Sunday, September 30, 2012

Inexpensive Weekend Trip Idea

This is a guest post by Nancy Evans, who enjoys writing on the topics of family and frugality. I appreciated the ideas here, despite my never having been RV camping- it sounds great! One thing worthwhile noting is that it's actually cheapest to take vacations now, now that summer is over, as there are fewer people traveling, and therefore accomodations are typically cheaper to try to entice people to come.

As the fall winds begin to blow and the children start going back to school, it does not mean that the possibility of taking a vacation has to be over. In fact, the cooler weather really means that it is time to venture outdoors for a weekend trip with the family that will lead to an enjoyable memory.
While it may be hard to get away for a long vacation to a distant location, a weekend trip to a nearby lake or campsite can be the perfect opportunity to break free from the stressful work week. If you are interested in a fun weekend trip that is also inexpensive, then read on to find out more about how a trip to make a trip to the lake an exciting event for your family:

Choose the Right Transportation
A weekend road trip will only be enjoyable if the family has comfortable transportation to get them to the lake. For this reason, an RV can be the perfect vehicle as it offers room for the children to move around as well as an instant set up for sleeping and dining. When selecting an RV, it is important to make sure that you choose one that is the right size and with the right accessories to fit your needs. Perusing a website such as can be a great way to get started on browsing the different makes and models of RVs to make your trip an enjoyable one.

Select an Exciting Destination
The right destination for your weekend excursion will depend upon you and your family’s preferred modes of recreation. Some families enjoy having a favorite spot that they can go to any time that they want to get away. This is often a local lake or state park that can be driven to in a few short hours. Families who enjoy water sports will want to make sure to select a lake that is available for boating and fishing.
Additionally, many people who travel in RVs make it a goal to visit as many state parks as they can within a given year. In an RV, a person has little to worry about as an RV has everything that a person will need once they arrive at their favorite lake or state park.

Plan Activities and Recreation
Once you arrive at your destination, you will want to have a few ideas in mind for exciting activities and recreation. Many lakes and state parks have boats or other water equipment available. Additionally, hiking trails can be found at most outdoor locations. For families with children, even tossing a football or roasting marshmallows can be an enjoyable way to spend an evening at a campsite.

A weekend getaway can be the perfect way for a family to enjoy a vacation during the fall season. Spending time outdoors and appreciating the changing fall foliage and crisp air can be relaxing and invigorating. For this reason, you will want to explore the advantages of using an RV for your next weekend excursion so that you can arrive at your destination comfortable and prepared to begin building long-lasting memories.

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