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Touring this 4th of July vacation weekend will look completely different this 12 months | Lehigh Valley Regional Information

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. – AAA says it is not doing a July 4th journey forecast as a result of coronavirus. However total the journey membership says summer season journey is down 15% from final 12 months.

Nevertheless, for these nonetheless hitting the roads it’s going to look a bit of completely different this weekend.

When Ivan Hair wished to lease an RV the Baltimore man says the one one he may discover was within the Lehigh Valley.

“When making requires an RV, did you suppose Allentown?” I requested him.

“No. I believed perhaps 40 minutes however not up all this fashion,” he stated.

With considerations of the coronavirus and social distancing now a summer season staple Brandon Zielger says prospects are driving in from everywhere in the East Coast to lease from his Allentown location, because the RV business has exploded due to COVID-19.

“Everyone seems to be booked so you bought to go the place you will discover one,” he laughed.

Name it a journey of the instances because the coronavirus is altering journey plans. However there are nonetheless these like Yara Evangelista. She and her household are headed to Ocean Metropolis, Maryland.

“Did you’ve got second ideas as a result of virus?” I requested.

“No. We’ll nonetheless preserve social distancing and maintain having enjoyable,” she stated.

Bethlehem’s Kathy Byrnes can be headed to the crab state. Her daughter is getting married however as a result of pandemic that is the one exercise Byrnes is planning on.

“Often would go to the seashore not going to do this this 12 months,” she stated.

The altering panorama of journey extends from the seashore to the woods. Gordon and Sharon Smith canceled a rental home at Lake George, New York. The Philadelphia-based pair as a substitute really feel extra comfy in a tent at Lackawanna State Park.

“We’re campers so that matches in effectively and we will proceed with tenting. Now we have four extra journeys prefer it this summer season,” she stated.

For a lot of these journeys might be in RV’s. Ziegler says he has virtually an excessive amount of work and has purchased new stock to maintain up with demand.

AAA says the general journey decline is the primary since 2009.