What to Think About When Planning a Vacation

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With 50% of the nation covered in snow or being hit by freezing temperatures, you better believe most RVers are already thinking about their spring vacation plans. When choosing a destination there’s a few things you need to keep in mind, to ensure your trip is a success and everyone is happy.

Location

This might seem obvious, but choosing a destination is only the tip of the iceberg. You might know you want to go to Crater Lake, but what about determining what amenities this destination has? Is grocery shopping nearby? Are there indoor activities like museums or movie theaters that provide an outlet in case of rain? Is this a mostly adult location or will the kids enjoy it? All of this makes a difference to how your trip turns out.

Restaurants

The best part of RVing is that you don’t need a restaurant around you, since you have a kitchen with you at all times. Despite this we all want to sample local cuisine wherever you are. Ensure the restaurants around you are within your budget and offer food everyone in your party will enjoy.

Accommodations

You’re bringing your house on wheels with you, so you know you’ll have a comfortable bed and plush living room, but what about the campground you’re staying at? If you’ve got kids you’ll want to make sure the campground caters to them. It’d be great to have a playground or kids activities planned. Sometimes you can even sneak away for a date night while the kids are partaking in an activity.

Pricing

Make sure that you’ve set a strict budget and that your destination caters to it. You can’t really visit Aspen on a budget, but a town just outside of it might work. Just because you’re traveling on a dime doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time. The most important part of any trip is to have a positive attitude and enjoy making memories with your family.

Photo Credit: By Everaldo Coelho and YellowIcon [LGPL (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

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