There was a
time that touring caravan holidays were regarded as the choice of retired
people and were sometimes scorned by the general population. Comedians would
often joke about getting behind a row of caravans on the roads and caravaners
stopping by the roadside to enjoy a cup of tea but in recent times caravanning
seem to be seeing a resurgence as many people see the benefits of having your
own belongings and some home comforts around you whilst being able to visit
lots of different locations.
With the cost
of holiday accommodation rising significantly in recent times owning a touring
caravan has become more attractive. It is quite possible to have to pay in
excess of a thousand pounds to stay in a static caravan by the coast in the
summer months meaning that for many families this is not affordable. Staying in
an apartment or other self-catering accommodation can be even more costly so
this may be why caravanning has become more popular.
advantages of staying on a caravan site with a family are great as there is the
freedom to explore the site and its surroundings. Many sites have play areas
for children, and some have swimming pools, clubhouses with entertainment and
travel and holidays cancelled for the foreseeable future, many of us are already
starting to plan our next getaway even if it cannot happen until next year.
There is so much uncertainly about at present that no one really knows when we
will be able to go away again, but there is no harm in planning. It has been
said that it may cost a lot more to go aboard in the short term following the lifting
of lock down as the airlines and hotels will still have to adhere to social
distancing so only be able to have a fraction of the amount of people on a plane
compared to previous.
romantic getaway can be just what a couple needs especially after having been
stuck in the house for months on end. Depending on how long you want to go away
for and how much money you want to spend will help you narrow down the
are a great way to explore, enjoy night life and know that you have little
travelling to do once there. They often offer a variety of accommodation to
suit most budgets and have a wealth of activities to do. It may be the short
flights do not see a massive hike in price so a city break to Italy, France or
Spain may be perfect.
If you fancy
a spot of shopping and a beach holiday then you may want to head to Barcelona
which really does have it all.
have fond memories of going on holiday as a family when they were younger. It didn’t
really matter where you went or even if the weather wasn’t great, it was just
great to be altogether doing something that you enjoyed. Lots of children love
just having a change of scenery and being able to spend time with their parents
doing fun activities. These activities don’t have to cost a lot, it can be simple
things like building sand castles on the beach or going for a walk in the
be expensive and therefore many people can only afford to go once a year or
every other year, but you don’t have to put off going away because you only
have a small budget. You can still have a great holiday on a tight budget if
you are willing to go back to basics a bit. A ten pitch can cost as little as
£5 per night in the UK. This will be on a very basic site but if you are only
planning on being in the tent for sleeping you do not need to worry much about
the entertainment on site and facilities. Do some research on the local area as
you may be able to find a number of free places to visit such as parks and museums.
in a touring caravan is very popular in the United Kingdom not only in the
summer months but throughout the year as some caravan sites are open all year
holiday is to be enjoyable there are some essential preparations that need to
your caravan needs to be checked to make sure it is roadworthy. It may not have
been moved for a few months, so the tyres need to be checked to make sure they
are properly inflated and that they have sufficient tread on them.
the heating and water systems should be checked and flushed through with a
sterilising solution to ensure that the water pipes are clean and germ free.
The gas and electric supplies need to be inspected and tested for any safety
problems and any smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be tested as per
and electrical connections on the caravan hitch should be inspected and all the
exterior lighting such as brake lights, indicators etc. need to be tried to
make sure they are all working correctly.
checks are carried out before each journey with your caravan, a problem free
holiday is more likely.
would love to take their children abroad on holiday but often this is not
possible as the cost is too high, but there are ways to find low cost holidays
that everyone can enjoy.
Prices are hiked
up during the school holiday periods which will mean you either end up having
to pay more or risk getting a fine if you take your children out of school
during term time.
that you get plenty of quotes from different holiday brokers or direct with
companies often you can find the same holiday for over £200 less than on another
website, allowing you to make g a huge saving by just doing a few searches.
When you find a holiday that you like, be sure to read all the information
regarding what is included in the price quotes. It may be that the transfers to
and from the airport and not included along with hold luggage. Once you have
added all this in, it can often bump the price of the holiday up quite a bit. This
is why is it very important to ensure you are comparing like for like when looking
at price comparisons.
When staying in London you will quickly realise that travel is
very expensive, especially if you chose to use black cab taxis all the time.
Traffic can be horrendous and the complex box junctions and one way systems, let alone the impatient drivers can be enough to put
even the most confident drivers off using a car there.
underground system is a more cost effective way of travelling round although parts of it close earlier on.
The underground uses a system called the Oyster card which allows you to add
credit to it and pay for your journeys by swiping your card on entrance and
exit points. This makes getting on the train very straight forward
and means you do not have to carry cash around with to allow you to use the
They have recently installed WiFi on the underground making it easier for passengers to work whilst on route. You can connect up your phone or laptop and get another half an hours worth of work in on your commute to and from the office.
the underground is unused with stations closed off years ago but they are
slowly trying to reopen many parts of it to make it easier for commuters.