Perhaps you used to vacation to the beach in a caravan when you were younger with your parents and are now considering treating your own children to a week living off the land (or at least off the menu at the clubhouse)?
Alternatively, maybe you are looking for a more affordable vacation for a large group of friends that will save you having to go through the stress of booking everyone into a hotel abroad?
Regardless of your motivation, continue reading to discover the three best elements of the ultimate caravan vacation.
The freedom to decide when and where you are going to spend your well-deserved time away from your job is a concept that simply cannot be attained when focused on long-haul flights and five-star hotels.
On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, having invested in your own caravan or motorhome, as long as you have no pressing personal responsibilities or contracted professional duties, you can decide to head to the coast, to the forest, or indeed, anywhere you like, on a moment’s notice.
Freedom and flexibility both lie at the heart of a motorhome or caravan vacation and if you are somewhat of a free spirit, this type of holiday is the one for you.
- Everyone’s Invited!
For animal lovers who genuinely struggle to leave their loyal canine best friend alone at home as they head to the airport in the early hours of the morning, choosing instead to spend a relaxing week ensconced in nature will also mean you can bring your dog along for the vacation too.
Not only will your dog be happy to be with you and will not feel abandoned in a local kennel with lots of other lonely pooches, but you can use the substantial amount of money you will save on kennel fees on food, drink, and entertainment whilst you are away.
In addition, talk to other people who are well-versed in how to buy caravans and what to look out for, as word-of-mouth is one of the best ways to find the best style and size of vehicle to best suit yourself, your children, and of course, your dog.
- An Excuse to Ditch the Technology
Next, when concentrating on finally taking your child to see the rare pandas in the zoo, swim with dolphins, or enabling them to tick another huge life experience off their bucket list early, you naturally need the convenience and the opportunities that only a Wi-Fi connection can provide.
However, aside from the optional usage of your car’s sat-nav, once you and your family are on the road, you could quite easily make a pledge to have an entire week (or longer) away from any form of technology.
Taking a break from social media, for example, can be of enormous benefit to anyone, of any age, and will you help to reconnect with yourself and find peace and contentment within; will serve to reduce both your anxiety and your stress levels; and crucially, will allow you to stop comparing your own family vacations with other people.