After weeks of social distancing, self-isolation, and working from home as a result of 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 sight and sounds while enjoying the warm summer weather?
Unfortunately, summer travel will be a lot 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 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 a lot of fun – for both driver and passenger(s) – RV travel helps you avoid exposure to Coronavirus while you’re away from home. You manage to avoid things like airports and train stations, which pack a lot of people into a small space. You also stay off the planes and trains themselves and avoid a lot of potential virus exposure in the process. An RV will take you anywhere you want to go in North America. Best of all, you get there inside a space that 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 welcome 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 kind of adventure and bring all the comforts of home along with you. If RV travel sounds like a safe and fun option for travel, there are a few things to keep in mind while planning your trip.
First and foremost, you need to get an RV. You can either buy or rent one, or perhaps you have a friend who will loan you one. If you’re 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 all across the country, around all major cities, and close to 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 own 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 of driving 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 sitting behind the wheel for mile after mile. You can enjoy all the fun and safety these family-friendly vehicles have to offer while also making the most of the time you have for travel if you take advantage of auto 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. In case auto shipping – of an RV or a car – fits into your plans, work with Direct Express Auto Transport to make things especially easy. Get a free quote fast using our easy online calculator, and learn more about auto shipping in our blog. Please contact us at any point along the way with your questions.