As the UK’s second largest Area of Outstanding Beauty and its first UNESCO European and Global Geo Park, the North Pennines has an incredible diversity of landscape and wildlife, making it a walkers' paradise. With dramatic waterfalls, rare hayfields and traditional dry stone walls, open heather heathlands, peatlands, woodlands and a fascinating industrial heritage, there are many different walks in the North Pennines to suit all interests!
Your campervan is often popping in and out of your driveway or garage, so washing it can be both difficult and a hassle. But keeping your campervan clean is super important, as it is your commodity to be rented out and it dictates the entire experience. Also, if you’re giving it out dirty, how can you expect it to be returned clean? Here are some tips for cleaning your campervan, from the quick to the depth, make your baby shine!
Wild camping is the dream of the adventurer, the true meaning of camping and experiencing nature firsthand. Wild camping in a motorhome provides the added bonus of being able to bring all your stuff along, being able to explore further and having safety from rain or other weather perils. Whilst it can be tempting to just stay in your motorhome, wild camping allows you to gaze at the stars while you fall asleep, or to listen to the sounds of wildlife around. It provides the best of both worlds. We’re going to give you the lowdown on wild camping for motorhomes, including what to do to avoid any trouble and where to go!
Geocaching in a phenomena taking over the world, one cache at a time! Just in time for International Geocaching Day 2018, we’re here to tell you all about this great activity, and the best of geocaching in the UK, locations and destinations! So read on and then pull on your hiking boots, it is going to be a long trek.
If you want magical waterfalls, mighty landscapes, spooky stories and adventure then make sure to head to the Brecon Beacons national park in the heart of Wales! Covering a region of 520 square miles, the park includes four mountain ranges and 268 ancient monuments, so there are always plenty of things to do in the Brecon Beacons.
Nothing screams freedom like being on the open road in your campervan. You can go anywhere, you can stay anyplace, and you can see anything. But this can be slightly daunting; where to start? Where to go? There are so many possibilities, and while a road trip route planner can help you along the way, you need a general direction prior to departing. That is where we come in, we’ve got our top 5 road trip ideas lined up for you so that all you have to do is follow the open roads and whatever map you choose. They stretch across Europe, and have something for everyone. So let’s get started!
Travelling from the Republic into Northern Ireland can be a bit of a shock, the signs return to miles and the prices to pounds sterling, oh yes, we are back in the UK! This home over water is filled with breathtaking views and fascinating places to visit. Northern Ireland also boasts of an exploding food scene, hip cities and picturesque islands. The stunning scenery in Northern Ireland demands not only a road trip, but camping. Combine the two by getting a campervan off our site, and seeing Northern Ireland the only proper way. We’re helping by providing you with our 5 best motorhome campsites in Northern Ireland, so all you have to do is read and book!
England is a vast country, and so the prospect of finding great motorhome campsites can be quite daunting. But we are here to help, providing you with our 10 best motorhome sites in England. The chosen sites are spread across the country, allowing you to see all aspects of this great nation. So get reading, and then get searching!
The August bank holiday is coming up, so it is time to start planning! Use this long weekend to do something fun and new, something to keep the whole group entertained. We’ve got ideas for how you can enjoy the break for the family, for friends, for couples and simply for yourself. So read on to find ways to keep busy this August bank holiday!
France is one of the most classic destinations, perfect for a romantic getaway, family trip or a holiday with friends. Whether you’re looking for Michelin rated meals, dozens of touristic sites, or just a beach to plant yourself on with a good book, France has it all. But because of this, deciding where to go in France can be an extremely daunting task. So many options, and so little holiday days left! We’ll go through our list of the 7 best places to go in France, providing you with some lesser known options as well. We’ll mention good campsites and things to do in the area, so that you can make an informed decision for what would suit you best. Let’s get started!
Yorkshire is one of the biggest, and most gorgeous, counties in the UK. It has brought us wonders such as Yorkshire puddings, Yorkshire tea, and Marks and Spencer! This is the perfect place for a lovely couple trip, or even just a day out together. For life can get busy and hectic, but you must always take the time to step back and enjoy the sunshine with the one you love. So here are our top fun days out in Yorkshire to help you do exactly that!
Ah Wales, the land of dragons, the land of rugby, and most importantly, the land of Tom Jones! This wonderful country may not be large in size, but it definitely is large in spirit! I could go on with over a hundred reasons to visit Wales, but instead I’ll just help you do it! The best way to see Wales is by campervan, so that you can truly relish in the nature and beauty of this country. So here are the top 5 motorhome campsites in Wales that will allow you to do that.
