The world has changed, it is not news to us that globalization is part of our lives. Comparing today with the days on the 80's and 90's, many aspects have become different from what we were used to. Clothing, technology, food, everything on our day to day lives have changed but what many writers and journalists don't mention is our state of mind. The environmental issues, the work and life balance, relationship with family, all these factors shifted along during the 00's causing many cultural changes. A clear example is how for almost 10 years, skinny jeans became a source a so called indie-cool movement even though they look ridiculous. The bottom line is that perception has changed. In this article an element of family culture will be explained and analysed trying to find the reason why caravans became cool.
Recent tabloids shot millionaire celebrities celebrating their freedom from the spot lights on caravans trips around Europe. It is crystal clear that their pay allow them to afford round-trip flights and 5 star hotels for a 2 week family break therefore it is intriguing to know that they are driving along the thin roads of Europe on 20X20 mobile boxes. The answer may be the outdoors culture that took over the US. Obama signed the outdoors bill last month and a lot more people are involved in outdoor activities than previous decades. The fresh air, adventure adrenaline rush became part of the lives of many Americans are did not spread differently to the Hollywood people. Matthew McConaughey and Kate Moss are part of the group.
Furthermore, caravans yet very common in the British way of life, were source of enjoyment and freedom to the working class families trying to find meaning on the beaches of Blackpool. This was the stereotype that prevailed for decades however, things changed. The working class has plans on the beaches of Southern Spain while the trendy middle-class British youngsters in which are glamorized by the media adopted caravans as their homes for the summer. The huge festival culture around the UK cannot be experienced without the mobile comfort homes all spread around the greenish fields of Caravan parks in Wales , Scotland and England, waiting for the right moment to move along and attempt free entries on music festivals in which will make them look so extremely cool.
Lastly, it is vital to point out that normal, conventional families are still very fond of caravans. Caravan parks are increasing in the UK, Australia and the US. The most obvious point in which make caravans cool are the disregard with superficial luxuries and the embellishment of comfort. There is nothing more conventional than no early check inns, flight delays, baggage loss and bad bad microwaved food. Comfort comes first place.