Discover more than your next destination when you embark on a motorhome trip
Taking a motorhome trip is about exploring somewhere new, discovering hidden gems and the freedom of going where you please. But the places you see while on the road are just the beginning. The real reward comes from what this unchartered territory teaches you and how it shapes you into a new and improved version of yourself.
Here are a few of the reasons why a motorhome is more than just a place to stay and a set of wheels.
1. You realise it doesn’t take much to be happy
A wardrobe full of clothes, the latest mobile phone, the perfect home, the newest watch. All of these things won’t mean much when you realise that all it takes to be happy is the freedom to go where you want, the excitement of discovering new things and the joy of meeting people from all over the world.
It’s not things that make us happy, but it can be hard to remember that when the rat race becomes all-consuming and we get too focused on ‘things’ rather than experiences and memories.
You’ll get a glimpse of it when you pick up your motorhome and take a seat behind the wheel for the first time. You’ll feel the thrill of stopping for supplies, knowing that the next time you stop it will be somewhere new. And you’ll have that special moment, of realising that getting away from it all and being free on the open road can make you truly happy, and it didn’t take any of those ‘things’ to make it happen.
2. You become more adaptable
There aren’t many modes of travel that cater to flexibility as much as a motorhome. With wheels at your feet and your bed in the back, you can go just about anywhere and do just about anything.
It’s truly freeing, and as you explore the reaches of what that freedom means, you’ll also quickly learn how to adapt to any situation. Perhaps a storm hits and you need to change your plans from a beach holiday to a mountain adventure at the last minute, or maybe you realise a big concert is on in the next city tomorrow and you have to drive all night to make it happen.
Regardless of the why, the how will be the part where you learn just how adaptable you can be.
3. You’ll find a greater appreciation of human diversity
The further you go, the more people you will meet, and the more places you visit, the more chances you’ll have to meet people from all walks of life.
You’ll learn that human similarities cross borders, languages, and ages. That the things we share far outweigh our minor differences, and that no matter how many negative stories are in the news every day, there are good people to be found in every corner of the planet.
A motorhome lets you meet more people on your travels, as rather than being tucked away in a characterless hotel room, you’ll often find yourself sitting around campfires and cooking BBQs together with complete strangers. You’ll get chatting as you settle in each evening and you’ll talk some more when you pack up in the morning. You’ll share tips, stories, laughs, and the odd beverage as you appreciate all the differences and likenesses of humanity during your travels.
4. You’ll never stop wondering
Call it curiosity, call it the travel bug, call it itchy feet – it doesn’t really matter what you call it, as you’ll never want to stop exploring either way.
The more miles you cover, the more lines you’ll want to explore on your map. With each new destination, the more places you’ll want to go. It’s the wonderful and weird truth of travel that for every trip you take, you’ll just want to take more.
And with more motorhome excursions comes more understanding of the world, perspective, appreciation, adaptation, and moments of realisation.
So, buckle up, you’re in for a ride.
Danielle Bould – Anglesey Holidays