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How To Stay Safe When Travelling In Your Campervan

Safety and security are paramount for a worry-free journey, when travelling in your van. Whether you're a solo traveller or adventuring with loved ones, here are essential tips to ensure you feel safe and secure in your campervan:

Where To Go In Your Campervan In July & August: Europe Addition

Summer is here, Europe is calling! With endless daylight, warm temperatures, and a plethora of cultural and natural attractions, July and August are perfect for exploring the continent's diverse landscapes. Whether you’re chasing the sun along the coast, seeking peace and quiet in the mountains, or immersing yourself in local culture, Europe has it all. Here are some top destinations to consider for your summer campervan trip.

The Ultimate Packing List For Your First Campervan Holiday!

Are you off on your first campervan holiday? Packing for a big trip can be a bit daunting, especially if you’re new to this type of travel. To help you get started, here’s a comprehensive packing list covering everything you’ll need for a successful and enjoyable campervan holiday.

Best Surfing Destinations in England

Surfing in England? This might come as a surprise to many, but from beautiful cliffs to golden sandy beaches, England offers an array of surf spots suitable for beginners and seasoned wave riders alike. 

Campervan Etiquette – Dos and Don’ts
Things To Do On A Sunny Weekend In England

Let’s be honest, it’s not often we get the pleasure of the sunshine here in England, so when we do, we need to make the most of it. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the top places to visit for a sun-filled weekend in your camper!

How to Plan a Budget-Friendly VW Campervan Trip

Holidaying in your VW campervan trip is a fantastic way to explore new destinations, however, travel costs can add up quickly if you’re not careful. Here are some tips to help you plan a budget-friendly VW campervan trip without sacrificing fun or comfort.

Exploring Interior Choices For Your VW Campervan

One of the most exciting aspects of buying a VW campervan is customising the interior to reflect your personal style and needs. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a full-time van dweller, here are various interior choices to consider for creating your ideal VW campervan space. 

The Making Of Your VW Campervan

The VW campervan was first created in the 1950s with the introduction of the VW Type 2, also known as the Transporter or Microbus. Designed to be versatile and reliable, the Type 2 quickly became popular among tradespeople, families, and adventurers alike. Its spacious interior and robust build made it ideal for conversion into a campervan.

How to Be a Digital Nomad in Your VW Campervan

We are seeing more and more people embracing the digital nomad lifestyle, and why not? Living and working from your VW camper offers both freedom and adventure. Here’s how to transform your campervan into a mobile office and live the digital nomad dream!

Campervan Travel Tips for Families

A great way to make lasting memories with the family is through exploring with your camper. Travelling with your family can be both exciting and challenging. Here are our top tips for a smooth and enjoyable campervan journey with your loved ones.

How can you minimise your impact on the environment?

Sustainable campervan travel is incredibly rewarding and huge on our agenda to promote at Custom Design Campervans. By following a few simple practices, you can minimise your environmental impact after you drive your custom van out from our HQ! Here are a few ideas on how:

Tips For Working Remotely

The rise of remote work has opened up incredible opportunities for digital nomads, enabling them to combine their professional responsibilities with a sense of freedom. But it’s not always easy. Here’s some tips to make your work life simpler and more enjoyable:

Best Apps & Tools For Your Campervan Trip

Travelling in your campervan can certainly come with its own set of challenges. You may be struggling to plan your route, find appropriate campsites, areas you can park overnight or you need to find the closest toilet en route. We have you covered! We've set up a guide of the best apps & tools for your trip:

Preparing For A Road Trip In Your Camper

A road trip! Sounds like fun right? But it’s important to be prepared. We thought we’d share our top tips on how to prepare your van for safe and convenient travels.

Keeping Your Campervan Clutter-free

Living the van life is all fun and games, but a cluttered campervan can quickly dampen the experience. Efficient storage solutions are essential to maintaining a tidy and organised space, ensuring you have everything you need without feeling cramped. Here are some of the best storage solutions to help you achieve a clutter-free campervan.

