Are you tired of feeling so trapped in the city? Spending day after day surrounded by buildings and traffic. Can you remember the last time you had a breath of fresh air? Real fresh air, not the kind your humidifier produces. If this is the case for you, it is time for you to make a change, to take life back into your hands. You need a city break, you need freedom, you need a campervan. The life of a motorhome traveller can seem daunting to beginners, but it really does not have to be that way. Read this article, go find yourself a lovely motorhome, and then we can officially pronounce you a motorhome owner, a van lifer.
Can you name something better than cosying up on the sofa with a good book in your hands, and a warm cuppa sitting next to you? We can’t, except… perhaps heading to a literature festival to engage with everyone else who loves doing this! At a literature festival you have the opportunity to meet both fellow fans and renowned authors, participate or listen to lively debates- and discover new things to add to your reading list. The United Kingdom is absolutely filled with literary festivals, but we’ve narrowed it down to out top 5 festivals, suited for a variety of audiences. So now it is time to get reading, get going, and then get reading again!
Are you planning an exciting road trip and could use a little help making sure you manage to see all you want without wasting too much time or having to constantly be in a hurry? In this blog, we bring you a list of some helpful road trip planning apps and some tips on what to make sure you have planned before leaving for a road trip and what is better to keep for the road, once you see what kind of pace you are happy with and what is important for you to see. A road trip planner can make all the difference between a chaotic vacation and an unforgettable, fun holiday - so have a read through this article for some vacation prep!
Germany is one of the best countries for a road trip, due to the close proximity of the cities and the wonderfully high speed limits on highways! But when entering another country, it is vital to inform yourself of the rules and regulations, to avoid a run in with the law from disrupting your holiday. So we’ve collected everything you need to know for driving around Germany, including an explanation of German road signs!
Have you heard about surf camp holidays? Attending these camps has become a huge trend in the last years and there are good reasons why. Though you may associate the word ‘camp’ with bad food, cold tents and your childhood years, surf camps are very different to that. They are for people all ages, though you will mostly find adults there, so no need to worry that you will feel out of place. You will always have delicious meals and beautiful, clean rooms to stay in and will be surrounded by an amazing group of teachers that will introduce you to the wonders of surfing! Due to its weather conditions, Portugal is the most common home to surf camps and we bring you this little guide so you can figure out what is the perfect surf camp in Portugal for you!
Ah Switzerland, home to lakes, villages and the ever reaching peaks of the Alps. Its central position in Europe makes it ideal for a road trip, driving to the classic Zürich, beautiful Geneva and medieval Lucerne. But before you climb into your motorhome, it is important to consider the toll roads, vignettes and regulations you should know to avoid any issues later. We’ll provide you with everything you need to know about tolls roads in Switzerland, so you can focus on packing and preparing for the overload of chocolate and cheese!
Camping trips take a lot of planning, like any trip but even more. You’ve got to think about food, toilet paper, things to do, how to keep clean and so much more. But first you’ve got to get your foundations, the actual furniture to sit on and eat off. And that’s why we are here to help, providing you with the best camping furniture options for your next trip!
Are you excited to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle of the city and spend your next vacation in nature? Maybe you’ve got a campervan booked, walking tours ready and can’t wait to live life in a much simpler way at least for a few days, yet you are still missing something… something easy, authentic and fun. How about going on a foraging tour or walk with people who know all about what the great outdoors in the UK has to offer and can teach you a thing or two? If this sounds like something you would enjoy, this article provides a little 101 into foraging and some tips on where to find good tour guides. Remember, it is really important to go foraging with someone that knows what they’re doing and it’s good to find out a bit about it beforehand too, which is why we bring you this foraging guide for the UK. Enjoy the read!
Are you planning a roadtrip to or passing through Austria but aren’t sure what kind of rules apply in terms of tolls on the roads in this country? Don’t despair! We’ve put together short, concise guide of all you need to know before setting off on your adventure to the country of the beautiful Alps and delicious food! Driving in Austria can be a really beautiful experience, as even some of the highways go through beautiful nature. So rent a campervan at Goboony and read this article to learn about all you need to know about toll roads in Austria!
