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. In Our youth many 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.