If you have been following us for some time now, you will know that we are huge fans of a road trip. A couple of years ago we have an amazing time exploring the South Coast of England, and the West Coast of France with our kids in our VW T5. Recently we have had the opportunity to try out the Garmin CamperVan sat nav on our recent road trips to North Wales and Guernsey.
Garmin CamperVan Sat Nav
SO let me talk you through the Garmin CamperVan sat nav
First things first, the Garmin CamperVan sat nav has been designed with adventurous travel in mind in smaller vans so perfect for our VWT5 campervan. The idea is that the sat nav will help you to discover the hidden gems along your route.
What comes in the Garmin Sat nav box?
CamperVan sat nav
Vehicle suction cup mount
Vehicle power cable
Manual and relevant documentation
our favourite CamperVan Features;
Trendy places feature
Trendy Places™ feature basically allows you to find the best stops along your journey, meaning that you can skip the very time consuming planning prior to your journey and this allows you to spend more time exploring your destination.
The Michelin Green Guide
Another fabulous feature to really help to get the most out of your destination. The Michelin Green guide features pictures, detailed descriptions and ratings, to help you to decide if to visit a local attraction.
Search for local spots along the route
This is one of my FAVOURITE features. The sat nav local spots feature allows you to search for local spots, museums, coasts, parks, gardens and natural sites around your chosen destination. This is a great feature as it allows you to discover all the local places to visit along your route.
Road trip feature
The road trip feature helps you to discover your planned road trip route. It is really easy to navigate too, you can add stop offs and destinations along your route to build your road trip.
The 6.95″ sat nav has a good sized screen that is easy to read with a high resolution touchscreen display.
Live traffic and Weather
Basically, this feature allows you to chase the sunshine!!! Having spent hours stuck on the motorway and adding hours to the journey time. This feature is a life saver! Pair with the Garmin Drive™ app on your smartphone, to access live traffic updates and to help you avoid find the detours. It also gives you live fuel prices, the weather forecast and more.
Garmin CamperVan Sat nav final thoughts
I absolutely love this sat nav. We are a family who love to explore and enjoy the great outdoors. We have never been huge planners….. we much prefer the spontaneous side of travel and those last minute adventures. The CamperVan sat nav really allows us to do that. It helps us to put together a road trip easily, and helps us to discover those wonderful hidden gems and local beauty spots along the way.
I do love a road trip quote, and this one really is true. …….
It is not about the destination, it’s about the journeyanon
I think we have only touched the surface with this wonderful piece of kit. I am so excited to use it for our October half term road trip and also for our adventure later on in the year (more on that later). We will definitely be skipping the planning and just hitting the road to see where the journey takes us!
To find out more about the Garmin CamperVan sat nav head over to Garmin online
***Disclosure – we have been sent a Garmin CamperVan satnav to review, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own***.