One of the main advantages to traveling in a RV is that you can take your time and enjoy the trip. Since you don’t need to worry about where you are going to sleep at night, you can plan routes that will take you to some amazing places with extraordinary views. Whether you are planning an extended cross-country trip or a short getaway you want to make the most of your time on the road and this includes the scenery. Here are a few helpful tips that will make it easier for you to plan your trip so it has the most scenic route.
- Know your destination.
Before you start planning a route for your next RV trip you should have a destination in mind, even if you are getting ready to drive across the country. An ending point will make it easier for you to plot the route, and it will also help you decide on a travel budget. If it is a longer trip you can also break it down into different segments and plot shorter routes to ensure you don’t miss any breathtaking views. In terms of cooking, there are easy recipes you can cook fast: burritos, simple pizza or one-dash means.
- Research the areas you will be driving through.
Once you have an idea of where you will end up, you can start researching the areas you will be driving through. There are several websites dedicated to helping travelers find the most scenic routes in specific areas, and most will also state if the roads are safe for large recreational vehicles to navigate. You can also find and download apps to your mobile device which will help you plan for every aspect of your trip, and most can be set to highlight the routes that come with the best views.
- Don’t forget about your GPS.
If you own a RV, chances are you also have a GPS device so you at least know which roads are safe for you to drive on. Along with plotting out the faster and safest route for you to take in your RV, most GPS units can also be programmed to take you on a scenic road trip. Since your vehicle’s information is probably already entered into the GPS you don’t have to worry about getting stuck under low bridges or running into roads that are too narrow to safely navigate so you can concentrate on the spectacular views instead of worrying about the road up ahead. For old people, we recommend articles like this one in order to prepare themselves.
RV GPS devices are typically preloaded with information on campsites, restaurants and service stations, along with including thousands of fascinating points of interest. Not only is it often worth the extra time it can take to get to these recommended spots, a lot of the time the scenic views along the way are well worth the drive.
If you are willing to do a little research and planning before hitting the road, you can easily plan your next RV trip to follow the most scenic route.