Plan a caravan holiday
Travelling by caravan isn’t just for the hard-up. It’s also an amazingly convenient way to take a long, multi-stop vacation.
For the doubters and sceptics, we take a look at why a caravan holiday could be the best way to travel.
Advantages of travelling by caravan
Ever get sick of lugging your suitcase from place to place, and having to repeatedly re-pack your belongings? If you’re taking a trip that involves several stops or stages, travelling by motorhome means your accommodation travels with you. There’s no check in or check out time, so you can live by your own schedule. And you won’t have to tidy away your stuff before making your way to the next destination.
Nor will you have to deal with noisy hotel guests waking you up in the middle of the night – a big boost to people travelling with young families. You’ll even get to choose your own views, so there’s no more paying extra for sea vistas.
There is also, of course, the money you’ll save. Not spending money on accommodation means you’ll have more to put towards fun attractions, great meals and gifts for family and friends.
How to rent a caravan
A quick internet search shows you just how many motorhome rental options are out there. And where there is choice, there is usually a cheaper quote. Shop around to find the best deal before committing yourself, but remember to check out reviews by other holidaymakers so you can be sure the company is reliable. Justgo.uk specialises in motor home rentals in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, so you can trust that they have worldwide experience.
Kamper Hire also has plenty of options, with a modern fleet of vehicles. They’re also offering a 15% discount for 2015 bookings so make a move quickly if you’d like to take advantage of this deal.
Wicked Campers caters to students and 20-somethings looking to hire a camper van but their pricing is competitive and they offer users an instant quote, so they’re worth checking out. They also have virtual tours of their two and five-seater campers; perfect if you want to know what you’ll be getting for your money before booking.
And if a classic VW camper is what you’re after, O’Connor’s Campers may have the perfect vehicle. Browse their selection and you’ll find lots of two, four and six berth classic campers, lovingly preserved and available in lots of bright colours.
Caravan holiday inspiration
The UK’s vast road network means there are plenty of options for camper van holidays around the country. Scotland is particularly popular with camper van holidaymakers, thanks to the breathtaking seaside and mountain views that you could wake up next to. Visit Scotland has more information on camper van holidays in Scotland.
In Europe, France is a popular camper van holiday destination too; and further afield, New Zealand has many fans amongst motor home enthusiasts. For more tips on how to have a successful camper van holiday, this collection of readers’ tips in the Telegraph has some great advice.
Have you ever tried a camper van holiday?
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