How Can Campervan Life Support You And Your Health?

Mental Health Awareness Week begins each year on May 13th, though here at Custom Design Campervans, we want to always support our Camper Community. In a world full of busyness, what if a great remedy for a calmer mind and a happier heart is open road? Here are some of the mental health benefits of campervan life.

Cooking Up A Storm With The Custom Design Camper Team!

This is our ultimate guide to campervan cooking! We all know that regardless of the setting, whether that be coastal or amongst the city, a good meal can make any journey memorable. In this blog post, we'll explore a variety of simple and delicious recipes designed specifically for our campervan kitchens!

Entertainment Ideas For Your Campervan Adventure

While the scenic views and outdoor activities are undoubtedly amazing, having some entertainment options on hand will make those moments between destinations even more enjoyable. Here are some entertainment ideas to keep you entertained during your campervan adventure:

Top Campsites In The UK For Your Campervan

Across the UK there are a plethora of stunning sites to take your campervan. Here are some of the best campsites we recommend to park your camper and experience the beauty of nature:

Precautions When Driving Your VW Camper

Driving a VW camper is slightly different to your family car or run around vehicle. It is essential to keep in mind some precautions when driving your VW camper.

Keeping Your VW Camper Engine Running Smoothly

The engine is the heart of the VW Camper and the powerhouse for our trips. With this in mind, proper maintenance is essential to ensure it runs smoothly and reliably. So ahead of your adventures, here at Custom Design Campervans we have put together some key maintenance tips to keep your VW camper engine in top condition:

The Heart of the Campervan Community

The camper community is one with a shared love for adventure, freedom, and the simple joys of life on wheels. Below is a spotlight on the vibrant and inclusive campervan community, where strangers become friends and every journey is an opportunity to connect with others

A Journey Through Time & The Evolution of Campervan Travel

A campervan adventure is more than just a vacation; it's a journey through time, and the industry has evolved alongside our desire for freedom and exploration as a society. The roots of campervan travel can be traced back to the early 20th century when travellers began converting commercial vehicles into mobile homes. These early pioneers sought the freedom to roam without sacrificing the comforts of home, creating makeshift accommodations with beds, storage, and cooking facilities.

Maximising Space in Your Campervan

One of the challenges of campervan living is making the most of limited space. With careful planning and creative organisation, however, you can transform your compact mobile home into a functional and comfortable living space. Let's explore some innovative campervan storage solutions to help you maximise space and keep your belongings organised on the road.

Our Essentials Packing List For Your Camper Journey!

We've compiled the ultimate campervan packing list to ensure you have everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable adventure on the road. Let's dive in and get ready for your trip of a lifetime!

Campervan Safety Essentials

Safety should always be at the forefront of your preparations before a journey. It is crucial to prioritise safety to ensure a smooth and secure journey. Here are our essential safety tips and gear to help you stay safe on the road and make the most of your campervan experience.

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint On The Road

Travelling in a campervan provides a unique opportunity to explore the world while minimising your environmental impact. By adopting eco-friendly travel practices, you can reduce your carbon footprint and preserve the natural beauty of the destinations you visit. Let's delve into some sustainable travel tips while enjoying your campervan adventures!

Feeling Zen? Here Are Some Tips On Keeping Mindful During Your Trip.

Going on a camping trip offers an opportunity to prioritise your well-being and embrace a mindful approach to travel. Here we will explore how you can cultivate wellness during your campervan journey, fostering a deeper connection with yourself, your surroundings, and the journey itself.

Tips For Stunning Photography On Your Campervan Journey

A campervan journey is not just about the destinations; it's also about the moments you capture along the way. From breath taking landscapes to candid snapshots, theres nothing better than making sure you keep hold of the memories! Here are some valuable tips and techniques to help you take stunning photographs during your campervan trip:

Gearing Up For Adventure!

In this blog, we'll delve into essential items you shouldn't leave behind for your next campervan excursion, setting you up for an unforgettable adventure.

