I’ve got $500 burning a hole in my pocket. Can you help me with that?
I was planning to write up an article asking folks to send suggestions for our summer vacation, but a friend of mine popped an idea in my mind for a little twist.
In case you missed it, our family bought an RV last summer. While we love to travel to far away places the COVID-19 pandemic definitely got in the way of that. We started out by renting RVs, which I highly recommend before buying. And, you’ll need to do plenty of research so you don’t end up buying two pickup trucks like we did.
We’re starting to get our travel groove back, but we don’t plan on getting on planes this summer. I’ve been doing research on campsites across the country (and Canada, if those borders reopen). The family is thinking about 2 or 3 weeks on the road, and we live near Washington, DC. We may also take some shorter trips.
Some of the areas we’re considering:
- Mount Rushmore
- A return to Bear Canyon Ranch
- Coast-to-coast in Canada
There are so many more areas in the US we haven’t explored, and that’s why I want your suggestions. You don’t need to know anything about camping or campsites, though it’s a bonus if you happen to have a good recommendation for one near an area you think we should travel.
Now, About That $500
The pictures and stories coming out of Texas right now are quite horrible. So many people without necessary supplies just to feed themselves or find a warm spot to sleep. My friend Mommy Points (who’s been a frequent guest on my podcast) lives in Texas and has been keeping our family updated on the conditions. It’s not pretty. Our family is planning to donate to organizations in Texas who are helping people in need. Summer (Mommy Points) recommended two local organizations if you’re looking to help at a local level from far away:
For every person who suggests a potential vacation spot for our upcoming family trip, we’ll donate $5 to a local TX charity helping people in need, up to a maximum donation of $500. It’s as simple as that, nothing else needed from you (though I hope you’ll consider a small donation to help folks in need). I’d love it if people can come up with unique ideas for our trip.
Help me plan our summer vacation and do some good today! Our family appreciates it and some folks in need down in Texas will benefit as well.
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