How to Take a Relaxing RV Trip

People travel for a variety of reasons. You may be heading out for a great adventure, to see your favorite band at a music festival or to get some much-needed R&R. If relaxation is your goal, getting an RV rental is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. Here are a few things to know before you go to ensure you have a restful trip.

Plan Ahead

Reserve your rental vehicle and campsites early. Campgrounds in many popular destinates such as national parks and festivals sell out up to a year in advance. The last thing you want is to plan your dream trip only to discover last minute that all the campsites with relaxing amenities and beautiful scenery are booked.  
You know what’s stressful? Driving to a campsite you’re not sure about, wondering if it will be as good as it’s cracked up to be. Use your network to find a good spot, talking to family and friends to see if they have any favorite places to stay in the area you are looking to travel. Do some research and read through campground reviews, making sure to look at the sites with the amenities that will most contribute to a relaxing stay. The Cruise America Campground Finder is another great resource to get you started. 

Pack for Comfort 

When you rent an RV, you get to take the comforts of home with you on your road trip. Make the experience even more relaxing by packing some of your favorite things like your go-to coffee mug, best kitchen knife or most comfortable sheet set. 

Skip the hassle of packing everyday essentials by letting us the RV for you. Add our Renter’s Kits to your reservation and we’ll provide the necessities. The Vehicle Provisioning Kit includes kitchen basics such as can openers, plates and utensils, basic cooking gear and the all-important flashlight. The Personal Kit will add bath towels, dish towels and bedding. 


Set the Mood 

Music can have a major impact on our mood. So, before you hit the road, create a custom playlist. Head over to your digital platform of choice (YouTube, Spotify, Google, Amazon, etc.) and get ready to jam out to your pre-made lists from a variety of genres and themes. You can pick both an upbeat driving mix and more tranquil beats to sooth the stress away once you reach your destination. Just remember to follow camping etiquette once you get to your campsite to not infringe on anyone else’s relaxing vacation with overly loud music. 


When you head out on a relaxing getaway, make a conscious effort to disconnect with the stresses of everyday life. Keep screen time to a minimum or set a rule that cell phones will be put away and used for emergencies only. Turn off the email reminders and social media notifications and unplug with your family and friends. 


Whether you crave sandy beaches or forest-covered mountains, an RV rental is the perfect way to start a relaxing vacation. Need some inspiration? Explore some of our favorite RV destinations and plan your next adventure today.