There are many of us who get itchy feet and want to travel somewhere, yet instantly feel deflated when the thought of travelling by plane comes to mind.
We have to spend a good chunk of time at airports, then there’s the long flight itself, the worry of the airline losing your bag, and then the stressful journey of finding your hotel (which never looks as good as the photos). And don’t get us started on the mounting costs! Therefore, here’s why a road trip is a better idea when you’d like a holiday.
SEE WHAT YOUR OWN COUNTRY HAS TO OFFER
To begin with, must you always go overseas to have a holiday?
There are always so many amazing places in our backyard that we may neglect. If you’re based in the UK, then it’s possible to hire a motorhome (or campervan) and essentially drive a hotel on wheels! There are companies like Campanda, who offer the possibility to hire a both a caravan or motorhome. These options are great for the family or a group of friends, as everyone can experience the journey together.
GO ON YOUR OWN TIME AND SCHEDULE
No one likes to feel rushed, which is exactly what flights make you feel. Sometimes the schedule is inconvenient or the airline doesn’t fly on the dates you’d prefer – the exact opposite when you’re on a road trip. Set out when you feel like it, stop whenever you want a break to stretch your legs, avoid long and boring waiting times; there are so many reasons why hiring a motorhome or caravan brings you unrivaled travel freedom.
REMOVING MAJOR COSTS
Renting a vehicle for a road trip can be far cheaper than flights these days, but besides the ticket costs and the transit fees to get to the airport, you’re also saving money on not having to hire a hotel. 4-6 beds are very common for motorhomes, so that many people can be fitted in comfortably. These vehicles often have lounges, bathrooms, and kitchenettes, so you’ve got the opportunity to make a quick cup of tea or cook breakfast when you wish.
MORE SPACE TO TAKE WHAT YOU WANT
Perhaps you have a dog that you’d love to bring with you on the trip, a set of bikes, or even a surfboard to use at your destination? A motorhome road trip gives you the space to take things you’d never have the option to if taking a flight (at least, not without extra fees for your dog). What’s more, you can pack your vehicle with as much food and drinks as you’d like, so no more pesky liquid restrictions!