When preparing for an RV trip, there are many things you have to be: rent or buy an actual RV if you haven’t already, set your budget, buy your food and plan your meals, and so on. If you’re currently lost on what you need to do to begin preparing your trip, there are a number of great online resources such as Outdoorsy to get you started.
But something else you have to do is write down your itinerary, so you will know where you’re actually going. At the same time, planning an itinerary is also more than just writing your destinations, and there are a number of things that you will want to take into account.
Here are the top tips for writing an RV trip itinerary:
Include Places You’ve Always Wanted To Go
First of all, your RV itinerary needs to consist of places you’ve always wanted to go. This is the single best way to ensure that you have fun and enjoy a truly memorable experience. Have you ever wanted to go camping on the beach by the Pacific Ocean in California? Or maybe you would rather visit the Grand Canyon in Arizona or Yellowstone National park in Wyoming.
It doesn’t matter what your final destination is so long as it’s a place you’ve always wanted to see or stay at. If you haven’t given much though to the specific RV campgrounds that you would like to stay at, there’s no better time to begin researching that.
Choose Campgrounds With A Variety of Activities
The best RV campgrounds to go to are ones that include opportunities for you to do a variety of fun outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, fishing, and so on. Think about outdoor activities that you would like to do on your RV trip and choose campgrounds that will accommodate those activities.
Include Places For Wi-Fi
While many RV campgrounds do technically include free Wi-Fi, the truth is the Wi-Fi connection at these campgrounds can be rather slow at best. To get around this, make sure that you will drive by places en route to your campground that will have a strong Wi-Fi connection, such as coffee shops or sit down restaurants in towns. You’ll need Wi-Fi for checking e-mail and other work related things.
Include Places That Have Good Food
This one is only dependent on whether you’ll be making most of your own meals from your RV. But if there are any restaurants that you would like to eat en route to your final destination as well, research those restaurants carefully and then include them in your itinerary to ensure that you will be able to reach them.
Writing An RV Trip Itinerary
Never forget to write your itinerary when planning your next RV trip, and never forget to follow these tips when writing your itinerary.