5 ideas to get your weekend on

Let’s get the weekend on!

 

Happy Friday to you and your family.  We are headed to the last two weeks of July and what do you have planned for this weekend?

We need a major call out for working parents and over scheduled kids to get an extended RV escape. I have added to the three tips to get your weekend  on… so now we are up to five great tips..

So how do you find time to use the RV as much as you would like? You have to awaken your inner weekend warrior.

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Weekend RV trips might seem a bit overwhelming at first. Getting stuff packed during the work week, and then getting that same stuff put away before Monday morning can wear you out just thinking about it.

But we know that if you do it right, weekend escapes can feel both adventurous and refreshing. Just follow these five ideas to get your weekend on.

1.  Plan ahead to get the best deals.

If you plan your weekend getaways ahead of time you’ll get better deals on campground reservations etc.. You’ll also be able to schedule your time in advance so you can get caught up before you leave and less likely to back out of a family getaway. Especially if you get penalized for canceling or rescheduling.

2. It’s time to use your vacation days. Seriously.

Study after study tells us that Americans are terrible at using their paid vacation time, and that’s not good for health or productivity. Even though it may be challenging to take an entire week off, see if you can manage a Friday here or there. A three-day RV trip will give you enough time to truly unwind.

3. Keep food prep simple.

The number one stress for many people is planning food for a weekend getaway. Plan a simple weekend menu that includes items like cereal and oatmeal for breakfast and cold cuts for lunch. And then splurge and go out for dinner on Saturday. Just because you are camping does not mean you have to actually cook!

4. Extend your weekend.

Most campgrounds set check out time between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. But if someone isn’t arriving on your site that same day, they are happy to let you check out later for a small fee. This means you can schedule an outing or just enjoy a lazy Sunday morning at the campground. We just make sure we are on the road by 3:00 p.m. and home before dinner.

5. Create an “A” team for your Sunday return.

If you kept your packing simple and you have to go back to the rat race on Monday ….the last thing you want to do is spend the end of your weekend unpacking your camper.  So its all hands on deck when you arrive home after a weekend getaway . Time yourself and get’er done!  The fridge is handled clothes are in the washer and your ready to take on the week.

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Get out there and get your camping on!

Enjoy a Getaway — Minus the “Away”

It’s officially that time of the year again…the holidays. Time for shopping, time for decorating, time for going, going, going! The holidays can be such a whirlwind; wouldn’t it be nice to take a little break right in the middle of it all? The problem is: with all of the time (and money) spent on the holidays, a vacation isn’t always practical.

Or so you thought.

I’m sure by now you’ve heard of the new trend in vacations: the “staycation”. In essence, a vacation in which you don’t actually go anywhere. But you get away from your normal routine, get away from the stress, etc. — without all the trouble of taking a trip. Well, I’d like to offer you an even better solution: an RV getaway, minus the “away”.

When’s the last time you ventured out in your RV, and went… down the street? Well as silly as it sounds, it just might be your key to a peaceful, fun-filled holiday season. The Houston area happens to house a variety of top-rated, luxurious RV parks, rich in amenities and fun! I’ve compiled a list of 5 impressive area parks, so all you need to do is — GO!

  • Traders Village Houston RV Park — Traders Village Houston RV Park is conveniently located adjacent to Traders Village weekend Flea Market with year-round festivals and special events.
  • Rayford Crossing RV Resort — A brand new, privately owned Luxury Resort, located in Spring Texas (about 20 miles from Houston.)
  • LakeView RV Resort — A premier Houston area RV Resort, offering RVers superior amenities with just the right combination of facilities, service and affordability.
  • All Star RV Resort —  All Star RV Resort can provide you with a 1st class experience, located next to shopping and many attractions in the Houston metro area.
  • Advanced RV Resort — Advanced RV Resort is one of the newest and finest RV Resorts in the Houston-Pearland area.