Christmas Caravan 101
Christmas is still one of the biggest celebrations in the world. Whether you are a Christian or not anyone is welcome to celebrate during the holidays. Most countries have their way of enjoying this season, but family, good food and merrymaking will never be left out on everybody’s list. Australia is one country or continent (maybe both) that knows how to celebrate Christmas to the fullest. They have two Christmases one in December and one in July (known as Yulefest). If you enjoy the road, visiting new places and adventuring on places you have never been before, then this article is just right for you.
Aussies love to travel. Sometimes a little too often, but what the heck a day or two on the road will help your body invigorate. Around 500,000 caravaners are registered in the whole country and this number is increasing every year. If you’re planning on one yourself here are some tips for you.
Essential tips for Christmas Camping:
1. Plan Ahead
This is a no brainer to anyone who wants to go on a trip. Most especially during the Christmas season where travelling and vacation are at peak. Plan together with your family, get everyone’s side to where they want to go and what places they would like to see. What food do you want to bring, clothes to wear, bathing locations, and how many days will you travel? For a successful trip, you need careful weeks of planning.
2. A Checklist on Everything
By everything, we mean everything from the biggest to the smallest things you will be needing. Things like ropes and hammers for your tent. Portable cooking stove or grill for cooking. Coffee pot, knives and cups for eating. Toiletries, medicine and sunblock for when you go to those beaches in your dreams. It wouldn’t hurt to bring your car for a comprehensive check at the shop. If you have kids, gadget chargers, extra batteries, board games and balls for fun activities. A checklist should help you to pack the necessities without fail.
3. Get a Reservation as Early as Possible
When you think of itineraries to do for a Christmas caravan, it is advisable to book ahead of time. Not every place you’ll be visiting will be free and not to mention open and not fully accommodated. So, to avoid extra payment, make reservations for you and the gang.
4. Beat the Crowd
If you plan to go to a popular attraction, it is crucial to be there earlier. Leave your house six to twelve hours earlier if you want the best locations. You also need to set up your tent and cook some of your food before the celebration so it is smart to be on the spot early on. In this way, you won’t find yourself stuck in traffic and if there are things you still need to purchase like firecrackers or extra candies you can buy anytime.
5. Be Sociable
In case you are going to a large campsite, be friendly to people. You can have a blast with them and make memories that will last a lifetime. Some of the people you could meet can be your travel buddies for your next Christmas caravan.