special occasions on road

When you opt for a life lived on the road, it’s easy to feel like some of the more domestic elements of life get left in the dust. But that doesn’t have to be the case, especially when it comes to celebrating special occasions.

Engagements, holidays, and other life milestones can and should be commemorated, even if you’re living in an RV. You may not be in the controlled setting of a house, but you can still gussy things up and truly celebrate whenever an excuse for fun rolls around. 

Here are a few ideas to help get things started.

Go Digital with the Fun

First and foremost, if you’re on the road, it’s wise to have a good digital setup for video communications. This can help you stay in touch with your loved ones. The good news is that the coronavirus has made remote gatherings the norm, so you won’t be putting anyone out to ask if they’ll attend a Zoom party with you.

The best part about this option is the fact that if you opt for a digital gathering, you can invite family and friends from anywhere in the world to celebrate with you. Just make sure to get the right tools, prepare beforehand, and consider nuances, like planning activities and designating an MC so that the online event runs smoothly.

Bring the Fun to the Family

It’s no secret that one of the great things about living in an RV is that you can go anywhere. If you know that a celebratory event is coming up, you can use this flexibility in your favor.

If you have a reason to celebrate, look for friends or family that you can visit to celebrate with. Don’t limit things to whatever city you consider “home.” Broaden your horizons and look for candidates across the country that you normally couldn’t celebrate with in person.

The key to making this one work is planning ahead. If you know a special event is coming up, like Christmas or a graduation, try to map out your schedule weeks ahead of time so that you have plenty of time to get to where you want to be when the celebrations begin.

Maximize What You Have

RVing automatically implies that you’re living a minimalist lifestyle, and already familiar with the facets of minimalist interior design. You simply can’t fit too much into your living space when you need to drive it from point A to point B so often.

This can be seen as a restriction that limits your fun when the time comes to celebrate. But rather than letting it feel like a burden, try to steer into the challenge by maximizing your minimalistic lifestyle when a special occasion takes place.

For instance, if you just got engaged or it’s your anniversary, you don’t have to have a huge event. Instead, plan out a romantic date night in. Pick out your favorite games, cook for each other, and generally look for simple yet meaningful ways to make memories together.

Look for Local Celebration Spots

When you’re RVing, you’re never too far from something interesting. This might be a natural landmark, a trendy city, a relative, or anything else. 

When the time comes to celebrate, you can use this proximity to interesting things to your advantage. For example, you can play tourist in a nearby city or look for local bucket-list hotspots that you can visit to make things special.

Just because you’re used to a life spent moving around doesn’t mean you’ve seen everything. Use special events as a reason to dig a little deeper and find those cool out-of-the-way places where you can make some memories.

Think Outside of the Box

At the end of the day, the way you celebrate will largely depend on your own inclinations and interests. While the ideas above provide general direction, you always want to tailor them to your own situation. How do you, in particular, enjoy a night celebrating in a strange town? Do you want to find the best restaurant? Seek out local parks and hiking paths? What piques your interest?

If you’re RVing with your family, you want to apply this mentality to the whole group, too. What really gets you, your partner, and your kids going? Is it splurging on a fancy hotel? Is it making a once-in-a-lifetime visit to a theme park? Is it settling down for a nice game night in your camper at a scenic camping spot? Let your answers inform what you do to celebrate each event.

Celebrating Special Events on the Road

There’s no reason you have to feel restricted from the fun when a special event comes up. Life on the road is already extraordinary, and it only takes a little creativity to add some sparks into your already unique lifestyle.

So, consider your circumstances and look for the best way to celebrate. Is it a Zoom call with others? A date night in? A trip to a local city? Once you’ve figured out the best option, steer into the fun with vigor and the memories will follow.

By Anurag Rathod

Anurag Rathod is an Editor of Appclonescript.com, who is passionate for app-based startup solutions and on-demand business ideas. He believes in spreading tech trends. He is an avid reader and loves thinking out of the box to promote new technologies.