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Travel Local Explore the United States

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

 

Travel local explore the United States
                                                 Windy mountain roads make for fun RV adventures

Travel local and explore the United States spectacular RV camping destinations this summer. As time goes on some States are still under strict travel restrictions and renting an RV this summer is the safest, affordable way to have a holiday, escape the city and have some adventure in your life.

Perks to RV Travel:

RV travel makes camping incredibly comfortable and convenient while fully allowing you to escape into nature. Breathe in the fresh air, take in the spectacular sceneries, spend quality time with friends and family, and have time to relax by the campfire.

travel local explore the United States

Explore the United States Safely

The experts agree that camping is the safest way to travel this year. Traveling the United States in a self-contained RV is a low-risk activity. An RV allows you to keep your distance, avoid shared facilities, and poorly ventilated restrooms. Rent an RV to have the freedom to travel, escape the city, and do so in a fashion that adheres to the social distancing guidelines. For more inspiration check out this article on Social Distancing in an RV.

Travel in Comfort

Travel safely but travel in comfort. With a bed, kitchen, air conditioner, and washroom you have everything you need for ultimate convenience while you travel. If you get tired on the road, pull over at any truck stop, and take a nap. Stretch your legs in the RV while it rains and make a snack in your kitchen on wheels. Enjoy extra creature comforts with reading lights, an audio system, and somewhere to charge your phone! Exploring the United States in an RV offers next-level comfort.

Enjoy the comfort of an RV while you explore your state

Pack Everything 

One of the best things about traveling with an RV is that you can bring everything. There is no 50-pound limit with high fees if you want to bring an extra suitcase. So, pack the hammock, your favorite pillows and blankets, cast-iron skillet, your coffee grinder, all the sunscreen and skincare products, and lots of towels, you get what I am saying. Pack an entire wardrobe and bring all the creature comforts you desire.

Don’t forget all the outdoor adventure gear. And, while you are at it throw the canoe and kayaks on the top and bikes on the back. Now you are set to travel local and explore your State.

Explore the united states in RV
                                                             Strap the bikes on the back of the RV!

No Hotels

Renting an RV to explore the United States is the convenience of renting a hotel on wheels. This means there is no stress trying to find a hotel, get to a specific destination, or follow an itinerary. Don’t worry about lugging your suitcases upstairs into your hotel room, or constantly unpacking and repacking. There is no concern about keeping your distance in common areas or worrying about the cleanliness of a rented room. Just load all your items into the RV and get comfy in your epic vacation home on wheels.

Your vacation home on wheels goes where you go. When you get too hot in the midday sun take a nap right at your destination and get back to the adventure as soon as you’re ready. I mean napping is part of the vacation treat! A mobile home base means you can have a bbq lunch wherever you’re parked. At the end of a big day, lounge with friends and family where you are, cook dinner in nature, and don’t worry about hitting the highway to your overnight destination.

Affordable 

Once the RV is rented you can make your vacation as affordable as you desire. Park for free beside your new favorite lake or rent a site in a campground.

Park the RV anywhere
                                                                Find your new favorite campsite!

Having a kitchen with all the accessories can save a lot of money when you are making your own meals. Load up on your favorite camp food and treats! We all know food tastes better outdoors.

Different RV models to Travel Local and Explore the United States 

 

With a variety of models available for you to rent we guarantee to have an RV to meet your needs. Whether you are looking for an RV with lots of space for the whole family, easy drivability, or off-road adventures, we have an RV to meet your needs. Check out all the options here.

Tips and Trips for RV travel 

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                                               We offer a variety of RV models to meet your needs!
  • Load up with water to be self-contained. Many of our RV water tanks would last for days while you set up in your new favorite campsite.
  • Pack more food than you think you need, so when you find a destination that steals your heart you can stay as long as you like.

This is a handy article for The Ultimate RV Camping Checklist.

