The Masters Tournament is coming up on April 5th and running until April 8th. Are you thinking about going? Perhaps you’re considering a road trip in an RV rental. That’s a fantastic idea and one that will make the experience all the more memorable.
Attending this event and being able to see your favorites in action is bound to be every golfers dream. No matter where you may be traveling from, it’s bound to be worth your time if what you love is golf and if your favorites happen to be participating.
If you have the time to do it, why not do it? To help you plan for this adventure, here are some top tips for road trip planning:
- How are you going to get there? The first thing that you want to do is determine what would be the best way to get there. For some, it would be flying, for others, traveling in their car, but for you, do you think an RV rental is the way to go? It’s a great way to see the country on your way to the Masters Tournament.
- Where are you going to stay along the way? If you decide to make a road trip out of it, you’ll want to plan where to stay along the way. While there are parking lots and places that you can park for free in, it’s much more comfortable and convenient to hook up at a camp site. Plan out the campsites that you’ll stay at and consider booking ahead.
- What places would you like to see? Consider the route that you’ll be taking. Are there any iconic places that you would like to see along the way? If so, make time for visiting these locations. If they’re on your way, it’s worth your time to visit them—whether they be famous sites or national parks.
- How much time do you need? How much time do you need to attend the tournament and enjoy some stops along the way? Make sure to calculate driving time into the equation. If you can wing it, then do it and make a fun road trip out of it.
Pro Tip: Add an extra day onto your trip if time isn’t a factor for you. Extra time allotted for your trip can help to keep you on the right track, so you make it to your destination on time. The unexpected can cause delays, so factor the unexpected into the time that you’re allowing for your road trip.
- How to save money on the trip? While many have an idea that road trips and RVs are expensive, there are ways to cut back on costs. For example, instead of eating out every time that you get hungry, make sure to pack some food that you can eat on the road. After all, you’ll have a fridge in your RV. If it’s just you and another person, consider renting the smallest RV available. Because it’s meant to get you where you’re going and provide you with a bed to sleep on, that’s really all you need. Consider going the shortest route (if possible) to avoid spending too much money on fuel. Also, shop around. One rental company may be asking much more than another.
- Pack what you want. Because a motorhome has much more space than a car, you can be a bit free in what you pack. If you want to possibly do some hiking along the way, you’ll have that extra room for hiking gear. Don’t forget to pack for the weather that you’ll be expecting, but also bring some things that you may not expect needing. Unexpected weather and situations happen all the time. With an RV, you have the freedom and space to pack for it.
- What to keep in mind? The worst thing that could happen is that your RV breaks down while on your way to the Masters Tournament and you never make it. No one wants that to happen, so to be sure that you will arrive to your destination, shop wisely. Don’t just choose any old rental. Do your research beforehand to ensure that the RV you choose is in good condition. Make sure to check everything before setting off to ensure that you have an unforgettable experience.
If a road trip to the Masters Tournament doesn’t excite you, one wouldn’t be able to know what will. It’s any golfer fanatic’s dream to attend and if you can afford both time and money to go, then what are you holding back for?
If you’ve always wanted to road trip in an RV rental, this may be your chance to do it. Do some research beforehand, consider the costs, check out options, and then start planning. You’re bound to have a great time.