The Joys of a CamperHoliday
Travelling in a campervan can be just as fun and amazing as jet setting to a sunny beach somewhere in Southern Europe. Unlike traditional package holidays, you have more freedom on what you do, where you go, and where you stay. And unlike traditional camping, staying in a van has more creature comforts and more convenience! So if you’re an avid adventurer looking to take your less adventurous partner on a holiday you’ll both love, consider a CamperHoliday.
Slow down and rest
Today’s world is all about speed and efficiency. Cars get faster, spaceships fly higher. Scientists develop machines that help us do our jobs more efficiently than ever. Supermarket cashiers scan your shopping at the speed of light. We speed through life, trying to see and do as much as we can, ignoring the small joys because you’re chasing big, impossible dreams. Adverts scream and shout that you must buy this thing now, you must act fast, or you’ll miss out on things that everyone else has!
But that isn’t true. Take a moment and let yourself rest. It’s okay to take the scenic route, to stop and smell the roses, to do something not because it’s practical but because it is fun. Going on an adventure with CamperHoliday will force you to change your outlook on life and appreciate the little things. Drinking instant coffee isn’t a romantic thing in your day-to-day, but it becomes magical when you’re sat in bed looking out of the back window at a stunning forest. You can bring your dog along and bond with them as you journey across the country. It’s a funny feeling, sitting at the wheel of a campervan and knowing that you’re essentially driving your hotel room – it can give some surprising perspective.
If you’ve ever lived with someone in a tiny space, you will be familiar with the intimate feeling that comes with staying in a campervan together. You might want to throw the other person out of the van by day three, but by the end of the trip you’ll be closer together.
In a campervan, everything must be done together. Together you will learn this new way of life, how to cook with limited hot water, how to get the most out of those 20p campsite showers with terrible water pressure, how to take the best pictures of the mountain you’ve climbed together.
Making your mind up
Before you travel, we recommend that you look through our routes page and decide roughly where you’d like to go. The lengths of our routes differ from one another, and we want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your trip – a weekend rush of the NC500 is nobody’s idea of fun, but we’re aware not everybody wants to spend two weeks slowly exploring the Peak District, either. If you really can’t decide, or if you have a place in mind but have no idea how to plan your trip, send us an email and we’ll do what we can to help you out.
With a conventional holiday, your itinerary is very structured and difficult to change, but that isn’t the case when you’re travelling in one of our campervans! If you’re not having much fun at a particular stop, or if the rain is torrential, nothing is stopping you from just moving on to the next place. It goes the other way too – if you fall in love with a place, you can easily stay longer to have more time to explore. As long as the van is back at headquarters by the handover date, it doesn’t matter where you stay!
There are no long lines at airport customs here! Even if you decide to go abroad, waiting in line for the car ferry in a private space with comfortable seats and car radio is far superior to the rush of flying.
Conventional camping can be messy and uncomfortable. Some people don’t like not having a designated kitchen space or a table, others find they can’t get a good night’s sleep in a flimsy little tent. And everyone knows the unique pain of having your airbed deflate on you during the night, so you wake up on the hard ground and have back pain limiting you the whole day. All of these problems are easily solved by staying in a campervan. Our comfy fold-out bed will have you sleeping like a baby and allows lie ins without needing to grab the air pump first! And the fold-out table has enough space to set out a family meal, with enough space to seat four people.
The convenience of a campervan is different to glamping because you still have that down-to-earth camping feel – just with a couple of add-ons!
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