Why an RV Vacation May Be Ideal in a Pandemic World
It pretty much goes without saying that life has changed drastically over the past few months. Even when restrictions get lifted and people can interact more like we’re used to, we’re still likely months or even years away from feeling “safe” from this particular disease. That’s why RVing may be just the right way to travel and a way to enjoy a vacation someplace new more safely.
- You lodge in the same place every night. Unlike a hotel, when you travel by RV, you know who’s slept there the night before… you! You don’t need to worry about the strangers who previously touched all the surfaces, used the facilities, and slept in the beds. Even if you’re staying in an RV, you should maintain cleaning procedures as though you were home or visiting a hotel, including wiping down high-touch surfaces such as counters, sink faucets, door handles, steering wheels, and remotes.
- You have access to your own kitchen. There’s no need to go to a restaurant, except if you’re getting carry out from a Michigan eatery. You can prepare and cook your food within the comfort of your RV or, perhaps even better, you can cook outside over a campfire or grill.
- You support small businesses. Most private campgrounds are outfits proudly owned by small business owners. You aren’t supporting big hotel chains, but rather people of the community whose livelihood depends on your staying with them for a time. In addition, many Michigan towns host farmer’s markets, so you can pick up fresh produce and baked goods from the neighboring farmers and small businesses.
- You have space. It’s pretty difficult to get crowded while you’re camping. The great outdoors has plenty of space for everyone. Visit more popular destinations at off-times or off-season to avoid from rubbing elbows with fellow visitors. You can hike, bike, swim, and more to your heart’s content. The inside of the RV is more compact quarters, but as long as everyone staying in the RV can maintain adequate social distance from other campers at the campground when they are out and about, then the risk of exposure goes down and you help to protect one another.
- You have privacy. You have the comfort of your RV to come back to whenever you want, not just for at the end of the day. You have your own bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, and living room – all lived in just by you and your co-travelers – at your disposal. Just remember to draw the shades or curtains before getting too comfortable.
- You can travel anywhere. RVing has always held so much appeal because you can pick up and move whenever you want. If you want a different view, drive to the next state. If you want a change of pace, move on down the road. The options are limitless. You can hunker down in more remote places that have less risk of transmitting disease… plus, you’ll be able to enjoy the natural scenery at the new location!