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!