Going on an adventure in motorhome is synonymous with freedom and autonomy. Do you still have to prepare your itinerary or let yourself be guided or perhaps a mixture of the two? So what is better? Preparing or improvising in motorhome?
Leave space for improvising in motorhome…
Preparing or improvising in motorhome, this is the big topic among all travelers but also motorhome drivers! Many travelers prefer to improvise their motorhome adventures. But why and how to improvise?
Why choose for improvising in motorhome?
Many tell us about the unexpected, surprises or even feelings. Traveling in motorhome allows you to get away from all, forget about everyday life problems and feel free. You will be driving and living in slow motion, so do not rush and choose the slowlife attitude!
How to improvise traveling by motorhome?
Precisely… Do nothing at all! (Laughs). Of course, you will need to prepare your vehicle and a minimum of equipment to hit the road. But you do not have to plan your precise destination, your must-see places and all your travel steps. You can let yourself go and follow your desires!
…Or plan your trip step by step!
Why prepare your itinerary beforehand?
If you are new into the world of travel and motorhomes, a little preparation does not seems to be useless. In order not to forget anything essential, not to miss anything during your visits and to find the better place to overnight or parking, it is better to learn information as more as possible before your travel.
If you choose to plan your travel, there are several options available, you can opt for:
- making a global roadmap with only your destinations ideas
- selecting each travel step for day and night parking
- preparing a full report with itinerary, steps, expenses…
How to prepare for your trip in advance?
Of course, it all depends on your time, your desires and your budget! Remember, if this is your first trip, you will need some adjustment time. Before beginning a great adventure like traveling by motorhome to the United States for 3 months, you can first make a test and try it. If you do not have a vehicle yet, hire a motorhome to try it out and go for a weekend or a few days. This gateway will allow you to get used to your vehicle, to discover how it works and immerge yourself in this new way of life and travel.
And why not a mixture of preparing and improvising in motorhome?
You can very well opt for a mix between the two: plan your travel itinerary while giving free space to your desires once on the way! This will prevent you from traveling too many kilometers, taking regular breaks at the right time, finding suitable, secure and quiet parking places, and therefore fully enjoy your trip!
To help you select your steps, read guides, forums, blogs, social networks, websites, mobile applications. Many platforms are available to help you. In your trip, in addition to the CaraMaps motorhome application, you can also use tools that will make your travel life easier: GPS (Waze, Google Maps), radars (Coyote), checking lists (PackPoint), Hiking (AllTrails), WC (Flush) and many more…
After having surveyed our CaraMaps users, here are a few opinions:
James: « We are going where the wind takes us… Nothing planned and it has always worked (so far). »
Jimmy: « With the application, we at least find our steps for the night to avoid unpleasant surprises! For the rest, we let ourselves guided once there. ».
Anastasia: « I prepare absolutely everything before the departure day so as not to miss anything in the region! »
And you, are you more of a preparing or improvising in motorhome?
Do not forget, going on an adventure in motorhome cannot be learned only from a book, it takes a minimum of preparation and then the travel experience will grow…
In any case, only one key word remains «enjoy your trip» in motorhome, caravan and van with the CaraMaps application.