Open fire cooking can be misinterpreted in numerous ways. Some think only of s’mores - delicious but the bare basics of campfire cooking- or others of burnt corn on the cob. Is it only for wild adventurers or only for boy scouts? The answer is that open fire cooking is actually a delightful method of preparing your meals, one which takes you out of the kitchen, is far more interactive and social, and produces tastes your stove top never could! So read on for our best tips, from the do’s and don’ts of campfire cooking.
An article about tips for places to visit in Italy almost writes itself and a blog about tips for a Sicily road trip even more so; this southern, stunning and magical part of the country is bursting with delicious food, azure sea, natural wonders and beautiful towns. Since Sicily is actually an island, it is perfect for a road trip - you can either drive down with your campervan and take a ferry from one of the few ports in Calabria or rent one (from our growing Goboony community of campervans for rent in Italy) once you reach the island, flying in to Palermo or Catania.Sicily is a must see for anyone in love with Italy and anyone that wants to experience more of the country than just the classics such as Rome, Florence or Venice. We’ve prepared a short guide on where to go in Sicily, where to stay and what delicious authentic food to try out!
A lot of people hear about snow camping, and immediately reject the notion, finding it almost crazy! But these people are missing out. For camping in winter is an experience like no other, it pushes your boundaries and proves the strong from the weak. So follow the tips provided and camping in winter will become ridiculously easily, and all the more enjoyable!
Camping holidays are the perfect opportunity to bring the family together whilst enjoying the outdoors and getting a big noseful of fresh air. But a struggle of these trips can be keeping the kids entertained, as some of us depend slightly too much on technology for this. But we at Goboony have rounded up our favourite camping activities for kids to either give you possibilities, or at least get you thinking in some new directions. So check out some of the camping games for kids we suggested, and if you have any great ideas, send them in to improve the list!
Many of us have considered the possibility of going camping for Christmas, but brushed it off due to fears of the cold or discomfort, but this does not have to be the case! Camping during the holiday season can be a great way to get away from distractions, to truly connect with the ones you care about most and get back to the simple roots of Christmas. So check out our tips, get packing and find a campervan to enjoy the festive season in!
What are you planning next for your holiday? Maybe renting a motorhome at Goboony and going for a road trip through France? Because of how easily accessible and stunningly beautiful France is, it tends to be a top holiday destination from the UK. There’s nothing quite like having the freedom to move around in a campervan and see the beautiful south of France or visit Paris or Lyon. As easy as it is to get carried away with a magical trip like this one, it’s always good to find out a bit about practicalities before you set off, like, for example the French motorway tolls; which vehicles what toll applies to, where you have to pay or how much… which is why we bring you this short summary of the French toll charges. Enjoy the read and bon voyage!
St Andrew’s Day is coming, what to do? How to celebrate this joyous day without blowing a budget or becoming trapped in crowds? This is an important day for any Scot, or Scot appreciator, and should therefore be celebrated in style. This doesn’t require large spendings or huge parties, as there are numerous festivals and pre organised ways to come together with fellow celebrators and enjoy the day dedicated to Scotland's patron saint.
Did you get inspired to go on a skiing holiday in our last article with tips for UK skiing holidays but are you torn between going off on the slopes or taking out your motorhome or campervan for a winter adventure? What if we told you that you could do both? After a lot of research into motorhome ski holidays we’ve compiled this little guide on how to approach going on a skiing holiday with your campervan! You can find the best ski resorts to visit with a campervan but also tips on how to pack winter vans and what you need to remember to do and bring to make sure you have the best experience you can.
Snow is falling, all around us… Okay, maybe not quite yet, but it will! Christmas is coming, the jolliest season of the year. And one of the perks of this season are the Christmas markets! Groups of people coming together, to display their crafts, delicacies and more, all under the twinkling fairy lights and to the sounds of carols. Nothing could be more magical! The perfect place to fix your last minute present shopping, get some cookies for the visiting in-laws or a beautiful ornament to update your tree. And to help you with this, here are the 5 best Scotland Christmas markets!