This summer I had the chance to visit Friesland, a destination that you may not be very familiar with or even heard of. That’s okay, because by the end of this blog you’ll be looking up flights to the Netherlands to visit this magical place! Last year, the Frisian city of Leeuwarden was named the Cultural Capital of Europe as well as Friesland being awarded Lonely Planet’s #3 in Europe. Their fame is far from over, as the Frisian Islands are currently #30 in the New York Times: 52 Places to go in 2019. So will you be going?
A road trip in Italy… what could be better? Well, a road trip in Italy with no worries about license requirements, car equipment, speed limits in Italy and prepared for the toll roads ahead. Sounds like the perfect summer to me! So let’s take a look at what you need to enjoy a carefree road trip through Italy.
It’s vacation time! And what could be a more exciting way to spend these summer days than a motorhome road trip and wild camping? I know it seems daunting because of the heat, but that is easily manageable! Turn the AC on while you read these tricks to stay cool in your campervan and plan for your trip with confidence.
Europe - a land comprised of many cultures. Each country provides a beautiful tale rich with history and tradition, a tale travellers long to hear, as they dine on traditional cuisines. And what better way to immerse yourself in a country’s culture than taking a road trip to the heart of them? Here are the five best places to take your campervan around Europe!
I know what came to mind when you read this title… you’re actually telling me to keep Coca Cola in my motorhome? Sugary drinks are most often accompanied with a warning of dangers to your health, and Coke is the most renowned brand in history! However, there are a few other ways in which Coke can be extremely useful, and could be a lifesaver during your motorhome trip or van life adventures. Time for some cola creativity. Ready, steady, coke!
Few are lucky enough to experience the wonders of a road trip through Hungary, given that it isn’t the most obvious choice for a European road trip. But the easy roads, stunning culture and exciting things to do in Hungary make it the ideal choice for your next motorhome holiday. Here you’ll find an itinerary for your road trip in Hungary, as well as what to do and what to visit in Budapest and other cities in Hungary. Get your engines ready and let’s go!
You’ve probably used, or at least heard of Airbnb. And if not Airbnb, one of the many other sharing platforms out there, you can rent anything you need from private owners nowadays. Well, now it is your turn! If you’ve been thinking “Why should I hire out my motorhome?”, you are about to have that very question answered. Find out everything about renting as a private owner here.
France is home to many tourist hotspots, ranging from the grand Eiffel Tower in Paris, to the deep blue waters of the French Riviera. The rich culture and history of the country attract visitors from all around the globe, many of whom prefer to rent a car or motorhome and cruise down the French roads for the ultimate experience. Like most countries, France has motorway tolls, which can make planning your road trip across France on a budget a little more difficult. But worry not, it’s a simple process!
The warm sunshine of July is on it’s way, and with it the exciting time of the Tour de France. Time to make these 23 days unforgettable with a lovely vacation in France and the perfect viewing experience of the tour, by finding the best campsites along the route. So, pack your bags and find the motorhome that will make your trip easier and more comfortable. Let’s go!
Located in south western Ireland, the Ring of Kerry is home to many historical landmarks, ranging from a 7th century monastery to the home of Daniel O’Connell, an influential Irish politician of the 19th century. This 179km circular route takes travellers around seaside villages and stunning coastal landscapes. And what better way to truly admire the nature this area has to offer than taking a road trip?
Many of us travel by motorhome for the freedom it provides, being able to go anywhere at anytime. And what demonstrates that kind of freedom better than being able to sleep wherever you want with free camping and parking for campervans! Free overnight motorhome parking in the UK can be tough to find, which is why we’re helping with some of the top places for free campervan parking in the UK, but showing how you can find them too!
Motorhome travel isn’t always the cheapest holiday experience, but it doesn’t have to be that way for your trip to Ireland. You can reduce accommodation costs through looking for free motorhome camping options in Ireland, so that you can see the Emerald Isle with your mind free from budget woes. Find out more about what wild camping and free campervan overnight parking entails, and the best places to do so in Ireland!
If you’re looking for South of France road trip ideas, look no further than the Route Napoleon. This road trip will allow you to combine sight-seeing with a historical twist. Following Napoleon Bonaparte’s 1815 march from Elba to Grenoble, you’ll get to dive into the culture and history of southern France. Given that the route avoided large cities, you’ll get to see the more rural regions of France and enjoy the tranquility and beauty.
Ever considered throwing caution to the wind and just heading out on the road for the trip of a lifetime? An example of this would be Freek and Inge, perhaps not your first thought when you consider #vanlife. They decided to take on a huge challenge, one rarely done before… to travel through South America in their Volkswagen T3! After drooling over their trip through amazing Instagram photos, we decided it was definitely time for an interview.
The South West Coastal is an amazing road trip in Scotland that is only starting to be widely recognised, as till now everyone had considered the North Coast 500 to be the ultimate Scotland road trip, the Scottish route 66! Read up on why you should go for this road trip route instead, taking in the beautiful region of Dumfries and Galloway. Check out our Scotland road trip planner, and then get the engines running and partake in this trip yourself.
We couldn’t help but notice Oliver and Sofia’s gorgeous photos across the globe as they explored New Zealand in a campervan, so we made sure to catch up with them once they had returned! They shared their New Zealand road trip with us, including tips for anyone looking to enjoy a similar experience. New Zealand is an absolutely stunning country, and the best way you can explore this vast land is behind the wheel of a motorhome, as that is actually how Goboony began.
If you’re from the UK, you have certainly heard of the North Coast 500 by now. Known alternatively as the Scottish Route 66, this heavenly drive has quickly become the face of Scottish road trips. But for those of you unfamiliar with the famed NC500 route, or simply looking for a more exact description, we are here to help! We’re going to run you through the entire North Coast 500 road trip, from start to finish. This will naturally include your North Coast 500 motorhome accommodation as well as things to do on the way. So before you pack your bags and organise your campervan hire in Scotland and let's find out your NC 500 route and itinerary.
Wicklow is often overshadowed by neighbouring Dublin, but missing out on this county during your trip to Ireland would be a big mistake. It is renowned for its namesake mountains, country estates, Irish Sea coastline and the Wicklow Way. You’ll find plenty of things to do in Wicklow, and the difficult part will be choosing between them all. So we’ve tried to help by narrowing it down to our top 5 things to do in Wicklow. So start reading, start planning, and don’t be shocked if camping in Wicklow comes up as one!
Europe has always been a spectacular place to visit and a very popular sailing destination in today’s world. This is all due to the Mediterranean Sea that comes with an ideal climate and great sailing conditions. This sea is the home to many amazing places that tend to attract a large number of sailing fanatics every year. So read on and find out the top sailing destinations present in Europe that you can enjoy.