Travel local and explore the United States

Staycations are a growing trend. You don’t have to go far to have a stellar vacation. Many States are still under some level of travel restrictions, but even before the pandemic campers were sticking closer to home. KOA studies show 54 percent of campers were traveling less than 100 miles to camp. You don’t need to live near the mountains to find gorgeous camping locations near you. Added bonus, less time traveling means more time relaxing or adventuring in nature.

Take the Road less Travelled

RV parked by ocean on BLM, free camping
                                                                 Find the hidden gems in your State.

Explore that gravel road you have always wondered about. There is a special sense of excitement as you turn down a road you have never explored and wonder what hidden gems are waiting for you. Find your secret paradise! Find a dream location with gorgeous views, no other campers cramping your serene nature setting, and no one charging you a nightly fee to sleep in nature. Camping on the large amounts of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) areas that allow free camping can offer the best spots for peace and quiet.

Not sure you just want to start roaming down gravel roads? Spend some time on Google Earth and scope out your dream location before you start driving. But, as you settle into a quiet night under the stars, beside a crackling fire, you will be glad you decide to travel local and explore your backyard.

National and Private Campgrounds 

If setting out into the wilderness in hopes of finding your dream campsite isn’t your thing, there is a wide variety of other camping options. With Provincial and National campgrounds reopening to campers nationwide an RV is an excellent option to safely camp. Check out below for affordable RV camping inspiration.

Local Travel Inspiration to Explore your State

Passport America 

This is a great option to find affordable camping in any State. With a small membership fee, they offer 50% off to over 1600 quality campgrounds. With a downloadable app, you can find campsites on the go as you explore your state.

Harvest Hosts

Park your RV at wineries for free camping through Harvest Hosts
                                       Park at wineries across the United States through Harvest Hosts

Buy an affordable membership with Harvest Hosts and get free camping at almost 2000 different wineries, breweries, distilleries, museums, and attractions across North America. A fully self-contained RV is necessary to be eligible for these gorgeous free spots. Set up above the rolling hills of the vineyard, eat and drink to your heart’s content then walk back to your RV for a comfy free sleep! Not sure if wine tours get much better!

New Mexico 

If you live here you already know it is a hidden gem that flies under many tourist radars. But, the hidden gems of RVing in the desert means gorgeous starry nights, landscapes like nowhere else, with unique hoodoo rock formation, predictable temperatures, and few bugs. Spend the days hiking, exploring the endless trail system, and magnificent sunsets. With large amounts of BLM, there are plenty of options for free RV camping. One of our favorite local destinations to explore is the Carlsbad Caverns.

Arizona

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                                                       Arizona has an abundance of free RV camping

A state made for outdoor enthusiasts and RV camping. With endless mountain biking, rock climbing, stunning hikes, and the Grand Canyon the entire state provides an opportunity for adventure. Free RV camping is abundant around Sedona, Flagstaff, and Southern Arizona. Free camping makes this an affordable, safe option to explore your State. For more on Arizona check out this 12 Day Self Guided Tour of Southwestern USA.

Minnesota 

Known as the state of 10, 000 lakes there is a plethora of gorgeous camping opportunities for you to explore in an RV. Load the canoe, pack the fishing rod, and escape to quiet campsites by the water. Travel late summer and in the fall to upper Minnesota and take in the northern lights.

RV road trip to camp beside lake
                                                                                Photo Credit: Pixabay

Michigan  

This State varies greatly from the lower to the upper peninsula. Pack the RV and set out to explore the surprising number of quiet pristine beaches. In the summer months enjoy fresh berry picking, lighthouse tours, and beautiful forests. Enjoy the peace and quiet of camping along the shore of Lake Superior, with lots of free camping all the way north.

Tennessee

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                                                         Enjoy the rolling hills and lakes in Tennessee

Driving through Tennessee is a special treat and doing it in an RV is the best way to explore your State. Follow the road to drive through rolling mountains, waterfalls, and twisting back roads with fun hidden gems around every corner. Explore the Great Smoky Mountains. Drive to the mountain town of Garlinburg to reach free hiking trails through vibrant forests and fire towers to get a good look at the stunning landscapes. With all the free camping options an RV adventure is an affordable way to truly experience your State.

