Things to consider when buying a caravan for the first time

In the UK, caravan sales have been booming as more people are interested in holidaying within the UK because of lockdowns and travel restrictions.

Although we haven’t purchased a caravan, we have been exploring this as an option.  We currently have a Mazda Bongo campervan and love the freedom it brings. 

A caravan or motorhome would be even more freeing and when it’s time to say goodbye to our beloved Bongo (who is now over 26 years old), we will likely pick a caravan or motorhome for the extra freedom they provide when it comes to travel.

Are you also thinking of purchasing a caravan for the first time?  Read on for things to consider when buying a caravan for the first time to help you make the right caravan choice.

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Why a 4 berth caravan is the ultimate family staycation dream

Almost all of our travel plans were scuppered this year.  Luckily we did manage to visit Ben’s brother in Castelo Branco in Portugal in February, just in the nick of time before the first lockdown ensued and a short family staycation to Fishcombe Cove in Devon before the second lockdown kicked in.

We really did miss out on a summer holiday this year and having thought about it, I believe it’s the first year since me and my husband have been together that we haven’t been on a summer holiday!

Next year we really hope we can make up for what feels like lost time and lost travel experiences in 2020.  This year has certainly been very different and it almost feels like many of our lives, dreams and ambitions have been put on hold.

I really hope 2021 will begin to get back to normal and travel plans can resume!

We’d been hoping to visit the Lake District for our 2020 summer holiday.  A place my husband Ben is very familiar with as he was born in Penrith!  He lived his childhood until age seven in the Lake District and has many fond memories.  

He’s returned as an adult and is always talking about the beautiful landscape.  I have never been and can’t wait to see the amazing beaches and mountains – my two most favourite natural scenes. Let’s hope this is possible in the new year.

Why a 4 berth caravan provides the perfect staycation experience

One thing we have been discussing, when we can travel again and eventually make it to the lakes, is how to create extra room for our family.   

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