Caravan holiday besides the sea

So many of us have missed out on at least one holiday this year and with winter well on the way, it seems that summer has been and gone all too soon.

Although many camp sites have now opened back up, some are operating limited facilities and may even request that you can only stay if you have your own facilities (such as a toilet / shower).

A family break in a caravan can be a great get away for all and is often a little more luxurious than staying in a tent.  A caravan can be a home away from home and is often more practical than staying in a hotel, especially if you have young children. Although the cold weather is on its way, you may still be able to get away during the half term week for a last-minute change of scenery.

Sometimes just a different location is enough to allow you to recharge your batteries even if you are limited as to what you can do when you are there.

If you decide to book a caravan privately then be sure you pay for it in a way which offers you some protection should you find that you have fallen victim to a scam.

Adventures in Wales in your caravan

Wales is often seen as a place for day visits to the coast but there is a vast array of wonderful caravan sites to choose from in Wales ranging from small, quiet sites to larger sites with swimming pools and clubhouses offering live entertainment. Caravanning continues to be a popular way of holidaying both in the UK and if you live in the Midlands it is an easy holiday destination to tow your caravan to.

Planning your route is essential when towing your caravan in Wales because most satellite navigation systems are designed for cars not for cars towing a caravan and you can find yourself driving along single-track lanes with no passing places hoping that nothing comes the other way.

A specific sat nav that is for caravans and lorries is a wise investment and can be purchased as a phone app.

If it is possible, it is a great idea to tour around Wales during your holiday because North Wales is quite different from South Wales and each area has its own features and attractions. If you like walking and climbing, then the rugged northern peaks are amazing, but the golden sandy beaches of the south are ideal for those enjoying a more relaxing break away.

Caravan holidays can be perfect for families

If you are looking to book a holiday but don’t fancy the idea of staying in a tent but want it to be more homely than a hotel then you may decide to opt for a caravanning holiday.

A caravan holiday can be that ideal compromise between a hotel and a tent holiday. It gives you a closer feeling of camping and enjoying the outdoors than staying in a hotel would but with the added luxuries you often miss when in a tent. IF you decide that you want to go way in a caravan often, you may even choose to buy one and tow it with you. This gives you the freedom of going where and when you like and once you have covered the initial outlay for the caravan, site fees can be relatively cheap.  

If you would rather just go to a caravan that is already set up then you may choose a static caravan. Static caravans tend to be a lot more spacious and have mains water and electricity whereas a touring caravan will need to be located in the right place to allow hook ups. Lots of static caravans have some outside space such as decking to allow you to have a bbq or just sit out with a glass of wine in the evening.

How to find a great holiday deal

Holidays are something that many of us are dreaming about at the moment after so many have been cancelled over the last few months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With some countries now allowing tourists from Britain to visit and many camping sites / hotels starting to reopen across the UK, holidays are finally starting to be booked again. But you must be quick, as places are filling up fast. Some people have decided that their holiday abroad will have to wait this year as even though they may be able to go, they may not feel happy to travel that far at the moment and so instead will look to stay a little closer to home.

When looking for a holiday you often may be driven by the cost as to where and when you chose to go. There are many websites that you can join that offer holidays that have been cut by 50% or more. These sites usually offer a limited time frame in which to buy the holiday and also a limited number of spaces. It is very important to fully understand what is include in the price of any holiday as if it appears very cheap it may be that things you may assume are included such as luggage allowance, are not.

Luxury accommodation when on a safari holiday

If you are looking for a different type of holiday this year and want it to be adventurous as well as luxury, then you should consider booking a safari holiday to South Africa. There are a number of safari companies in South Africa which offer different types of experiences. It may be that you don’t want your whole holiday to be about a safari, but rather just a day or two, in which case you may decide to take a day trip to one of the national parks. If you want to theme your entire holiday to be themed around the safari, then you may want to stay in one of the many luxury on site lodges where you will be thoroughly looked after in between the safari trips.  During the day, you can travel and experience the wonderful surroundings that safari locations have to offer and then look forward to an amazing meal in a beautiful lodge in the evening.

There is a real mix of accommodation, but even the tent accommodation is definitely more glamping than camping. The safari tents combined luxury with the great outdoors and can make for an amazing experience.