Number and names of travelers:
2 adults (Oliver and Anja Köth), 2 children
Carado T448 EDITION24
2 weeks in July 2023
Leutkirch im Allgäu (Germany)
Cavallino Treporti (Italy)
Steinplatte, Tirol, AUS
Yes, our first trip with the Carado T448 was really super. The motorhome was much easier to drive than expected. Initial concerns about size or driving comfort quickly evaporated. It was really fun to be able to see the road already as a small part of the holiday with it.
Our decision to try camping was made after a frustrating trip to Thailand with the kids. Our kids were 1 and 5 years old at the time. The journey there and back was really exhausting. So we decided to take a different approach. We wanted to be flexible, be able to organise the trip ourselves and, above all, travel stress-free.
Definitely! Our long-time friend recommended a great place in Cavallino Treporti, which she has been visiting for ages. I won't tell you, though, because it was an insider tip and we promised our friend confidentiality to make sure we'd still get a place there in the future. But we can also recommend Camping Mediterraneo, which is also a great option. And in Tyrol, we had a great experience at Camping Steinplatte in Waidring. They even had their own swimming lake, which was really remarkable.
The outdoor pool in Waidring - we had a lot of fun there, especially the children. Then the Tirassic Park on the Steinplatte, which offered us all an exciting adventure. The mix of exploring and having fun was really rewarding. And of course, hanging out on the beach in Cavallino Treporti - just letting your mind wander.
Our favourite at Carado was definitely porridge. It's easy to prepare, only requires one pot and tastes good to everyone. It was a great way to start the day with a nutritious meal.
On our essential packing list was definitely a fan. This insider tip was a valuable discovery, especially during the warm nights. We also brought a doormat to keep the interior clean and a hoover to deal with the sand from the beach.
On the outward journey, we deliberately made many stops. We planned meals, bought toys, ate ice cream - all the things children like. In between, we stopped at rivers or playgrounds to get some exercise. And yes, the iPad was occasionally used when the mood wasn't optimal. On the way back, on the other hand, we used the night for the drive. The children slept almost the entire way, which worked really well.
Our packing list was based on the recommendations we found online and it worked well. One tip I can share: Less is more! We deliberately took very little with us, which made it much easier. The kids only had some sand toys and a few books with them, which was quite enough. Oh yes, what we missed: the fan. During the hot nights with over 30 degrees, we got one in Italy.
First we spent a few days in Tyrol. There we had a lot of fun, cycled, visited the Tirassic Park on the Steinplatte and swam in open-air pools and at the lake. Then we went on to Cavallino Treporti, where we spent relaxing days on the beach. We would definitely repeat this trip, it was a successful mix of activities and relaxation.
In the T448 we had a fold-down bed and a bed in the back. We put one child in the fold-down bed - it was like a cosy little cave. The other child and we parents used the spacious bed area in the back of the motorhome. It was a practical and comfortable solution.
Have the courage to try camping without letting it stress you out too much from the start. It may seem challenging at first, but it will be worth it.
Enjoy the relaxed camping lifestyle. There is no rigid schedule, that's the beauty of camping.
Plan enough breaks during the journey to make the trip comfortable for you and the children.
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