After weeks of social distancing, self-isolation, and working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are eager to get out of the house. What better way to shake off feelings of cabin fever than by taking a fun trip to soak up some sights and sounds while enjoying the warm summer weather?
Unfortunately, summer travel will be much more complicated this year due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19. With new cases still being reported, people are (correctly) still scared about catching or transmitting the virus. Therefore, the prospect of getting on a crowded plane or checking into the shared space of a hotel looks a lot less appealing.
People don’t want to be cooped up at home, but they don’t want to travel and put themselves and their families at risk, either. So what are they to do? What about hitting the open road in an RV – a safe way to travel that liberates you to go anywhere and do anything?
RV Travel – Stay Healthy in a Pandemic
In addition to being much fun – for both driver and passenger(s) – RV travel helps you avoid exposure to Coronavirus while you’re away from home. You avoid airports and train stations, which pack many people into a small space. You also stay off the planes and trains themselves and prevent a lot of potential virus exposure.
An RV will take you anywhere you want to go in North America. Best of all, you get there inside a space you have complete control over, including who comes in or out and how often you clean things.
More than just a means of travel, though, RVs offer living space as well. Depending on the size, they can comfortably accommodate multiple people, providing places to sleep, bathe, and cook. That means the occupants of the RV get to avoid hotels and restaurants where the virus could potentially spread, especially while traveling through so-called “hot spots.”
By design, RVs allow people to be self-sufficient. As long as the gas tank is full, these vehicles let people go where they want and live comfortably wherever they stop. That has always been the fundamental appeal of RVs – but now the feeling of freedom also provides a sense of safety. No other form of travel – plane, train, bus, or car – lets you avoid large crowds and close contact while still enjoying your travel experience. No wonder RV sales and rentals have been through the roof since the pandemic started.
Summer Vacation Ideas in an RV
What can you do in an RV? What can’t you do is the better question. These all-purpose vehicles let you plan just any adventure and bring all the comforts of home with you. If RV travel sounds like a safe and fun option, there are a few things to remember while planning your trip.
First and foremost, you need to get an RV. You can buy or rent one, or a friend will loan you one. If you’ve never driven an RV or gone RV camping before, it’s probably best to try it before you invest in one of your own. Fortunately, there are RV rental options across the country, in all major cities, and close to the most popular tourist and recreation spots.
That brings us to the next issue: your destination. You might assume your only option is to depart from a location close to your home, which makes perfect sense but also makes many popular vacation destinations accessible only after a very long drive. For instance, if you live on the East Coast and want to drive an RV through Yellowstone, it will take days to reach your destination.
But don’t let that deter you. You could also ship your RV (or camper, trailer, or any other kind of vehicle) to the part of the country you want to tour and then get yourself there through a faster means that you deem safe for yourself. The point is, RV travel doesn’t have to mean you are sitting behind the wheel for mile after mile. You can enjoy all the fun and safety these family-friendly vehicles offer while making the most of your travel time if you take advantage of car shipping when necessary.
Travel As You Please With Direct Express Auto Transport
Are you eager to add an RV to your summer travel plans? If so, expect to have a blast without worrying about Coronavirus constantly – probably exactly what you’re looking for on your next vacation. If auto shipping – of an RV or a car – fits into your plans, work with Direct Express Auto Transport to make things especially easy.
The Original Car Shipping Quote Calculator
Direct Express Auto Transport originated the instant car shipping quote calculator in 2004. It is still the best, most sophisticated, reliable tool available anywhere online. We offer three options that we call tiers of car shipping estimates. The standard rate is the cheapest car shipping quote, but it may take longer. Use it if you are patient. We recommend the expedited car shipping rate and have countless satisfied customers because the shipping process tends to go quicker. The rush rate is our highest level of car shipping service, and many customers are glad they went with that method.
Please contact us at any point along the way with your questions.