You might have seen the growth in #vanlife or #overland lately. They’re basically other words for camping. Why? Camping is a great family holiday activity that can be enjoyed by all and people of all ages. In recent years, the popularity of camping has increased along with more affordable accommodation and travel costs. You can also say it’s getting more popular since a ton of people have been tired of being in their own house, working from home, and just want to get away from it all. There’s a lot to be said about connecting with mother nature.
There is a vast variety of camping locations in the UK and in the US, including campsites, caravans, hotels, and self-catering accommodation. In terms of its importance, camping is a lot like regular house renting, which is why it needs to be carefully planned.
If you are planning on camping but have a limited budget, then you may want to consider house rental or cheap holiday accommodation. There are many options available, but it would be wise, to begin with, a rough estimate of how much you want to spend. You’d be surprised how quickly costs go up if you’re not careful. After this, you can try to find the best value deals available. It depends on how long you want to go out and how far away you want to do. Luckily, you don’t need to go far to find a great place to camp.
If you plan on spending a full or a short day trip camping, then a tent is your best bet. However, if you plan on just spending a couple of hours and want to cook your own food, then a camper van is an excellent option.
Camper vans tend to be quite spacious and comfortable so that you will be able to sleep in comfort. As well as this, they also have the added benefit of allowing you to save money on accommodation costs.
The cost of camping tends to vary depending on the length of your stay and the type of accommodation, as well as whether you want to spend some time on the beach or on a mountain. On average, the cost of accommodation is over twice as much as that for camping. Looking for amenities or dining options? Prepare to see costs rise.
If you do decide to hire a camper van, there are certain things that you need to take into consideration. First, you should make sure that the vehicle you are considering buying has enough space for everyone to comfortably fit inside. A great way to ensure this is to check the model of the vehicle against those you currently use.
You should also check to see how many beds each van has. Most families who are traveling with kids prefer a van with three bedrooms, as this will allow them to sleep in a larger room which allows them to get a good night’s sleep.
One thing to consider is the price of fuel. To reduce the amount of money you spend on fuel, you could always rent a car for the duration of your trip and use it for camping instead. Campers can easily see mileage in the single digits! Even a smallish camper van will be in the mid to low teens in miles per gallon.
Two, you should check how many points of assistance the van has. These include air conditioning, heating, and a sleeping platform. Don’t forget a toilet or a shower. You might need one depending on how long you’re out.
Finally, you should make sure that the campers you are considering have covered accommodation so that you can get a good night’s sleep when camping. They should also have a toilet and an eating area so that you don’t have to worry about finding food for your trip.