In this weekly roundup, Togo RV shares the top stories and features that are impacting and shaping the RV community. We cover everything from news and travel updates to gear and gadgets, and all the good stuff in between.
The Best Campgrounds for a Winter RV Trip
While winter RV trips are a rare delight, your RV can be used for adventures year-round. Togo RV rounded up the best winter RV campground destinations from across the U.S. Some help you chase summertime temperatures, while others embrace the chill, putting you close to winter recreation hotspots. For fun in the sun, consider Arizona’s Sonoran Desert RV Park or California’s Catalina Spa RV Resort. To hit the ski trails, try Washington’s Leavenworth RV Campground or Colorado’s Dakota Ridge RV Park. Check out the link below to learn about these destinations and five other great recommendations.
Taking Teenagers on the Road
Traveling with teenagers is different from traveling with young children. While teens may bring an eye roll or two, that doesn’t mean you can’t have an enjoyable vacation together. Teens are at an age where they can be helpful and independent. They also bring a new perspective to your travels. To get them on board with an RV vacation, Togo RV recommends including them in the planning, outlining family rules ahead of time, offering veto rights, and providing plenty of space and snacks. Read these tips and more, as well as gear recommendations for traveling with teens, in our guide to having a successful RV trip with teenagers.
The Best of the Best: RVB’s 10 Best RVs of the Year for 2021
2020 was a year like no other for RVing, and that extends to the design of new models for 2021. For years, RV Business designated a single rig model as the “RV of the Year,” but this year, the list has been expanded to include 10 outstanding designs. The winners showcase innovative features and unique floor plans, promising to appeal to a wide range of consumers. The coveted top spots include the tiny Jayco Feather Micro trailer, the ultra-luxurious Newmar Canyon Star motorhome, an adventure-ready Forest River Ibex trailer, the innovative Keystone Montana 3231CK fifth wheel, and more. Check out the complete list, which includes extensive profiles of each of the winning rigs, as well as 24 “Top Debuts” and 32 “Must-See” models.
Source: RV Business Top 10 RVs of the Year
Photo courtesy of Newmar.
Disclaimer: Togo RV is part of a joint venture, partially owned by Thor Industries, Inc., of which Jayco and Keystone RV Company are subsidiaries.
Snowbirds Face New Challenges During the Pandemic
Each winter, more than 40 million snowbirds head south to escape the cold and embrace the warmer temps found in popular destinations such as Arizona and Florida. However, this winter is presenting new challenges as snowbirds decide whether or not to stay at home, according to the AARP. If you’re considering snowbirding, look at your risks and current health. Next, analyze the relative safety of the destination by checking trends regarding COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations. You may be asked to quarantine upon arrival, so take this into consideration and prepare for the possibility. Finally, AARP recommends that snowbirds familiarize themselves with local restrictions and healthcare access points to ensure a safe and enjoyable stay.
Photo: Cheri Alguire / Shutterstock.com
Thanksgiving Air Travel Falls, as Road Trips Abound
AAA is expecting the largest drop in travel since the Great Recession of 2008 this Thanksgiving holiday, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanksgiving travel numbers are expected to decline from around 55 million travelers last year to fewer than 50 million this year. While air, rail, bus, and cruise ship travel are likely to drop by 48 percent to 76 percent each, automobile travel is anticipated to see only a five percent decrease. However, those highway journeys will be closer to home and involve shorter stays than in years past. On the positive side, there should be less congestion and cheaper gas prices, rivaling costs from 15 years ago.
Source: AAA NewsRoom Fewer Americans Traveling This Thanksgiving amid Pandemic