Choosing the right vehicle for your travels is a key component of planning the perfect vacation in theCanadia or U.S. National Parks. Conditions (financial or otherwise) that make travel by one type of vehicle right for certain circumstances, may not be ideal for others. So, you’ll have to carefully consider the pros and cons of choosing each vehicle. However, there are general guidelines that apply no matter what you decide. All U.S. states and Canada recognize foreign driving licenses as valid. Therefore, you shouldn’t face any problems when renting a vehicle abroad. And you’ll probably want to consider purchasing the kind of rental car insurance that waives collision costs or those incurred by damage or theft. But after that, the choice is up to you! Stuck with your decision? Consult the following for some extra advice:
Caravan or RV?
The first option to consider when choosing the right vehicle for your excursion is a recreational vehicle (RV) or caravan. With either of these, you can take all of your belongings and amenities along with you. Both of these options are somewhat like a mobile hotel room. They usually include such comforts as a shower, a toilet, a bed, and a kitchen; even complete with a refrigerator, a stove, and a microwave. Keep in mind that the RV is itself a motorized vehicle that you can driven from park to park; whereas a caravan is unmotorized and usually dragged behind a car. So, you’d need another vehicle to make your trip with the second one a reality. For those who prefer not to rough it but want the flexibility of being able to change location on a whim, these are great possibilities.
Car or Campervan?
When choosing the right vehicle for your travels, consider also that you can easily journey by car or campervan. In this case you’d stay at lodges or campsites in each park. While it may end up being a bit pricier to purchase several nights in park lodges or hotels, this option does enable you a greater chance to immerse yourself in and engage with your surroundings. Each park has its own unique character. This is often reflected in the ambience of its lodgings. Furthermore, local, shared accommodations welcome the opportunity to mingle with fellow travelers in a way that solitary journeying inside a recreational vehicle does not. These experiences, which add to the richness of your adventure, are well worth the extra cost. And if you’re worried about price, you can always opt to explore campsites with a tent.If you still need help choosing the right vehicle for your national park adventure, the experts at Visit USA Parks can help you decide. With our extensive experience traveling in the parks, we can assist you as you plan your ideal vacation; starting with the right vehicle and ending with memories to last a lifetime.