2021 is here and 2020 is in the history books (let’s leave it there, shall we?). After all, there’s so much to do and so much to catch up on. To help, we have some recommendations on places to visit this year that are outliers and as such, prime for adventure. We’ll also share a few tech items that can help you gear up for your next foray into the woods or working out. Got a first 2021 photo with your Holiday Rambler? We want to see you! Tag us on our socials with #HRepic21!
Epic escapes off the beaten path.
Ok, we promised. Now it’s time to deliver the goods. It’s time to get off to a place that will clear your mind, feed your soul and fill your journey with unforgettable experiences. It’s time to pivot to some unconventional destinations that are could be considered outliers in the RV world, but are ripe for you and your crew to experience to the fullest, then brag up the place.
If you love water, seafood, hiking and trails, Camden offers spectacular New England scenery, and Camden Hills State Park features over 30 miles of hiking, walking and running trails. Check out the views from a lighthouse built on an outcrop of bedrock, or charter a sailboat and spend some quality time with some great friends out on the water.
Lake Lure, North Carolina
Called the crown jewel of North Carolina, this stunning lake destination provides a backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains provides numerous parks, hiking, biking, camping and more. Come and rent a boat or explore mountain trails to your heart’s content.
Here, you’ll be getting away from it all, yet getting it all at the same time. Missoula boasts amazing nature as well as urban delights, with several gourmet restaurants downtown, near art galleries, museums and breweries. Activities in the boondocks include bird watching, biking, hiking and flyfishing to your heart’s content.
Mammoth Lakes, California
Offering spectacular natural beauty of mountain peaks, Mammoth has plenty to do for almost any outdoor enthusiast, including skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing in winter, hiking, fishing, golfing and rock climbing in summer and fall. Camping in Mammoth Lakes among the evergreens is sublime and you’re also close to Yosemite National Park and the legendary “Devils Postpile” rock formation.
There can be little doubt that once you visit any of these out-of-the-way destinations in your Holiday Rambler, you’ll be sharing with your friends and perhaps have a new favorite destination!
2021 Tech-up: New gadgets to gear up on.
As we roll into 2021, you’ll want to update your coach’s tech as well as your personal technologies. Here’s an overview of three things you’ll want to have for this year’s adventures.
Update your coach
Check to see if there are updates to your Nav systems, cameras, solar systems, integrated controllers and other systems in your coach—maximize the technologies you already have. It’s also a good Idea to have any chassis and engine software updates installed as well.
Not sure how to do these updates? Now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment at the Decatur, IN or Coburg, OR service center, where you can same with off-peak labor rates. Right now, through March 31, 2021, they are offering engine service at the reduced price of $129/hour and including a FREE 250-hour generator service. This offer is valid on all service and repairs excluding collision work. Schedule your service today!*
*Excludes collision. May not be combined with other offers. Not valid on prior service. Other restrictions apply.
Go solar on the go.
One of the most-useful gadgets to get (if you don’t already have one) is a portable power bank/solar charger for your phone and other devices. Most are only slightly larger than your phone and can be a lifesaver out on the trails, able to charge up via the sun and keep your communications open.
Lock a USB drive using your phone.
Out on the road (or anywhere for that matter), you want to keep personal data safe, yet accessible when and where you want to use it. Now, there are USB drives you can lock and unlock using your smartphone, either by password or biometric unlock. Easy to set up and use, these devices are peak security for your travels.
A quick search of “Top Gadgets for 2021” can turn you on to some devices so new, you probably haven’t yet encountered them all. Give it a try!
Distill & Chill: The friendliest beer in Montana.
If you happen to take us up on our recommendation to visit Missoula, Montana make sure not to miss Highlander Beer, the product of the Missoula Brewing Company. Featuring full flights of everything from their Strange Haze IPA to the complex malt and caramel toast of Scottish Winter Ale, to the easy drinking Public Land Owner pale ale, Highlander Brewing has a rustic taproom featuring all their products and some delicious eats to boot! Drink it all in and wash down a day of flyfishing or hiking and relive the day’s adventure with the Highlander.