Road tripping is an American tradition! It’s truly the best way to see our beautiful country one site at a time. We personally have always loved road tripping, but 2020 is definitely the year to become a believer if you weren’t one already. So here are five reasons you need to road trip this year:
Quarantine Is Rough
The first reason why you need a road trip is that quarantine is rough! We are now going on month six of shutdowns and social distancing. That’s a really long time to stay in one place. This is especially true if you’ve been working from home the entire time away from family and friends. Taking a road trip can be a great way to get out of the house, get some fresh air, experience some new scenery, and really just take some time to enjoy your life outside of your quarantine routine. Hitting up some National Parks for physical activities like hiking is also a great way to get some exercise without having to go to an actual gym.
Gas Prices Are Low
Another reason you need a road trip is that gas prices are super low right now. Most of the time, people are hesitant to road trip because of high gas prices that can actually end up costing as much as a plane ticket! Of course, gas prices vary a lot by location, but the national average is currently around $2.18 a gallon. This is a total bargain price that allows you to really hit the road without worrying about spending a ton of money in gas.
Reduced Number of Travelers
If you have been waiting to visit some really popular places without having to deal with huge crowds of people that can really take away from the whole experience — now is your time! Seriously, now is the time to visit all of the popular sites like the Grand Canyon, Zion, Yosemite, and Yellowstone that you normally wouldn’t necessarily want to visit during peak season with a bunch of other people. A lot of people are stuck at home right now due to COVID restrictions and international travel is no longer a factor either — so it’s a great time to basically have all these wonderful places to yourself and truly connect with nature.
You Can Travel in Style
A lot of people are hesitant about road tripping because it doesn’t necessarily seem very glamorous — but that really doesn’t have to be the case. These days, there are luxury RV’s out there that can make it feel like you’re staying at a five-star hotel even when you’re totally off the grid in the middle of nowhere. It really is the best of both worlds. You can sleep on a comfortable memory foam mattress with heat and air conditioning, a shower, WiFi, and all the modern conveniences that you can’t live without — all while connecting with nature and enjoying the great outdoors on your own terms. This definitely beats a traditional road trip filled with fast food, rest stops, and sleeping in the car or a tent.
You Can Stay Safe
Finally, the last reason why you need a road trip is that road tripping can allow you to stay safe and healthy, which is now more important than ever! Road tripping is the best way to travel while still following social distancing guidelines. You don’t have to worry about being around tons of people on a plane or the cleanliness of a hotel. With a road trip, you can rest assured that you are being totally safe and sanitary and aren’t exposed to anyone else’s germs.
Hopefully, by now you’re sold on the idea of road trips and are already planning out where you want to go and what you want to see. All of this is not only possible and affordable but also comfortable thanks to things like luxury RV’s.