The fast spread of COVID-19 has changed the daily lives of families and individuals all over the world. While necessary, self-quarantine can prove to be a difficult task for the adventurous traveler. Luckily, you can have the best of both worlds.
Traveling and Quarantine - Do They Mix?
The idea of “quarantine” is to stay confined to one place so that you avoid spreading germs. In the world’s current state, quarantine helps slow the spread of COVID-19. That said, “quarantine” and “travel” do not necessarily conflict. The idea is that if you travel, you should still avoid contact with other people.
RVs are actually perfect for social distancing because you can travel alone, camp in remote areas, and enjoy the privacy of outdoors without interacting with other travelers as you would on a plane. If you don’t plan on following the rules of social distancing in your RV, stay home. Otherwise, a breath of fresh air might be exactly what you need to survive this global pandemic.
Safe Ways to Quarantine in Your RV
To neglect the rules of social distancing would entirely defeat the purpose of your RV trip. For the safety of yourself and others, it is extremely important that you keep to yourself and avoid social interaction as much as possible. Employ these safe ways to social distance in your RV.
1. Travel alone, or bring only your immediate family.
Do not invite anybody along if you are not already in constant, close contact with them. Instead, take a trip by yourself or with anyone who already lives with you.
2. Go to a remote place near your home.
Restrictions vary from state to state, so it’s best if you stay close to home. However, make sure you travel to a remote area, such as woods or a big park. Camping within an RV community conflicts with the idea of social distancing.
3. Acquire all trip necessities ahead of time.
One thing you want to avoid is constant stops at grocery stores. Purchase groceries and other travel needs ahead of time.
4. Avoid public areas.
Swimming pools, playground equipment, public restrooms, etc. all have the potential to house and spread bacteria. Try not to touch community-shared items like water fountains and park benches.
5. If you do see other people, maintain a healthy distance.
Even with a quarantine in place, you will likely see people out and about. If you do, simply maintain a distance of at least six feet, smile, and go on your way.
Other Ways to Improve Your Trip
While social distancing during quarantine is a serious and important matter, you can still enjoy your trip. Make sure you do the following on your adventure.
1. Use the time to revive and rejuvenate.
If you travel alone, take advantage of the extra relaxation. Listen to music, write, take naps, and enjoy the empty outdoors.
2. Don't worry about keeping a perfect schedule.
Generally, road trips are a flurry of planning, budgeting, and scheduling. Since many sights and businesses are closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, enjoy the flexibility and freedom.
3. Learn a new skill or hobby.
Learn how to draw, knit, cook, dance, photograph, juggle, or anything else you’ve been putting off for years.
4. Enhance your experience with RV tools and accessories.
No RV trip is complete without the proper accessories. Since it is spring, an RV awning can help protect you from both the rain and the sun.
RV Awnings specializes in making replacement awning fabric of the highest standard and offers a variety of options. If you have any further questions or would like to order a replacement awning fabric, call us today.