In 2017 we spent five months travelling through Europe in a campervan with our two children aged 10 and 8 years. It was the first time we had ever travelled in a campervan. In the beginning we had no idea what we were doing. Naturally starting from such a low base we learned a lot, often the hard way! So if you are looking for ideas on how to make your campervan trip a success, read on. We have collected some of our top travel tips for travelling to Europe in a campervan with kids for you.
FINDING THE CAMPERVAN
To buy or rent the campervan? Renting is simplest but it can be very expensive over a longer period. It is a little complicated for a non-European to buy and insure a campervan so I will leave this for another post. The good news is that it is possible. Some important factors in making a decision on whether to buy or rent are:
the length of time in the campervan. The longer your trip the more sensible it is to purchase the campervan. If you don’t want the hassle of having to sell the campervan at the end there are companies who offer a guaranteed buy back. This reduces the resale risk to zero and simplifies the leaving process at the end of your trip. You won’t make as much money as a private sale but it is super convenient. We took this option and figured that it was worthwhile if you wanted the van for more than..
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