Best Holiday checklist and packing list for a Camper Van Trip.

Best Holiday checklist for a Camper Van or Motorhome Road Trip. Do you always forget something important when you go on holiday?  We have a list that will make sure that it doesn’t happen again. Email me if I have missed something: mary@campervans.com Holiday Packing List: Driving Licence. This is so important when renting a campervan or car.   Credit Card. An essential part of travelling You will not be able to rent a campervan or car without a credit card in your own name as driver. Also note that the credit amount on the card needs to be sufficient to cover the excess on the campervan rental or car hire insurance. Travel Documents:   Travel insurance take a copy with you and leave one at your home. Email it to yourself. Passport and/or identification card, visa(s) Make a note of your details and leave a copy at home. Email … Continue reading

Pitchup.com for coolest campsites around the World. Updated.

Customers relaxing outside their campervan in Germany.

Pitchup.com for campsites reviewed and trusted. Pitchup has been established for over 10 years now making it easy to book campsites around the world. I first visited their stand in a Camping and Caravan Show in Birmingham and picked up a leaflet and wrote a blog post back then. They set up firstly to provide a listing of campsites in the UK but now they list campsites around the world. This is the remains of it here… “Camping and caravanning offers a wide range of choice, from holiday parks with all-day entertainment to remote wildernesses where you can bring out your inner Bear Grylls. But for something really unique check out Pitchup.com’s camping 2.0 search facility, to find out where the cool kids are doing it this summer.” Since then we have referred our campervan and motorhome rental customers travelling through the uk about this site along with other that … Continue reading

Great websites for camping in New Zealand. Includes advice on free camping.

So you have heard that you can free camp, boon-dock or wild camp in New Zealand.  Yes and No. Yes, if  you have a fully self contained campervan or motorhome. No, if you are in a sleeper car or hi-top, low-top campers that don’t have onboard facilities. This is because the impact on the local environment has been too great. Local people are finding debris that has been left behind after a camper has stayed the night and are quite rightly not happy about this. So, if you do want to travel New Zealand like a Nomad check out our links below. These will point you in the right direction where you can legally and safely spend your days. We do say that if you are free camping you should only stay for one or two nights. Also, if there already someone camping close by, let them have space and … Continue reading