This pandemic is fast approaching a year now, and it's hard to believe, but it's a fact. As you know, it's put a strain on all of us, from work to health and everything in between.

If you had travel plans, they most likely were cancelled, and many of us have been spending more time at home than we really would like to. But there is one industry that has thrived during the pandemic, and that's the RV industry.

Recreational dealers have seen an influx of new customers looking to find a way to get out of the house and on the road while staying socially distanced. And according to a story from WICZ Fox 40, a local family did just that, and took to the road last year in an RV, travelling and exploring the country while keeping safe. The kids are enrolled in remote learning, so they don't miss a beat with their studies, and travelling the country is an amazing life lesson they will probably never forget.

The Fox 40 report is also a touching story how this adventure solved the problem of isolation because of health issues with one of the family members. Curbside grocery pickup makes it easy to avoid contact, and the fact that tourist season is over for the most part, exploring places around their stops makes things easier and much safer.

I took up the adventure of traveling with a camper many years ago, and know the benefits of it during this pandemic. I found a great campground to call a second home and when camping season began last year, our campground was prepared to deal with the pandemic. The owners did a great job putting strict rules in place to keep campers safe, and throughout the camping season, it worked out well while adhering to Pennsylvania Covid rules.

While I would still visit my friends hanging around the campfire from time to time, we all kept our distance and/or wore masks to be safe. Being outside made it a bit safer also. Camping continues to be a great choice to get out of isolation and enjoy wherever your travels take you. Staying in a campground with an RV or travel trailer gives you distance from other campers and it's a win-win for everyone.

And if you are not in the market to buy an RV or travel trailer, there are places where you can rent one. Maybe your next adventure will be taking to the road for an unforgettable adventure. It sure beats the endless pandemic staycation.

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