Many of us want to explore, but maybe the idea of travelling to the other side of the world just isn’t realistic for some of us.
The experts at The Caravan Company have written this article outlining the ways in which travelling in a caravan can provide an exciting level of independence and opportunity for us over 50s.
Why a Caravan?
With a caravan, you have a comfortable bed, kitchen, and living arrangement all guaranteed. Knowing that you can travel anywhere and will be able to make food and lay your head down at the end of the day can be like a security blanket, allowing you to take your home from home with you on your adventures.
If it is travelling that interests you, caravanning is one of the cheapest ways to go about things. You avoid hotel fees and spending money on eating out, in fact, you can enjoy full independence through deciding exactly what you want to spend your money on. Caravan sites are cheap, and you can find quality sites to set up camp all over Europe.
These things may appeal to you, but the best aspect of caravanning by far is the ability to just pack up and leave whenever you want to – and we don’t mean leave to go home! Once you have seen the sights of one area, you are free to move onto the next – and if you don’t like a place, you don’t have to stay there!
Travelling around the UK
Whether you want to travel to the north, south, or eventually want to work your way around the UK, there are endless sights to see and places to visit in a caravan.
The North – The Lake District offers a tranquil and breathtaking backdrop for a relaxing holiday away. Whether you are looking to spend your time walking, painting or enjoying the wildlife, you can start up in Keswick and work your way down to Coniston.
The Midlands – Kingsbury Water Park offers fishing, water sports, and an ideal trail for bird watching. Located round the corner from Birmingham, you can enjoy the city life for a day as well as enjoying the beautiful countryside that Warwickshire has to offer.
The South – If you are looking for beaches and long scenic walks, Cornwall is perfect for a getaway. With an extensive assortment of caravan parks located around the coast, you can spend a day in each place!
If Europe is more your thing, once you get to France you can pretty much drive your caravan anywhere in the continent – this of course depends on how much of a drive you want to take.
France – The hotter you want your holiday to be, the further south you need to travel. But with Provence offering a Mediterranean landscape and Paris providing a city full of romance, wherever you decide to travel you will be encased in rich culture and awe-inspiring scenery. Have a look at The Caravan Club’s guide to caravanning sites.
Italy – Travel around Italy experiencing the different wine, food, and culture of each region. The north differs significantly from the south, and so travelling around the country over a few weeks would allow you to experience the full flavour of Italy. Dotted all around the country are beautiful campsites perfectly situated to explore the surroundings.
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