Hello, we, Pascale and Claude, where no camping friends at all! This way of travelling was never an option for us, although we love to discover many things and we love hiking, we were never attracted by camping life.
Now, 2 years ago, I "had to" make the experience for the first time - we were given the big Bürstner for a few days and thus spent our first camping holiday.
We were already very impressed by the comfort and size of this camper. We stayed 3 nights at the Bostalsee and found it not too bad...
However, the size of the camper disturbed us, because you can't leave "spontaneously" to return to the camping site in the evening.
Now we dared it again and this time we rented the small Mercedes Marco Polo.
And what can I say, the camping and camper fever got hold of us! We spent a week hiking through our beautiful country Luxembourg, inspired by "Pataschas World".
We visited four different campsites and each time we were the eye-catcher with our chic Marco Polo. We liked this camper by far better than the big one, but that's a matter of taste. Super driving feeling, super manoeuvrable and unbelievably fast to set up. Although it is smaller, it has a lot of storage space.
Of course you have to be well organised to find everything in its place, but whether you want to cook or eat in the camper all is possible. Even blow-drying your hair and putting on make-up works great. Thanks to the mirror cabinet you have everything you need as a woman, it was absolutely fun!
We also tried both beds and found that the upper one is much more comfortable and a little wider. In the beginning I was a bit uncomfortable to climb up there, because you don't have a ladder (you have to climb up over the seats) but quickly you get the hang of it and know how to get up and down.
All in all I must say that I enjoyed this trip incredibly and we are looking forward to the next tour with the camper. Then we will test the slightly bigger one, which also has a WC on board. This is really the only thing missing in this great Mercedes Marco Polo.
(*Note from Travelovers: there is a toilet box for the Marco Polo available for every customer - it is up to each customer to decide whether they want to take it with or not. There is also an outdoor shower available)
We are Tascha and Patrick, two full-time travel bloggers from Luxembourg. On our blog https://pataschasworld.com we document our travel experiences and give tips and inspiration. The focus is on vanlife and road trips.
Travelling in a campervan means a great deal of freedom for us. Being flexible and able to arrange our everyday life as we please. There is no hotel to check in at a certain time, no flight or train to miss...nothing like that. Furthermore, we have everything we need: a kitchen, a living room, a bed and the biggest garden in the world!
This way of travelling lets us get to know the country and its people more intensively. We get contact with other travellers quickly and often get valuable tips and information about the place where we are.
With a motorhome, whether large or small, we travel completely stress-free. If we like a place, we take a spontaneous break. Sometimes we even stay overnight or for several days at a time. If we don't like it, then we just drive on. That's exactly what we appreciate so much about this kind of travelling: being free!
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face and until we meet again.
May the lord hold you in the palm of his hand.