We, humans, love to travel long distances as it is one of the most fun things to do and we also get to learn a lot through our experiences.
Taking time off from work or school allows a family to bond and create lifelong memories together and since a car would be too small to offer enough room for a family to travel comfortably, caravans came into existence. And so it began, the history of caravans.
**Text written by Amy Lynn. Learn more here.**
Unlike the modern caravans that are hitched to a car, back in 1885, “The Wanderer,” the first caravan ever was towed by two horses. The economic prosperity of the 1970s gave rise to holiday culture where on one hand the airfare came down for international trips, the cars were manufactured at a far lower cost and the availability and affordability of caravans were at its peak. Families really liked a break from their routine and hit the road to experience a far more minimalistic lifestyle to connect with each other. They could carry their favorite musical instrument, cooking essentials, novels, canvas for painting, and more on a trip.
The designs and features of caravans have improved a lot since then and it has transitioned into a luxurious and practical solution for all family, camping, trekking, and beach holidays.
Caravans have refrigerators, battery and solar powered electric, cooking stove, bicycle carrier, plush beds, toilet, GPS navigation, Wi-Fi, air-conditioner, and much more. You can extend the space inside when parked to make room for the whole family to sleep comfortably.
Being able to travel and taking a mobile house along is quite fun and gives you the freedom to park and stay in a variety of special places. Kids enjoy it the most as cities do not offer enough space, and you can finally allow the kids to be kids. Learn more about the history of caravans to see how it transitioned over the years and what challenges the future holds for it.