Did you ever wonder what that hype is all about with Camper Vans, #nomadlife and #vanlife? Well, here is a list with reasons why you should want a camper van of your own NOW!
Just go whenever and wherever you want
I think that one of the biggest pluses is definitely going wherever you want and whenever you want. Just getting in your van and drive in any direction sounds really great to me. You don’t really have to plan your route when you see the whole trip as your adventure. See an interesting city along the road? Just go and see it! You never have to mind about something taking too long, you have a home on wheels!
Sleeping in the car becomes comfy
Talking about home on wheels, sleeping in your car now isn’t the worst case anymore! You can have a real bed with a mattress you love, your favorite pillows and blankets. It’s also kind of a fallback, visiting somewhere took too long and you’re just SO tired? You should never drive when you’re overtired, but now you don’t have to take back pain instead of tiredness. Couldn’t find a hotel room? Camper Van!
Driving License allows Vans
At least in Germany, we need a different license for vehicles over 3,5 tons and another one for trailers. This would include caravans. So a Van is THE option when you don’t have those licenses (I don’t 🤷🏼♀️).
Work from anywhere
Nowadays there are a lot of options to work from home, even when you’re working for a big company. If you coordinate that with your employer, you might do that while on the road, depending on your job of course. It might be hard for a factory worker to work for their company while traveling another country 😉
But there are other ways to work while you travel. If you’re self-employed and your job is internet-based like I am for example. Or maybe you have a successful blog or are a journalist that can send in their stories every once in a while.
One of my favorites: you’re free to stay as long as you’d like. You’re not dependent on hotel availability or weather or minimum days or anything like that. You’re at the beach and the weather turns from really bad to super good right when you planned to leave? No problem with a camper van!
Dogs are always allowed
One of the most important things for us dog owners: you will never have to look for a pet-friendly hotel again! You’ll always able to take your furry best friend(s) with you, no more worries if they are allowed in your room or not. You have your camper van!
What type of Camper Van should you want?
What type of Van you should aim for, really depends on what you want and in which countries you want to travel with it. There are a few questions you should ask yourself:
- Old or new?
- Which type of driving? (diesel? gas? electric?)
- Do you want to work on it? Or should it be “ready to go”?
- What does it have to be? Home on Wheels? Just a place to sleep?
- Do you need it to be an office, too?
- Where will you go? Does your camper van need special abilities for that? (air condition? good isolation?)
I, for example, would love an old camper van where I can get creative with the interior and make it my own, that is an electronic vehicle that charges through a solar panel. That would be fantastic, you’d have enough power for inside and your car would be autonomous from gas stations. But I guess, someone would have to invent that first 😅
And now: start dreaming of your own camper van for your Mini Adventures!