We’re big fans of campervans and the campervanning experience here at STA Travel. They so perfectly represent exactly what we’re about; flexible travel, finding your own way, getting an authentic and fulfilling travel experience, travelling with – and making new – friends.
There’s no freer and more satisfying feeling than packing your world belongings into a campervan and taking off on the long open road, with nothing but some good tunes, good mates and the winding road for company – stopping off where you want, when you want.
Australia and New Zealand are the best places in the world to travel in a campervan, with amazing and diverse scenery, and unlimited adventures to be discovered, this is time will probably prove to be some of the best in your life.
It’s Friday, which means it’s Ask the Experts time again on the STA Travel Blog! Today’s question comes from Stephanie, and we’re talking American road trips:
What is the best and cheapest way to travel North America… My partner wants to do trek America but I feel we can do it so much cheaper as that will be part of our round the world trip? Samantha
Thanks for your question Samantha. We’ve got one of our best Travel Experts on the case for you – what do you suggest Lucy?
Hire a campervan and explore the USA your way.
The world is a big deal. Especially if you’re planning on flying, walking, boating and road tripping your way round it.
As exciting as the prospect of heading out into the unknown is, it’s always good to have a bit of expectation and a bit of a plan. So with that in mind, we’re taking you back to school and teaching you the ABCs, with our complete A-Z of backpacking the world.
There’s definitely some practical points in there, and there’s definitely a few randoms, but as we’re the experts in Round the World travel, we’re just going to go with it…
What springs to mind when you think of the South Pacific? Turqoise waters? Tick. Sandy white beaches? Tick. Drinking cocktails out of coconuts? It’s a big fat tick. The South Pacific islands are so picture perfect, they’re practically a desert island stereotype. But don’t let first impressions fool you. There’s more to each island that meets the eye, and they each have their own defining feature.
Tear yourself away from the sun lounger and you’ll find awesome landscapes just waiting to be explored, both above and below sea level: the Pacific islands are home to some of the best scuba diving in the world. Venture away from the resort and you’ll encounter some of the friendliest locals around, and the chance to immerse yourself in Polynesisan and Melanesian traditions.
Rapa Nui aka Easter Island is just one of the reasons we love the South Pacific
One of the things New Zealand is famous for is its spectacular natural beauty, and what better way to explore all the nooks and crannies of the insanely beautiful country than in a campervan? Your very own home from home that can be parked up within nature in New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery – on the very edge of lakes, at the foot of mountains and on the side of the side of the beach.
There’s no freer way to travel – you say where, you say when, and you say for how long. There are a huge number of places to choose from, but naturally you’ll want to include the very best, the most captivating spots on your route, and here they are; our choice of the 10 best places to visit in your campervan in New Zealand.
There's no freer way to travel than in a campervan.