A campervan trip is like no other, it provides you the freedom to explore endlessly, to keep the adventure going. It’s a great way to go solo, or to spend time with loved ones and travel buddies. To maximise the fun, try to avoid forgetting these common items. Hire a motorhome, start your packing list now and ensure these 5 items are on top of the list!
Not just the case for campervan trips, but holidays in general! Maybe it’s because they’re often tucked away next to our bed, or perhaps we simply don’t think of chargers until we need them. But then when we need them, we’re heartbroken to notice their absence! While it’s better to stay off your phone as much as possible when travelling and exploring, to ensure you’re focused on the moment, this can still be a nuisance. Having a working phone is ideal for safety, and in case you get lost, and if nothing else can simply put you at ease. To help this a step further, bring a small power bank on your trip as well.
Bedding can be easily forgotten for a campervan trip, given that most holidays don’t require bringing your own! If you’re renting a van, bedding may be included, so be sure to check that. If not, make sure to bring sheets, a duvet, towels and more. You can wash these along the way, as many campsites offer laundry facilities. If you plan to swim, pack extra towels for that too!
3. Kitchen Equipment
This can be difficult, as you never realise how many items you use until they’re no longer available. It is also a struggle as you’ll cook differently in a van to your own kitchen. The ideal way to do this is to first spend one night or a weekend in a campervan, to realise what you miss before you head out on a longer trip.
The most commonly forgotten items are:
A tin opener
A spatula/ wooden cooking spoon
Sounds extravagant, but you have no idea how much you’ll miss the flavour if you head out empty handed. If nothing else, pack some salt and pepper. Basic but dependable, these are a core value of all meals. Using and cleaning a garlic press can be quite a hassle at a campsite, so save yourself some trouble by either bringing garlic powder, or a bag of peeled garlic cloves. Cooking in a campervan is all about planning ahead, so try to sit down and consider what meals you’d like to cook. This allows you to bring spices and ingredients that are used in several of the meals, and save space in your van.
5. Spare snacks
For road trips and campsites alike, no one likes a hangry passenger! We firmly believe driving to be part of the adventure, and to ensure everyone can enjoy it as such, be sure to keep everyone’s appetite satisfied. If your van has a fridge, fill it with fruit and veggie sticks that can be easily enjoyed on the road. If not, don’t worry! Bring snack bars, dried fruit, nuts and more!
Alex is a crazy Slovak girl who made traveling the reason of her life. In March 2011 she quit her stewardess job and hasn't stopped ever since. Her motto is ''I live to travel, I travel to live.'' She writes about crazy travel, fun adventures and sexy photos.
Alex is a crazy Slovak girl who made traveling the reason of her life. In 2010 she quit her stewardess job and hasn't stopped traveling ever since. Her motto is ''I live to travel, I travel to live.'' She writes about crazy travel, fun adventures and sexy photos. Alex is also a raw vegan specialist, fitness health coach and yoga teacher.
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