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EU Camp and Caravan Clubs

Written By: Ambrianna Freeze

When it comes to vacationing in the great outdoors, vacationers want only the best. Luckily, there are plenty of camp and caravan clubs across the European Union. Each has their merits, but they all will offer a vacationing family a great time any time of year. Unfortunately, many of them require membership in a club to gain access. Access can be gained a few ways, of course, but the easiest and most reliable way to enjoy a vacation is to be part of one of the better known caravan clubs in the European Union. The two most
well-known caravan clubs in the United Kingdom are
The Caravan Club UK and The Camping & Caravanning Club UK. For other campsites, having a Camping Card International acts as a season pass to all the best camping sites in the European Union.

The Caravan Club UK

Members of The Caravan Club UK enjoy a number of fantastic benefits. They are provided with a Great Savings Guide to get discounts on days out, and they are also offered exclusive travel opportunities. Members also receive discounts on things like the Suzuki S-Cross SZ5 and are provided with adventurous activities at beautiful sites and facilities. They have over
two hundred sites involved in the Club.
Membership is currently 46 pounds, or approximately 72 dollars.

The Camping & Caravanning Club UK

This camping club boasts over two thousand campsites that their members have the ability to visit. Members can search and book a perfect camping site anywhere in the UK and beyond, whether they prefer lakes or traveling along the coast. The Club is designed to make anyone’s camping experience as great as it can be, as well as to provide their members with resources and discounts for campsites and adventures all over the country. Insurance can be purchased directly through them and they even help members find the perfect vehicle match for their specific camping gear, or vice versa. Membership is currently 37 pounds, or approximately 58 dollars.

Camping Card International

This card takes a little bit of work to obtain, but foreign travelers will find that having a Camping Card International is extremely helpful. Many European campgrounds require that visitors leave their passports with the campground management as a deposit, so the Camping Card International acts as a passport. Additionally, it provides some campsite discounts and a campground guide. This card is hard to get, but it is worth the minor struggle.

The first step for United States citizens is to join AAA. Then, members must contact the Canadian Automobile Association and apply for the card. The application can be e-mailed to the Canadian Automobile Association. Finally, the card is issued to the applicant and they can begin to
travel overseas. The price for this card varies depending on the applicant.

Finding and getting into an exclusive camping club in the European Union can be tricky for a beginner. With a membership to one of Europe’s best camping clubs, though, or a Camping Card International, the process becomes much less stressful and much more enjoyable. Although there are fees and paperwork attached to every one of these, they are all worth it in the end when the vacationer gets to do exactly that – vacation.

Camping and caravanning insurance options

Written By: Ambrianna Freeze

As much fun as camping and caravanning are, there are times when accidents do happen and insurance is needed. Luckily, many camping and caravanning clubs offer private insurance options for travelers. Each of the clubs and insurance policies on this list offer great benefits and peace of mind for travelers everywhere.

The Camping and Caravanning Club UK camping insurance

This general insurance policy offered by the Camping and Caravanning Club UK covers all the basics of a great camping trip overseas. Known as “Club Care,” this policy protects the member‘s entire holiday, from the tent itself to the contents. They will even replace a tent during the holiday so that the campers do not have to end their vacation early. The policy starts at just 14 pounds, or approximately $22, making security well worth the price. Members of the Camping and Caravanning Club receive a five percent discount when purchasing insurance.

The Camping and Caravanning Club UK touring caravan insurance

For those who enjoy traveling in a recreational vehicle versus roughing it under the stars, insurance is available for caravan tours as well. This insurance covers maintenance, new covers, coverage for an ill driver and much more. Like the camping insurance, the touring caravan insurance protects the visitor’s entire vacation. This policy is listed at 48 pounds, or approximately $75.

The Caravan Club UK membership insurance

Offered exclusively to members, this policy is extremely detailed. Their holiday insurance covers single trips, annual trips and long stays. Additionally, they offer a Plus Cover option, which doubles the standard coverage’s limits. It is offered by Red Pennant, which is highly reviewed by customers. There are no prices listed on the website, but there is a 24/7 hotline for members to receive information regarding the policy.

Good Sam Insurance policy

In addition to life and health insurance, Good Sam Insurance Agency also offers insurance for recreational vehicles and travel. Their RV insurance policy includes options for storage, replacement costs and permanent damage coverage in one policy. Their travel insurance includes cove
rage for emergency medical and hospital bills. They partner with TIC Travel Insurance to make sure that coverage is always available. No prices are listed online for either of these services, but there are toll-free numbers available for interested parties to call. For travelers who are not members of camping and caravanning clubs, having travel and medical insurance from a company like Good Sam is a great option to get protection without paying membership dues.

Having camping and caravanning insurance is an incredibly important part of having a safe and successful vacation, especially overseas. Members of camping and caravanning clubs can usually find comprehensive insurance policies through their club, which is always preferred, but others have to rely on outside policies to make sure their holiday is successful. When it comes to choosing the right insurance, potential policy
holders should look for companies with great reviews and quick response time; if an emergency occurs, the policyholder will want to be insured by a company that is always available to help.

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