5 New Year Resolutions for the Avid Motorhome Traveller

5 New Year Resolutions for the Avid Motorhome Traveller

We’ve got some fun motorhome holiday resolutions for you to balance out your more challenging goals for 2016!

Tis the season for New Year resolutions, and whether you’ve decided to make the most of your gym membership, cut down on your sugar intake or run a marathon, there’s no doubt that your resolutions for 2016 will keep you challenged and working to better yourself. To take the sting out of these serious goals, we have a few fun resolutions centred on motorhome holidays. Far from being challenging, tackling these goals will be an absolute joy. See below for a more lighthearted class of New Year resolutions.

1. Explore new places

There’s no denying it: this planet that we call home is quite literally awesome. Almost every corner of this globe is bursting with incredible things to see and do. In spite of this fact, many people return to the same holiday spots time and time again. It’s understandable - there’s a certain comfort to returning to familiar places and fear of disappointment can often hold you back from trying new destinations. If you can break out of this cycle however, a glorious smorgasbord of holiday experiences await you. Take a leap of faith and drive your motorhome rental to new horizons in 2016.

2. Indulge yourself with a motorhoming gadget

You may be feeling a little broke after the excesses of the festive season, so perhaps this one could be delayed for a couple months - nevertheless, it’s certainly worth doing at some point in 2016. While nothing more is required for a great motorhome holiday than a spirit of adventure and the vehicle itself, there are a number of items that can add even more fun to the experience. From portable BBQs to super comfortable camp chairs, there’s a whole host of ‘quality of life’ gadgets you could choose from - if you’re not quite sure where to start, take a look at our list of appealing motorhome gadgets to get you started.

3. Experience the joys of a new season

Summer is the traditional season for motorhome holidays but that doesn’t mean that it’s the only time you can strike out for the open road. Depending on where exactly you’re planning to go, most times of the year are open season for motorhome holidays. And as great summertime road trips are, each season has its own charms. The brilliance of autumn leaves, the freshness in the air that spring brings, the picturesque snows of winter - these are just the most obvious reasons to try out a holiday outside your usual holiday period. To find out more about what it’s like to travel in each season, see our seasonal tips for motorhome travellers.

4. Bring less on your next motorhome journey

On the surface this sounds supremely simple. Just don’t pack as much stuff. However, anyone who’s ever taken a motorhome holiday will know that it’s not that straightforward. While most motorhomes are designed with storage spaces pretty much everywhere, that doesn’t mean that you need to fill them with as much stuff as possible. In fact, if you sit down and have a think about what you really need to bring with you and work from there, you’ll find that not only will it be quicker and easier to pack for your holiday, but it’ll also make your life better on the road. The things you really need will be easier to find and you’ll soon discover that travelling light takes a load off your mind.

5. Embrace spontaneity

While this is something that could be applied to many different aspects of life, it’s particularly apt for the motorhome traveller. Combining holiday transport and accommodation into one neat package opens up a world of opportunities to the observant holidaymaker. Not all of these opportunities will present themselves during the planning phase of your trip, meaning that those who are willing to go with the flow and adapt their travel plans on the go are able to enjoy unique experiences that most others would pass right by. Keep your eyes open and you might just find yourself on the adventure of a lifetime. Finding the best motorhome rental for your journey is a breeze with Motorhome Republic - the site that allows you to compare models and prices from all the major brands, so you get the best deal possible.


What would your New Year motorhome holiday resolution look like? Have any that we can add to the list? Let us know in the comments below!

In case you are looking for some ideas to go on your next campervan holiday, we can give you a little help. In case you want to just relax on the beach, Australia might be a good idea with Brisbane, Cairns and Melbourne being good starting points. If you prefer the mountains to the beach, head to the Canadian Rockies from Calgary or Vancouver
However, those are just a few examples of road trips you could take, have a look at our suggested itineraries to get a better idea of what your next holiday could be!


Happy New Year and safe travels!

Written By: Kristof Haines

It’s funny how motorhome memories stick with you. I can still recall a motorhome vacation my family took when I was five years old and how awesome I thought I was, tucked away in a loft bed above the cab. From revealing unique destinations to providing tips and tricks, it’s my mission to help others build great motorhome memories too.