Motor-home Vacation VS Vacation At Sea
We’re a family that’s changed course. We used to go sailing during our holidays, but this time we chose to leave in a motorhome.
It was a relaxed start; we parked the motorhome behind our house and started loading our luggage. We filled the large closets with clothes, the refrigerator with groceries and as we can now, we took toys and games for the children as we have plenty of space. It’s Friday afternoon and as soon as we pick up our child from school, we leave. Germany here we go!
A traffic jam ended our good start, but we didn’t let it ruin our mood. We enjoyed driving and our children, 5-year-old Stijn and 2-year-old Anna, played in the back. We decided to stop and have dinner first so that we could continue our journey after the intense traffic. The holidays had really started.
After 175 km and in the dark we arrived at the camping area of Ponyhof Leiting. Some friends told us that a one night stay there was free. Two more motorhomes were already there, so we decided to park next to them. The giant bed in the back of our Sun Living was for the children. We could close the door so we could have the living room to ourselves.
We turned on the heating, had a drink and played a game. At that moment the motorhome became a very cozy place. When it was time to go to bed, we lowered the bed over the living room and went up. It’s been a long time since any of us had slept this high 😊.
The next morning we had breakfast together as a family. As soon as Ponyhof opened its doors, the children entered the playground. There were many lovely pony rides and playing around the motorhome was a lot of fun for them.
A motorhome offers much more freedom to enjoy and is very different from sailing with children.
When you are sailing, you are constantly watching them, life jackets, changing diapers under a sloping roof, moving forward, docking and heading for the open sea, etc. while in the motorhome you feel much more at home.
Sun Living’s spacious garage offered space for all our bikes. So late in the afternoon we headed towards the small town and dined at the local pizzeria. Stijn loves to cycle on his own in Germany and, to be honest, I am very proud of him.
On Sunday we left for the Eiffel region. Max drove the motorhome smoothly while I checked the parking possibilities for that night. We chose a campsite and drove there. It was in a valley in a small stream. After a wonderful walk we arrived. It was not so full and the owner was obviously tired, it was the end of the season.
This did not ruin our fun and while the children were playing in the playground in front of the motorhome, we could relax under the pleasant autumn sun. For the first time during the trip, we prepared our dinner inside the motorhome.
In a Sun Living you really feel at home. Everything is at hand.
We finally went for a walk in the woods the next morning. The beautiful colors of the season, the mushrooms and the perfect views of the landscape… This is what I expected!
After that we continued our trip to Trier, where we found a good place for motorhomes in a vineyard. That afternoon we stayed close to the motorhome, played, made dinner, took a shower and went to bed. The next day we went by bicycle to the charming center of Trier.
It is worth visiting this city with its authentic buildings and pleasant village atmosphere. Of course we took the small train that made a tour of the city. And to celebrate the holiday, once again, we ate sweet cakes.
Before returning to our Sun Living, we collected some small groceries. Once back, we put the bikes in the back and headed to the next stop on our list: France. That same afternoon, the four of us enjoyed the heated swimming pool at a campsite in Saverne.
We decided to stay there for two nights. I visited the beautiful village, enjoyed its peace and tranquillity and took a bath sometime. The summer was really over and it was getting colder. But it didn’t bother us.
The motorhome Sun Living is very cozy, warm and with all the necessary comfort on board, we are convinced that you can travel all year with this motorhome.
After 2 days of rest, the motorhome took us to the city of Luxembourg. We parked in the city centre and visited the Bock Kazematten. Together with the children, we searched for canyons while enjoying the beautiful views of the city.
We then decided to have a drink in the centre before heading to the nearest campsite. Our place was next to the playground, so the children could have fun while we prepared dinner.
The next morning we got up very early. The end of the holidays was near, but they would not finish without visiting Plopsaland in Coo. Again, the panoramic views on the way made us enjoy every minute of our trip. We parked near the theme park and found a good cafeteria for a well-deserved Belgian beer. The next day, the children enjoyed all the fun of Plopsaland while we enjoyed seeing their happy faces.
That same night we returned to the Netherlands. As there was a good distance, we decided to make one more stop for the night. It was late enough when we arrived at Eurocamping in Vessem and, in a matter of minutes, everyone fell sound asleep. The next morning he greeted us with a warm welcome. The children received colouring books to play with along the way.
Looking outside, we saw that this campsite was worth mentioning to your friends: several outdoor swimming pools, children’s games, a tennis court … And all for only 10 €!