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How Britstoppers Use Brit Stops
One of the things that always surprises me about Brit Stops, is the varied ways that Britstoppers actually use the book. From the standard weekend getaway to some who don’t even own a motorhome just using it as a guide for nice places to visit! In this blog post I’ll be taking a look some of the ways people are using Brit Stops to suit their individual needs.
The Weekend Getaway
One of the most common ways people use Brit Stops is as a small holiday on the weekend. Pack up after work on the Friday, set off a to a lovely farm shop a few hours away and be back in time for work on Monday. Or if you’re one of the lucky ones, take advantage of a quieter mid-week getaway. Depending on where you live you could even visit a brewery or one of the more unusual Brit Stops such as the Wax Museum or the Parachute School.
This is one I hear at shows a lot. It’s basically staying at two or three Brit Stops and then breaking it up with a night at a campsite. The benefits are that you still get the local and more personal experience of Brit Stops, whilst being able to access the facilities of a site when you need to. I think this is really great way to balance out a trip while still keeping your costs lower than if you were just using sites.
On The Way to a Holiday
A simple way people use Brit Stops is just as a stopover when driving to the ferry, it saves money and you even get a nice meal too! It’s a great way to break up the journey and make it a little more fun. Catching a ferry or the Chunnel isn’t so stressful when you’re relaxing at a lovely pub the night before your trip!
Club Rallies and Other Events
We often find that around the time of big events such as motorhome shows, steam fairs or classic motorbike shows, all the Brit Stops in the local area fill up fairly quickly. It’s definitely worth pitching up at a Brit Stop if you can since it’s a big money save in comparison to the show ground campsites and you even have a lovely pub to grab a drink at afterwards too.
Full Time Brit Stopping
I love hearing people talk about full time Britstopping at shows, it’s a great feeling knowing that you’re helping someone live such an adventurous and different lifestyle. It’s also a fascinating way to use Brit Stops to me and sounds like great fun. Plus, they are often the people who recommend the most new places to us, which is really helpful since it can be hard to get out travelling alongside working full time.
A Guide for Great Places to Visit
This was one of the most unusual ways I’ve ever heard someone using Brit Stops before. Someone came to our stand at the NEC and was asking us to explain how Brit Stops worked, however through out conversation I quickly realised she wasn’t actually a motorhomer! She still bought the book (after we made sure she understood exactly what she was buying), and explained her plan to use it as a guide for places to visit in the UK. I guess this makes sense if you travel a lot for work anyway, or just enjoy visiting different parts of the country, but it really surprised me!
If anyone’s heard any other interesting ways people are using Brit Stops, please leave a comment below and I’ll be sure get back to you.