Helping others should be a natural extension of every business leader’s responsibilities. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come as easy as you would think. As leaders, we often get too caught up in operations or our own problems to give people the help they need. However, in the last year, I’ve realized that most of my best clients, partners and relationships have come from me helping someone.
Here are at Holiday World we want to be your partner and help. Do you currently work or represent a non profit organization that is looking to get their message out? We have great followers at Holiday World and if you have a story …an event or just want to get your message out on our social media platforms. We encourage you to let us know. Contact us directly on this blog post or let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send us video photos dates events etc.. We will gladly post it on our various social media platforms.
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“The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.”
― Robert F. Kennedy
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?
So how do you find time to use the RV as much as you would like? You have to awaken your inner weekend warrior.
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.
Get out there and get your camping on!
If you like to camp in state parks, Hueco Tanks is the place for you. There is plenty to see and do from rock climbing and birding to hiking. Hueco Tanks gets its name from the Spanish word Hueco, meaning hollows and referred to the many water-holding depressions in the rock faces and boulders all over the region.
In times past, the region was inhabited by several different Indian tribes. The Paleo and the “Jornada Mogollon” to the Apache people who moved there from Canada at about 1600 A.D. These tribes found that the unique terrain forded them the ability to survive in the harsh environment by providing a constant source of water.
The Caves and rock walls are marked by the pictures and symbols of the peoples who inhabited the area. Some are inaccessible without a guide because of the terrain and sheer number of people that visit the park annually. 2/3rds of the park is closed to are open to the public only if you hire a guide. This helps prevent damage to the natural areas and artifacts that are found in the area.
Perhaps Hueco Tanks State Park is best known for its rock climbing. In any given climbing season, which generally lasts from October through March, it is common for climbers from across Europe, Asia, and Australia to visit the park. The unique terrain allows for bouldering, which is rock climbing that is low enough to attempt without safety ropes.
Hueco Tanks offers camping with showers, water and/or electricity. WiFi is available in select areas of the park as well but you will have to check with the park staff to find out where.
Spring is upon us which means time for that Spring and Summer camping! If you haven’t already, you need to do a complete safety and systems check on your RV before you take it out camping. The LAST thing you want is to be out at the camp site with your family and find out that the toilet won’t flush or the stove doesn’t work. Even worse, have a tire fail en route or have to cancel your trip because your sewer system has developed a leak that you can’t fix.
Here is a list of things you need to check over before you go on that trip. Be sure to do this check early enough to have time for a shop to do the needed repairs without having to delay any planned family trips.
– Tire Pressure & overall condition
– Running and Stop lights
– LP Leak Check
– Water Heater system check
– Stove and Oven operation
– All roof A/C units
– All Batteries
– Complete Roof inspection including seams
– On Motorized: All fluids, Belts & Hoses
Of course, some of these items require a little more mechanical knowledge and tools than the average camper would have. For those people who cannot check all of these items or just don’t have the time, call and make an appointment to have these done at your local Holiday World dealership.
It’s been said that we should look at the world through children’s eyes and kids love to go to new places and explore. That’s one of the reasons why taking an #RVvacation is so awesome. The #kids can enjoy campground activities, play out in nature and meet new friends too. What kid wouldn’t enjoy a story by the campfire, roasting marshmallows and hot dogs and stargazing.
#RVing brings families together and is a wonderful way to reconnect with loved ones. On an RV vacation, you and family step away from the ordinary routine to enjoy a simpler lifestyle – but all that togetherness can pose a little challenge.