Campervans.com Inbox today (and this week)

Campervans.com – in my inbox…

Today I have as usual an eclectic mix of information sent to me from Campervan and motorhome rental companies and Tourist Boards from all over the world.

At the top of the list is a useful guide to planning a road trip of Great Britain from Bunk Campers who offer a good range of campervans and motorhomes to rent in the UK.  Today though they are concentrating on providing some useful planning info and have titled their blog “Britain by Campervan: The ultimate 14 day driving route” . It starts in from their depot in London and takes in a route to Cornwall Visit Cornwall Tourist Board via Sussex Sussex Tourist Boardand back up through Devon.  Visit Devon tourist board.

From there is takes a route back up to Stone Henge Stonehenge.  They then suggest a trip to Wales Visit Wales and then up to the north of England to Hadrian’s Wall:

From there it is a drive down the west coast to East Anglia Visit East Anglia.  

There are campsites all across Britain and Bunk recommends the Caravan club sites.  Caravan club    I would also add Pitchup.com Pitchup.com too.

So, booking a Bunk and touring Great Britain will give you a good insight into our unique country whether you are from here. Or, an overseas visitor. Thanks Bunk!

Next is an email about California featuring Lake Tahoe Lake Tahoe

It looks incredible:

North Lake Tahoe

North Lake Tahoe

It is also a popular place for golfers and skiiers.  The Harvey’s Concert series this year features legends such as Paul Simon, Train,  Lenny Kravitz, Third Eye Blind and the Who.  Harveys Outdoor arena tickets.

At the other end of the spectrum is San Diego and apart from its main attractions this article features adventure sports – California’s longest zip line, kayaking through the caves of La Jolla to see the sea lions, dolphins and sometimes whales.   This site offers reviews of parks to take your rv to RV parks review

France:

Cool camping sent an email about campsites in France. They offer a good range of campsites throughout France that accomodate campervans and motorhomes.  Hire in France France campervan and motorhome hire and explore each of these regions:

The Dordogne The Dordogne

Normandy and Brittany Normandy and Brittany

Provence Provence Tourist Board

Central France France tourist Board

South East France South East France

The Alps The Alps

Burgundy and the Loire Burgundy Tourist board

The Midi-Pyrenees Midi Pyrenees Tourist Board

Campervan hire in the Pyrenees

The Midi Pyrenees

the Pyrenees The Pyrenees

Western France Western France tourist board

Ardeche Tourist offices in Ardeche

Languedoc  Languedoc tourist information

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association sent us this:

Booking tips for last minute campers.

This features campsites in British Columbia, Canada where we hire an immense number of rv’s, truck campers, motorhomes and even cars! Rent an RV in Canada

They have compiled a list of 35 private campgrounds with some availability in July …Campgrounds availability in Canada

This is an independent site Camping & RV in British Columbia that is a useful resource for planning your rv trip in Canada.

Toasting marshmallows

Toasting Marshmallows Canadian style.

videos from:

Finland:

Campervan hire in Finland Campervan hire in Finland

Portugal: Campervan hire in Portugal

The Lighthouse Trail in Ireland:

The Lighthouse Trail

the Lighthouse Trail Ireland

Ireland’s Lighthouse Trail – a great road trip for anyone in a campervan who wants to explore Ireland

Campervan rental in Ireland Campervan hire in Ireland

 

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Canada: It’s not all road-trip

Canada Road Trip.

When you are on the road exploring the wide open spaces of Canada you have the freedom to stop whenever you like, wherever you desire.

River Boat cruising Canada

Stop for a day and enjoy the slow pace on the river – Vancouver, Canada.

