Individuals with young children will generally be aware of the term “October Break.” It refers to the fact that many schools are not in session for 1-2 weeks during mid-October. The kids are home. Many parents are at work and have to find something for the kids to do or somewhere for the kids to be while they are not in school. To avoid this struggle to entertain kids who are “vacationing” from school while parents are trying to stick to their work routine, we recommend treating October Break as a chance to get out and about in your travel trailer. Schedule vacation time and fill up the tank on your RV. You don’t have to leave the surrounding area. Schedule your vacation time and indulge in a stay-cation or a “near” stay-cation. RVing means you won't break the bank.
The travel trailer is the perfect accessory for your October Break “near stay-cation.” You’ll find that it is just the right size for ease of travel while drastically increasing your comfort and luxury while on the road. Not sure what you want to do? Not sure if there’s anything that you can do in your area? That’s the pessimist in your attempting to take over. Don’t let it happen. Fight back. Jump online. There’s no way that there’s literally nothing worth seeing, doing, or experiencing in your local area. It might not be Disneyland, but it can be fabulous. Who wants to spend EVERY vacation at Disneyland anyway?
Find something in your area that you have always meant to experience or visit and hitch up your travel trailer and get on the road. Phoenix area residents will find that they have many options: the Painted Rocks, the Grand Canyon, Tombstone, Carlsbad Caverns, and much more. Individuals in the Austin area can look for several options in their surrounding area as well: the Dinosaur Park, The Riverwalk in San Antonio, The Alamo, Bastrop State Park, and much more. Feel stuck at home in Seattle? You’re being silly. There are many wonderful opportunities to get out and about with the kids and your trusty travel trailer: Museum of Glass, Meeker Mansion, Marten Creek Falls, and much more.
And if you’re not in Phoenix, Austin or Seattle…don’t fret. This is the kind of information that you can easily find online whether you live in New York or California. Just give it a shot and pick a few “spots” you find interesting or you think your kids will find interesting and you’ll find that the October Break suddenly becomes a fabulous treat that flies by instead of the never ending week of torture that you were expecting.
Not sure if your travel trailer will be accommodated at your destination? Don’t ever be afraid to call ahead and ask questions regarding the RV accommodations at or near your travel destination. The recreational vehicle is an accepted mode of travel and you’ll find that most in the tourist/travel industry have ready information regarding where the nearby campgrounds are as well as available parking that is suitable for a vehicle pulling a travel trailer. Just give them the opportunity and they can help you be prepared and decrease your stress level which makes getting on the road (and being on the road) much more enjoyable.