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Travel Local, Explore the United States

  • Perks to RV travel
  • Different RV Models
  • Reason to travel locally
  • Perks to RV travel
  • Tips and tricks to RV in 2020
  • Where to explore in your State
Maggie Spizzirri
10 minute read
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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.  

Relax by the campfire

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 

Find the RV to meet your needs
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
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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.

Have you ever thought about exploring Canada by RV? Check out Cross Canada Adventure.

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