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After my Trek America trip last month I have to admit, I’m a bit of a camping convert.
I honestly thought I was going to hate sleeping in a tent, cooking on a campfire and living out of my suitcase day by day and although I had to fight bugs off on an hourly basis, it was probably one of the best experiences I have ever had. I’m already considering booking my next camping trip, however, I think next time I may stay a little closer to home.
As I enjoyed camping so much it got me to thinking, what other ways can I travel that are similar? I loved the feeling of sitting around a campfire and joy of not having to spend hours getting ready each morning in the hotel room, so what else could I do that would give me an experience that was just as enjoyable?
Then it hit me, travelling in a campervan!
Although I don’t have a licence, travelling in a campervan is something I have always wanted to do as to me, it felt like a slightly easier way to camp. Here’s why:
You don’t have to put up a tent in each location – one of the most tiring parts of camping is having to take your tent down and put it back up every time you move to a new location. Whilst it may only take a couple of minutes to set it up each time, it can become increasingly difficult if you are experiencing bad weather. Nobody wants to put a dry tent up in the rain – or a wet tent up in the dry for that matter!
You have somewhere dry and lockable to store all of your belonging – when it comes to storing your belongings in a tent, it can be quite difficult when you have no space. Not only that, but you can’t ensure they’re always going to be dry or safe, especially as you can’t lock your tent up when you leave. With a campervan you can be sure your belongings will be locked away in the dry, keeping them much safer than they would be in a tent. When it comes to safety, you can view the best VW camper vans here.
You can park up almost anywhere – the beauty of having a campervan is that if you’re unable to make it to your next campground, you can pretty much pull up anywhere for an overnight stop. Whilst this is technically possible with a tent, you can’t be sure every single ‘wild camping’ ground you choose is safe.
It can be more comfortable than sleeping on the floor – one of the hardest parts of camping for me was getting comfortable at night. The first few nights of my Trek America trip were really difficult and if there is one thing I could have changed about the trip, it’s how soon I bought a self-inflating mattress. Although the beds in a campervan are not going to be 5-star hotel quality, they’re definitely much more comfortable than sleeping on the floor.
Do you love camping? Have you ever travelled in a campervan before? I’d love to hear about your experiences!