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Why Travelling Should Be In Your 2023 Plans

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2023 is right around the corner, and with it comes a new year full of possibilities. If you still need to start planning your next adventure for 2023, now is a great time to start. The past three years have spelled uncertainty for travel plans, but The Washington Post predicts the pandemic travel restrictions are on their way out. This easing of restrictions means 2023 is perfect for travel. Here’s why traveling should be in your 2023 plans and how you can plan your next great adventure.

A Return to Normal

The COVID-19 pandemic upset everyone’s routine and created a new normal. While these changes were essential to slow the spread of the pandemic, 2023 brings easing restrictions and a return to normal. If you’re chomping at the bit to get out there and see the world, you’re not alone. 

Sources estimate a high demand for travel to return to normal in the coming year, meaning more people will be traveling across the United States. So whether you’re looking to catch a flight or want to take your RV for a spin, 2023 heralds the start of a new adventure for countless Americans. 

One thing hit hard by the restrictions was travel. From closed lodgings to travel restrictions, trying to travel during the past few years has been frustrating. Taking lodgings with you as an RV was troublesome due to closed lots and limited rest areas. 

With most businesses and rest areas back to normal, or at least more open than they were in the past three years, now is a great time to shake off cabin fever and get out and explore. At the same time, you should still plan ahead and follow all restrictions from the CDC and individual businesses. However, 2023 heralds a return to free travel and exploration. 

Cross off Your Bucket List

One thing that’s come from being stuck at home the past few years is an appreciation for our little time. So 2023’s return to normal marks a great time to get out of the house and cross travel destinations off your bucket list. 

The world is your oyster with flight prices stabilizing, rest areas reopening, and travel companies offering great deals to incentivize travel. In addition, state and National Parks are back open for the most part, as are their campsites and RV lots. 

Planning for travel is easier than it has been in the past few years, making plotting your next adventure more straightforward than ever. In fact, with many offices continuing a work-from-home or hybrid office style, you may even be able to pull off a “workcation,” allowing you the freedom to explore without burning your PTO. 

No matter where your adventure takes you, 2023 signals a call to adventure and an excitement to explore new locations and old familiar haunts. Visiting family members has been challenging the past few years, meaning now is a great time to see friends and family along the way. So whether you’re looking to hang out with old friends or complete the Great American Road Trip, the coming year looks promising for travel. 

A Time for Deals

Airports have begun their holiday deals, offering travel discounts for flights later in 2023. So even if you don’t plan on flying to your destination, this signals a return to normal travel across the United States. 

With the economic changes brought on by the pandemic, many businesses are eager to welcome customers from across the United States, making this a great time to get out and support local businesses. From tourist destinations to off-the-beaten-path mom-and-pop stores, explore everything at your travel destination. Not only does this return to travel help bolster the economy, but it allows you to experience bucket list items at a fraction of the price. 

Things to Consider Before You Travel

While traveling in 2023 is a great idea, there are a few things to remember before you head out. First, make sure your IDs and other paperwork are in order before you head out. While pandemic restrictions may have eased paperwork requirements in your state, now is an excellent time to update those forms. 

The same updates apply to your vehicle of choice; whether you’re delayed on a tune-up or haven’t taken your RV for a spin in quite a while, you want to make sure your vehicle is in top shape before hitting the road. 

General vehicle maintenance is essential, especially after mild to moderate use or total disuse. So while it’s understandable that you may not have taken your RV for a spin during the height of the pandemic, now is the time to get a general checkup. 

If you’re looking for an RV tune-up, check out GoodSense RV. Not only are we RV professionals, but we know how to get your RV travel-ready instantly so that you can spend less time planning and more time exploring in the New Year. 

Before packing to head out, take the time to check for expired goods. While most canned or dry goods in your cupboard have a long shelf life, some of your repair goods and emergency gear may have passed their expiration. Changing batteries, recharging electronics, and ensuring your RV is travel-read are essential to preparing for your next adventure. 

On updating electronics, ensure your vehicle’s GPS is up to date, as roads can change over three years. You also want to ensure your favorite stops are still open and follow any guidelines or restrictions they have posted. 

Because many people are considering travel for 2023, make reservations ahead of time. Not only can this save you frustration, but it can also help save you money, as last-minute reservations tend to be pricy. 

No matter where your 2023 travels take you, GoodSense RV can help you start your journey on the right foot. With RV tune-ups, roadside assistance in New Mexico, and a sales lot full of top-of-the-line RVs, we have everything you need to get out there and explore in 2023. So if you’re interested in getting a tune-up or want to check out what we have for sale, give us a call today.

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