Tag: Solitude

Vacationers turn to camping, RVs seeking solitude, distance

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – Charlene Nibert planned to celebrate her retirement from teaching on an Alaskan cruise. But it was canceled because of the coronavirus.

So Nibert, of New Port Richey, Florida, used the money she’d set aside for the cruise to buy a recreational vehicle. She and a friend are traveling along the East Coast, and on Aug. 6, they were at Roanoke County’s Explore Park.


“This is like the best vacation,” Nibert said, as she relaxed in a folding chair, noting the state’s beauty and cooler temperatures, at least compared to Florida. She’d already been hiking and biking

Vacationers Turn to Camping, RVs Seeking Solitude, Distance | Virginia News

By CASEY FABRIS, The Roanoke Times

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Charlene Nibert planned to celebrate her retirement from teaching on an Alaskan cruise. But it was canceled because of the coronavirus.

So Nibert, of New Port Richey, Florida, used the money she’d set aside for the cruise to buy a recreational vehicle. She and a friend are traveling along the East Coast, and on Aug. 6, they were at Roanoke County’s Explore Park.

“This is like the best vacation,” Nibert said, as she relaxed in a folding chair, noting the state’s beauty and cooler temperatures, at least compared to Florida.