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Retro Hookups - the 1974 VW Beetle Travel Trailer Video

Posted on 28 March 2010

One of my colleagues just sent me this link - this is pretty innovative for something that is over 35 years old. This is a travel trailer for cars - but one that gives little cars 360 degree mobility... so you can hook up your Mini, Bug, Prius or other economy car to a travel trailer... check it out for yourself:

Drive through Europe with Slovenia Motorhome Rental

Posted on 9 March 2010

Slovenia Motorhome RentalIf you're looking for Slovenia Motorhome Rental check out this fabulous new site at Sloveniamotorhomerental.com

They offer quality rental campers, and being situated on the Slovenian-Croatian border, countries like Italy and Austria are just an hour's drive away.

They're pretty friendly folk too, check out this quote from their website:
"With us you can enjoy culture, the gentle people and the local cuisine. What you need to do is just to take a plane to Slovenia or one of the neighbouring countries and we will take care of the rest. Our team will meet you at the airport. There we will offer you a welcome drink, local food speciality and assist you in storing your luggage into the camper."
They'll even help with providing itineraries in English and other European languages. So remember, if you're looking for a great deal on Slovenia Motorhome Rental head to Sloveniamotorhomerental.com.

Video: Road trip through Slovenia

Drive through the Andes with Chile Motorhome Rental

Posted on 9 March 2010

Chile Motorhome RentalA wonderful scenic drive from Osorno, Chile to Bariloche, Argentina across the Andes mountains takes around five hours. So why not try it in a motorhome?

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Chile has just been through another earthquake, and tragically, hundreds of lives were lost. But earthquakes are familiar to this beautiful country; they've become very quick at repairing infrastructure.

Tourism is a growing industry in Chile -- with over 2 million visitors per year. The main tourist attractions are in the extreme zones of the country. The following information is sourced from Wikipedia:
  • San Pedro de Atacama, to the north, is very popular with foreign tourists who arrive to admire the Incaic architecture, the altiplano lakes, and the Valley of the Moon.
  • In Putre, also in the North, there is the Chungará Lake, as well as the Parinacota and the Pomerape volcanoes, with altitudes of 6,348 m and 6,282 m, respectively.
  • Throughout the central Andes there are many ski resorts of international repute, like Portillo and Valle Nevado.
  • In the south, the main tourist sites are the Chiloé Archipelago and Patagonia, which includes Laguna San Rafael National Park, with its many glaciers, and the Torres del Paine National Park. The central port city of Valparaíso, with its unique architecture, is also popular.
  • Because of its proximity to Santiago, the coast of the Valparaíso Region, with its many beach resorts, receives the largest number of tourists. Viña del Mar, Valparaíso's northern affluent neighbor, is popular because of its beaches, casino, and its annual song festival, the most important musical event in Latin America.
  • Finally, Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean is one of the main Chilean tourist destinations.


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Video: A Chilean vacation - this guy had a rough start in his seven month odyssey!

See Argentina with Bariloche Campervan Hire

Posted on 9 March 2010

Bariloche Campervan HireThe city of Bariloche -- full name San Carlos de Bariloche -- is located in the foothills of the Andes in the province of Río Negro, Argentina.

It's a tourist hotspot with sight-seeing attractions like lakes and mountains, and activities like watersports, skiing, trekking and climbing. Cerro Catedral is one of the most popular ski centres in South America.

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Bariloche's economy relies heavily on tourism. The fishing season is another attraction, with the city being part of a large lakes district. Mountain treks are also popular.

The city is also famous -- or infamous -- for harbouring old Nazis. Bariloche made headlines in 1995 when it became known as a haven for former Nazi war criminals like former high ranking official of the SS Erich Priebke who had been living there for years as rector of the German School of Bariloche. Besides him, more German WWII war veterans were found there, including Adolph Eichmann.

There's some great architecture here too, including the Domingo Sarmiento Library and the Francisco Moreno Museum of Patagonia. And with its western location, it's easy to get to Chile from Bariloche.

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Video: Road trip through Patagonia

Check out South America with Argentina Motorhome Rental

Posted on 9 March 2010

Argentina Motorhome Rental
If you're looking for a fantastic deal on Argentina Motorhome Rental head to http://argentinarvrental.com.

Argentina is a great country to explore by campervan -- with a moderate climate that can range from subtropical in the north to subpolar in the far south, you'll see gorgeous countryside and in cities like Buenos Aires, European-influenced architecture.