Spain has been one of the top destinations for British holidaymakers for decades now, closely rivalled by France and Portugal. And why wouldn’t it be? Miles of beaches, gorgeous weather, delicious food and breathtaking views are all waiting for you a simple flight away. Spain is rich in history and gorgeous architecture, ensuring you’ll never be bored and will get more than your cultural fill. There are countless places to go in Spain, but the main ones you usually hear about are filled to the brim with tourists and have begun to lose their true culture. Instead, I’m going to share 10 of the best holiday destinations in Spain, and ensure that they’re not all obvious choices or busy metropolitans!
If Scotland is not on your bucket list for a campervan road trip, it should be added immediately. Scotland's immense beauty renders it the ideal location for your next holiday, and the perfect place to go camping. Imagine watching the sun rise and set across those vast mountains and forests, watching the reflection of it across the loch. Using our site, finding a motorhome to rent in Scotland will take mere minutes, and then you’ll just be planning where to go! We’ve decided to make that easier for you as well, by providing our pick of the best sites in Scotland for you to stay with your motorhome. Read on for our top 7!
From beaches to cathedrals to museums to nationall parks, there is literally something for everyone in North Yorkshire! We’ve taken it upon ourselves to narrow down from these many activities, the top 5 things to do in North Yorkshire. Alongside the list of places to visit in North Yorkshire, we’ll give you a little bonus of the best places to stay in your campervan or motorhome!
True freedom comes with four wheels, travelling uninhibited in your motorhome. The motorhome lifestyle allows you to go wherever you please, whenever you please. And being able to sleep in your form of transport also allows you to avoid the extra costs and hassles of booking accommodation wherever you travel to. But even with a motorhome, you must consider where to park or camp for the evening, and this can be muddled with unclear regulations and laws. That’s why we’re going to share with you some options for parking overnight or camping in the UK with your motorhome, so just keep reading!
Camping is great. It truly is. Yeah, there can be bugs, and you don’t have much space, and you run the risk of your beer not being ice cold. But forget all that, because it doesn’t have to be that way! Camping can be clean, simple and easy, and we’re going to show you exactly how. By reading on, you’re going to know what to take camping and how to avoid unnecessary ailments. Follow these clear camping hacks and you’ll have an amazing trip, bug and worry free!
One of the main perks of travelling by campervan is the availability of kitchen facilities, instead of being huddled over a camping stove and slowly running out of matches and the will to carry on! But even with these facilities, cooking in your campervan can be quite the adjustment compared to your spacious kitchen. That’s why we have come up with some easy but delicious camping food ideas to save you any trouble or hassle. These dishes work on a stove, grill, campfire or whatever cooking appliance you plan to use - or do them in your kitchen for a fun and easy meal! A camping trip is about relaxing, and so your food during the trip certainly should not be a source of stress! Read on for easy camping meals for each meal of the day as well as some general tips.
In 2017, the record for the number of foreign tourists to visit Portugal was broken, with 12.7 million holidaymakers bustling through those cobbled streets. We’re sure that UK citizens made up a large fraction of that, and that our motorhome owners and users were a big chunk of that as well! We’ve compiled for you the 7 best campsites in Portugal to help you out, giving you one thing less to prepare for your Portugal camping trip. Read further to find out exactly where you should be pitching your tent or turning off that engine for the night!
Summer has arrived in it’s full heat and glory, bearing down on our backs in the office and transforming our commutes into prisons of heat. This summer is looking like it will be a particularly heavy one, with temperatures scaling 30 and above! But have no fear, Goboony is here! We’ve come up with our top 5 weekend destinations across the UK, specifically aimed at those of you with an itch to travel and escape, but minimal days in which to do so. We’ll present you with five different options, spanning the UK and suited to all tastes, leaving us with no doubt that one will be the holiday inspiration you’ve been searching for! So let’s get started then!
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 breathed fresh air? Real fresh air, not the kind your humidifier produces. Then 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. We promise to hold your hand along the way, and prepare you for this wonderful journey to come.
France. Delicious food, breathtaking landscapes, pastries to die for, the azure Mediterranean, magical cities - it is no surprise that this beautiful country is on top of many ‘places to see’ lists. However, France is often reduced to only Paris even though this land that is home to some of the most beautiful European beaches, as well as ski resorts and forests, is much more than just its monumental capital. Not only due to its size, France is a diverse country that is worth exploring all around and the perfect place for a sunny road trip. So rent a car or a motorhome and while you count down the days until the adventure starts, scroll through this article so you can make sure you know the rules for driving in France and will not end up in any unfortunate incidents with the French police, who might not always be as charming as the Troops of St. Tropez.
