Planning a family motorhome holiday is easy, however living with your family in a small enclosure as opposed to the spacious rooms you are used to at home could be a challenge. The freedom of the roads, escaping the city crowds to find a quiet campsite and more are our shared dreams, but if not well planned fraught journeys, awful encampments, overtired kids, and grumpy grown-ups are what we get in contrary. Doing your homework and planning may not help beat all these challenges, but at least you will be prepared to face them to make your holiday run smoothly.
There are many distractions to argue, but you will realize that the experience we get from such holidays outings is supreme. The small living quarters, for instance, shouldn’t be a challenge it should bring you together as a family where you will need to slow down, react less and act together as a team helping each other. Remember that motorhome camping is a dream of many so your objectives should not be limited to just having an enjoyable holiday but also include having a great experience uniquely.
Planning to go on a family Motorhome Holiday
- Booking a motorhome beforehand
Whether your options are buying or hiring the camper, you should consider the different layouts available and how they will work with your family. Consider factors such as the size of your family the age of your children and the space available you are sure after a long day of running about in the fresh air you will want some peace later in the day.
- Plan your Route
When planning for your motorhome holiday you will realize there are many sites and place to visit it can be a challenge trying to resist them but you need to cut out some and make priorities, and this requires adept route planning. Think about different destinations but also think of places to break the long stretches if you have not gone out on a motorhome it is advisable to choose a location that is close to home. Trying to fix everything into a single day will only make you tired and overwork the kids, plan some stopovers to let the children run free and as you soak into some scenery and sightseeing.
- Get insurance
Safety and safety of those you care for and love should be your priority, so no matter your holiday destination ensure that the whole exercise is insured before kicking off the engine. With an insurance cover, you are sure to cover some nasty instances such as accidents and some other nasty bills. It is always good to read user agreements if you hired the motorhome to see if the renting company offer one.
- Stock up on food
In your plan makes sure your meals are catered for, picking up local treats to en route could be a good idea, but if your holiday is headed into some rural destination it is essential to meal plan a little. Make one of your first stops at a grocery store; you can pick non-perishable foods like tins of beans, pasta, sauce and things such coffee tea or cocoa, sugar, butter, BBQ and cooking means. Remember kids get hungry faster so do pack high energy snacks like flapjacks and nuts for the kids.
- Clothing and essentials
Nothing is devastating like bad weather when you are out for a holiday, so you will need to ensure that your plan packs every necessary clothing and equipment before going out. Pack everything from waterproof jackets, shoes, jumpers, sleeping kits and sleeping aid for the kids. Carry with you essential tools like a road map, gas, electric hook up cable, guidebooks and more.
- Leisure and workout equipment
If your holiday is going to involve some outdoor leisure activities then plan to carry with your some workout machines it could be a folding bike for hiking, athletic running shoes, skip fits, a travel yoga mat, resistance mats and much more. Remember not forget the kids in this. There are different activities and equipment to choose from depending on your destination.
Your leisure could be involving yourself in some sporting activity; it could be kayaking, trout fishing playing varied games like golf, soccer and many more. All you will need to do is to pack the right equipment to enable you to engage in the activities, it is a family activity so at least or the activities should engage every family member in one way or the other. Remember if your children are interested in music this will be the precise time to help them learning playing musical instruments such as Ukulele and many more.
Last but not least when planning everything starts from packing make sure your pack every essential equipment before going out, getting stuck out of nowhere in the woods or even on the roads in some rural area or deep in a forest is the last thing you will want take all precaution and plan ahead of them.