It’s been a long few months but boy, it feels good to be back on the road again and I’m pleased to provide inspiration for your GlamperRV adventure. We are so looking forward to seeing all those customers who were quick off the mark and snapped up their ideal socially distant holiday rental early on and hope those of you who were not so fortunate with availability this summer do consider in the future. Whilst GlamperRV offers the added benefit of private on-board bathroom and kitchen facilities it has always made the most fantastic escape from the crazy reality of everyday life.
Some of you may have also have seen us in the press recently following the launch of our GlamperRV Business Line. We realised early on in lockdown that with so many people now working from home, considering how to create a work space and how to travel to meetings avoiding public facilities, a modified version of our GlamperRV seemed the perfect solution. This is not a sales pitch but for if you are interested in reading more here is a link to a very insightful article in Business Insider.
Anyhow back to holidays which to be honest is the cherry on the cake of GlamperRV ownership. I managed to squeeze in a long weekend rental for my family in August and we have been dreaming of where to go. Being totally outnumbered by the boys in my family, 4-1 if we include Dino, the dog, holidays always have to have a serious adventure element. This year the pressure is on for a climb up Snowdon (not the simple way in case you were wondering!) along with some zip wires, surfing and outdoor life.
My first port of call when planning a GlamperRV adventure is always Search for Sites – a superb interactive app which shows all the campsites, pub stopovers and wild camping spots around the country along with images, contact details and reviews. It never ceases to amaze just how many places there are and of course they vary wildly in size and ambience.
After the drive from our Buckinghamshire base I fancy a late afternoon relax by one of the stunning Welsh lakes and have been recommend Bala Camping, a small privately run campsite on the banks of Lake Bala. From here we can hire canoes and paddle boards to enjoy an evening on the water before firing up the BBQ.
Next day it looks like we will head up to Zip World Fforest where we are all looking forward to having a go at the Zip Safari. The last time we did one of these was in the rain forest of Malaysia where our youngest who was only 7 at the time thought nothing of abseiling 100 feet from the tree canopy down to the ground!
I think we will aim to do our Snowdon climb away from the weekend and having reviewed the various paths the Pyg track is our preferred option (comments welcome!). I have found a lovely looking campsite, Llyn Gwynant, set on a lake close by which looks like the perfect place to relax after the adrenalin fuelled day in the trees. We are morning people and definitely prefer to avoid the crowds so will plan to drive down to the parking area in Pen-y-Pass at sunrise, taking coffee and sandwiches in our backpacks for breakfast on the peak.
My boys are set on having a day of surfing so we plan to leave the mountains and lakes of Snowdonia behind us and set off to the coast near Abersoch where a fab little wild camping spot at Hell’s Mouth looks like a great place to stay. A quick web search has found the Hell’s Mouth Surf School who will do private lessons for a family so looks like we will be doning our wetsuits and filling our noses with fresh salt water!
A family holiday is never complete without a visit to a castle so on this trip I am planning a visit to Caernarfon on our way home. There are an abundance of wild camping spots and small campsites nearby along with daytime public parking in town so we will most likely plan that part as we go.
I know our 5 days is really not long enough with so many varied places to see in this stunning part of the country. The beauty of having our hotel on our backs is that our plans can adapt to the weather conditions and our mood on the day so whilst I set out a plan it can easily shift and I’ll be sure to post a series of the highlights on social media.