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7 reasons travelling by campervan is the best way to travel

All hail the person who decided that we needed a Pot Noodle cooker (kettle) and a beer fridge in the back of our rides! It’s time to give some serious kudos to the campervan…

1. You can sleep wherever you want, whenever you want, within reason


There’s nothing better than getting off the beaten track, and campervans allow you to do just that! The heroes at the Department of Conservation (DOC) manage over 200 camping grounds across New Zealand, and some are free – plus they’re located in some of the wildest and most stunning locations.

2. Absolutely no awkward getting in and out of your top bunk

How annoying is it when you want to go to the toilet in the middle of the night, but feel like you’re competing in the crystal maze, trying to get out of your bunk? We could be exaggerating, but we HATE top bunks.

 

3. You have your own space

No fighting with other dorm mates for backpack space/fridge space/head space.

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Plus, no public ridicule on backpacker buses when your iPod randomly shuffles to We Built This City by Starship (and knowing that that’s the least embarrassing track on there…).

4. FREEDOM!

There’s no hanging about for scheduled trains/planes/buses when you want to get somewhere. You want to head out to Alice Springs from Melbourne? Just drive! Not entirely sure when you’ll need some wheels? That’s where we come in, we’ve made it easier to be flighty and non-committal. If you buy one of our exclusive 30, 40, or 50-day CamperFLEX http://www.statravel.co.uk/camperFLEX.htm passes, you can pick up a Mighty Jackpot camper whenever you fancy – and save up to 40%!

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5. Cute, scenic dinner times/morning views

I mean, you wouldn’t get this in a hostel kitchen.

6. It works out much cheaper in the long run

You’re saving money on hostels, trains, food probably (as there’s always a hostel food thief). Plus nine times out of 10, you’re on a road trip with at least one other person, so you’re sharing the cost of gas too. And if you’re a couple, there’s no forking out on private dorm rooms – all hail the double bed in the back!

 

7. There are so many epic road trip routes around the world

Most travellers get excited about the prospect of a road trip, and for good reason. There are some things you just don’t get to see unless you hop in a campervan and drive out there. Cool, abandoned ghost towns along Route 50 in the USA, authentic and delicious street food along National Highway 17 in India, remote villages on Bali’s coastal route – you’re going to struggle to experience those while travelling by train/plane.

 

#roadtonowhere #roadtripusa

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