The Benefits of a Self-Driving Holiday
If you have experienced this unique experience, you will already be aware of the many benefits that a self-driving holiday brings. Driving along the open road, your vehicle equipped with everything you would need for a comfortable holiday, and a sense of adventure in your heart, you will experience a holiday like no other.
Modern units are fully equipped with everything you could possibly need, and a little more. Typically, the vehicle would incorporate the following:
- Toilet and shower facilities
- Cooking facilities
- A/C and heating
- A Dining Area
- Fridge – Freezer
Some units can accommodate up to six people, and there is a range of styles and sizes from the top manufacturers, so finding something just right is not an issue. If you search online, there are used campervans for sale by reputable companies who issue a solid warranty on all their vehicles. Buying second hand is much preferred, as the quality is the same, yet the price is so much more affordable.
The Open Road
Of course, one can always plan the route, and with a bit of online research, you will have a pretty good idea what to expect, or if you are feeling a little adventurous, you could just take the family, pack some provisions, and drive. If you are in the UK, you have many beautiful places to choose from, and Europe is but a few hours’ drive, which really opens up your choices.
The two biggest components of a typical holiday are flights and accommodation, and if you own your motorhome, you can kiss both goodbye. Your accommodation is also your transport, and with no schedules or timetables to follow, you are the boss. Apart from the original purchase of the motorhome, the actual costs for holidaying are dramatically reduced, and this means you can afford to splash out a little, or even stay an extra week.
The Motorhome Experience
This unique way to see and experience is very addictive, mainly because each trip is different, even if the route was the same, as you would meet different people, many who are enjoying the self-driving experience too. Stopping at camp sites offers you the chance to be in a social setting, and with the privacy of your mobile accommodation, you can retreat to seclusion any time you feel like it.
Driving a motorhome gives you total freedom over where you go, and how long you stay, which makes it a relaxing experience that can be tailored. You might fall in love with a small secluded forest glade, and decide to stay a while, or you might stop somewhere, and after a while you realise it isn’t really what you had in mind. That’s OK, just drive on until you find something more suitable, it really is that simple. Owning you motorhome effectively puts you in control of the holiday, and with no planes to catch, or reservations to make, you decide exactly what you experience.
More and more families are turning their backs on the traditional package holiday, and opting for a self-driving experience that gives so much to the traveller.