Yukon Trails, WI

The month of July... bring on the summer barbecues, family picnics, outdoor concerts, Fourth of July celebrations and a good old-fashioned summer road trip.

I recently read a few articles that referred to the resurgence of the American road trip. With lower gas prices, more Americans plan to hit the road this summer. This was evident this past Memorial Day weekend where AAA indicated that more than 38 million Americans traveled, the second highest travel volume on record and the most since 2005.

For those of us who remember packing up the station wagon each summer and hitting the road, we can definitely vouch for the memories that were made during those cherished family vacations. From the always entertaining car games to potentially bizarre roadside attractions, Im excited to see the resurgence of such a great travel tradition. Now more and more of us, including younger adults, are looking for a vacation that provides adventure and memories to last a lifetime.

The authenticity and simplicity of a road trip provides the perfect venue for quality family time without day to day distractions. Whether youre traveling down the historic Route 66 for all of its 2,400 miles, or simply taking a quick two-hour trip for a much needed weekend getaway, the feeling of vacation starts the second you hit the road. Your summer road trip, the ultimate adventure, has begun!

We continue to welcome new families to our locations across the country. They are embracing the outdoor lifestyle, either by RV or other rental accommodations. With RV sites and a number of rental options available, were open to both types of road tripper: the tried and true road warrior RVers, and those who are traveling without an accommodation in tow.

So, whether you are packing up the car or RV, make your plans early, chart your route, have your camera or smart phone ready, and prepare to start creating memories that will last a lifetime! Authentic family and friend time awaits!

Marguerite Nader
President & CEO