Go RVing and KOA Partnering on Napa Valley RV Media Trip in April

Go RVing and KOA are partnering on an RV media fam trip April 24-26, 2020 in Napa Valley.

Go RVing and KOA are planning an RV fam trip for April 24–26, 2020 in Napa Valley, and influencers, content creators and journalists are invited to apply.

Go RVing and KOA have partnered on three previous fam trips in different areas of the country, including Mystic, CT, Ventura Ranch, CA, and Port Huron, MI. Each campground is unique and offers a variety of family-friendly activities such as t-shirt tie dyeing, swimming, rock climbing, hiking, biking, and boating. 

At the upcoming fam trip, Go RVing and KOA will provide an update on what’s new with RVing and camping, as well as how RVs are a fun and affordable platform to outdoor adventure. Participants and their families will have the opportunity to experience RVing and RV campgrounds for themselves in a fun, flexible and relaxed atmosphere.

The schedule will include group activities and meals, as well as free time for content creators and their families to explore the campground, take part in optional activities, or to relax and connect with each other.

The Go RVing fam trip at the Port Huron KOA in Michigan provided fun for the whole family.

The most recent event, held at the Port Huron KOA in Michigan, featured a cruise on Lake Huron, catered meals (including homemade donuts) from Chef Shells, and evenings with cocktails and a s’mores bar around a cozy fire pit. The Ventura Ranch KOA fam trip included an evening hike to find Big Foot, learning how to salsa, and zip lining across the campground. The Mystic trip featured a tour of Mystic Seaport, a pancake breakfast and an epic volleyball game that went for hours.

For the upcoming event, select influencers, content creators and journalists will be invited to join the fun and experience what RV camping is about. Go RVing and KOA will provide beautiful Park Model RVs to stay in, lots of activities and some great food. Participants are welcome to bring their family, and anything special their kids can’t live without. 

A Go RVing fam trip wouldn’t be complete without a great s’mores bar. The one in Port Huron, Michigan was provided by a nearby General RV dealership.

If you’re interested in being part of this fam trip, please email Christy Hamilton at christy@fireituppr.com with information about yourself, your content, and the makeup of your family (who would be coming with you on the trip). Please include your media kit and make sure provide information about the size and demographics of your audience.

Go RVing Announced As Platinum Sponsor At TBEX North America 2020

Attendees at TBEX North America 2019, held in Billings, Montana, check out a Taxa Cricket trailer provided courtesy of Go RVing.

Go RVing is pleased to announce it is the first Platinum Sponsor for TBEX North America 2020. Scheduled for October 7-9 at the CajunDome & Convention Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, TBEX is the largest conference and networking event for travel bloggers, online travel journalists, new media content creators, travel brands and industry professionals. Go RVing’s media relations team is excited to meet with attendees and form partnerships with content producers, brands and destinations for 2021 and beyond.

“RVs offer travelers a flexible platform for nearly unlimited outdoor adventure,” said Kevin Broom, Go RVing director of media relations. “We see natural synergies in working with influencers, outdoor companies and destinations to show people how an RV can work for them in an array of settings, and we’ll be actively seeking new partners for the future at TBEX in Lafayette.”

Go RVing will be sponsoring two fam trips at this year’s conference — a pre-conference trip starting in coastal Mississippi and ending in Lafayette, and a post-conference trip with a to-be-determined itinerary. If you’re an influencer interested in participating in one of these trips, make sure to let TBEX organizers know when you register.

This will be Go RVing’s second year at TBEX. As a sponsor in 2019, Go RVing met with more than three dozen influencers from 14 states who wanted to learn more about how they can share the benefits of RV travel with their audiences. Four of those influencers are partnering with Go RVing on their own RV adventures in 2020.

To showcase one of the many RV options, Go RVing arranged to exhibit a Taxa Outdoors Cricket at the 2019 TBEX. Each day, influencers and attendees crowded the Cricket to see an example of the innovative new designs emerging from the RV industry.

“We create mobile human habitats purposefully designed to inspire the journey towards and into nature,” said Garrett Finney, former NASA architect and Taxa founder. “Habitats that remind us we are part of nature, not apart from it. Think of Taxa as adventure equipment that you sleep in.”

Go RVing Releases New Away Videos to Reach Diverse Audiences

Will and Britta Brown are full-time RVers who want to inspire others to step outside their comfort zones and explore America. Check out their new video for Go RVing.

The Go RVing team has released seven new videos featuring a diverse group of RVers. The videos reflect the campaign’s research-driven strategy of using authentic RVers to inspire others to consider RVs for their own travel and outdoors adventures.

The group includes:

  • Gus Kenworthy’s Cycling for a Cure – In 2015, Kenworthy became the first Olympic skier to come out as gay. In this video, he uses his RV on a bike ride to raise money for research to find a cure for AIDS.
  • Wylder Goods’s Into The Wylde – Jainee Dial and Lindsey Elliott are founders of Wylder Goods, an online outdoor retail company that provides outdoors gear made by women for women. Their video focuses on how RVs enable them to have an array of outdoors adventures.
  • Loki the Wolfdog and his human Kelly Lund, as well as girlfriend Ally and her dog Bailey, have more two million Instagram followers. Loki Off-Leash highlights how RVs enable the entire family – even the four-legged members – to travel together. This is a key demographic as research shows 65% of RV owners bring their pets when they travel by RV.
  • Will and Britta Brown are an African American couple passionate about RV travel. Our Happy Place inspires people to use RVs to step outside their comfort zones and explore the country.
  • Ish Monroe is a professional angler who’s on the road approximately 200 days a year for fishing competitions. In Reel ‘Em In, Monroe talks about how RV travel has enabled him to see the country and make great home-cooked meals on the road. He also discusses how traveling in an RV is a great education. “Everything you’ve ever learned about in a book at school, when you go RVing, you get to see that,” Monroe said.
  • Oneika Raymond is an African American woman and solo traveler. In Single Female, Will Travel, she’s in constant motion encouraging every woman to go on a solo adventure of their own.
  • In the Purrrfect Adventure, JJ Yosh and his cat Simon take an RV trip from Boulder to Durango for outdoor adventures including mountain biking and whitewater rafting. The video hits key touchpoints for potential RVers, including pet travel, cooking and active outdoors activities.

The personalities showcased in the videos reflects America’s diversity of interests, activities and identities, which is increasingly important because of the country’s changing demographics. Go RVing promotes the videos across its social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.

The videos featuring Kenworthy and Wylder Goods were produced in partnership with Outside and also appear on Outsideonline.com along with short articles.

Visit AWAY.GoRVing.com for all the great videos that inspire people to consider an RV for their own active outdoors lifestyle.