Online Guide to Caravanning
Retirement is a time when some seniors like to sit back and relax and take life at a slower pace. Others choose to do just the opposite and spend their retirement exploring and travelling – often by caravan. If you’re one of the seniors who enjoys periods of time doing both, then caravanning is a convenient and economical option. Many retirement villages, including Retirement Communities Australia villages, also offer parking facilities for caravans, so it’s even easier to enjoy the best of both worlds. Having someone to keep an eye on your home while you are away can give you valuable peace of mind, and means that you can relax and enjoy your trip, knowing that your house will be in the same condition when you return as when you left. Then, when you are relaxing at home, you know your caravan is safely stored out of the way until you need it again for the next adventure.
There are a number of online resources which are aimed at helping you make new friends, explore new places and get the most out of your retirement travelling experiences. Here are a few of them:
The Grey Nomads - www.thegreynomads.com.au/ The Grey Nomads site is one of the most popular online resources for caravanning enthusiasts across Australia. From advice on choosing a tow vehicle and van, to listings and reviews of campsites and caravan parks across the country, this site is a great one-stop shop for all your caravanning needs. You can chat to fellow travellers and get tips and advice from the forums, purchase second-hand accessories, and even find a house sitter for while you are away. The Grey Nomads is a helpful resource for everyone from the complete novice, to the seasoned traveller.
Australian Caravan Club - www.australiancaravanclub.com.au The Australian Caravan Club is a group of caravanning and RV enthusiasts who see themselves as advocates for the interests of caravanners and RVers throughout Australia. They regularly organise social events and have a number of useful articles on their site with an emphasis on safety. Members can benefit from discounts on accommodation, and camping and caravanning equipment and parts.
The Australian Caravan Co - www.australiancaravans.com.au The Australian Caravan Co is a site dedicated to caravanning and has plenty of fantastic resources for travellers of all ages and levels of experience. On the site you can find links to new and used RVs, accessories and get advice about finance and insurance. There is also an active forum for users to make friends, share tips and learn from each other’s experiences.
GoSee Australia - www.goseeaustralia.com.au GoSee Australia is an online directory with a huge volume of listings for accommodation, equipment, vehicles and much more. It features a trip planning map service, which lists travel times between destinations to help you plan your route, and there is an active forum where you can get information and share your stories with other caravanning enthusiasts. Whether you are an experienced traveller or are contemplating your first caravanning trip, there is plenty of online support and advice out there to help you make the most of your caravanning experience, and explore Australia at your own pace. Retirement is the perfect time to enjoy your freedom, and make the most of an active senior lifestyle!