Here's a breakdown of the regions to explore:
  • The huge eastern plains of the Pampas, land of the Gauchos and source of agricultural wealth
  • The Andes mountain range along the western border between Argentina and Chile
  • Patagonia to the south, with stony plateaus hiding oil-rich lands
  • Chaco to the north, a subtropical area with forests, scrubland, and wetlands
Some background information for more see Wikipedia:
  • With 23 provinces and the autonomous city of Buenos Aires, Argentina is the second largest country in South America and the eighth-largest country in the world by land area.
  • It's bordered by the Andes mountain ranges to the west and the Atlantic Ocean in the east, with Paraguay and Bolivia to the north, Brazil and Uruguay to the northeast and Chile to the west and south. Argentina is also one of the G-20 major economies.
  • The culture has a strong European influence, especially in Buenos Aires, where there are many people of European descent.
  • More than 6.2 million Europeans arrived in Argentina from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries, making the country second only to the USA in terms of European immigrants. The majority of these European immigrants came from Italy and Spain.
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Video: World's longest road trip -- a man attempts the Pan American Highway, starting near Mendoza, Argentina

Otago Conservation Board Suggests Banning Campervans

Posted on 8 March 2010

NZ campervan hire
Freedom campers – tourists who explore New Zealand living out of their vans – have been in the spotlight lately, with complaints from locals at tourist spots that they are leaving a mess and destroying the natural beauty of popular sites.

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The Otago Conservation Board is seeking a national ban on campervans and intends to lobby the Government. Dick Waters, president of the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association, told TV3's Campbell Live programme that the problem is that freedom campers are parking up wherever they feel like it. Campers have been slammed by community leaders for leaving mess and human refuse on roadsides and at scenic parking spots around the Queenstown Lakes and Otago.

However, campers are underrepresented in this story -- a Canadian couple also appeared on Campbell Live, maintaining that most campers are very considerate and eager to preserve New Zealand’s beauty.

There's an interesting story online at www.nzherald.co.nz -- it says that calls for a complete ban have also been labelled ridiculous, with Automobile Association tourism head Peter Blackwell suggesting that more could be done to make freedom campers aware of New Zealanders' expectations.

If we can learn anything from this, it's about keeping NZ clean to keep the locals onside. It's a beautiful country, leave it that way! And remember, for great deals on NZ campervan hire go to campervanhirenewzealand.co.nz

Video: NZ by campervan

See Sonoma Valley California with Oakland RV Rental

Posted on 8 March 2010

Oakland RV rental
If you're thinking of motorhoming around northern California, especially if you're heading out from San Francisco to take in Sonoma Valley wine tours, check out the great deals on Oakland RV rental at http://oaklandrvrental.net.

The city of Sonoma is known as the birthplace of American California -- in 1846 a group of American settlers in Sonoma, then under Mexican rule, declared the independence of a California Republic, eventually becoming the 31st US state in 1850.

The Sonoma Valley, stretching from San Pablo Bay in the south to the city of Santa Rosa in the north, is the birthplace of the Californian wine industry. Sonoma Valley is home to some of the earliest vineyards and wineries in the state. Its wineries are well placed to cater for tourists, and the area offers a range of festivals and events all year round, including the Sonoma Valley Film Festival.

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Video: Sonoma Valley wine trail

Construction Begins for Wellington Motorhome Site

Posted on 8 March 2010

Wellington Campervan RentalFor great deals on Wellington campervan rental go to wellingtoncampervanhire.co.nz

It's long overdue, but a story published in The Wellingtonian says that Wellington City Council and Wellington Waterfront Ltd are building a number of new, albeit temporary, motor-home sites, including one at Kumutoto Wharf.

It's largely in preparation for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, although Wellington Tourism spokesperson David Perks told media that it's essential for Wellington to have motorhome sites in the city. Perks says there is a lack of sites close to the CBD, which means international visitors "don't get to experience staying in Wellington to the full potential."

The main problem is that it's very expensive to secure land. However, Kumutoto Wharf appears to be suitable and construction is under way to develop a site that can accommodate 39 campers. That's only until developers need the land, which means the hunt for suitable sites continues.

If you're looking for Wellington campervan rental, check out the great deals at wellingtoncampervanhire.co.nz

Video: "Hello" from Wellington, NZ

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