When we were deciding how we would do our Europe trip we knew we wanted to see a lot of stuff. We also knew we wanted to see the countryside rather than the big cities. It seemed that driving and living in a caravan would be an excellent option. Our friends, who we vacationed with had had experience with this type of vacation in Europe and it seems it a rather popular way to travel.
Lucky for us, we did our vacation before most of Europe gets out of school so we missed the crowds- a low point to this was we were the only people who had children and it appeared that we were the only ones who made sound at the camp grounds… we got LOTS of stares from the older folk!
My family got a larger caravan but compared to American standards it was tiny. With that said I felt like there was plenty of space and lots of storage.
Things we loved about our caravan:
Things we didn’t love:
I would totally recommend traveling through Europe via this mode of transportation. It was affordable and provided flexibility. Next time instead of driving every day to a new area we would like to stay put in each location for two or three nights so that we could get to know the local area a little better.
We were really impressed with the campsites. Most had someone who spoke english, a few didn’t which created an interesting experience. All had toilets, showers and laundromats. Some had restaurants and playgrounds, and one had a swimming pool. Mostly, if we spent more money it was nicer but even the cheaper ones were pleasant but older.