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Instagram travel influencers share US road trip plans as coronavirus pandemic continues

There is nothing like the open road, and its endless possibilities are especially alluring while travel is restricted while the coronavirus pandemic persists.

Kelly Castille and Kody Workman run the popular Positravelty site on Instagram and will be among the millions of Americans who will be taking a road trip like no other this summer.

Kelly Castille and Kody Workman run the popular Positravelty site on Instagram and will be among the millions of Americans who will be taking a road trip like no other this summer.
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The travel bloggers are embarking on an epic campervan tour of the United States in September, planning to visit Utah, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho along the way. Before the adventure, the global couple chatted with Fox News about their itinerary, how they want to stay safe, why the trip could inspire their thousands of fans and what people should never forget to pack.

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FOX NEWS: In April you landed in the US for the first time in years after the pandemic derailed your international travel plans. What inspired the upcoming trip and why travel now?

The travel bloggers are embarking on an epic campervan tour of the United States in September, planning to visit Utah, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho along the way.

The travel bloggers are embarking on an epic campervan tour of the United States in September, planning to visit Utah, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho along the way.
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Kody Workman: The coronavirus has definitely changed completely for us this year. We stayed home and did our part to quarantine and stay healthy. Over the year and reopening, we decided we couldn’t wait to travel any longer, and we decided that a road trip was the absolute best option and would allow us to maintain social distance.

Kelly Castille: We play about a month to travel the west coast and then we’ll head to the east coast hopefully to watch the color change in early October.

FOX: What brought you to each goal on the agenda?

Workers: The west coast caught our attention due to the landscapes, national parks and coastal urban landscapes. We both wanted to visit these states on a photo and video tour and now that we’re home it’s just the perfect time. We both traveled across the States with our families separately when we were younger, but we didn’t travel to the United States together.

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Workman described a road trip as

Workman described a road trip as “the absolute best option” to travel today.
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FOX: What are your vehicle and accommodation plans when you’re on the open road?

Castile: We’ll do the whole trip in an RV! Last year we had the chance to live in a van while exploring Switzerland and it was an experience that opened our eyes. We drove through the mountains for three weeks and enjoyed every minute. It gave us an incredible feeling of freedom and also allowed us to capture amazing landscapes and beautiful moments without anyone else around.

We plan to stay at a few hotels and AirBnB lodges along the way, but we will mostly be living and sleeping in the van.

FOX: In view of the ongoing pandemic, how do you plan to play it safe when traveling?

The global couple announced that they have never toured the United States together before.

The global couple announced that they have never toured the United States together before.
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Workers: In all fairness, a road trip is an amazing form of social distancing. We will be alone on the west coast and will not have to enter a single airport, train station or bus station. We will hike, find deserted beaches and try to find as many hidden gems as possible.

We will need food and supplies, of course, and in those moments we will maintain the same practices as we are now: masking in public, social distancing, disinfecting what we touch and always washing our hands.

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“The most exciting thing about this trip is that it will be new to both of us,” said Castille.
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FOX: What do you look forward to most when you travel to the beautiful United States with your partner for the first time?

Castile: The most exciting thing about this trip is that it will be new to both of us. We’ve always wanted to explore our own country, but it has pushed our international travel to the background. The timing couldn’t be better as we can also share the sheer, raw pleasure of discovering something different, unique and beautiful without the crowds of tourists.

FOX: How do you hope the road trip will inspire fans?

Workers: We hope this trip will inspire people to explore near their home. It’s so difficult right now to get out in the world and do something new.

There are so many restrictions now … we have friends who can’t go on vacation, others who have canceled weddings and receptions, and countries that don’t even open their borders to US citizens. At times like these, it can be easy just to focus on the things we can’t do instead of looking for a new option or opportunity.

“We hope this trip will inspire people to explore close to home. It’s so difficult right now to get out into the world and do something new,” Workman mused.
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FOX: What should people keep thinking about when packing for a long car ride or road trip?

Castile: Our absolute must for road trips or long car journeys are snacks! On the go, you have to have good food on hand for hours. We always bring a lot of different snacks like chocolate, popcorn, french fries and granola bars.

But drinks are also important. We always have water and juices, but coffee and energy drinks are a must as we both get very tired in vehicles.

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