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Are motorhomes an eco, responsible way to travel?
As usual, it basically depends on one’s own attitude.
To start with, follow the basic “Leave No Trace” rules, pay attention to any special limitations of the place you visit (e.g national park), respect local culture, and shop locally. Energy (and water) supply is limited in motorhomes (compared with your home or a hotel room). So, unless you are stationed at an organized camp site, you’ll have to reduce your consumption even if you are not so eco-sensitive—this already puts you in a different mindset, which is a good thing. But note that most motorhomes nowadays come with solar panels, which are typically enough to keep you autonomous. Moreover, with a motorhome, you can drive less, as you can see everything you want, without having to return every night to some “base”. There is also plenty of space to carry bicycles, so that you may casually drive around the area and enjoy nature with a minimal carbon footprint. And of course, since you are so close to nature, you develop a much larger appetite for walking/hiking.
Last but not least: if possible, travel in low season. This way, you get the most of the places you visit, while at the same time you support local societies during the time of the year that they need you the most; you will also enjoy more hospitality, that’s for sure.
Here a collection of photos of our holidays in Peloponnesus, South Greece, during May 2016
Monemvasia from above
Our secret surf spot
Nafplio castle Palamidi
Endless empty beaches
Bike & explore