The Many Advantages Of Holidaying In A Camper Van

If you have never considered hiring or buying a camper to holiday in, then this post may just change your mind. In fact, I aim to prove that there is a whole load of benefits to choosing a camper holiday above any other. Keep reading to discover what they are…

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Save some money. 

The first benefit to be aware of is that you can really save a lot of money going on holiday in a camper. After all, a hotel room is many places will set you back anything from £75-£100 a night, and that is for something pretty basic. Of course, if you have more than two people going, it means you will need an additional room which can really start racking the cost up. 

However, when you choose to go in your own camper, you only need to pay a fraction of this cost. In fact, as long as you have money for petrol and whatever activities you want to do you are laughing. 

Last-minute breaks

Another great advantage of using a campervan is that you can pick up and move off at whim. Of course, that means if you find yourself bored one weekend with cancelled plans, you can easily pack up a few items and go on an impetus adventure. 

In fact, the only thing likely to stop you from taking this action is if you are short on money to pay for the activities you wish to do once you get to your location. 

Happily, there are a vast array of shorter-term lenders you can approach to help you with those. Although some folks believe they will struggle with this option if they have poor credit. However, some loan providers even offer solutions to this problem now. For example, Buddy loans are a direct guarantor loan lender which means you just need someone to vouch for your reliability when you borrow. Something that means you can head out on a last-minute camper break, even if your credit is less than perfect. 

Make your own food. 

Next, do not forget that when you take your camper along you get the choice between eating out each night or making your own food. Of course, if you are very picky about what you will eat and how it is cooked, making your own food can be a brilliant choice.

In fact, it’s also an excellent solution for when you are travelling with people that have strict dietary needs and allergies as well, as you can always be sure of what has gone into your dishes. Something that you can never get a 100% guarantee on if you are eating in a restaurant or takeaway.


Additionally, catering for your trip yourself can save you a lot of money. After all, popping to the supermarket for some basic supplies like bread, milk, and eggs will cost you around the same as a single cooked breakfast would if you found a cafe. You can even choose what time to eat as well. Something that means if you’re not keen on getting up early while on holiday, this option can suit you down to the ground.

Meet others like you. 

For some, one of the best things about camper travel is that it allows them to meet like-minded people and make new friends. In fact, if you have any experience of camping sites in the UK and throughout Europe, you will know that, for the most part, they are very friendly. 


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This is perhaps because everyone is in the same ‘boat’ and having a similar experience at the same time. Which is always something that binds people together. Don’t forget that many people spend a lot of time outside when staying in their camper as well. Something that makes the camper much more conducive to meeting new people and striking up new friendships as well. 

Don’t have to rough it. 

Lastly, when it comes to the advantages of holidaying in a camper, the one that most people cite is that they get to go away, but they don’t have to rough it. After all, staying in a tent can be fun, but when you get stuck on a rocky, damp patch of land in the pouring rain, it can get old very quickly. 

However, in a camper, you are tucked up all safe and warm, getting a good night’s sleep so you can go out and explore the next day. An experience that along with the others listed above, can really make holidaying in a camper stand out above many other options.  


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