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.
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.
For some making friends while travelling is one of the main niggling worries when paying off those flights, If you’re going alone then of course you’ll want to meet people and if you’re going with your other half or your mates then, again, of course you want to meet people!
Make friends for life (not just for Facebook) with these simple steps and you’ll become the most popular person on the road.
If you’re anything like me, summer holidays are for spending somewhere hot. We get enough cold weather in the UK, after all, so why spend summer trying to keep warm when you could be lying on a beach soaking up the rays, right?
Yep, that was pretty much my train of thought. So I was incredibly excited when I found out I’d be spending a week in New Zealand in June. Until it slowly dawned on me: New Zealand is in the Southern hemisphere. Their seasons are opposite to the UK. So in December and January they’re soaking up the sun, and from June – August… you guessed it, it’s the middle of winter.
But guess what? New Zealand in June was so beautiful, so snow-covered, so full of amazing outdoor activities that could only happen in winter and so much fun that hitting the beach was the last thing on my mind.
The Queenstown Winter Festival Dog Derby contestants get serious | Image courtesy of Stefan Haworth