Meet the Flanagans!

Meet the Flanagans!

Meet the Flanagans!

This summer, Greg Flanagan, his wife and their two daughters, headed West for some family time in the Canyons. Renting an RV for a family vacation had been a plan of theirs after hearing the amazing adventure story from a friend. So they decided to hit the road and make the best of their summer!

Greg and Holly planned the trip with the goal of spending quality time with their two daughters, Lucy (15) and Audrey (13), and creating new family memories. And did they ever! Goss RV helped plan one excursion or rental activity every day, and their route included a national park at every stop.

Prior to their road trip, Goss RV helped plan their route and itinerary from start to finish, taking into consideration that they had never experienced the Canyons before and wanted to check off as many national parks as possible.

Where they Traveled

The Flanagans flew to Las Vegas and began their trip at Grand Canyon National Park where they explored the Grand Canyon Rim Trail. During their time here they did plenty of hiking and rented bikes to discover the wonders of the Grand Canyon.

The next day, they ventured to Lake Powell for hiking and spent some time kayaking on the lake. On their hikes, they explored several trails, including Dam Overlook, Hanging Garden and the Chains.

During the second day at Lake Powell, they rented a boat, went tubing and visited the famous monument, Rainbow Bridge. “It was amazing, a watersports Mecca,” relayed Greg.

After their tour of the Grand Canyon National Park, the Flanagan family headed to Zion National Park in Utah and stayed at the Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort. While in Zion, they participated in a Jeep tour of Slot Canyon Exploration, which also involved hiking and rappelling the incredible rock features.

From Zion National Park, they continued their tour of the Canyons with a stop at Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon. After a hike, they then departed for Bass Lake near Yosemite National Park. They hiked up to several “really cool waterfalls and found swimming holes thanks to some guidance from our tour guide, Alex. All within about 20 minutes of Bass Lake!”

The Flanagans then ended their road trip at Yosemite National Park, where they scheduled a private guided tour. This customized tour of America’s first national park held a full day hike of Yosemite, where they visited Mariposa Grove and Glacier Point. Both locations offered gorgeous hikes and took them to observe El Capitan, Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite Falls and more. “We had an unbelievably great experience. I would highly recommend for families with teenage kids. Our guide was super accommodating, yet pretty adventurous and pushed us to do some cool stuff.”

From Yosemite, the Flanagans dropped their luxury RV off in San Francisco and enjoyed a few days of exploring the city before heading home. “We were sorry to see the RV portion of this vacation come to an end, but we have had an amazing time.”

Take your life (and learning!) on the road.

Take your life (and learning!) on the road.

What better time than now?

With virtual learning and extended work from home policies in place for the foreseeable future, families are rethinking all things fall and planning for disruption. Commute times, school calendars, and family sports schedules have taken on new meanings (or have been removed altogether). But it’s not all bad!

“Many [Americans] are happier, more efficient and want to hang onto the benefits when the pandemic ends.” (Cramer, Maria and Zaveri, Mihir. (2020, May 5). What if You Don’t Want to Go Back to the Office? The New York Times.)

Working from home has provided new flexibility for many, allowing for more time to exercise, spend time with family, and take on new hobbies. The summer vacation season can be extended, and families can travel while staying connected to both work and school.

With the opportunity of e-learning at hand, “there are fewer chances of students missing out on classes, as they can access easily anytime from the comfort of their home.” (Pinto, Ryan. (2020, June 15). E-learning: The Advantages and Challenges. Entrepreneur.) This case can also be made with e-learning on the road. 

 

E-Learning Can Happen Anywhere

 

“E-learning can happen in any place, as long as there is a device and connectivity. A physical class requires the student to come to school but in this mode, the student can access lessons sitting anywhere in the world.” (Pinto, Ryan. (2020, June 15). E-learning: The Advantages and Challenges. Entrepreneur.) Not only does this permit flexibility to work from anywhere in the US, without falling behind in school, but it also allows children to take in the rich history of different cities all over the country.

With the understanding that working and learning on the road makes individuals and families happier and more fulfilled, why not work with the best views from all over the United States?

Take your life on the road this fall. Experience New England in all her glory as the leaves turn, or make the trip down to Blue Water Keys RV Resort and work while overlooking the Atlantic.

Make the most of your fall. What better time than now?

 

Meet the Mehigans!

Meet the Mehigans!

Meet the Mehigans!

This summer, Nina and John Mehigan took their kids, including the family dog, on the road to explore the spectacular US sights. “We came to Goss RV as first-time RVers. We knew we wanted to take a family vacation with our 3 children, twin 8-year-olds and a 6-year-old, this summer, and while googling RV trips, I stumbled across Goss RV. The website and Instagram were beautiful and professional, so I thought I would give them a call. And the rest is history as they say!” said Nina about booking her family’s journey with Goss RV.

Goss RV’s team of dedicated trip planners navigated the new COVID-19 guidelines across the country, including openings and location closures, to customize the best itinerary for their family. From routes to travel to which RV parks to encamp, to excursions at each US national park, Goss RV helped plan their trip from start to finish.

 

“From the time I called to booking our trip and traveling, Goss RV took care of us in every detail. The trip planning team put together an amazing itinerary for the Canyons tour, and the excursions we booked with them were phenomenal to say the least. They also helped us extend our trip when we weren’t ready to leave!”  

