Have you ever wanted to cross “caravanning” off your bucket list, but are too intimidated to try? Well, don’t be scared! Caravanning is a great way to see the world and find adventure just around the corner.
The best way to combat your caravanning anxiety is by careful planning. Plan out your routes, travel buddies and activities to do along the way. Here are a few tips to make planning for your caravanning trip much easier.
Find the Right Caravan
The key to a successful caravan trip is, of course, the caravan. Find a caravan that will be big enough to accommodate you and your travel buddies. Make sure you choose one that is comfortable enough to stay in for the duration of your trip.
It is worth noting that renting a caravan isn’t cheap. If you plan on doing regular caravanning trips (let’s say, annually), then you should consider buying one instead. If you do want to rent, there are many static caravan deals across the country you can find.
Keep a List of Things You Might Need
A crucial part of any pre-trip planning is making a list of everything you’ll need! Bear in mind how long you will be taking the trip, and plan your clothes and items accordingly. For instance, if you are planning to go swimming or surfing, don’t forget to pack your swimsuit or surfboard.
As much as possible reduce the need for buying toiletries and important items along the way. You don’t want to be caught in the middle of a highway with no toiletries or emergency items. Make sure that you have enough food to last your trip as well, or plan out routes that fall along with commercial establishments.
Depending on the needs of you and your family, it’s best to be prepared for any scenario.
Plan an Itinerary
Although part of the adventure is going with where the road takes you, it does help to have some activities planned on your trip. If you and your group decide that you want to hit the beaches or go hiking in the mountains, it will help you map out your routes.
When planning activities, make sure that they fall within the season. You want to make sure when the tides are in peak for surfing, or that your hiking trail won’t be too far away from where you parked your caravan.
Map Out Your Routes
Be smart about your routes. Map out everything in your itinerary. If you meet other caravan travellers, you might consider joining them. However, we recommend that you stick to the route and itinerary that you have prepared.
As exciting as it sounds, you don’t really want to get lost in the middle of nowhere. If you do encounter any other caravan travellers, don’t be shy and ask for any tips and advice on caravanning. It will help you feel more confident about navigating unfamiliar terrain.
However you go about your caravanning trip, make sure that you enjoy it! Make memories that will be wonderful to tell in the later years. As long as everything is prepared for and meticulously planned, you should have a safe journey on the road.
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