Excited about celebrating New Year’s Eve while RVing? It’s a special time to be living the RV dream. Christmas just passed, the world is moving slow, and people are generally in a good mood.
Here are a few tips to help you welcome the New Year the right way.
RV New Year's Tip #1: Pick a Location Now
One of the most important things about RVing is research. Putting in a little time upfront will save you a lot of headaches later. Celebrating the New Year works the same way.
Here are a few things to think about (and research) as we get closer to December 31st.
What do you like to do? Are you big into going out for New Year’s Eve? Or do you prefer to stay at home with your loved ones?
What kind of surroundings do you want? Would you like to be around beautiful, snowy mountains, in the middle of the woods, a city or the beach?
What are some of the highest-rated RV spots in the area you’re looking at? A simple Google search can help you find some good ones.
Picking the right location is probably the most important thing to start with. But here are a few more things to keep in mind.
RV Tip #2: Make Food Plans
Your diet while RVing is typically a bit different than when you’re living in a regular home. Since most RVs just don’t have as much capacity or gadgets as you have at home, you need to be a bit more creative and flexible with food.
New Year’s Eve is the same way. Think about what you really want, then you can research how to make it happen. For example, if you love wings you can either find a way that works for you to cook them or find a place nearby with great wings.
Want to find out more about cooking safely in your RV? Click here.
Alcohol falls in the same realm. Since most people tend to have adult beverages during this time of year, stock up ahead of time! You don’t want to be out trying to find your favorite drink on December 31st.
RV Tip #3: Make Plans for Pets or Kids
Planning on going out without your pets or kids? That’s fine - just plan for it. It can be hard to find a babysitter, but if you’re willing to try someone on a site like Care.com, that may be an option.
Again, it’s important to start early. Most people make plans for New Year’s Eve, so you don’t want to be trying to find someone too late. Otherwise, everyone will already have plans and it will be hard to find a babysitter.
Looking for tips for RVing with a baby? Click here.
New Year’s RV Tip #4: Figure Out a Way to Watch the Ball Drop
This isn’t a must-do, but it certainly makes the celebration more special. It’s a tradition that just helps bring in the New Year with a bang.
Hopefully, you have decent internet access wherever you park your RV. If not, maybe it makes sense to find a local watering hole or friend’s place where you can watch the ball drop.
Have questions about planning the perfect New Year’s Eve while RVing? Feel free to contact us.