With big dollar international holidays off the cards for 2020 and 2021 for most Australians makes a road-trip the perfect escape. Lock downs for months on end make hitting the open road a dream that couldn't come at a better time - the perfect opportunity to spend time with your partner or entire family.
You can experience Van Life in a number of ways, either purchasing a caravan, or if you'd like a bit more flexibility and no need to store or insure a van, there is the rental option - both a complete caravan or camper van - jump in and hit the road for as long as you want!
You've also got the benefit of being fiscally responsible - when you holiday at a resort or hotel, you often dine out, and dining out comes at dining out prices. Over one, two or three weeks, when you consider only nightly accommodation costs and breakfast, lunch and dinner at restaurant prices, costs will very quickly run into the thousands of dollars. It would be perfectly reasonable for a daily spend of $500 for food and accom - over just a two week period, that's $7,000! By comparison, when travelling in a van there are certainly fuel costs to consider, but often travel is limited between destinations. If you find that perfect beach or riverside location, you'd be crazy to go anywhere! your food bill is reduced to the cost of groceries, and your accomodation costs are around $30 per night at commercial caravan parks, or free if you'd like to experience the real benefit to van life. How long can your $7,000 budget stretch?
Great coffee is the ultimate in home luxury while on the road. If you've got the space, an espresso machine in the van is a great way to enjoy cafe quality coffee on the road - match it up with fresh roasted coffee delivered directly to you at your caravan park reception or local post office is a great idea, just use your current or soon to arrive at caravan park address as the shipping address for your order and you'll be in coffee heaven!
If you'd prefer to try a day trip, the best thing about Australia is that there are so many beautiful beaches and hikes to create the perfect day out without spending a single cent.