Tips on RVing With Your Family

September 12, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Affordable Travel

Camping with your family can be a great adventure, or a frustrating disaster. It is very important to make sure you bring everything you need for each member of your family before leaving for your campsite. This means picking an interesting location and preparing clothing, food, activities, medication, and more. You can go dry camping in the woods, but it is usually a good idea to make reservations at an RV park or campground before embarking on a camping adventure with your family.

Prepare The Day Before

Food and first aid items should be the first priority when packing for an overnight trip in a campervan. It is a good idea to make a list of items that each person in your family needs to bring, and then allow kids to pack their own bags. Parents should always double-check to make sure everything has been packed, but packing their own bags gives kids a great sense of accomplishment and will help them get excited about your trip.

If you don’t already own an RV, booking a campervan rental is a great idea. The rental company will make sure the vehicle is in good working order and will probably show you how to use the appliances and hook up the power and water.

Research Parks

Where you stay will probably have a big impact on how enjoyable your trip is, so make sure the park you pick offers amenities that matter to you and your family. When you’re making reservations, it is a good idea to ask the park manager for ideas about thing to do at the park and in the surrounding area. Many campgrounds are located along lakes that offer fishing, hiking, boating, and more. Be sure to book your reservations a couple of weeks in advance so that you have more choices about the location of the spot you are staying in.

Bring Activities

Most kids are used to having electronics around to occupy them, but being in the woods is a big part of camping and you should take advantage of your surroundings as much as you can. It is a good idea to bring a bicycle for each member of your family as well as balls and frisbees because they don’t take up a large amount of space and offer a wide variety of options for games. Another idea is to combine food and fun, such as making s’mores while telling stories around the campfire at night. It is also worth packing a couple decks of cards to play while winding down before bed.

Have Fun

Reserving a campervan rental and venturing to a campground in the woods may seem like a huge change of scenery to people who live in a big city, but the spending time surrounded by nature can be a wonderful bonding experience for families. There is something about the light of a campfire that brings out deep conversation between family members and strengthens bonds between siblings. Being forced to step away from all of the electronics and traffic of everyday life is great for the soul.

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