Travel fiction, in recent years, has produced a new wave of titles by authors who, although not professional writers, can boast of long experience in the field of motorhomes and vans. A trend, that of trips in motorhomes, equipped vans, jeeps and off-road vehicles, which has been appreciated by a cross-section of public, made up of those who already know this world, but also by many young and old curious to understand. how traveling on the road “works”. Yes, because behind the decision to go by camper on a trip of months or even years, stories of passion, love, fear, study and comparison are almost always hidden. It is not just a matter of turning the key: before and after that gesture there may, in fact, be a whole book of stories and vicissitudes. Here are five selected for you.
1) EXPERIENCE THE ALPS IN VAN Y CAMPER
The first book will allow you to organize a motorhome and van trips in the Alps, among the most beautiful places in the world to travel with a four-wheeler. The guide was written by Fabrizio Bruno, professional tourist leader and author of numerous books dedicated to road travel (mainly by motorcycle, but not alone). Among the titles published with Edizioni del Capricorno are “Sulle Alpi on a motorcycle”, “On a motorcycle through the most beautiful roads in Piedmont” and “On a motorcycle in Tuscany”. Fabrizio Bruno’s website with his travel, diaries, photo gallery and there are many other interesting content www.fabriziobruno.it .
2) SENTIMENTAL GUIDE FOR CAMPERISTS
If you want to start discovering this world not with a guide but with a real novel, then I advise you to read Sentimental guide for campers by Erica Barbiani, published in the Stile Libero Big section of the Einaudi publishing house and available in both print and epub formats. The story tells the exploits of Giuliano, who after being abandoned by his wife decides to undertake an unlikely group trip in a caravan with their children. Outcome? An unusual and unconventional adventure., which will take the group through all the colors, with an ending… surprising!
3) ME, ME AND THE GREAT NORTH
The third book on motorhomes was written by Elia Bertozzi, 34, a computer technician with a passion for van travel. With his Westfalia James Cook, this boy and father of a beautiful girl has more than once been beyond the Arctic Circle, braving the cold and frost of Lapland. In the seventeen stories in the book, enriched with wonderful photographic shots, the protagonist has related the sensations and felt reflexes. I suggest you first visit the Elia’s Facebook Page and take a look at the book Me, me and the great north in the store section.
4) VANFAMILY ON THE ROAD: PRACTICAL MANUAL
Another book that I would like to point out to those who want to organize a road trip is that of Andrea Arquà, from the collective project Van Family on The Road. The practical manual of this family explains in detail how it was organized the ambitious trip to the states aboard the Westfalia “Ronzinante” van, recently sold to another owner. In addition to the preparation history, the manual provides some suggestions on feeding, refueling, filling the gas cylinders, and everything you need to know to to carry out such a feat. In Andrea’s blog You will find references to this book and another good book always written in his own hand about a trip to South America when he was young.
5) VAN LIFE: YOUR HOME ON THE ROAD
And we conclude this roundup of motorhome travel books with the title of a character who ushered in the era of van life, or so is rumored on the web. His name is Foster Huntington and the book is titled, with a very prosaic catchphrase, “Van Life: your home on the road”. It is the story of the artist, former employee of a large fashion house and former “normal citizen” of New York, who one day decides to give up everything and get into a small van to explore a piece of the world. Today Foster lives in the woods in his treehouse, but his text remains one a milestone for a generation and a phenomenon Still in progress.