Collaborative Post | With airport chaos and the rising cost of living, holidays abroad may be out of the question for a while – but don’t panic! The UK is full of beautiful places to visit, with many accessible by road, so pack up your car and head off on a staycation this summer
Of course, the ideal vehicle for a staycation would be a campervan or motorhome, but if you don’t already have one they can be quite expensive to invest in. Luckily, there are some great affordable road trip-friendly cars that can suit your needs and budget.
One great family car is the Citroen C3. This supermini, with a 300L boot and decent legroom in the back for the kids, is great for the twisty country roads you may be travelling on and fairs well on motorways too, so this could be a perfect choice. While buying a new one can be expensive, you will be able to find a used Citroen C3 for sale near you which can help to keep costs down
From seaside towns to forests and lush countryside across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, we are blessed with a variety of holiday destinations here in the UK.
If you are looking for a road trip one of the best in the world, and most Instagrammed in the UK, is the NC500 across Scotland. Taking seven to nine days, you can loop through the Scottish highlands, starting at Inverness Castle and travelling across sandy beaches, rugged mountains and plenty of hidden gems. Between stops, you could camp or stay in local Airbnbs and see what our gorgeous island country has to offer!
For a luxury break, you could head to Kent and visit Cabu by the Sea. It’s a perfect destination for some family-friendly luxury with a heated outdoor pool, self-catering timber cabins and plenty of surrounding wildlife.
Once you have decided on a destination, you need to ensure you pack your essentials. Unlike regular holidays, staycations that include camping stops and rural exploration may require a little extra planning.
Ensure that you have a first aid kit packed including blister plasters, sting and bite cream and wound dressings. With heatwaves in the UK this summer, you must pack plenty of sun cream and bring reusable water bottles with you so that you can stay hydrated.
When travelling long distances by car, you should always be prepared for any accidents. Be sure to bring jumper cables with you in case of a breakdown as the summer heat can harm your battery and it may end up dead. You should also make certain that your vehicle has had a recent service and MOT to reduce the risk of any issues occurring while on the road.
No matter how you spend your summer or where you choose to go, be prepared and enjoy your break!
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