Tuesday, November 28, 2023


Will you travel to see friends or family for the holidays this month?

The holidays look different this year, but for many of us, we might be trying to make them seem as “normal” as we possibly can. This year, will you travel to see friends and family to celebrate the holidays together, or will you stay home and celebrate with just your household?

Please tell us in the poll below. Please leave a comment too, if you would like. But remember, please be repectful. We cannot judge from behind our keyboards because we do not know one another’s situations.

If you are traveling this month, stay safe, stay healthy, and don’t drink and drive.

Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodburyhttps://www.rvtravel.com
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at RVtravel.com. She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 365+ newsletters for RVtravel.com she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.



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Dave J (@guest_106465)
2 years ago

Actually traveling to our Winter “residence in the desert South of Q, (we got a very late start) but will see many friends while we are there in La Posa South’s Magic Circle.

Skip (@guest_106460)
2 years ago

Staying put its to risky. NH is small and the daily totals above 600 doesn’t get to long to get to a million. So with that and some health issues I’ll stay put and be around to take the gran kids camping next year. Celebrate Christmas in July why not.

Brian Burry (@guest_106436)
2 years ago

We agree with Chuck, we will live our lives as we want. If others would rather shrivel up and be on home lock down, you go for that. We are cautious, we only visit our relatives who are also aware of all the factors. We live, we travel.

Bill (@guest_106291)
2 years ago

None of the above. We not staying put, but are not traveling to see family or friends but to escape the cold. We will see some family and friends while travelling but not for the holidays.

John Crawford (@guest_106241)
2 years ago

We are full time RVers and I don’t see any difference in staying in one place isolated and doing the same thing in a lot of different places.

Austin Crehan (@guest_106190)
2 years ago

We will continue to stay home and communicate by phone. We so desperately are ready to see relatives and friends. But not with the current illnesses and death rates.
And no. We do not like it. But. That is our decision.
God bless all and Merry Christmas what ever your decision is.


Tom (@guest_106189)
2 years ago

We had planned to travel to S Monterey county to visit wife’s 92 yr old mother but their bubble was broken and are now staying home.

Cheryl Bacon (@guest_106043)
2 years ago

No traveling, unless you considering going a few miles to our daughters house. Our family is spending Christmas together. There are 12 of us in our bubble. We see each other almost every day for dinner. We all work or go to school remotely, do either curbside pick-up or delivery for our food and groceries. We all live within 5 miles of each other. We have done this throughout the covid pandemic and don’t plan on changing, until at least till the holidays are over. We also did the same for Thanksgiving, but also rented out a movie theater to see a movie. It was fun to do and are talking about doing it again.

chuck (@guest_106041)
2 years ago

Have not changed one thing and will never change reguarding visiting my family! I am 66 yrs old, wife is 64. We have 4 children ages 43 to 35 (all are married) and 8 grand children ages 15yrs to 2 months. We visit regularly and hugs, shaking hands and kisses are the norm! No such things as mask, distancing, etc! God gave man-kind a immune system and it works great , 99.97% to 94% of the time.

Matt Johnson (@guest_106032)
2 years ago

Been on the road sense may, from SW Florida to Northern Cxxxxxxxxxxx across the middle of the country. Then to South Cxxxxxxxxxxx and the southern route, in and out of Mexico a few times, around the gulf coast and back to SW Florida around the end of April.
[If you’d quit being derogatory, Matt, I wouldn’t have to keep bleeping you. —Diane at RVtravel.com]

Dan (@guest_106004)
2 years ago

We have already done the majority of our traveling until spring. That being said, we’ve traveled from MN west to Oregon, south through Nevada to Joshua Tree, CA, east to St. David, AZ and we are now in our winter destination in Garrison, TX at Tonkawa Springs Camp and RV Park.
Our daughter, son in law and grandkids are 90 minutes east of us in Shreveport, LA, so we go to their place regularly. Our Christmas will be with them.
Sometime in May we’ll head north again.

Dawn Adamson (@guest_106001)
2 years ago

We are in Florida for the winter and will be spending the week of Christmas with one other couple. We will be staying at the same RV park and we have agreed to quarantine for 2 weeks prior to meeting. We have been friends for years and they are one of the few people we trust to stick to our “pod” rules. Having said that we will not be eating out, going shopping or socializing with anyone else.

Don Nedrow (@guest_105988)
2 years ago

Forgot to mention we all have been checked for virus at jobs and Dr. appointments so all is well.

Don Nedrow (@guest_105987)
2 years ago

We have Christmas with one daughter where we live, with family, and Thanksgiving with the other daughter and family 33 miles away. We enjoy the times with the whole family each time we get together. That way we share expenses.

Rich (@guest_105947)
2 years ago

bro-in-law arrives thursday for 3-weeks.

Last edited 2 years ago by Rich
Kaeleen Buckingham (@guest_105926)
2 years ago

The scientist say it is best that everyone continue to stay home so we are. I really hope my 90 year old dad is with us next year to celebrate!

Robert (@guest_106432)
2 years ago

We are in the same situation and following what Dad wants to do, BUT, what if he gets the ‘Rona and we haven’t seen him at all this year and he passes without us having been there for Christmas?

Suru (@guest_105922)
2 years ago

We had reservations in California at a regional campground over Christmas to visit family. Unfortunately, California locked down again & our reservation was cancelled, so it looks like we are staying home.

Kim Mays (@guest_105918)
2 years ago

Yes Travel to Key West in back in early December for my son’s wedding

Ron L (@guest_105945)
2 years ago
Reply to  Kim Mays

Bad idea.

Jeff Craig (@guest_105977)
2 years ago
Reply to  Kim Mays

Seriously consider attending virtually. The last thing you want to do is get sick with this, or pass it along to someone else. Weddings have been big ‘super-spreader’ events during this pandemic, so if you MUST attend, please make sure EVERYONE wears masks and eats/drinks 10ft apart in an outside environment.

I’ve lost two people to this disease, and it is NOT a peaceful way to go. Stay safe!

Dick & Sandy from near Buffalo, NY now in Florida (@guest_105910)
2 years ago

We have made our annual Snow Bird drive in our 40′ DP for a 5 month stay in Florida and the South. We will visit with family and friends but on a mostly one on one basis and mostly outdoors or very small groups as an exception. We will wear our masks, social distance as well as wearing gloves while shopping, sanitize often and wash hands often. This is the same procedure we do back home and knock on wood it has worked so far.

We have friends who have declined coming to Florida and others who have chosen to do so like us. There is no correct answer except what is in your heart. It is difficult when you do not have control of the situation. You may think or convince yourself that you are doing the right thing in any of the methods you use to stay healthy and stay safe. Only time will tell. We hope we are doing the right things and that we all survive this unnerving time in our lives. If you travel or not, be safe and stay well.

Ron L (@guest_105946)
2 years ago

There is a correct answer. Stay home until this terrible virus is under control. 3000+ deaths a day proves this. Stay home!

Robert (@guest_106433)
2 years ago
Reply to  Ron L

Stay home until next November??

Pat (@guest_105900)
2 years ago

Our children all work in the health care industry or other essential services. Because of the upsurge in Covid cases in our area we have decided to forego this Christmas together (as we did Thanksgiving) in the hopes we will be able to spend many more holidays together in the future! We’re also attending a Zoom 40th birthday party for our oldest son this weekend. Were postponing immediate gratification for future gratifications.

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