full of life and excitement. It’s as thrilling as it can be calm and serene.
According to an annual American Automobile Association survey, more than two-thirds of American families take vacations each year with 53 percent opting for road trips. The global pandemic forced us to quarantine indoors for several months leaving many with cabin fever; RVing is proving to be the perfect solution. With many popular vacation destinations no longer an option due to closures, restrictions, and safety concerns, more and more people are turning to camping and RVing.
A recent Ipsos research examining consumer interest and planned actions on travel choices in light of the COVID-19 crisis suggests that RV travel and camping provide an appealing vacation option for American families. According to the research, 46 million Americans plan to take an RV trip in the next 12 months. If you’re one of those families, we hope these suggestions keep you on the right path.
Rules of the road
- Don’t hesitate to make detours. Road trips are all about discovering new places.
- Stop and stretch often. Your muscles will thank you and your focus will be renewed.
- Put away your screens. The passing scenery—and chats with your fellow travelers—is your source of entertainment!
- Avoid dehydration: Drink plenty of water.
- Play it safe. Get plenty of rest and stay alert on the road. Sleeping for at least eight hours each night is a good start.
Music tunes for the Road
- “On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson
- “Where the Streets Have No Name” by U2
- “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
- “Road to Nowhere” by Talking Heads
- “Take It Easy” by the Eagles
- “Route 66” by Chuck Berry
- “I’ve Been Everywhere” by Hank Snow
- “Ramblin’ Man” by Hank Williams
- “Life Is a Highway” by Tom Cochrane
- “Everyday Is a Winding Road” by Sheryl Crow
More tunes for the Road
- “King of the Road” by Roger Miller
- “Hit the Road Jack” by Ray Charles
- “Carolina In My Mind” by James Taylor
- “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver
- “Rocky Mountain High” by John Denver
- “Georgia On My Mind” by Ray Charles
- “Jambalaya” by Hank Williams
- “Wide Open Spaces” by Dixie Chicks
- “Waltz Across Texas” by Ernest Tubb
- “Miles and Miles of Texas” by Asleep at the Wheel
JUST DO IT
- Get back to nature
- Learn something new at a historical marker
- Take the scenic route
- Sing “On the Road Again,” out loud, word for word
- A small-town courthouse
- Field of wildflowers
- Winding country road
- Botanical garden
- Green Chile Cheeseburger
- Gas station tacos (better yet, gas station barbecue tacos)
- Dr Pepper
- Pecan pralines
- Blue Bell ice cream
The journey, and not the destination, is the joy of RVing.