I was invited by KOA Campgrounds and GORVING to stay at the Cape May KOA in NJ, but as usual, all opinions are my own.
You know how much I love to travel and how the pandemic has kept us indoors. It was such a frustrating time for so many of us who wanted to get out there and explore. There were many people who have spoken about how they prepped their travel throughout the time they were inside so they had places to go to when they could be free, they even got themselves a modern map art push pin travel map as well as travel supplies so they can enjoy themselves at their first taste of getting out again.
When we decided to resume travel, we needed to make sure it was safe and that it would be fun. So today I will share 7 Reasons Why Camping Is The Only Way I’m Traveling .
7 Reasons Why Camping Is The Only Way I’m Traveling
I honestly don’t feel comfortable enough to hop on a plane yet, probably won’t until at least the fall.
So road trips, local stay-cations are the safest option right now.
You hop in, go for an awesome road trip, park your car and that’s it!
Don’t forget that you control your car safety, cleanliness and who is in it, right?
Plus, if you have a pick-up truck that you take for camping, it’s even better. You get to store all camping essentials in the back, and with a good truck bed cover, you won’t have to worry about the weather either!
For example, NY, NJ and CT just announced their 14 day mandatory quarantine for out of state travelers.
As of June 24th, the advisory applies to Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah and Texas.
Can you imagine driving somewhere and having the national guard or police escort you to a local hotel where you have to pay to be quarantined for 14 days before leaving the room?
It’s so hard to keep up with all the updates and restrictions!
For now, I’ll be exploring the states around us: NY, NJ, PA, DE.
So, the best policy is stay close to home and know before you leave.
Each State has its own rules and regulations and some are opening pools, attractions and camp grounds later than others, so it’s important to do your homework.
Also, when you make a reservation at a campground, you know, even if the pool and parks are closed, you will always have nature, the birds and endless walks. Some offer hiking trails, lakes and a beach within walking distance.
So campgrounds are my only option as far as traveling for now.
You can browse, make reservations and learn about restrictions by going to the KOA site.
When you think camping, you think about living in tents or learning more about different tent types, right? What if you’re not a tent kind of person?
Why not rent a cabin? Bring your RV?
All the comfort of technology and modern things you need, surrounded by nature and if you’re lucky like us, your cabin will have an outdoor patio, a fire-pit, a grill and beautiful swing-set.
Again, a cabin gives you the option to clean it as much or as little as you want, when you arrive, bring your own linen, towels, blankets, if you wish.
Our cabin was spotless, but I chose to bring our linens and towels, as well as plastic utensils, cups, plates and my home’s cooking needs, even though the cabin had virtually everything a family needs.
A coffee maker, toaster, Lightweight tent stove, microwave and fridge!
We stayed in a deluxe cabin with a separate bedroom, living room, fully appointed kitchen and bath at the Cape May KOA.
These cabins allow you to spend your days outdoors and your nights in cozy comfort out of the elements.
When night falls, its time to sit around the fire pit and enjoy some s’mores and relax with your family or friends.
Enjoy The Outdoors
In campgrounds you have the beautiful green scenery, trails, lakes, beaches, if not inside the site, just a short hike down the road.
I personally check the campground before I go to make sure there are trees around the cabin.
Our Stay at KOA Cape May gave us the that feel with trees surrounding the cabin, a lake with a beach, 8 miles of trails and a swimming pool which was set to open a week after we left.
The campgrounds are not doing most of the events they normally have in place, due to regulations, so you control your social distancing.
We personally did not stay even 10 feet from anybody during our stay, even at the beach on the lake, people were pretty far from each other.
Everybody was respectful and masks were required at the general store.
Camping gives you hundreds of options to stay local and visit different campgrounds like the KOA, in your State.
You can check out some locations here: KOA Camping
You don’t need to cross the border to enjoy completely different sites and experiences.
According to Go RVing Deluxe cabins are also known as Park Model RVs.
They are unique units that provide temporary accommodations for recreation, camping or seasonal use. Park Model RVs are designed to look like a home, but they need to be hooked up to site electricity, sewer and water like any RV.
They may have a front porch, a sleeping loft and are a great way to experience camping if you’re not ready to purchase an RV or all the gear that goes with tent camping.
I was just happy to go out with my family and we will be doing it again, soon!
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