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RV travel can be exciting. Sometimes, preparing for a trip is more important than the trip itself. Nobody wants to be midway down the road and realize they forgot something. Before heading out, preparation is key to a successful plan. Making sure that you have covered all the bases for a trip will result in an even better experience for you and those tagging along. We want to make sure that you can pull into your RV site on time, well rested, and stress free. Apart from everything you have to arrange when you arrive, here are some helpful tips to consider during your RV travel preparation.

Check Your RV

There are a list of things you should analyze when it comes to your RV. After all, your vehicle is what will get you from point A to point B.

  • Check on your brakes and make sure you have enough brake fluid. Coming across issues with your brake can cause serious accidents.
  • Examine the RV’s engine to ensure that all fluids are updated and belts are secure.
  • Check the tires. This is huge when it comes to all vehicles! But you want to make sure that your RV is all ready to go for that long distance trek.

Know Your Route

Obviously, you won’t be too confident traveling to a new destination without the help of a map or GPS. Make sure you have a source readily available to help you get to where you need to be. It’s not the 90’s anymore! So, with the latest technologies, digital maps and GPS’s can even inform you on live and upcoming weather and traffic reports. Traveling in foul weather is never good, especially when stuck in traffic. Make sure you are aware of these things before stepping out into the open road. Here are some of the most used navigation apps:

Schedule Your Trip

There are two kinds of people in the world. The free spirited and the planners. When it comes to RV travel, spontaneous stops can be a thrill for some, but if you plan on getting to your destination in time, it’s convenient to have your full days worth of activities planned prior to taking off. Plan how many times you will stop to use the restroom or grab a bite, if necessary. Also, be aware of your destination’s check-in hours to avoid being locked out of your site.

What Does Your Site Have to Offer?

What’s the point of traveling somewhere if there’s nothing to do? Have a reason behind why you choose a specific destination. And Garber Communities offers amenities and beautiful locations filled with activities to entertain visitors and residents. With the best RV Resorts all throughout Florida, visitors and guests can enjoy doing many different things. From fire pits, to natural spring water pools, to heated pools, shuffleboards, nature trails, and monthly community events, you will savor your RV travel experience.

Make Garber Communities Your Next Stop

Garber Communities is always more than happy to accommodate to your needs. Spread throughout the state of Florida and easily accessible, each of our locations will keep you in a peaceful environment throughout your whole stay. Visit our website to learn more about our parks or contact us to schedule a visit or to reserve your space.

Having a healthy lifestyle is becoming more and more prevalent in our society. But living healthy is more than just having a clean diet. Working out not only complements this life choice, but also serves as a stress-relief to people. But how can you add some variety to your regular workout? Consider changing where you exercise and the types of exercises you do! Holiday Springs RV Resort possesses idyllic open areas that are the perfect place to take your workout out of the gym and into nature. And the following workouts are perfect for outdoor performance!

Trail running

It’s time to trade your treadmill for nature’s tread, Holiday Springs nature trail!

Trail running is a great way to enjoy nature and challenge yourself. Trail running is generally more stimulating than running on a treadmill because you need to adjust your pace and stride based on the terrain. Also, you are more likely to burn more calories running outdoors. This is due to the varying degrees of incline and decline. Another benefit is that running in nature provides a more sensory and visually interesting run. And you feel like you’re actually getting somewhere, because you are. The nature trail at Holiday Springs is the perfect place to do this nature workout, as you will be able to be active, while enjoying the view.

Yoga

There’s something so relaxing about taking a deep breath and stretching in nature.

It has been demonstrated that seeing elements of nature around you can increase your relaxation and internal focus, which are important parts of your yoga practice. So practicing yoga in nature not only will help you relax more, but also give you an opportunity to connect with your surroundings in our serene community. At Holiday Springs, you can practice yoga outside in our natural spring deck, or in the nature trail.

Weight and Strength Training

Weight and strength training is a great way to keep your heart healthy, have good body composition, and develop strength. The good news is that this workout is not limited by the space where you do it and the equipment you use. So, take this workout into our nature trail, natural spring deck, or any other free natural space using free weights or your own body weight. This will for sure increase the good you’re doing for your body. Weight training is one of the many nature workouts deemed to improve mood. So, give your mood a dose of happiness by taking your weights into nature.

Holiday Springs prides itself on being an active 55+ adult community. And putting an emphasis on active, we want to encourage you to take advantage of the surrounding area and adopt a healthier lifestyle. We also have monthly events that include fitness activities for residents and visitors. So come to our community and enjoy all we have to offer!

When you plan your vacation, you need to consider the local attractions near your destination. One of our best features at Holiday Springs is our location. We are ideally located near the exciting cities of Tampa, Clearwater, and Saint Petersburg. These cities give our residents and visitors the opportunity to have fun in family-friendly local attractions less than an hour away. Here’s a list of some of the places you and yours can visit during your stay!

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is the ultimate family attraction of Florida’s West Coast. It offers 300 acres of thrilling rides, a zoo with more than 12,000 animals, captivating live shows, restaurants, shops, and exotic explorations around the world. The theme of this park is Africa, so expect to see the rich culture of many of their nations and the animals that live in that continent. So if you are looking for an exciting, educational, and fun place to visit, Busch Gardens is the perfect local attraction to take your family for a spin, literally.

Adventure Island

Adventure Island is located right across the street from Busch Gardens and it offers a tropical escape to its visitors. This waterpark is 30 acres of pools, exciting rides, and tranquil tropical surroundings for the whole family to enjoy. You can race down rapids, walk on the sand or relax all day in a private cabana. You can also enjoy their newest ride, the Colossal Curl™, a fun family-friendly slide that will give you an adrenaline rush. Make sure you research their seasonal hours online or by phone before planning your visit.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a non-profit, dedicated to marine life rescue, rehabilitation and release, and environmental education. The aquarium is home to dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays and nurse sharks. Also, Winter, the dolphin who lost her tail and has learned to swim with a prosthetic one, lives here. The movie Dolphin Tale, starring Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., and Ashley Judd, recounts her life story.

Dali Museum

Come enjoy the surrealism and symbolism of Salvador Dali’s work with a waterfront view of the Gulf. Located in Saint Petersburg, the Dali Museum houses the largest collection of Salvador Dali’s works outside of Europe. The central location of the museum allows its visitors to enjoy the beauty of downtown Saint Petersburg after admiring art.

These are just a few of the many local attractions that are found near our community. When you come stay at Holiday Springs, make sure to venture out and explore the neighboring cities and towns and get to know the local culture. Our community provides a serene stay and the option to enjoy the city life just a few miles away. Make a reservation now and begin planning planning your vacation.