What You Need To Consider Before Purchasing The Perfect Camper!

Investing in a VW camper van can be an exciting and rewarding endeavour, however it's important to do your research and consider several factors before making a decision on which camper is perfect for you and your needs. Here's what you need to know:

Travelling France…

Exploring France's beauty with some of the most unforgettable campervan spots for your journey. If you're dreaming of cruising through France's picturesque landscapes in your campervan, here are some incredible spots that will steal your heart and make your road trip one for the books.

Cooking up a storm in your VW Camper!

A road trip in a VW campervan isn't just about the destinations you'll explore or the sights you'll see, it's also about the culinary adventures along the way. Cooking in a campervan isn't just a necessity; it's an experience that adds flavour and excitement to your journey. So, let's dive into the world of cooking on our wheels and discover how to whip up delicious meals in your VW campervan kitchen.

Which Doors Should I Choose?! Barn Doors or Tailgate… Choosing The Right Back Door For Your VW Campervan!

When it comes to transforming your VW van into the ultimate campervan, one of the crucial decisions you'll face is selecting the type of back door. Essentially, it's about how you want your van to open up to the world. There are two main options: The Barn Door or Tailgates.

Exploring the rich history of campervans… Where it all started!

Campervans are seen as iconic symbols of freedom and adventure, and they have a history as rich and diverse as the landscapes we drive them through.

Here are our top 10 reasons to buy a VW Camper!

Are you considering investing in a campervan? The VW Camper is a timeless classic that has captured the hearts of adventurers for generations. Here are our 10 compelling reasons why owning a VW campervan will make an amazing travel experience for you and your family

Spring Into Adventure: Your 2024 Guide to Spring Travel In The UK

At Custom Design Campervans, we're excited to guide you through a journey that encompasses the magic of spring travel in your custom campervan! Here are our top tips on a Spring full of happy memories in your camper...

Tips & Tricks To Maintaining Your Campervan

Neglecting maintenance can lead to costly repairs and unexpected breakdowns, putting a damper on your travels. Fear not! At Custom Design Campervans, we have created comprehensive guide, and we'll walk you through essential campervan maintenance tips and tricks to keep your vehicle running smoothly and ensure your journeys are stress-free.

The Grass Isn’t Always Greener… Unless You Switch From Plane To Campervan Travel!

Prioritising sustainability has become increasingly imperative, and the demand for eco-friendly travel alternatives is huge. Campervan travel emerges as a beacon of environmentally conscious travel and offers benefits that not only satisfy our wanderlust but also is better for our planet. Let's delve into the ecological advantages of a campervan journey.

Celebrating Valentines Day On The Road

As Valentine's Day is swiftly approaching, you may be wondering what to do with your significant other this year? Why not switch things up and take your celebration on the road? Here are some unique ideas to make this occasion truly special:

Does Your Campervan Have Everything You Need?

When heading off on a campervan adventure, it's important to ensure you have everything you need for your travels. That's why we offer an array of VW Campervan Extras designed to take your camping experience to the next level.

Our Guide To The North Coast 500

Discovering the North Coast 500 (NC500) by campervan is an incredible adventure through some of Scotland's most awe-inspiring landscapes. This scenic route spans 500 miles, showcasing the rugged beauty of the Scottish Highlands and the stunning coastline. Buckle up as we embark on a comprehensive guide to experiencing the NC500 in your campervan.

Top Podcasts For A Long Road Trip

A long road trip calls for a good podcast! Whether you seek entertainment, education, or a blend of both, here are the top five podcasts that promise to elevate your journey mile after mile.

Top 5 Walking Routes In The Uk

Do you love the outdoors but you're bored of the same old walking routes? Whether you're an avid hiker seeking a challenge or a leisurely stroller embracing nature's beauty, here are five of the best walking routes that showcase the diverse and breathtaking scenery the UK has to offer.

A Fabulous 2023!

We're immensely grateful for our incredible customers who made 2023 an absolutely fantastic year!

