Austin-based Outdoorsy is donating RV trips for healthcare workers
When the world starts opening up again, our travel habits will probably look a little different.
I’m already dreaming about a road trip, complete with a pop-up camper and a bunch of parks where I don’t have to gather in close quarters with anyone.
I don’t have a trailer of my own, but twice I’ve gotten a loner from Outdoorsy, which works sort of like the VRBO of the recreational vehicle world. People with campers sitting on their driveways can sign up to rent their equipment to people (like me) who need one.
Outdoorsy’s cool. And the Austin-based company announced this week that it’s giving selected healthcare workers free road trips after the peak of the pandemic passes. That makes me like them even more.
For every trip booked between now and June 30, Outdoorsy will match the booking with free road trip nights that will be donated to healthcare workers. Winners get a three-day, two-night rental, a gift card to cover the costs of a stay at any Kampgrounds of America location in North America, and a membership to Harvest Hosts, which offers free camping at more than 1,000 wineries, breweries, distilleries, farms, and other locations.
To nominate a doctor, nurse, EMT or anyone working in healthcare, go to the program page at https://www.outdoorsy.com/m/healthcare-heroes. RV owners who want to lend their vehicle for the cause can also sign up on the program page.