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Beginner's Guide: Caravans, Campervans, Motorhomes, Camping and Glamping

Are you looking to make the most out of a staycation this year?

If you love the great outdoors then this book is for you!

Whether you want to visit a holiday park or invest in a holiday home, this book includes suggestions, tips and valuable information on such things as:

  • Buying a static caravan, lodge, touring caravan, motorhome or campervan – whether it’s buying privately, from a retailer or holiday park, we have it covered.
  • The network of holiday parks and operators across the UK. It doesn’t matter if you prefer one of the larger holiday park operators or a private family-owned park; we have information on them all.
  • Different glamping, camping, caravanning and motorhome holidays across the UK – You will be surprised at the quirky holiday accommodation on offer these days!
  • Taking a holiday within Europe, in countries such as France, Spain, Italy, Holland, Germany and more. If you fancy going further afield – there are many places to explore.


Chapter 1 Staycation

1. The Staycation Era

Are you thinking about a staycation in the UK? There are many great things to see and do right here at home. From beautiful countryside and seaside towns to bustling cities full of history and culture, the UK has something for everyone.

Chapter 2 Renting Vs Buying

2. Renting vs Buying

If you are unsure whether you should rent or buy your holiday home, we cover the pros and cons of hiring vs buying.

Chapter 3 Static vs touring vs motorhome

3. Static, Tourer or Motorhome?

You've decided you want to buy a holiday home - but do you want to tow it or drive it? Do you want it to stay in one place on your favourite holiday park? We discuss the reasons why you may or may not want to buy a tourer, motorhome or static caravan.

Chapter 4 Buying a Static Caravan or Lodge

4. Buying A Static Caravan or Lodge

Buying a static caravan or lodge in your favourite location is exciting. In this chapter we talk about the research you need to do and the things you need to think about before you buy. All of your questions about buying a static caravan or lodge are answered here.

Chapter 5 Buying a Tourer

5. Buying A Tourer

If you are thinking about buying a touring caravan you might be considering whether you should buy a new or a used model - not to mention how you are going to even tow it! We cover everything you need to know about buying and owning a touring caravan.

Chapter 6 Buying a Motorhome

6. Buying A Motorhome

Nothing quite beats the freedom of hitting the open road whenever you want to! But before you start dreaming of adventure and exploration you need to think about what type of motorhome (or campervan) is best for you. Do you need any special licenses? What about insurance? We cover everything motorhome related in this chapter.

Chapter 7 Camping

7. Camping

If sleeping under canvas is more your thing we cover everything camping related, from types of tents to camping packing checklists.

Chapter 8 Glamping

8. Glamping

If you love the outdoors but want to keep some of your creature comforts, glamping might be the solution for you : glamour + camping = glamping!

Chapter 9 UK Holiday Parks

9. Holiday Parks In The UK

Whether you are looking to take your own accommodation, or you want to hire or buy a holiday home, we cover the different holiday parks available in the UK.

Chapter 10 Holiday Parks in Europe

10. Holiday Parks In Europe

There are some wonderful holiday parks dotted throughout Europe - take your own tourer or motorhome, or, rent or stay in a static caravan or lodge. We cover some of the most popular locations and sites in Europe.

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