The whole business of cramming suitcases full of family accoutrements, dragging the kids through an airport, putting up with lengthy passport queues and risking the hire car lottery in a foreign country can be stressful, not to mention expensive.
With this in mind, it is easy to see why so many Brits are opting for a staycation, with a recent study revealing that two-thirds (66%) of us enjoyed a holiday on home soil last year, up from 56% in 2017.
GET READY TO ROAD TRIP
The Honda CR-V – the world’s most popular SUV – features room for up to seven people on selected petrol grades, with ‘one-motion’ folding rear seats offering a third row of pews. When not in use, the seats fold neatly away – disappearing into the boot floor.
To make life even easier, the rear doors open to almost 90-degrees – allowing for plenty of room to load bulky items or excitable little ones to clamber into booster seats.
Boot space is an ample 561 litres with the third row of seats folded flat (or a whopping 1,756 litres with all seat stowed), which is more than enough for multiple large suitcases, camping kit and body-boards, while top-grade vehicles get hands-free boot access.
Those more adventurous holidaymakers will likely put in the extra miles to reach the most exciting destinations, but that can create a strain on the driver, especially if there are small, squabbling distractions in the rear.
To make life easier, Honda offers a suite of cutting-edge safety and convenience technology that makes time behind the wheel easier and more relaxing. For example, Blind Spot Detection flashes a warning in the door mirror when another vehicle is entering those awkward areas that typically require a shoulder check.
Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control also helps take over some of the more mundane driving duties by automatically sensing the road around it and autonomously adjusting speed to maintain the perfect distance between you and the car in front.
THE POWER TO MOVE
The Honda CR-V has always been a popular choice among those with caravans to tow and its new 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine remains a great option.
With up to 193ps horsepower on tap, a silky smooth CVT automatic gearbox and optional all-wheel-drive, it is a sure-footed vehicle for hauling bulky items to idyllic campsites around the UK.
Innovative technology, such as a clear rear-view camera, aids with hitching up items to the tow ball, while Honda’s Agile Handling Assist constantly monitors drive to the wheels and provides subtle and stable steering assistance when cornering at low and high speeds.
Let’s check out the 10 best carravaning staycation locations in the UK…
1. Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks, Golden Coast, Devon
2. Whitefield Forest Touring Park, Isle of Wight
3. Thorpe Park, Lincolnshire
4. Beverley Park, Paignton, Devon
6. Broadhembury Caravan and Camping Park, Kent
7. Nairn Lochloy Holiday Park, Nairn, Inverness
8. Camber Sands Holiday Park, East Sussex
9. Beadnell Bay Campsite, Northumberland
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