Warm European Campervan Destinations In January

As the winter chill wraps its icy fingers around much of Europe, January becomes an opportune time to seek warmth without straying too far. While frost blankets the north, there are pockets of Europe where the sun still shines warmly, offering respite from the cold. What better way to explore these havens than in the comfort of a campervan? Buckle up as we uncover the warm European holiday destinations perfect for a January road trip!

A Guide to Campervan Travel with Your Furry Companion

Embarking on a campervan adventure is exhilarating, but add a four-legged friend to the mix, and it becomes a journey filled with even more joy and bonding. Travelling with your dog in a campervan opens up a world of possibilities, but it requires careful planning and consideration. Here’s everything you need to know to ensure a paw-some experience:

10 Creative Campervan Storage Ideas For Your Next Adventure

Campervans are the epitome of freedom on the road, offering a compact yet versatile space for travel enthusiasts. But let's face it, maximising storage in a limited area can be a challenge. Fear not, adventurers! Here are ten creative campervan storage ideas that will transform your mobile home into an organised haven:

10 Gift Ideas for a Campervan Owner

Are you seeking the ideal gift for your campervan owner friend? Whether they're a seasoned traveller or dreaming of embarking on adventures, finding the perfect gift for a campervan enthusiast can be challenging. To help you choose the ideal present, here are ten thoughtful and practical gift ideas that will surely delight any campervan lover:

Preparing Your Campervan For Winter

The dropping temperatures and icy conditions demand special attention and care to ensure your vehicle remains cost and functional throughout the colder months. Here are some essential winter care tips to keep your campervan running smoothly and comfortably during this season:

Staying Safe In Your Campervan

Exploring the open road in a campervan is an exhilarating experience, but safety and security are paramount for a worry-free journey. Whether you're a solo traveller or adventuring with loved ones, here are essential tips to ensure you feel safe and secure in your campervan:

Celebrating Christmas In Your Campervan

Christmas in your campervan!? We appreciate this may not be the first thing that springs to mind, but the freedom to travel, the cosy interiors, and the breathtaking natural landscapes make campervan getaways an ideal choice for a festive escape.

Family-Friendly Campervanning: Tips For Travelling With Kids & Pets

A campervan trip with your family and beloved pets is an incredible opportunity to create lasting memories while exploring the great outdoors. However, it's no secret that travelling with kids and pets requires extra planning and considerations. Fear not! With the right tips and strategies, your family campervan trip can be not just manageable but also an absolute joy.

The Ultimate Packing Guide For Your Campervan Adventures

Whether you're a seasoned traveller or a first-time camper, knowing what essentials to pack can make or break your journey. Efficient packing ensures comfort, convenience, and a worry-free trip. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you pack smartly for your next campervan escapade.

The Ultimate Guide To UK Winter Adventures In Your Campervan

As winter blankets the United Kingdom with its cold weather, there's an undeniable appeal to embarking on a campervan adventure amid the season's charm. With your cosy home on wheels, you can explore the diverse landscapes, quaint villages, and picturesque views that the UK has to offer during the winter months. Here's your ultimate guide to making the most of your campervan in the UK this winter.

10 Fun Things to Do on a Rainy Day in a Campervan
10 Quick & Easy Meals To Make In Your Campervan

When you're on the road in your campervan, whipping up delicious and convenient meals shouldn't be a hassle. With a little planning and some simple ingredients, you can prepare satisfying dishes without a fully equipped kitchen. Here are 10 quick and easy meals perfect for your campervan adventures.

Top 3 Campervan Routes in the UK

Campervan travel is one of the best ways to explore the UK, giving you the freedom to go wherever you like, whenever you like. From rugged coastlines to serene countryside, the UK offers a diverse range of campervan routes that you won’t want to miss!

Branching out… Ford Transit Conversion

We just love the layout in this Ford Transit Van. The seating area has a great social feel to it. For any conversion van ideas you have please get in touch. Our team would love to hear from you.

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