The BYG Interviews Caravan Finder Host
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Whilst The BYG was at the NEC’s The Motorhome & Caravan Show, we had the fantastic opportunity and privilege to interview Graham Powell, who is the host and founder of The Caravan Finder TV show on Sky channel 212 or Freesat 401. They also have a website with lots of useful information about caravanning.
When we interviewed Mr Powell, he told us that caravan finder had been running since 2000 and had originally started as an internet channel with the view of drawing up people’s interest in caravanning and to entice more people into taking up caravanning. Graham told us that Caravan Finder made itself known to caravan dealers and manufactures and helped to promote their products which has helped Caravan Finder grow and progress to the show they have today.
As the Caravan Finder program shows Graham caravanning with his wife and children, we thought it would be fitting to ask whether his children enjoy caravan holidays, to which Graham informed us that his children adore caravanning and as a family they love visiting coastal places as his two young children love the sea.
Mr Powell also added that he believes caravanning opens many opportunities for young people, enabling them to see places that they wouldn’t normally see, he said that many families choose to holiday abroad in places like Spain and America, neglecting the beautiful locations that are more local to them. Graham also said that caravanning can be fun for young people and that most good sites have swimming pools and kids activities to ensure the young people are kept entertained. He also told us that caravanning is a good way for young people to meet new friends and spend quality time with their family.
We asked Graham where are the best places to go caravanning, to which he responded by telling us there are so many and that people do not need to travel far in order to have a good caravanning experience. He told us that the UK has many places of interest and beauty such as the Lake District, the New Forest, and Snowdonia, all of which he said he would urge people to visit.
Graham told us that unlike in years gone by when caravans were basic and unrefined modern caravans are so well equipped that caravanning can really be considered as a all year round activity and that many people now enjoy caravan holidays as late in the year as December. The one piece of advice Graham did give on the subject was that Scotland suffers from an overwhelming amount of midges at certain times of the year so he said it would be best to avoid Scotland at these times.
Graham informed us that his first caravan was an Adria Altea six-birth caravan, which he kept for six months before upgrading. He explained that he was attracted to caravanning as his parents already had a caravan and also the fact that it is a great way of exploring new places and spending quality time with friends and family.
We asked Graham what in his opinion what would young people enjoy about caravanning, to which he told us that most sites now put on a lot of activities for young people, he also mentioned how he thinks young people would enjoy the opportunity to see new places and meet new friends and spend time with their families.
He told us that he had visited many different places some of which were within the UK and Ireland and some of which were over on the continent. He also added that many campsites where very welcoming of him filming for caravan finder. Graham also said that him and his family tend to choose coastal places to stay.
We asked Graham what in his opinion was the best caravan in terms of build quality and price, to which he told us that all new caravan are made to very strict guide lines, as a result all caravans are extremely well built and have very high standards of quality as a result he said its very hard to choose between them.
Graham told us that he would tell any young person to give caravanning a go and that it would probably be a lot more fun than what most young people would be expecting.
So, The BYG group would like to put up the challenge that as many young people as possible should try and give it a go and post back your experiences and we think you may be pleasantly super-sized.
To see the interview with Graham Powell and the series that the Caravan Finder TV filmed when up the NEC, check out their website.