The slow road: The beauty of campervans and motor homes – The Irish Times

There has been a surge in interest in campervans, the ideal get-away-from-it-all home-from-home, but on wheels. In a campervan you can travel in a safer and more environmentally-friendly way, says author Martin Dorey

A home on wheels that you can take with you to the most beautiful and remote spots in the country, that you sleep and cook in and keep clean yourself; could there be a more ideal, socially-distanced means of holidaying during a pandemic than in your own camper van?

Summer 2020, despite the shocking weather, has seen an unprecedented surge in interest in taking a break in the great outdoors. Campsites all over the country have signs tacked to their gates or posted on their websites, “Fully booked until 2021”.

As reported in the Motors pages of this newspaper at the end of July, sales of Volkswagen campervans in Ireland are up 25 per cent this year compared

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