If you were given the choice of anywhere in the world to pitch your tent, where would it be?
You could choose a beach campsite where you can fall asleep with the sound of the ocean lapping on the shore or watch a magnificent sunset over craggy mountains.
Wherever you decide to camp, you’ll need the right kit to be comfortable in all camping terrains. The best way to do this is to check out the reviews of tents and camp gear so that you have a good idea what you are buying. Read the details of how the tent is constructed, additional features, and value for money. There’s nothing worse than getting to your destination and realizing you don’t have every thing you need for an unforgettably epic trip!
If you are planning on piling all your gear into your car and heading off on a road trip of a lifetime, you need to put some awesome campsites into the itinerary. Here are some top contenders.
The French Alps
Every serious camper has spent time in the magnificent French Alps. In the summer months, the skiers are replaced by hikers and campers. You can’t go wrong with the combination of fresh alpine air and quaint villages. During the day, you can explore the rolling hills and plunging valleys and gaze up at the glittering sky at night. It’s a treat for the mind, body and soul.
It’s not all about the mountains. You can’t miss the wonderful rivers and lakes in the French Alps. Pitch your tent near Lake Geneva or the famous lake at Annecy, where you can indulge in some sailing, rafting or swimming.
Acadia National Park, Maine, USA
The USA takes camping to a whole new level.
Maine has been dubbed the Pine Tree State because it is home to 17 million acres of forest. Add to this the 6,000 lakes and ponds and 32,000 miles of rivers and streams and you have the best place to camp on the planet!
This is a nature lovers’ paradise! Take a dawn hike to the top of Cadillac Mountain where you can be the first person in the U.S. to see the sunrise that morning. It’s an unmissable experience!
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Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK
This destination is for the hardy camper because there is no guarantee of good weather. However, those that take the gamble are rewarded by one of the most amazing camping experiences you can get.
On the Isle of Arran, you will find solitude and adventure on a tiny island that is a mere 56 miles in circumference. You could drive all the way around it in half an hour. The magnificent scenery, clear mountain air and unique wildlife make it a camping experience of a lifetime.
Be diligent in packing a variety of equipment to brave the unpredictable weather.
The island is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Check out the outstanding wildlife, flora, fauna, and geology. If you prefer history, there is plenty of ancient archaeology for you to explore. You will go home refreshed and educated!
You’ve spent about three minutes reading this article, and I can’t take a minute more of your time today! Go explore this amazing world we’re lucky to have at our fingertips.