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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Campervans.com In My Inbox Today: Scotland, Road Trips, Polar Bears, Grizzley Bears, Orcas….

Campervan and Motorhome rental Scotland

Add castles to your road trip around Scotland.

Visit Scotland posts regular updates on where to go and what to see in Scotland.

I toured Scotland in a campervan last year and was amazed at how empty it was even in the height of summer and also how welcoming everybody is.  We toured in the wilds of Scotland and stayed overnight in campsites and also took advantage of Scotland’s acceptance of free-camping.

A perfect mix of community and getting away from it all.

The official tourist site Visit Scotland  

has a great range of information to help us road-trippers plan a route to find the best of what Scotland has to offer.

Here’s a few driving tips for Scotland too:

Wanderlust Magazine published this great guide to 16 of the world’s best one-week road trips.

They are designed for cars but I have included them here as I like the routes!

USA RV rental road trip

USA Road_trip

You can read the full article here.

  • 1: Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway – USA
  • 2: Cape Tribulation – Australia
  • 3: Mae Hong Son Loop – Thailand
  • 4: The Romantic Road – Germany
  • 5: Parks Tour – Costa Rica
  • 6: Gaspésie Grand Tour – Canada
  • 7: Ruta 40 – Argentina
  • 8: Norwegian Coast – Norway
  • 9: The Coromandel Peninsula – New Zealand
  • 10: Central Hokkaido Route – Japan
  • 11: North Coast 500 – Scotland
  • 12: Wild Atlantic Way – Ireland
  • 13: Route 62 – South Africa
  • 14: The Ring Road – Iceland
  • 15: Skeleton Coast – Namibia
  • 16: The Pirate Route – Jamaica

Canada:

Every day I get emails from the Canadians about what to do and see in Canada.  Here is a brief selection of those that have landed in the last few days:

Kayak with Orca.  This is amazing!

Polar Bears?

Grizzley Bears?

 

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Campervans.com In My Inbox today South Africa,

Where to See the Total Eclipse in the USA.

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This from National Geographic:

WHERE SHOULD I BE FOR THE BEST SKY SHOW?

In August, the total eclipse will be visible from a 70-mile-wide corridor stretching about 2,500 miles diagonally from west to east. Depending on where along this pathway you are, the moon will cover the entire sun for up to 2 minutes and 40 seconds.

The path begins in Oregon and crosses through portions of Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina before ending in South Carolina.

Where to rent an rv for the ecipse viewing: http://www.campervans.com/usa.html

Live Stream  of Eclipse from NASA

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-live-stream

South African Tourist Board sent me this little beauty:

Campervan and Motorhome rental in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique: http://www.campervans.com/southafrica.html

If you are following the Lions’ Tour of New Zealand then check out this latest weather forecast.  Take care all you Barmy Army!

New Zealand weather update for Lions’Tour Video

Portugal – A tour from the FT

Portugal has a really good website that can help you plan your road trip. https://www.visitportugal.com/en 

Campervan hire in Portugal http://www.campervans.com/portugal.html

Meanwhile in Canada

On a scale for 1-10 how beautiful this is to baby cubs BEAR playing <3Credit: @Jeff Molyneaux

Posted by Like if you love Animals on Friday, 9 June 2017

Sometimes you just happen to be in the right place at the right time. This clip came from one of our suppliers Fraserway Rentals http://www.campervans.com/canada.html 

They have a full range of campers from truck campers right the way through to the C class RV.  You can book any of these with great discounts on our website.  That’s the plug for us!

Finally…

We are updating our website www.campervans.com 

We are putting the finishing touches to the page and we hope to have it up and running shortly.  We have all new images of campervans, motorhomes, truck campers, hi-top and low-top campers as well as sleeper cars.  There is everything listed from cheap as chips to luxury with all the bells and whistles.  Watch this space .

PS

We need your feedback. Just let us know if there is any country where you are planning a road trip and would like some more info on.  Maybe just a link to the tourist boards.

 

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Discover the secrets of Ontario

Ontario’s Secrets


Discover the secrets of Ontario
Ontario bursts with iconic landmarks, natural wonders and spectacular man-made creations.

Algonquin Provincial Park has an abundance of wildlife, hiking trails and canoe routes.

