The coronavirus pandemic may have limited our travel, but it hasn’t stopped us dreaming about how we might holiday in 2021. One answer is the staycation, with camping seeing a resurgence last summer and looking set to be just as popular this year. Sales of motorhomes, caravans and campervans shot up last year and show little sign of letting up in 2021 and even if people don’t want to buy their own, there are plenty of opportunities to rent, with Cool Camping joining the ranks by launching their own range of campervans to hire. Long before coronavirus, my husband and I decided to invest in a VW campervan. With two dogs to take with us, the flexibility of his shifts as a firefighter and my ability to work anywhere with a mobile signal, it seemed the perfect way for us to holiday. In the past five years we’ve embraced ‘van life’, escaping for breaks from our home in Warwickshire to everywhere from Wales to Cornwall, the Lake District, Scotland, Norfolk and more. We’ve toured Europe, made our way through the Pyrenees, camped next to lakes in France and Switzerland, road-tripped to Tuscany and spent New Year’s Eve in a car park on the shore of Loch Lomond. At times it’s idyllic. Hitting the open road without any kind of plan, pitching up in beautiful places without a soul around, and starting a day in one place then ending it in a completely different one, taking everything with you as you go. After years of experience we’ve got everything we need in our little tin can ready to get going at a moment’s notice, as well as tried-and-tested routines that mean we can set up or pack everything away in a matter of 15 minutes or so.