Pennsylvania

Rent an RV and take a spectacular historical tour of the Gettysburg National Military Park. Spend a day driving around the battlefields and bring to life the important destinations we learned about in high school history classes. Continue your history tour at Valley Forge Historic Park, where Washington and 12,000 troops retreated in 1777. Explore the beautiful area and bike the 30-mile cycling path. Your state offers lots of State Parks that are easily accessible with free camping.

When you travel local and explore the United States you support local. With varied travel restrictions across the country, an RV rental is the safe and affordable option to explore the hidden gems in your state for your summer holiday. Don’t forget people come from all over the world to explore the United States.

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RV in San Francisco

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

If you decide to pick-up your RV in San Francisco, make sure to see the city if only for a short time and it will leave you wanting more! Shaky Town is one of the friendliest and artsiest cities in the US. Here are five things to do:

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge at sunset

This famous bridge is possibly the most well-known thing about San Francisco, and it merits a visit for sure. Put on sunscreen for a walk across the famous bridge or else you will end up with an asymmetrical burn, still worth it though!

Fisherman’s Wharf / Pier 39

Fisherman’s Wharf Sign

Here is a little bit of everything San Francisco has to offer. Shopping, great sweet and savory food, street performers, museums, art galleries, and a chance to see the sea lions that hang out on the rocky shore.

Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island

The famous former prison is definitely worth a visit. Transportation to the island is by ferry, and once arrived you receive a headset and a tap to listen to the tour at your leisure. The story about the prison escape is the most interesting. Outside you can walk around the island and enjoy the grounds. A truly unique and eerie National Historic Landmark.

Lands’ End

San Francisco Land's End

This little slice of heaven feels completely isolated from the city and you have a less touristy, more authentic experience. There are hiking trails nestled against a rugged coastline with hidden gems such as Sutro bath and a cave. Located on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge, it provides awesome views of the city and the bridge, especially from the Cliff House Bar. It gets chilly by the water so dress in layers!

Golden Gate Park

San Francisco Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park has plenty of attractions to offer but if you are short on time I would recommend the trio of the Japanese Tea Garden, California Academy of Sciences, and the De Young (fine arts) museum, all located in the Music Concourse Area. These are connected by an open-air plaza that is often filled with street performers and artists.

San Francisco Cable Car

While in San Francisco immerse yourself by traveling short distances by Cable Car and striking up a conversation with a friendly local!

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Los Angeles RV-ing & Things To Do

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Over 50 million people visit Los Angeles each year. What is the attraction? People are coming to LA for so many different reasons. One of the biggest draws of course is Disneyland. It is estimated that 44 thousand people visit Disneyland each day. Don’t just come for Mickey Mouse, Los Angeles has so much more to offer. From museums to movie stars and theme parks to outdoor adventures Los Angeles has so much to offer.

Traveling to any big city can be glamorous, but LA is the epitome of glamour, with something for all ages. Whatever you’re in the mood for, LA has numerous options. If you’re on a road trip and Los Angeles (LA) is on your list of places to go, why not check out our luxury RVs.

Whether you’re getting dressed up and exploring the city’s nightlife or visiting the iconic sights, this City of Stories is sure to leave an impression. Travel in style and stop at a few of these must-see places to add a bit of extra luxury to your RV trip.

The Getty Centre

The Getty Centre Art Museum Building

The Getty Centre is a program of the Getty Trust, one of the world’s largest and wealthiest art organizations. Set aside 3-4 hours to explore the Getty Art Museum; admire the architecture, take part in a workshop, walk the gardens with hidden sculptures and benches and get an eyeful of the best view of Los Angeles.

Universal Studios Theme Park

LA Universal Studios Sign

No trip to Los Angeles is complete without a trip to Universal Studios. There are rides, shows, restaurants, cinemas, and a real working movie studio. Fun for the whole family! Give this attraction at least 1 full day.

