Going down the caravan has always been popular. There was nothing like waking up on the first day of your holiday in a static and racing to the nearest beach. The smell of the beachside cafes and the piping hot builders’ tea they served up.
In the last fifteen years, people have been switching from a good old static to investing in their own caravans and hybrid campers – but why?
While caravan parks are fabulous, and for many, some of the best childhood memories were made there, the freedom that having your very own caravan or camper brings is incredible. With an increase in countries that allow free camping, there is no end to the amount of places you can go. Not only that, but if you decide that you want to head out that evening, you can -, and you can find campsites or places to stay as you go.
For those who have a couple of weeks off in one go, you can make a huge adventure out of it – and travel to multiple locations. Stopping where and when you like to take in the scenery and the sights and moving on when you like. With a camper van, you have the ability to sleep almost anywhere (anywhere that is legal), which means for those with an adventurous spirit, you never know where you might end up!
In such a tech-heavy society, some of the most popular hobbies have become anything that is offline and outdoors. Long hikes, fishing, star spotting, foraging, and bird watching are all becoming more popular. And perhaps the best thing about those types of hobbies is that they can be done and enjoyed by the whole family.
With the right setup, you can even take bikes with you on the trip!
Going on camping adventures allows people who live in the city to really make the most of the great outdoors and truly experience nature for a few days or more.
When you are interested in something, it is always nice to be able to find other people who like the same thing. Well, there is a huge, global camping and wild camping community. And while there are some sticklers in every group, the camping community can give you a lot of help when you are new to it. They’ll help you find the best places and the best deals and be able to tell you where there are meet-ups, too.
For those who love going to festivals, trying to pitch a tent in a safe spot or booking a hotel nearby can be a test of wills. But when you have a campervan, you can pretty much go to any festival you like and have somewhere sturdier and safer to sleep – which is even better when you have kids with you.
Not to mention you have somewhere you can cook some food without having to wait in a long queue! Like the sound of cooking your own food and skipping the rabble? Here are some of the tastiest traits: 10 Delicious Camping Recipes – Munchies and Munchkins.