Cruises & Events

Museums are also attractive when you have the time to mooch around.   This came into my inbox this week too:

Railway Coastal Museum Newfoundland

Railway museum 495 Water Street
P.O. Box 6012
St. John’s NL
A1C 5X8

Wales Rock Festivals and Events:

Welsh Eisteddfod 3 to 9 Jul 2017

What better way to experience a wide range of music.  Book now so that you can include on your holiday.  There are campsites close by.  Check out Campsites in Wales for Motorhomes and Campervans

 

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In My Inbox – campervan rental discounts and special offers. South Dakota is winterising! Food across the USA, Maui Australia featured 6-berth

South Dakota – a road trip stop over.

Firstly,  it is a very warm and sunny day here in the UK.  It is going to be hot later but I can’t get too overwhelmed by scenes of golden beaches and green wide open spaces and roads that disappear in a heat haze over the horizon because….South Dakota sent this:

South Dakota’s Celebrated Winte

South Dakota in the Snow

It may be summer but South Dakota has more options to show you in the winter.

Winter shouldn’t just be endured, it should be celebrated in South Dakota! For a memorable trip of a lifetime, here is an outdoor adventure list of must-experience activities for an enjoyable winter trip across the state:

So chill out with this news and cool down!

However, if you are in South Dakota in your rv this summer there are also those memorable sites to see as it is the home of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park and Custer State Park.

Just so you don’t get the wrong impression of South Dakota, here are some fantastic scenery shots taken in South Dakota. Thanks to the Tourism board for these:

Badlands, South Dakota.

Badlands, South Dakota. Must see on your RV Road Trip.

RV Road trip South Dakota

South Dakota clouds

Black Hills South Dakota USA

Black Hills South Dakota USA

GoodEarthStatePark, South Dakota

GoodEarthStatePark, South Dakota

MissouriRiver

Missouri River

Pactola Lake

Pactola Lake

Palisades, South Dakota.

Palisades, South Dakota.

SicaHollow South Dakota

SicaHollow South Dakota

There are many, many more attractions to see.  Check out the official  South Dakota tourist information site:

https://www.travelsouthdakota.com/International-visitors

Also, they publish a guide to fuel costs! How good is that for us rv’ers! South Dakota fuel costs

Food Network’s USA Road Trip.

USA Food Network Across the States

Featured Motorhome from Australia.

This week there are discounts on offer from Maui in Australia on their Maui River motorhome.  Here is some more info on this iconic motorhome.

Maui River 6 berth motorhome available to rent in Australia.

15 percent off and no one-way fee special deal.
Maui River Motorhome 6 berth for rent in Australia.


Specifications:

This ‘state of the art’ motorhome is perfect for families. It has a spacious living area and plenty of storage. The kids can be safely buckled up in the back and entertained by their favourite DVD. There is a large fridge and although you are camping there is no need to rough it! You will find china crockery, a coffee plunger and decent wine glasses. The shower is hot and towels are abundant!

Vehicle Age: less than 2.5 years
Make / Model:Mercedes-Benz or Volkswagen
Engine Size: 2.2L Turbo Diesel
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Consumption: 13 Litres / 100KM
Onboard Toilet, Shower,Hot Water, Gas – for cooking and heating. Sink.
Air Con – Driver’s Cab and in main Cab
Heating – Driver’s Cab and main Cab
Gas x 4 hob cooktop with Oven/furnace.
Microwave,Fridge / Cooler, fridge / freezer (140L)
Other Vehicle Features
Cruise Control,ABS / Power Brakes,Internal Access,Awning, Flyscreens, Bike Rack,Power Supply: 12V battery / 240V mains

Generator.

 Suitable for People with Disabilities
 Pets Allowed
 Tank Capacities
Fresh Water: 90L (24gal)
Grey Water:90L (24gal)
Black Water: 15L (4gal)
Fuel:75L (20gal)
Gas Bottle: 9kg
Sleeping Capacity:  6 adults
Seat Belts: 2 in Driver’s Cabin 4 in Rear

Child and Baby Seats

This vehicle has positioning for two child restraints. A child seat (from birth until approximately four years) or booster seat (for children aged between four and seven years) can be fitted to the rear seats in the main cabin.

Minimum Driver Age: 21
HT Licence Required:No

Beds

Cab over – 1.5m x 2m (4′11″ x 6′7″)
Dinette – 1.2m x 1.9m (3′11″ x 6′3″)
Double – 1.3m x 2m (4′3″ x 6′7″)

Radio, Cassette, CD,DVD,TV, iPod / USB Connection,MP3 / MP4 Playback

Vehicle Dimensions
Length: 7.2m (23′7″)
Width: 2.5m (8′2″)
Height: 3.3m (10′10″)
Interior Height: 2.1m (6′11″)
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Campervans.com In my In-box: USA,Canada, New Zealand…

USA best beach:  Great overnight stopover.

Dr Beach has voted Florida’s Siesta Beach as the top beach in the USA.  It has the best beach safety, environmental protection and has adopted non-smoking policies.

It also has find white sand and is environmentally healthy.  If you want to visit in your rv then we would suggest checking out:

Siestakeysarasotavacation.com 

which has links to sites. I haven’t yet been to visit these, so check out independent reviews to help you make your choices.

http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/florida/siesta-key

Canada:

I also received a link to this exciting option to do on a road trip when you need a few days adrenalin rush.

not for the feint hearted!

Maybe on my next trip!

Of course, there is always a tamer option of the Calgary Stampede:

If you want to park up your rv while visiting the Stampede the check out http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/alberta/calgary

Know Before You Go:

This is a free service provided by the UK Government that highlights the political situation in countries around the world and assesses the risks for travellers.  Today I checked out the fire risk in Portugal.

“A forest fire has claimed the lives of a large number of people in the Pedrogão Grande area of central Portugal. Other smaller fires have also been reported elsewhere in the country due to high temperatures. Avoid travelling to the affected areas until the authorities confirm that it’s safe to do so. Take care when visiting or driving through woodland areas and report fires to the emergency services on 112. See Natural disasters

Portuguese Met Office.

New Zealand Short Day Walks

The Department of Conservation and Tourism New Zealand have combined to promote short day walks to best meet the needs of New Zealanders and visiting tourists.

One of the beauties of touring New Zealand in a campervan is being able to park up, have breakfast, pack a lunch and head off on a hike knowing that on your return you can sleep or cook up a fantastic meal as you have definitely earned it.

Many of the walks into the bush are well catered for but it would be just a great idea to have a guide to the short walks all in one place.

Watch this space for the announcement of the guide.

Short Walks in New Zealand – camp for the day in your campervan and head off for a good day’s walk.Wall

Day walks in New Zealand

Park up in a campervan, pack a snack and head off on a walk.

This site NewZealand.com

is packed with information to help you plan your road-trip around New Zealand.  We rent out campervans http://campervans.motorhomerepublic.com/new-zealand-special-offers.html

and cars: http://carhirez.com

Lonely Planet provided this information on how to put together a more sophisticated camera kit other than just a mobile phone:

Camera kit bodies such as Fujifilm’s X series and Sony’s Alpha are smaller bodies with interchangable lenses.

They suggest taking a wide-angle, telephoto and zoom lenses. But you may be able to capture most scenes with a fixed focal length lens (Prime) . They suggest a 50mm lens for general use and a 35 mm for landscapes, street scenes and architecture and a 85 mm for portaits.

Wildlife photography needs a 300mm or 600mm.

Keep a uv filter on your lens to protect it.

Take The Iceland Pledge…

http://www.inspiredbyiceland.com

Iceland is promoting responsible tourism.  Iceland has seen visitor numbers rise and promoting responsible tourism helps preserve the natural habitat that visitors go to Iceland to see.

We promote Iceland campervan and motorhome rental so are pleased to promote this too.  @campervans.com

Iceland campervan rental.

WE have taken the Iceland Pledge

Will you?

 

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