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Holidaying With a Home on Wheels

Hiring a motor home or campervan can be a fun and exhilarating way of exploring new parts of the world, especially if you want to travel on a budget.

Not only are they a very popular choice for staycations in the UK, but they’re also a brilliant way to explore the rest of the world too.

Flexibility and freedom

Not only does a motorhome or campervan holiday provide flexibility to travel where and when you like, but it also opens up a world of possibilities as the accommodation does not need to be a deciding factor.

Campervan or Motorhome holiday

Saving money on travel

If you plan in advance and opt to travel slightly out of season great savings can be had.  This has several other advantages too, as the roads will tend to be quieter, as will campsites, tourist attractions and other amenities.

If you intend to fly to another country before hiring a motor home or campervan, then the flights will also be cheaper if you are selective about when you travel.

If you are hiring your motor home or campervan, you may also want to consider hire excess insurance.  This will increase your excess protection and reduce the likelihood of an expensive outlay should your vehicle be damaged or stolen.

Saving money on meals

Campervan hire also allows you to prepare your own meals as well as the option to sample the cuisine in the areas you visit.

You’ll often be able to pick up ingredients for less than you’ll pay in restaurants, meaning you’ll be able to reduce your costs even further if you want to.

Choosing a destination

There are an abundance of locations across the world where you can take touring with a motorhome or campervan to another level including the following:

The French wine regions

The wine regions of France are a popular option to explore with a camper van, including Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Loire Valley, Cotes du Rhone and Champagne. These regions feature acres of vineyards, picturesque villages and ample opportunity to sample stunning wines as you go – just make sure you have a designated driver!

Motorhome travel

Australia’s Great Ocean Road

Another option is the Great Ocean Road in Australia, spanning 250 miles between Torquay and Nelson along Australia’s south coast. It takes around 90 minutes to reach Nelson if travelling from Central Melbourne, but the trip is worth it – the route takes in national parks, stunning beaches and an incredible rock formation known as the 12 Apostles, among many other sights.

New Zealand’s stunning landscapes

The spectacular scenery of New Zealand is another option, and there are an array of driving routes that allow you to take in some of the famed sights. Depending on how long you want your trip to be, you may want to visit either the North or South Island, or both. In the case of the latter, you should allow plenty of time to travel, as exploring the whole of this stunning country should never be rushed.

European city hopping

You could city hop across Western Europe between the picturesque locations of Amsterdam, Paris, Bruges, Berlin and Munich. Each city is packed full of history, art and culture, and could easily be turned into a set of mini adventures if you so desire. You’ll probably want to spend at least a day or two in every city at the very minimum in order to ensure that you see all of the main attractions.

The mountains of Eastern Europe

Alternatively, explore the mountainous regions of Eastern Europe, and especially the Carpathian Mountains, where you’ll find incredible scenery at nearly every turn. Take in the bohemian charm of the Czech Republic and the sights and sounds of the Hungarian capital Budapest. The mountains, meanwhile, are home to an abundance of forests, thermal waters and mineral springs, with culturally-rich towns dotted around the rugged landscape.

America’s Historic Route 66

Lastly, you may want to consider venturing across the United States, with the Historic Route 66 between L.A and Chicago one of the most popular routes. Taking in eight States and crossing three time zones, the famed route crosses California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois.

Route 66

Date Created: 16/04/2019

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