Northwest RVing 

The Northwest RVing Blog site is hosted by MHRV (Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle) Show Association. Each year, MHRV presents three important trade shows in the greater Seattle area to promote and display the RV Lifestyle. We are all about RVing and hope you will enjoy the many articles posted here about RVing in general and about our upcoming shows. 

youtubeAre you looking for somewhere to take the family RVing this summer that doesn’t include visitor centers, amusement parks, crowded campgrounds and traffic? How about enjoying a leisurely week exploring historic ghost towns and mining camps where you might not encounter another living soul, disperse camp in your RV along a babbling brook, rock hound for six-sided crystals, be stunned by nature's beauty as you traverse a scenic byway, maybe see a moose or two all while completing a loop around the majestic Pioneer Mountains of the Beaverhead National Forest in southwest Montana? In the day and age of social distancing this is a great option for young and old alike. (Article series of five links can be found at the end of this article.)

“Take only photographs, leave only footprints.”

youtubeVisiting our nation’s parks will likely look very different this year, and possibly for years to come.  As parks slowly reopen for daytime visitors, campgrounds remain a big question mark for this summer.  What we do, where we stay, and how we enjoy these favorite vacation spots will require a new point of view.  We need these wide-open spaces for our health and sanity, especially after months of lockdown; but we also need to be deliberate in protecting ourselves and the park we visit.  This is the new landscape painted by the brush of COVID-19.

youtubeIn 2017 my husband and I were blessed with our first precious miracle - our son Nolan. Then again in 2019 our family grew as we added our sweet little Molly to the family. Our life was changed forever. We lost sleep, but found joy. We lost independence, but found a family. One major change that resulted from having children was that we changed the way we vacationed. We now had a lot more necessities to bring along with us, required more flexibility, and needed it all on a smaller budget. After careful consideration and much excitement we decided the way to vacation would be with an RV. Read below for our top five reasons we chose to get our RV.

LT Murray Wildlife Area & Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

youtubeIn my last entry we looked at why RV travel is expected to be the preferred method of travel this summer and how RV camping supports many outdoor activities your family can enjoy while distancing yourselves from others. I promised to share different locations over the next couple of months on where to camp along with the outdoor activities that can be enjoyed from camp.

youtubeRV Travel is expected to be the preferred method of travel this summer as many remain wary of getting on an airplane, train or a cruise ship and with the thoughts of being packed tightly in with total strangers, not sure if everybody is going to be wearing a mask, and never quite sure if somebody is unknowingly carrying the virus make for an uneasy feeling. While road trips in the family SUV might seem like an alternative, are you really comfortable staying in a hotel/motel room of unknown cleanliness or what might be lurking on surfaces in restaurants? After months of being locked in your own home do you really want to risk exposure again?

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