Individuals who have recently purchased “new” used RVs sometimes find themselves scrambling for a foothold from which they can really jump start their life on the road. They want to get off to a great start. They don’t want to hold back. They want to grab life by the horns. The life of an RVer can be extremely exciting and holds great potential for adding zest to an otherwise staid and plodding existence. To avoid getting stuck in the quagmires of planning remember this one simple piece of advice: just do it. Yes, it’s an overused phrase and it’s been heard many, many times by EVERY individual lucky enough to live on the Earth in the past two decades. The reason it’s been such an effective and steadfast tag line for the huge conglomerate we won’t mention by name because they don’t need the additional, free advertising is because it is so very true! There aren’t very many living in today’s wildly busy, ridiculously stressful society that don’t find themselves bogged down by distractions and items that are actually extremely low on their life long “to do” list. Step away from the front lines for just one second, and it’s easy to see just how applicable this statement is. That’s why it rings so true. How do the RVing experts recommend you actually follow through and “just do it?” Multitasking is a great starting point.
First timers often find themselves stuck picking their first trip’s destination. This is an epic fail. The entire draw of the RV is that the journey is the destination. RVers new to the experience can not go wrong by planning a string of National and State Parks trip for their first official excursion. Truly make the journey the actual destination by plotting the road trip along a route that will allow travelers to enjoy a number of hot spots, scenic views, recreational activities and slow, meandering days of exploring.
Planning a “String of Parks” RV Road Trip:
- Access the Internet. It’s the easiest and quickest method of finding information on National and State Parks in the area. For most, the first RV road trip doesn’t need to take them far from home. Most new RVers have never explored most of their surrounding areas.
- Access the official websites for National Parks and State Parks. National parks are, of course all on one searchable site. State Parks will be found by typing the name of the state and the phrase, “state parks” into popular search engines. State park sites will vary, but the National Park site is simple to navigate. On the right side of the page the viewer will notice, “Find a Park” with a drop down menu below. Simply select the preferred state.
- There are two options when perusing the number of national parks available in any state: map view or list view. Choose the version you prefer to work with and get started on your first “string of parks” RV road trip.
In addition to utilizing the official sites for National and State parks, RVers can also find stopping points along their route by utilizing any number of easy to find travel apps on popular smart phones. With the wide variety of parks available with the extensive range of wildlife viewing, outdoor recreational activities, unique facilities with historic significance, etc. available it is difficult to go wrong. It shouldn’t be stressful to plan an RV road trip; even if it’s a new experience. Approach it with the opinion that new equals exciting rather than new equals unknown and scary variables. The trip will turn out better and the mindset of all involved will be in a much healthier, enjoyable spot that will leave all travelers with a sense of success at journey’s end.