Imagine this: Zigzagging your way along the coastal hills of Lisbon, Portugal, looking out towards the pastel-colored buildings of the old city, the scent of the Atlantic washing in through the window of your private RV rental.
And this is just the beginning.
You take the south west coast route, discovering the stunning Pena National Palace and Belem Tower. Looking at your dashboard's clock, you realize there's enough time to park your camper rental and walk to the Monument to the Discoveries, a monument of the world's explorers, set in stone – historical and apt.
You wake up the next day in your cozy loft bed, Portugal's morning light trickling through the sunroof window of your motorhome rental.
Breakfast time is usually the best time in a camper van. Cooking with the door wide open, taking in the sight from your location is without a doubt, a perfect way to start the day.
What's on the itinerary today?
Destination - beach paradise: Odeceixe, and Comporta to start the list off.
You drive the camper rental you've now named Henry, after Portugal's famous crusader, Henry the Navigator, towards the most famous beach of the Western seaboard, Arrifana.
Thankfully you remembered to strap your surf board onto the top of Henry, making it the perfect personalized change room for you to switch into wetsuit apparel before jumping into a full day of surfing the clear blue waters...
...or maybe just multiple attempts at surfing, followed quickly by a cold beer on the beach.
Ah, nothing like a solid dose of beach medicine.
You jump back into your RV rental and Lisbon is now far behind you.
The next destination on the roughly drawn up itinerary is Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e da Costa Vicentina.
After all that sun, you're feeling like some untouched natural landscapes are in order, and coincidentally it lineups perfectly with your west coast route.
But you had no idea it would have provided this:
The National Park, known for its outline of steep cliffs as seen on the Park's infamous logo, is home to a wide range of unique species.
These include fishing eagles, white storks and otters – one of the rarest animals in Portugal.
You and Henry park yourselves at the main entrance for immediate access to this world of seashore adventure and woodland wonder.
Opening the back trunk, you take out your hoodie, rain jacket and 35mm camera from the camper rental's organizational compartment.
… And begin making your way into your newest adventure.
Just so you know, this is all VERY possible.
Many travel bloggers have done similar trips and now carry their own stories with them such as these.
Camper vans make traveling easier, broader, more enjoyable, and for some, possible. Whether you're traveling solo, with a partner, a group or a family, camper vans provide safe, easy access to even the most remote of locations, without skimping out on comfort or convenience.
RV rental and travel have completely blown up over the past few years – and for good reason. These days, it's one of the most preferred ways to travel.
Think about it.
It’s just you, on the open road with a map of possibilities and nooks and crannies to discover, with nothing holding you back. That, is ultimate freedom.
So, what’s the first step?
You got it: Renting an RV.
Campanda offers a wide-variety of RVs and vans to make your travel or camping wishes comes true. Although you may not experience EXACTLY the same story as the one you just read with Henry, it will likely be even better -- especially if you bring the right people along.
Type in your destination as well as your travel dates at Campanda and see what RVs are available during those times.
Then, fill us in on how awesome your REAL road trip is. We'd love to hear about it.