Day Trips & Travel

Getting away from it all this summer.

If you’re looking for a way to travel that allows you to disconnect from the lightning fast pace of modern day life, this summer, then camping might be your best option.  Not only is it a cheap family trip, it’s also a great way to connect with nature and each other.

Indeed, life has become much faster in recent years with people so focused on their smartphones, tablets, computers and video games that they barely take the time to stop, unwind, and connect with each other.

Camping in the wilderness allows you to connect with your family in a novel yet natural way doing things such as building campfires together, skimming stones, and having barbecues.

That said, camping isn’t going to be for everyone as some people require a little more luxury than the great outdoors offers, but just because you’re sleeping outdoors doesn’t mean it has to be uncomfortable.  Indeed, if traditional camping isn’t for you then you could always try glamping for a more luxurious break.


Indeed, if comfort is what you’re looking for, the idea of glamping where things are set up for you in modern facilities which have utilities such as plug sockets and proper showers built in to the tent might be a great option.

Whether you’re camping at a campsite, wild camping in the wilderness or glamping in a luxurious yurt you’ll want to ensure you’re prepared for your trip; for instance, you might want to get a cool box and if you smoke consider buying e-liquid online in the UK as it can be cheaper than buying it on the road, particularly abroad.

Now, let’s take a look at some destination inspiration from around the world.

Mount Cook National Park (New Zealand)

New Zealand has incredible landscapes and Mount Cook is the country’s highest mountain in the rugged region of the South Island that makes for one of the world’s best outdoor playgrounds.  It’s also in this area that you can find the best spots for stargazing in the entire world.

Loch Lomond (Scotland)

It’s inevitable that where you find such romantic lochs and glens you can also find thwarts of tourists, but many of these tourists will be camping at one of the many campsites dotted around the area, but in Scotland, it’s legal to camp pretty much anywhere – making it a great place to try out wild camping; just be sure to refer to the Outdoor Access Code before setting out.

Asturias (Spain)

This region of Northwest Spain seems to have stood still.  The great news is that as most tourists head to Picos de Europas and the Camino de Santiago, Asturias remains relatively unspoilt with pretty villages scattered throughout lush mountains, a craggy coastline, and traditional fishing communities.

It’ll help if you speak Spanish, as unlike the South of Spain where many people speak English due to tourist demand, the North is a little more traditional as is the food.  Here, rather than calamari and patatas bravas you’ll find hearty stews.

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