Holidays are an essential part of the lives of many these days, but some find the established means of holidaying restrictive to say the least, preferring their freedom and independence over timetables and organised activities. Because of this, there has been a significant rise in the number of people purchasing motorhomes and going on camping holidays.
Purchasing a motorhome can be a great investment for those who love the feel of the open road and don’t want to be tied down to all-inclusive deals and package holidays. They’re also great for retired couples and people who love to get away at weekends and for short breaks on a regular basis.
Obviously, Europe is a prime location for caravanning holidays, particularly France, Spain and Italy, where you will find thousands of high quality campsites with a range of fantastic facilities including bars, restaurants, takeaways, supermarkets, discotheques, swimming pools, children’s playgrounds and much, much more. Most sites will have internet facilities meaning you can keep in touch with home, and some even have commodities like hair dressers and beauticians so you can always look your best.
Although Britain has been lagging behind the rest of Europe in terms of campsite standards, councils over recent years have stepped in to ensure higher quality facilities and this has led to an increase in people staying in the UK to holiday.
If you want to be even more independent, there are many areas in the UK where you can camp for the night without having to book in anywhere – just sleep wherever you land. You should, however, always make sure that you park somewhere that is safe for you, your passengers and other motorists.
Suppliers of motorhomes have been reporting a huge increase in sales since the economic downturn of 2008; with a reported hike in the sales of Bessacarr motorhomes particularly. Further information on camping in the UK and Europe can be found online.