Although many may already consider camping to be a wallet-friendly holiday, others see the motorhome or supplies required and fear their hard earned pounds not going as far as they would like. But fear not, this does not have to be the case! You’re probably wondering, where can I go cheap camping near me? How can I enjoy my trip on such a budget? We are here to tell you that budget camping a motorhome is not only easy, but enjoyable too, and to tell you exactly how to make this dream a reality.
Whoever said a holiday needs to be abroad? These days, we are so quick to assume that a holiday requires us to leave our wonderful land and head to another. Many of our youth have seen more of France or Spain than they have of their own great country! But this summer, I recommend you stop before looking up flights, and consider perhaps trying something both new and familiar. Why not take this time to explore your own wonderful country, or somewhere else in the UK, and allow yourself to fall back in love with it. We promise, there's more to the UK than we give it credit for!
With temperatures rising, a long weekend away sounds delightful, exactly what is in order to welcome us into the summer months. People go on a glamping trip to recharge and rejuvenate themselves. It has the switched off nature of camping, with a more luxurious experience. An opportunity to engage in nature and have the freedom to choose your own direction is part of why so many people are getting involved with this style of holiday. Read further to learn how you can go glamping almost anywhere in the United Kingdom, you can even go glamping near London!
You can probably think of a few reasons you should take a motorhome/ Camper van to a Festival, but here are a few more! Now that spring is emerging, we can begin to look forward and past the awful weather that has recently been plaguing the UK, and instead look at the upcoming Festival Scene! Come June and July, hundreds of thousands of individuals will be pulling on their wellies and heading out to the fields to listen to their favourite artists. And whilst these festivals usually involve camping on the provided sites, we are here to explain why you should take a new direction this year- the motorhome direction!
If you get the chance to, you should definitely Visit Sardinia in a campervan! A touring holiday around the Island makes for a truly immersive and unique experience. Sardinia is one of the most popular summer destinations, but did you know it is a great location to visit all year round? We will share with you our take on where to go in Sardinia to make the most of this beautiful island.
Parking is often the least favourite part of one's driving experience. Motorhomes are even larger than cars meaning that parking them properly can take a little bit more concentration and know how. Our motorhome parking tips should help you make the most of your next holiday on the road and avoid any little bumps and scrapes from this acquired skill!
Is your camper due a makeover? Now that the weather has warmed up a bit, it is the ideal time to do some work on it before high season gets into full swing. Give the interior a new lease of life by reupholstering the cushions. What sounds like a lot of work and an expensive job doesn’t necessarily need to be, this blog will get you started...
Road trips and songs, if there is a better pair please let us know. Driving on the open road with a sweet ride feeling the freedom of the open road don’t miss out on some of the best tunes for the road! We left out most of the obvious ones to maximise your playlist potential, get ready for some bangers!
For your next holiday take a road trip to Wales! Land of song leeks and daffodils, this beautiful country deserves far more attention and praise then it receives. However, we are sure that will change when more adventurers like you see the land of hill and dale can make for one of the richest camping experiences one can have in the UK!
Tucked away up in the Highlands, it is the beauty of the area that compels over 25,000 tourists to visit Oban every year. Oban means ‘the little bay’ in Scottish Gaelic, which is a very appropriate name for this little town nestled within the Firth of Lorn. As one of the largest settlements in the area Oban is a great stop off for people touring the Highlands.
England is full of rich and vibrant countryside, the perfect setting for good hiking routes for those that care to look for it. The Lake District is a place so famously praised for the endless supply of beauty that it brings to our country, attracting visitors from all around the world. The issue many people face is, when beautiful scenery is everywhere, where do you look?
We are all looking forward to the time we can explain that spring has sprung. The lengthening days and welcomed warmer weather can’t come soon enough. There are of course plenty of great breaks you can have in spring. It is also the perfect time for a road trip in a motorhome. The roads and campsites are largely open but not as busy, and some of the most picturesque places in the british isles will be experiencing a dazzling blooming of flowers. You are sure to have some ideas on where you want to road trip to this spring, below are some of our top choices.
Portugal truly is a beautiful country to visit on a motorhome holiday. The climate, people, landscape, beaches and food; all reasons to check out this magnificent place! Home to impressive landscapes, blissful beaches, welcoming people and a relaxing climate. On top of that, Portugal is very suitable for motorhome adventures, with good roads and plenty of motorhome campsites (sometimes even available for free!). Time for Goboony to select 10 places in Portugal worth checking out by motorhome!
