Editor’s note: This is a blog posting from RVC Outdoor Destinations.
Travel and travel planning have been disrupted worldwide due to the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). It has been recommended that travelers steer clear of unnecessary air travel and cruise ships. People are, however, taking refuge in a different place. The great outdoors. Camping stands out from the hustle and bustle of hotel accommodations.
Campers are bugging out (pun intended) in remote locations in tents, RVs, cabins, and cottages. And they are HAPPIER CAMPERS for it!
The Benefits of Alternative Travel Methods:
- The views are AMAZING. You control your own schedule and can stop anytime that you want, and the trip can be far more relaxing.
- No embarrassing TSA checkpoints or taking your shoes off in public areas.
- You can always sleep in your own bed, on your favorite mattress with your favorite pillow and blanket.
- Your seat will never get bumped from overbooked flights.
- Airplane food is mediocre at best, and it’s expensive.
- No lost luggage to claim.
- Fuel is relatively low-priced right now.
Prevention is Key
This is not an airborne disease – the coronavirus does not spread in well-ventilated areas, like the outdoors. It does not live outside of the human body, on surfaces, for more than a few hours.
- Don’t handshake – use other non-contact methods of greeting people. This illness is transmitted by person-to-person interaction. Elbow bumps are the recommended form of contact.
- Clean hands at the door and perform regular hand washing throughout the day. To ensure that you are washing long enough (20 seconds), say your complete ABC’s while you wash or sing the first few bars of your favorite song.
- Create habits that avoid touching their faces and cover coughs and sneezes with your elbow versus your hands.
- Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, desks, and handrails regularly.
- Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting the air conditioning.
- Avoid crowded areas.
- Stay at a campground with Wi-Fi to continue working remotely.
- Seek out a campground where the bathhouses and other common areas are frequently being disinfected.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended that people avoid crowded spaces, be in well-ventilated areas, etc.
For additional travel tips, please check out the CDC guidelines.
Choosing the Perfect Destination
All of our RV Sites, Yurts and Cottages meet or exceed the Social Distancing Guidelines set by the WHO and CDC. At a minimum, RV’s and Cottages are spaced (six feet or two meters) apart. RVC has implemented a Remote Check-In procedure as an option for our guests who choose to limit their interaction with our team. Guests are not required to interact or socialize with their neighbors.
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