Why camping and motor-homing holidays are good for the soul

Posted: 17th Dec

Camping and motor-homing holidays allow you to explore a new place in a flexible and exciting way. You have the freedom to go where you want, have beautiful hiking trails and views at the foot of your doorstep and observe spectacular wildlife in their natural habitat.


But there is even more to it. Camping and motor-homing holidays are good for the soul and here are some reasons why:


  1. Takes you back to basics


A flashy watch, designer clothes and the latest car don’t mean much when you are at the top of a hill you have just hiked. An outdoor touring holiday puts thing into perspective and helps you remember that ‘things’ don’t always make us happy, instead what matters is making memories and experiencing something new.


  1. Spend quality time with friends and family


When was the last time you took some time out from your busy life to play a game or have a really good blether with friends and family with no distractions? Probably a while ago. Yet, a camping or motor-homing holiday is a great way to spend quality time with your nearest and dearest. As you move at your own pace there is no need to ‘clock watch,’ worry about emails or even what you will be having for dinner. You are simply able to pop a few chairs down, enjoy the views and each other’s company. 


  1. Helps you relax and recharge


Motor-homing and camping holidays are the perfect escape from the stresses of everyday life. Unlike other holidays, you are truly able to disconnect – sometimes involuntarily due to the lack of phone signal in remote areas! You can switch off the technology, relax and enjoy the things you love like reading, making plans, talking and exploring. It will all still be there when you return but you will be recharged, full of energy and ready to take it on.


  1. Better sleep


Fresh air is always good for the soul and by getting outside and exploring all day you will tire yourself out and will be ready for a good night’s sleep. You will even wake up naturally to the sound of the birds – the perfect alarm. If you opt for a motor-homing holiday, a comfy, warm and dry bed will be waiting for you.


  1. Helps build confidence


When you take on the world in your motorhome or car you are putting your trust in yourself. You can’t rely on your phone, a taxi service or others. Instead, you need to take control of driving, navigating, managing food supplies and dealing with small obstacles which may come your way. With each day you will learn something new, become more resilient and aware of your own capabilities.


And there you have it – our top 5 reasons for why camping and motor-homing holidays are good for the soul. If you would like to get away from it all, explore the beautiful landscapes Scotland has to offer and simply recharge then why not pop down to the Scottish Caravan Motorhome & Holiday Home Show on the 6-9 February to find out more.

Plan your great escape with the biggest brands in one destination