Now we are well into the twenty-first century, it seems that the ordinary all-inclusive, package holiday style break has somewhat had its day.
It now seems that people are looking to do something different and unique on their treasured time off. It seems that camping seems to offer the most diversity when it comes to providing a unique feeling to your holiday Camping Gear List
Here are some examples of what camping breaks have to offer.
Camping In Europe
Camping on the coast provides a genuinely unique experience. If you find the right campsite, in the right place, camping by the coast is worth it for one thing.
The feeling of waking up to the unique sounds of the coast – the birds and the waves crashing in. Then you get the completely unique feeling of unzipping your tent, feeling the sea breeze on your face and waking up to stunning views of the sea.
The best example of this is Treen Farm Campsite in Cornwall which was recently voted the second best coastal campsite in the UK by the Telegraph – situated three miles from Lands End it really gives a sense of being pitched at the end of the world.
Believe it or not, it is possible to find campsites in the middle of the most urban areas. For example, Crystal Palace Caravan Club Site is right in the heart of London situated south of the river near Brixton.
It welcomes tents which provides a really unique angle to both camping and a city break. Inner city campsites are not just available in London but further afield from New Zealand to the US.
It seems like an obvious relation – camping and hiking. But it really is something that you must try if you haven’t before. This style holiday is often suffixed by “I don’t think it’s my kind of thing”. But there is nothing like setting camp surrounded by the hills you are ready to tackle the following day.
Often a forgotten aspect of the music festival experience is camping. Whilst festival camping quite rightly has the reputation of a crowded, Glastonbury style mud-fest, the new family aspect to music festivals has meant there has been improvements.
It is now clearly marked on maps and signs where is best to camp for you.
The Leeds Festival offers a colour coded system so you can find which colour suits the type of Festival experience you fit with most. There is also a specific area for families which offer improved facilities.
Glamping is a new sensation and is defined by the hybrid of “Glamorous” and “Camping”. It offers all the facilities of a hotel in a camping style environment.
It is a worldwide sensation that has brought camping to a totally new market. Glamping sites, or “Glampsites” are springing up all over Europe.
The standard Brit may only think camping on the continent doesn’t extend as far as the South of France – but Europe really offers a different type of experience compared to camping in the UK.
For example, there are not many other places where you can camp at over 2,000m above sea level. This is available at the summit of Rochers-de-Naye in Switzerland where you can camp or stay in a yurt whilst taking in the stunning views.
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