Alonquin Park

In the summer visit Sandbanks Provincial Park. http://www.ontarioparks.com/park/sandbanks See the sand dunes along the freshwater bay, a good base for exploring Prince Edward County.

Visit by Campervan, Motorhome or Truck Camper. Special discounts for booking early:

Discounts on Canada campervan and motorhome rental

Great discounts on campervan and motorhome rental in Canada.

Visit too,  Warsaw Caves http://www.warsawcaves.com/index.htm formed thousands of years ago at the end of the last ice age that covered Ontario.

The CN Tower is no secret, but the EdgeWalk  http://www.cntower.ca/en-ca/plan-your-visit/attractions/edgewalk/edgewalk-overview.html goes beyond the expectations of most. Stand on the edge of the third tallest building in the world and lean over Toronto to take in the unparalleled views of Lake Ontario beneath.

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12 Amazing Walks in Scotland.

12 Amazing Walks in Scotland.

THE BOW FIDDLE ROCK, PORTKNOCKIE, MORAY.
PIC: P. TOMKINS / VISITSCOTLAND

Corra Linn waterfall at the Falls of Clyde

A GROUP OF WALKERS ON A RANGER LED BOTANICAL / NATURE TRIP INTO CORRIE FEE, (A NATIONAL NATURE RESERVE ABOVE GLEN DOLL & GLEN CLOVA, ANGUS. )

St Ninian’s Isle joined to Mainland by a tombolo of sand at Bigton, Shetland.
Picture Credit: P.Tomkins / VisitScotland

The Old Man of Hoy, Hoy, Orkney

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Scotland in the Winter

Scotland in the Winter

I came across this video today and thought you might also like to see it.

I’ll be adding more detail about travelling around Scotland in the winter.  I have been in a campervan over winter in Scotland and armed with walking boots, warm clothes and a flask of hot tea, set off on some amazing walks.

Free-camping is ok in most places around Scotland so the diesel overnight heater on board was essential when tempertures outside dropped to -6C and the water in the dog bowl froze!

Walking in the snow and having the place to ourselves was just magical.  Don’t be put off but be prepared.  Returning with the glow of a keen wind and finding warmth in the camper after a good stride across the hills is fantastic.

 

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USA Apollo Motorhome Holidays

Apollo Motorhome Holidays

NEW VEHICLE ADDED TO THE APOLLO USA FLEET

Apollo USA Introduce the new Tourer 2 berth with bathroom.

Apollo USA Introduce the new Tourer 2 berth with bathroom.

INTRODUCING THE US TOURER AND SATURN RV
Apollo is excited to announce the launch of its newest USA product offering; the US Tourer and Saturn RV.
Built on a the rugged ProMaster 3500 chassis, the 2berth* US Tourer and Saturn RV is a step up from its predecessor the Apollo Euro Tourer, with large windows, a manual 12-inch awning, large queen bed and sleek exterior finish. This BVAN configuration offers simplistic style with everything you need for your next self-drive holiday.
Standard Features include*:

  • 9,000 BTU roof mount Air Conditioner
  • Bathroom with Shower
  • Large Queen bed
  • 5.0 cu. Ft refrigerator
  • 20’ 9-inch exterior length
  • Easy Day to Night configuration
  • 12-inch exterior Awning
  • Pull out pantry and pot drawer
  • Microwave
  • 2 burner propane stove
  • Automatic propane Heating System

*Specifications subject to change. Final specifications will be available by 31st Jan 2017.

These vehicles will be bookable from 16th January 2017 for travel from the 01 May 2017. These vehicles will only be available to/from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas.

Note: Images are for illustrative purposes only- fully imagery, specs available soon.

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Jucy camper van hire

Jucy camper van hire all you need to know.

Jucy camper van hire offers great value.  You can book these vehicles online to get the best rates here:

USA Jucy campervan hire in San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

Jucy Champ 4 berth USA bed layout

Jucy Champ 4 berth USA bed layout.

Australia Jucy campervan hire in Cairns, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

New Zealand Jucy campervan hire in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown and Wellington

Jucy New Zealand 4 berth to rent.

Jucy New Zealand 4 berth to rent.

Jucy New Zealand 2 berth to rent.

Jucy New Zealand 2 berth to hire.

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