Loading up the RV and heading off to your favorite vacation destination is enjoyable and exciting, especially for the children. Unfortunately, it’s also very stressful for the adults. There are hundreds of things to remember and pack, so finding space for everything can be challenging. Hitting traffic on the road can start to stress you and the sheer boredom of a long drive can leave you feeling extremely edgy. Fortunately, there are ways to counteract stress on the road. Here are some tips to help you arrive at the campground safely and stress-free.
Put in some music, turn it up and sing along with your favorite artist. Singing can be relaxing in and of itself, plus you children can join you for the performance. The best part of traveling in an RV is that you can enjoy the tunes in the driver’s area while the kids go enjoy their own music in the bedroom.
Accept the Timing
One of the reasons traveling by RV can get stressful is because it will take longer to arrive at your destination. RVs generally travel at slower speeds for safety, a fact that can make you crazy if you’re accustomed to a faster pace. Accept that it will take you longer to get there, and you will arrive in a much better mood.
Eyes on the Prize
Driving a motorhome can also be challenging because of the actions of other drivers. They sit in your blind spot, tailgate or cut you off and then slow down. They have no concept of the danger they place everyone in with their actions. You can get angry and stressed, but it won’t change their driving habits. A better choice is to accept that this will happen and simply be prepared for it. Rather than focusing on the other motorists, focus on the great vacation spot you are heading to and how fantastic it will be when you get there.
Vacations and long drives can be stressful, even if you are navigating a luxurious coach with all the comforts of home. Avoid the stress by accepting the longer drive and staying focused on the vacation destination you are heading to. Don’t get angry at other drivers, and turn up the tunes to keep boredom away. By making the right choices, you can arrive at the campground relaxed and ready to have some fun.