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The call of the open road is getting especially loud this summer.

As COVID-19 continues to reshape our lives, even after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lifted her lockdown orders, road trips are the hot — and safe —  way to travel this summer.

And RV trips are an especially popular way to travel and socially-distance. According to RVShare, a peer-to-peer RV-sharing marketplace, RV rentals have increased 1,600 percent since early April.

Sarah Lemp, a busy mom of five from Livonia and RV flipper (she was featured in Homestyle last summer), has taken several small RV trips with her family this year. They don’t have to use public restrooms, go to restaurants or come in contact with other people.

“The pandemic has had a huge impact on RV sales!” said Lemp in an email. “Many people are hesitant to visit their normal vacation destinations