Sometimes you just don’t want to deal with the fuss and expense of travelling via airplane, and that’s just fine. If you’re not too keen on flying with kids in tow, you might be thinking of planning a road trip in your motor home instead. This is a great option, as if you pick the perfect route, it can be fun, exciting, and affordable.
Of course, the only downside to this type of vacation is that it requires organization and a few simple steps before you set off. Luckily, I’m a real fan of planning family trips away, so am happy to sort all of the organizing for a family road trip. I’m not sure when I’ll next be taking a family road trip in a motor home, but if I was, this is how I would go about preparing for it.
Get your motorhome serviced
When it comes to travel, safety should always come first. Just like a car needs servicing once a year, so do motorhomes. So before you head off on your trip, it’s important to get your motorhome serviced. By doing this, you’ll know that your vehicle is safe and legal to drive.
Choose where you want to go
The next step is to choose where you want to travel to. I would spend some time online browsing the places that are most recommended and then do more research on each one. Then, I’d choose a location that would work for my family, in terms of price, things to see and do, and amenities on offer.
Map out your route
Using the location that I’d picked, be it Lake Tahoe or Yosemite National Park, I’d then map out a route. To make sure that the trip is as enjoyable as possible, it’s a good idea to choose two separate routes, one for each way. That way, on the way there you can do different things to on the way back. Once you’ve got your routes selected, you can then start working out what sights and attractions you want to stop at.
Plan what food to pack
The great thing about traveling in an RV is that you have a kitchen on hand to use. When it comes to packing the perfect food, it can be hard to know what to buy. The best thing to do is to look at your facilities and work out what types of foods would be easiest to make. Pack the same types of foods that you would at home, including plenty of snacks. Don’t forget to pack fruit and vegetables – just because you’re on vacation that doesn’t mean you can’t be healthy.
Create an itinerary
Finally, it’s important to create an itinerary. Of course, you may want to go with the flow, but it’s still worth coming up with a loose schedule for your trip. This should include when you should arrive in each place, as well as how long you’ll be there for. It should also have a list of things to see and do in each location.
There you have it, how I would go about preparing for a vacation in a motorhome. Hopefully, these tips will help to ensure that your next family road trip is as enjoyable as possible.