Where they Traveled

With several ideas in mind, the Mehigan family decided to tour the canyons of the US. As first-time RVers, they set out on a 10-day journey out west with the goal of an unforgettable family vacation. In early June, the Mehigans departed for Utah from their home in California.

During their trip, they stayed at a variety of RV parks, their favorite being Zion Ponderosa Ranch. The resort offers amenities, such as a personal firepit, a pool and jacuzzi, and a sports center, while campground activities included, zip lining, skeet shooting, rock climbing and more.

 

While in Utah, they explored Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. During their time at Bryce Canyon the Mehigans marveled at the four main viewpoints, Bryce Point, Inspiration Point, Sunset Point, and Sunrise Point. Towards the end of their time at Bryce Canyon, they participated in a guided ATV tour, where they ventured out to lesser known parts of the region, including winding drives through Ponderosa Pine forests to the rim of the canyon.

 

Throughout the trip, Goss RV’s service team was sure to check in on the Mehigans to make sure their time on the road was running smoothly. “Their drivers service team gave us a thorough driving orientation to teach us how to handle such a big coach, and the tech team was with us throughout the trip to ensure we were comfortable with the many buttons, lights, fluid, etc.”

As they ventured on to Arizona, the family stayed at Wahwheap RV park and visited Antelope Canyon and Lake Powell, where they went on gorgeous day hikes and cruised the lake. During their stay at Wahwheap, they also ventured out to Glen Canyon and visited Rainbow Bridge, the highest natural bridge in the world.

Towards the end of their trip, Nina and John took their kids to Grand Canyon National Park. Throughout their time there, they took the kids on many stunning, private and self-guided hikes, walked the South Rim to the Rim Trail, and rode bikes, from Bright Angel Bicycles, to end their adventure in the canyons.

On their trip home to California, they were already planning their next family RV trip. “We cannot give this trip high enough marks! We are already planning to go to Yellowstone next year. Thank you for an unforgettable family vacation! We can’t wait to be back on the road.”

A Viable Self-Contained Travel Option

A Viable Self-Contained Travel Option

Taking Every Precaution

As government restrictions begin to gradually lift on domestic travel, families and individuals will need to take every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as they return to a post-COVID life.

GossRV is making every effort to ensure a self-contained and safe experience for vacations,  transportation, and temporary housing. We use a high-grade, EPA-registered and OSHA approved disinfectant on all RVs after rentals. As a company, we have doubled down on our regular cleaning program. If you hire a driver for your experience, all drivers will follow strict guidelines to ensure a safe and comfortable motorcoach experience.

According to the CDC and WHO, disinfecting surfaces is a key way to minimize the spread of viruses. We are vigilant about staying up-to-date with CDC guidelines, and we are taking all necessary precautions for your safe RV trip.

All the vehicles within our fleet are 100% self-contained with a kitchen, a washer/dryer, and all other needed amenities.

  

Where to Travel

Our team of dedicated trip planners are navigating openings, closures, and new guidelines across the country to develop the most up-to-date and comprehensive tours to ensure that you and your family can still travel safely. Our newest tour to the Southwest begins in Salt Lake City, Utah and ends in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Our suggested locations include:

Salt Lake City, Utah  |  Salt Lake City KOA
Virgin, Utah  | Zion River Resort
Sedona, Arizona | Distant Drums RV Resort
Sante Fe, New Mexico | Sante Fe KOA Journey
Plan a College Tour in a Luxury RV

Plan a College Tour in a Luxury RV

College choices can be overwhelming, but the best way to help with that decision is to visit each campus. If you have a teen that is beginning to think about which college to attend, there is no better way to cover more ground and be comfortable than in a luxury motorcoach rental from Goss RV. Spring and summer are ideal times to visit colleges, and you can throw in some fun stops to break up the academic research.

With a five-star hotel on wheels, you can unpack once, have a kitchen on hand, a washer and dryer at the ready, and all the other amenities of a luxury motorcoach. Goss RV has coaches available all over the country, so you can have one delivered right to your door, at the airport of your choice, or wherever you need it. We can also provide a private driver so you can work, relax, or just spend quality time with your teen.

A Few Things To Consider When Planning Your Trip

Begin with a list of schools that you would like to visit and make sure you can schedule a tour. Think about the route you want to take to visit each school, making sure to include some fun along the way. Many schools do not offer tours on the weekends, so plan your extra stops during that time.

Be sure and consider all your camping options, which can include campgrounds, state and national parks, luxury RV resorts, and maybe even on campus. Call the admissions or public safety office to check on-campus parking. Universities may allow you to park in the stadium parking lot, but this will need to be arranged ahead of time. There really is no better way to get to know a school than by staying in the middle of it all. However, sometimes there arent great camping choices nearby, particularly in urban areas. Instead, look outside the city for a location that has access to public transportation.

You may want to invite others to join you… combine forces with friends to make the trip more enjoyable for everyone. And if you have family or friends along your route, include plans to see them…interacting with others can help keep you sane!

After you tour multiple college campuses, they will all start to run together. Make sure you and your student take good notes after each orientation session and tour.

Most of all, have fun! There are rarely opportunities to spend so much time with your teen and visit beautiful college campuses. It’s a great chance to think about their future and what they want out of life. A luxury motorcoach from Goss RV is truly a wonderful way to share this experience. Call us to get your college adventure started.

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