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By Dawn S

The crowds and heat of summer are gone, the kids are busy with schoolwork, and the frigid winter has not yet arrived.  In a typical year, these are the most compelling reasons to get out and explore during a fall road trip in an Escape campervan. In the era of lockdowns, quarantines, and social distancing, another good reason to plan a fall road trip is that some fresh air and a change of scenery are needed to excite and refresh us.

Fall road trip in an Escape campervan

Step One: Pick Up A Campervan

Pick up your Escape Campervan at either of our California, Miami, Phoenix, or Las Vegas depots and take a fall road trip to some places where it is still warm during the day, but cooler at night.  Picture yourself gazing at the sunset from your ocean-side campsite while waiting for the perfect set of waves, or hiking through boulders at Joshua Tree.  

Or, if you are craving cooler temps, fall colors, or mountains, pickup your Escape campervan from either our Denver, Salt Lake CityPortland, Seattle or New York depots.  Scenic byways, twisting mountain roads, and forests arrayed in the colors of autumn await you.  

New Hampshire leaves in the fall

Step Two: Head Towards a National Park

A fall road trip is also a great way to see the National Parks without the crowds of summer. Just be sure to check closing dates because some roads, tours, and amenities may not be open year-round.  Banff and Jasper have some year-round campgrounds and the fall shoulder season is a spectacular time to visit.  Be aware that some roads require you to carry snow chains during certain months.  You can rent all of the accessories you need from Escape. 

Be prepared for wet weather and cooler temps, especially at night.  Synthetic wicking layers, and some insulating layers of wool, fleece, or down work great.  Don’t forget wool socks, a warm hat, gloves, neck buff, swimsuit (for the hot springs), and a rain jacket.  Bring a warm sleeping bag, and an extra blanket if you have room. 

Plan a fall road trip in a campervan

Step Three: Let Escape Provide the Essentials for You

Even if you are not a seasoned camper, Escape campervans have everything you need for a fall road trip! Just rent the kitchen kit, camp chairs,  and the bedding kit, and you are all set.  You can even opt for the winter bedding upgrade if you are heading somewhere really cold at night.  Some other fall road trip essentials to bring along are a headlamp or flashlight, personal toiletries, camp towel, and water bottle.

Escape has even taken the guesswork out of where to go, by providing you with the Escape Plan Guidebook, a list of itineraries on their website, and the Escape Blog, full of inspiration to get you ready for your Escape fall road trip. 

The hardest part is just deciding to give it a try.  You deserve a break so go ahead, put in for the time off from work, find a pet sitter, or plan to bring Fido along.  Call and speak to a representative if you still have questions, or if you know you are ready, you can request your desired location, van model, and dates online. 

A change of seasons is on the breeze, and nature is waiting for you to come and explore. Will you answer the call? Call now 877-270-8267 and book your Escape campervan today!

Travelers enjoying a fall road trip

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