It is the norm in the British Isles to go camping in summer; after all our temperate climate makes camping in the colder months less hospitable. However when you have a camper van there is that extra comfort and habitability. There are those who are self proclaimed“fair weather campers” and eschew the idea of spring camping; then there are those who find the fun and adventure in . Sure, it’s lovely to camp in the summer when you imagine long days in warm sunshine – but this is Britain so that sunshine is never guaranteed! Why not try spring camping for your holiday this year? Here are a few of the many great things about a motorhome camping trip in spring that might persuade you to hit the road a little earlier this year...
We can all agree, Brits love spend holidays in Spain. And for good reason: it has a good climate for wintering by motorhome, not to mention during summer Spain is a paradise for camper van holidaymakers. In this blog we’ll tell you all about going on a trip through Spain by camper van. From motorhome routes and camper van stories to the best motorhome stops, all shall be revealed.
Most of us aim for something of a lower maintenance existence whilst on the road, partly because it is more practical, not to mention sustainable travel is more of a necessity now than ever. Being immersed in nature to bring your environmental sympathies to mind. We wrote this blog to help promote responsible tourism and give you some useful tips. The following 6 simple tips for reducing waste are ones we think will be most useful.
The quaint island of Ireland may be small but it’s packed with stunning scenery and beautiful locations to see on your road trip. You’ll love the destinations, and are unlikely to ever get bored with the view on your way around the isle, as you drive past the rolling hills and green fields. In this blog we'll be giving you 4 gorgeous places to visit on your road trip. You will soon see that Ireland is called the ‘Emerald Isle' for a good reason!
Have you ever considered a trip to Amsterdam in a Campervan? The cozy streets hidden between the buildings that almost seem to have inspired Diagon Alley, the mills, the intertwined canals that surround the capital, the typical facades of houses. Amsterdam is fascinating, a city full of art, history and oozing architectural charisma. A meeting place for culture and entertainment that now sees around 18 million tourists a year.
Let’s face it, we love going to France. What's more, despite a lot of our trips are camping ones and involve driving through the countryside, there are times when you want to head to one of the country’s iconic beautiful metropoles. For some time it has been compulsory for your vehicle to have an environmental sticker in some French cities. Why did the French introduce this environmental sticker, what are the criteria for different stickers and where and when do you need to have one? We wrote this blog to clear the air on those questions.
A mainstay for adventurers within the UK is a walking holiday in Scotland. Arguably the best place in the UK for this, hiking holidays in Scotland can be relaxing but also be a test of endurance. Being home to Ben Nevis, the UK’s tallest mountain as well as several other notable peaks and stunning hill ranges. If you like adventure and getting use out of your hiking boots, the following places should be on your to do list!
In this blog we will give you our Goboony insight into our top 5 Christmas markets in Germany. Because what better way to get into the festivities than going to a real German Christmas market? Drive your camper to a German city and park him at the suggested camper. Add your credit to hot chocolate, glühwein and bratwurst or find the most beautiful decorations and baubles for your Christmas tree!
The recent launch of HomeCamper.com, a collaborative digital camping marketplace that allows people to book directly and stay with local hosts on their land aims to change the way tourists stay and experience France. HomeCamper.com offers over three thousand pitches to stay across every region and works perfectly across tablet and mobile, giving travellers a greater freedom to explore and be impulsive.
A motorhome is the ultimate small living space and every centimetre counts when you're on the road. Therefore, in this blog, you will find 11 useful tips to help you get the most out of your room and protect your items while traveling and camping. Most new motorhomes have integrated space optimisation into their design, but for those of you with a converted van or slightly older vehicle, there is always the possibility of creating more space!
These games are some of the best for a holiday, in our opinion. Games are a great way to spend time with friends and family, and you have plenty of time in the holidays. In addition, they’re a great way to spend the time if the weather isn’t cooperating. As the rain hits the roof of your motorhome, wrap your hands around a cup of tea and play your hand!
More and more environmental zones are being introduced in Europe, in order to promote air quality whilst counteracting car emissions. If you drive through one of these zones without certification, you will be fined. In this blog, there’s information about the different stickers in European countries.
On Saturday, July 1, 2017, the time comes for the 104th edition of the Tour de France. Starting in Düsseldorf, the Tour ends on July 23rd in Paris. To enable a perfect viewing experience of the tour, we’ve put together a number of campsites along the route. This way you’re with the tour at every moment, as well as on a lovely vacation in France. All the campsites are suitable for motorhomes.