Learn at Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory Sky View

Enjoy a free attraction at Griffith Observatory, but if you want to take in a planetary show there will be a small charge. Ask one of the many volunteers to explain any of the exhibits to you. This science and space center is a short walk up from Griffith Park, the country’s largest public park.

Runyon Canyon Park

 

a few hikers at Runyon Canyon sunny day
Photo Credit: LAParks.org

If you want nature in LA visit this park right in the middle of the city. It is an easy to moderate trail and takes about an hour round trip once you enter the park. The top offers a 360 degrees’ view of LA including unparalleled views of the Hollywood sign. Photo op anyone?!

 

The Nethercutt Collection

The Nethercutt Collection Vintage Car

Maybe one of the classiest attractions Hollywood has to offer is a collection of perfectly restored vintage cars, most from the 1930s. This attraction is free but it’s a good idea to make a reservation the day before you plan on visiting.

LA Evening Sky Line

 

Pacific Park

Pacific Park taken from ocean view on a sunny afternoon
Photo Credit: Anthony Grimaldi

Pacific Park is an amusement park located on the Santa Monica Pier, ride the Ferris wheel to see the spectacular view of the Santa Monica Bay, the Pacific Ocean, the city, and Venice Beach.

Disneyland

Disneyland castle on a sunny day taken from the beautiful moat.
Photo Credit: @jmartinezz9

I don’t need to mention Disneyland, but I will. Themed attractions, amusement rides, and of course Mickey Mouse, plan on spending a couple of days at the happiest place on earth. This is the largest theme park in LA with 60+ attractions.

Raging Waters

Raging Waters is the west coast’s largest water park. This park boasts 50 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, 36 rides and attractions, and a sandy beach.

Knott’s Berry Farm is a themed attraction and amusement park based on the Peanut characters. This farm, once an actual berry farm, is a great stop for families, especially those with young children as Camp Snoopy is geared towards younger children.

The kids will love to spend a day at the Los Angeles Zoo, with 250 different species of animals the Los Angeles Zoo is known for its conservation efforts with over 40% of the animals being on the threatened or endangered species list.

For a fun and education stop visit the Aquarium of the Pacific. Whether you want to feed the birds or touch a shark you’ll want to visit this Los Angeles aquarium.

Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Tom Cruise, the list goes on. Who is your must-see on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? With over 2600 stars you are sure to find more than one favorite.

Are you ready for the ultimate Hollywood adventure? Universal Studios has electrifying theme park rides, exciting shows and is on a working movie set. You may even see the filming of your next favorite movie.

Six Flags Magic Mountain is not for the faint of heart. This amusement park has been rated one of the best in the country for a good reason. The Full Throttle Coaster holds the world record for the world’s tallest and fasted looping roller coaster. Loop around 160 ft in the air and go from 0 to 70 miles an hour. I’m getting dizzy just thinking about it.

The Hollywood Bowl is the world’s largest natural amphitheater, being carved into the Hollywood hillside. The Rolling Stones magazine rated it one of the 10 best live music venues in the US. Take in a concert from the Los Angeles Philharmonics or one of the other hundred concerts that take place here each year.

Spend a couple of hours and visit La Brae Tar Pits. The tar pits are protected and displayed by the George C. Page Museum. Starting in 1913 these pits have been excavated by archaeologists and some extraordinary bones have been removed. You can see replicas of these finds, such as saver-tooth tigers, dire wolves, bison, and a giant sloth.

Venice Beach, it’s not just a beach it is an experience. In the early 1900’s local built canals fashioned after the canals of Venice in one of the more affluent neighborhoods of Venice Beach. Venice Beach is most known for the boardwalk. No matter what time of year you visit you will find street entertainers, magicians, skaters, and skateboarders roaming the area. Take a walking tour, fish the pier, or just grab a cup of coffee and watch the people go by.

 

Los Angeles is a great big city with tons to offer. There’s surfing, museums, world-class food, nature, a competitive nightlife, family attractions, and the possibility to see a celebrity!

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