Why leasing a minibus can be a great move for a family road trip
- Mums Tips
- Travel with kids
- Published on Friday, 30 June 2023 12:45
- Last Updated on 30 June 2023
- Monica Costa
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Picture this: you, your family, a map (or a sat-nav, if you’re a modern explorer), a cooler full of snacks, and the open road stretching out in front of you all. Now imagine enjoying it all safely within the cosy confines of a magnificent minibus!
It’s irrefutable that the family road trip is as popular as ever, with many destinations out there begging to be fully explored and enjoyed. Still, the journey is just as important as the destination, and the minibus can elevate each adventure for you and your whole family.
How do these vehicles build on these experiences? Do they really appeal to the whole family? Find out why they’re such a great addition to your family road trip below!
A Spacious Solution for Squabble-Free Travel
There’s no denying that space, or a lack thereof, is a frequent catalyst for car journey conflicts. With a backseat full of kids, luggage, and more snacks than a cinema concession stand, every square inch becomes precious.
Leasing a minibus offers the solution. Its spacious interior acts as a remedy for ‘elbow-touching-my-side’ squabbles, transforming your vehicle from a cramped prison into a roomy, rolling retreat. Everybody will have their personal space (of which is very important in all situations), and no mean tensions will arise.
Minibuses also have lots of legroom and standing-up space too. So, there won’t be any disputes about people needing to put their seats further forward, either. Avoiding these types of arguments can seem like a small thing, but bickering can build up and ultimately cast a cloud over a family road trip. The minibus mitigates these pointless confrontations very well indeed.
Drive in the Lap of Luxury
Long gone are the days when comfort was an afterthought in travel. Today, comfort is king, and the age-old question of “are we there yet?” from the kids will be nought but a memory with a minibus. That’s because, on the minibus, they likely won’t care one way or the other – they’ll be too busy enjoying themselves.
Minibuses can also sometimes have Wi-Fi and various forms of ‘onboard entertainment’ such as TVs and speakers for music. So, every passenger can have their own little bubble for enjoying whatever they like, and they can do it all without getting on each other’s nerves.
Everyone can use minibuses. There are no exceptions, and they’re wonderful for personal and professional use.
Take FlexiLite, for example. It’s a highly popular lightweight minibus that can be driven by anyone with a standard car licence and is also particularly popular in the education sector. Some models are wheelchair accessible, too, ensuring everyone can enjoy these vehicles’ full range of perks. Take a look at the Minibus Centre – you’ll find a range of minibus models for you to choose from today. If they’re good enough for businesses and academic institutions, they’re also good enough for your family! Nobody gets left out.
A Clear View of the Savings
Most people are trying to save a bit of money today. Leasing a minibus can provide more than just comfort and space – it can also lighten the load on your wallet.
When you factor in the costs of multiple cars, fuel, maintenance, and parking fees, a minibus lease emerges as the fiscally savvy option. The driver’s seat isn’t just a place of command; it’s your throne atop a realm of savings. Plus, the higher seating position also gives you a clear view of the road and its potential hazards. It’s like getting an upgrade to first-class… on the highway!
Sadly, many drivers are turning in their vehicles, mostly to save money during tougher economic times. So, try not to see leasing a minibus as a compromise. Today, it can be something of a necessity, and it’s one that can lead you and your family to more wonderful road trip experiences.
Doing Our Bit for Mother Earth
“But what about the carbon footprint?” you ponder, with your eco-conscious hat on. Well, here’s some good news. If you lease a minibus for your family road trip, you’re potentially removing several cars from the road, depending on how many family members might join you.
This means fewer exhaust fumes polluting our beautiful planet. You’re not just a family on holiday; you’re a lean, green, earth-loving machine! Every little helps when it comes to preserving our planet for future generations. It’s a perfect opportunity to instil these values in your kids (and any ignorant adult family members), setting a perfect example for a greener lifestyle during your travels.
As we draw to a close on this voyage of discovery, it’s clear that leasing a minibus for your family travels is more than just a practical solution. It’s an adventure-enhancer, a space-maker, a peacekeeper, and even an eco-warrior. So why not give it a spin on your next family expedition? After all, with minibus leasing, the family that travels together has more space for laughter, more comfort for relaxation, and more memories to cherish. Get on board and enjoy the ride!
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums