What a year it’s been. Between a winter that seemed like it would never end and the COVID-19 pandemic, we know we’re not the only ones ready to hit the road this summer. Memorial Day weekend marks the official start of road trip season, which means it’s time to pack up your RV and head for the campground.
The Togo RV team’s summer travel plans include a family’s first RV trip through multiple states, a converted van road trip to see The Avett Brothers in concert, and several state park and beach camping trips. Follow along on our adventures on social media, and share your own by using the #TogoRV hashtag. We’d love to see where you’re camping this summer!
“We’re spending a month in the Florida Keys at the Jolly Roger RV Resort in Marathon, Florida. We visited for a week back in March with family and knew we had to come back. There is so much to see. We love fishing, water sports, and island time. A monthlong stay made the most sense for us since we are full-timers, and many parks have better rates for monthly stays. We chose May to June because it wasn’t peak season and we could book a spot. Many people plan at least a year in advance to books spots in peak season here.”
—Morgan Baumgardner, RVillage Community Manager
“This summer will be our family’s first RV trip. We’ll be heading from Chicago to Badlands National Park. We’re planning on being on the road for about 2 weeks and driving through South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.”
—Reed Rizzo, Front End Developer
“I am meeting my friends who have an Aliner in Pilot Mountain State Park in June, before the weather gets too hot in North Carolina. I’ll be driving from Charlotte and plan to stop in Winston-Salem and maybe even Greensboro if time allows. Pilot Mountain is less than 30 minutes from another incredible state park, Hanging Rock, so we’ll spend one day of the weekend at each park.”
—Ashley Rossi, Managing Editor
“I’ll be taking my first RV trip since I was a kid and traveling up to the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior with my best friend of 15 years, Nancy. The RV is Nancy’s and is a Winnebago Travato 2021 model. We will be traveling for four nights starting in Oak Brook, Illinois. We will stay at Nancy’s cabin in Eagle River, Wisconsin, the first night and then one night at the Apostle Islands Area Campground. We’ll then take a ferry to Madeline Island and camp there for two nights. “
—Sharon Knitter, Director of Product
“My family is heading down to the Outer Banks in North Carolina for a much-needed beach vacation. I plan on doing a whole lot of surfing, paddleboarding, and reading. The campground has an indoor heated pool to tide us over on any rainy days. Later in the summer we’ll be taking the RV to Cooperstown, New York, for a baseball tournament. I have a feeling that trip won’t be quite so relaxing…”
—Stephanie Puglisi, Head of Content
“We’ll be taking our converted Ford Transit van from Cincinnati to Denver for The Avett Brothers concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in July. We’ll likely give ourselves a few days to get there, and take our time getting back, stopping at various parks and famous roadside spots.”
—Joe Brown, Partner Marketing & Martech