As we leave North Holland behind, we travel onwards and come to Friesland. There are many wonderful features to be enjoyed here, from the Seedysterktour to the Spitkeet. A chance to leave about how people of the past lived in this area, as well as a sport unique to the area. There's all of this, and so much more, in an area famous for water sports!
The start of our four-part series on a delightful roadtrip in the Netherlands. In this piece, we begin in North Holland, where we can visit Haarlem and it's Golden Streets. Along the coast, the beaches and various coastal towns are quaint and beautiful, and we suggest some of the festivals and fairs to enjoy. Using a motorhome allows an immersion into these like no other.
It is a universal truth, that an hour or so after leaving home for a holiday one realises they have left something behind. We would not be so audacious as to propose that this blog will ensure you forget nothing; doing so is part of going on holiday and part of life's rich tapestry. We are however we can have a fair stab at helping you remember the easily forgotten essentials. This blog has some fairly obvious items in it. However, we do assume that you will remember the blindingly obvious things like a toothbrush and your children (we 'd like to think that the plot of Home Alone isn't realistic on that front).
Bank Holidays can go by in a blur. That is why we think it is important to plan some R&R time. Hiring a motorhome for a short break in Scotland is a great way to enjoy the warming weather and get away from the drudge of work. Who knows, it might even inspire you to plan a bigger trip for summer. Here are some suggestions of places to go over the bank holiday weekend.
Up in the far reaches of Scotland sit the Orkney Islands, a rugged and stunningly beautiful place where The northern tip of scotland meets the North Sea you might not expect to find a motorhome for hire. This is however, not the case. On the island of South Ronaldsay is Wheems, a beautiful organic farm and campsite situated near the sea. remote and over 200 years old, This place is the perfect getaway for the aspiring adventurer who wants to do something refreshing and have a unique holiday!
The weather is getting warmer as we enter spring. However for some it's not warming up fast enough and to those people we say head south! Spring has started and the cold days are coming to a close, somewhere that is already warm and imbued with springs vitality is the south of Italy. Italy is an incredibly beautiful country to visit, and an ideal destination for motorhome holidays! The South of Italy offers much in the way of beautiful places to visit and sights to see. To get you started, we have selected a number of beautiful locations that will not disappoint. Importantly, These destinations are also reachable and enjoyable in a motorhome!
The south is the sunniest region in the British Isle. Furthermore, being the region with the warmest average temperature, the south of England is a great place to go for a motorhome holiday. There are hundreds of holidays worth of things to see and do. Whether you are heading to the rugged but stunning coasts of Cornwall in the west, or cycling one of the many trails of the South downs. The south of England should be on your list of places to visit!
Do you store your motorhome over the winter months? Summer is coming up and that means making getting your motorhome ready for a season of use! This can be a big job, so we made a checklist for you so you do not forget anything. So you can go on adventures and even rent out your motorhome from the start. Print the checklist and check off it!
Going away for easter can be the perfect break! in the wake of the winter months we're all ready for an uplifting trip. Our holidays in Easter are typically short, and there is so much going on around the UK. We feel therefore, that a motorhome holiday in the UK is the perfect way to unwind during the Easter weekend. Enjoy our selection of four things to get up to this easter!
Oh, Italy *sighs*. What a beautiful country. With your romantic streets, delicious coffees, heavenly beaches, retro Vespa’s, haute couture, Super Mario and let us not forget your amazing pizza’s. Italy is a very popular travel destination for motorhome holidays. So we decided it was time to share our thoughts on some of the best places to visit in Italy. Enjoy!
Oh Winter! with your short days and cold weather you aren't the most inviting of seasons for holidaymakers. But we are here to help ensure you don't feel constrained to the warmer months for your holiday. In fact motorhomes holidays in the winter are really as enjoyable and cozy as you make them. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your travels and enjoy them in comfort, no matter the weather.
Practically speaking all roadworthy and insured motorhomes are suitable for rent. If you are happy with the motorhome yourself then there are probably more people who are. What people who want to hire a motorhome from a private owner desire in a vehicle might surprise you. If you want to know if your vehicle could be a popular choice read on!
With its breathtaking coastlines and stunning waterfalls, Croatia is a must see. Rich in both history and natural splendour there is something for everyone. If you want to experience the beauty of the mediterranean you'd be hard pressed to find a more suitable place to visit than the Dalmatian coast.