Travel

Camping Today is Better (And More Fun!) Than You May Think

camping-with-vanWhen I was little, camping wasn’t exactly a term that you would associate with a relaxed, pleasant holiday.

Going Camping meant that we packed that dusty tent and a bunch of sleeping bags along with an assortment of necessities such as canned food, a cooker, flash lights and similar “outdoor adventure things”.

It was quite fun and exciting back at that time but nothing really I would’ve liked as an adult who seeks to relax a week from the stress and hectic at work.

In recent years however, camping has gone a long way and it has now become a serious and cost effective alternative to the traditional ways of going on vacation. Fortunately you don’t need to forego luxuries such as a bed to sleep or your favorite foods during your holiday any longer. Modern camper vans can offer all this along with one other huge advantage of camping: The unlimited freedom that you can go everywhere you want whenever you want without needing to spend a lot of money!

Camping with a modern camper van is ideal for singles or couples although a large camper van can also accommodate smaller families with children easily. A modern camper will have a number of cozy beds, a fridge, a cooking area and of course a means to connect your van to electricity and gas. Air conditioning, a TV and other luxuries while camping are nothing out of the ordinary any longer!

At work, I often hear people complaining about the high costs of their last travel holidays. Almost every time this happens it turns out that those folks spent a fortune on a hotel – I always tell them they could have had the same vacation at a fraction of the price if they had rented a nice camper van instead!

Plus: Take my word for it, camping is so much more fun and excitement. Try it out for yourself!

Why I like My Golf Holidays in France

We both are two passionate golfers and we made it a rule to go on golf break at least twice every year. Last year we went on golf holidays in France twice. France is our top favorite for golf holidays because this is where we get the most for the money and it’s simply the best location for golf in our opinion.

Golf Holidays in France

Golf Holidays in France

The best location in France for golfing holidays, according to many golf enthusiasts, is without question Biarritz.

In Biarritz there are eight world class golf courses which are rather close-by, those are Golf de Seignosse, Golf de Chiberta, Golf d’Arcangues, Golf de Biarritz, Golf du Makila, Golf d’Hossegor, Golf de Moliets and Golf de Chantaco.

It’s easy to get around and to play on all of them while on vacation. The golf courses do vary and each one has its own unique charm and challenge. Four of the courses in Biarritz are in the Europe’s top 50!

Everything in Biarritz is fantastic. It’s not only the great greens but even more so the many absolutely fantastic hotels, resorts, resturants and spas. The hotels in Biarritz range from typical French charm hotels to super-luxurious and it’s the same with the restaurants there and all of them are great. The food there is just amazing.

The good thing about our golf holidays in France was that everything is included in the package when you book it, means the transportation from and to the airport, hotel stay and of course admission to the greens. You can even rent golf equipment for those who wouldn’t want to bring their own.

Biarritz is in the South West of France not far from the border to Spain. It’s close to beach at the gulf of Biscay. Aside from golfing you can do anything you’d expect from a great vacation, like wind surfing, hiking, swimming or taking a shopping trip to the surrounding towns. We made a short excursion to Spain to San Sebastian to buy some nick-naks and because we wanted to taste some Spanish foods. There are also many wineries in the area to visit which are just awesome if you want to sample their local wines!

Every time we’re in Biarritz on golf holiday, time just flies by and a week is definitely not enough to see everything. For our next golf holidays there we are looking into staying longer. I can highly recommend Biarritz if you’re looking for a really great place for your next golf break!

Where would you like to travel to?

Rome

My husband and I like to travel and recently we’re hooked on Europe. We’ve pretty much done all the major domestic destination already, from the obligatory Rocky Mountains, Grand Canyon to Disneyworld and Disneyland in California and Florida.

But in terms of a really good vacation and for when you really want to see new things I don’t think there’s anything better than going to Europe. In the last four years we have been to the UK, Germany, France and Italy. Each of those places has its very unique charm and flair but I think the overall winner here was Italy. I attribute that to the great weather, friendly people and the fantastic things we saw in Rome. It was an unforgettable trip, no doubt.

When we talk with others we can often see that they’re pretty shocked since they think we must be rich to be able to afford going to such places. But let me tell you that those trips were not that much more expensive than staying in Disneyland Florida. The secret here is that you need to know where to look online to get in on the cheapest flights and best deals for hotels. You can save even more money if you skip the hotels altogether and just rent an apartment for a week or two. We did that on two occasions. Heck, if you’re younger you might even rent a camper or a tent if you dare. Once you find a cheap flight (and there are many sites that allow you to find them easily) you’re basically already half way there, the rest is on you and depends only on how much you’re willing to spend.

One thing is for sure, with the internet it’s so much easier today to travel the world without having to spend a lot of money.