June 10th, 2013
If you haven’t been on holiday in a motorhome before then it is something I would most certainly recommend it. Until last weekend, I hadn’t ever been away in one. My good friend, Alex just bought a brand new Rapido motorhome and asked us to go away with him for a long weekend to try it out. We were delighted to be asked and gratefully accepted the invitation and can honestly say we had the time of our lives. So much so, that I am even considering a motorhome for myself.
If I was buying a motorhome I know I would be biased already. Having done some research online for something within my requirements and price range Rapido motorhomes seem to tick all of the boxes. Obviously having stayed in one I got to experience it first hand and if I like what I saw then why would I risk buying something that turned out not to be what I hoped it would?
I did some research at http://www.rapidomotorhome.co.uk and found a few models that I liked, most of the all the big A class model, they look like a coach.
I love the idea because it allows you the freedom to get home from a hard weeks work on a Friday and mess off for the weekend without a thought. My friends plan to spend every other weekend travelling throughout the UK and exploring what our beautiful country has to offer them. When we get ours too we will be joining them on our adventures, and don’t worry, I will be sure to let you know how we get on here on the blog!
June 5th, 2013
I know what you are thinking, and I can assure you, there is a difference. Wild camping is more about getting out in to forests and wooded areas rather than dedicated campsites. It is something that backpackers would probably do a lot more than traditional campers. But I have to say, I have had the most fun wild camping. It is great because you are left to your own devices and you can really find some great spots. I went travelling in Thailand, and we found this beautiful spot in the middle of nowhere next to natural pool of water. I am sure you can imagine how wonderful it was.
So, there are a few things you need to know before you set out on your wild camping adventures:
Unfortunately most land is occupied by someone somewhere.If you set up a camp in a forest owned by a farmer, he might not be to pleased. The right way to do it is to find out before visiting if it is owned and then ask permission to camp there.
Don’t make camp fires
In tropical places and dry countries like Australia many fires are started that rip out of control and are potentially deadly to the inhabitants due to careless travellers. It is so important that you find an alternative way of cooking, try taking a small camping stove with you for the ride.
Clear up behind yourself
If you leave litter behind you not only spoil the natural beauty of your surroundings but you also potentially endanger the local wildlife. Remember, this is their world you’re in now and it is not fair for you to spoil it for them.
One of the biggest problems with wild camping is cleanliness. Being dirty can lead to disease and infection depending upon where you are in the world. You can buy travel cleaning kits that are small enough to fit in your pocket if necessary. Animals and insects will also be more attracted to a smelly human!
Wild camping is great fun but as I have explained there are a few things that you need to take in to consideration. If you don’t have a camping stove take a look at http://www.campingstovehq.com where you will find a big list of all the best stoves for your journeys.
Unitl next time, happy camping!
June 3rd, 2013
If I could have a pound for each and every time someone asked me “what is glamping?” I would most certainly be pretty darn rich. So, I thought this would be a good topic to write about.
What is “Glamping”?
The word “Glamping” is a slang word that derived from combining the words “glamorous camping”. So what is it – glamping is camping for people don’t like to rough it. Glamping is camping but with all of the modern facilities of a hotel or house. Glamping is getting more and more popular across the world and “glampsites” have started popping up everywhere.
What is a “Glampsite”?
A glampsite is a campsite that caters for glampers – makes sense doesn’t it! You won’t find traditional tents on these sites, more along the lines of lodges and semi permanent teepees. You will normally get cookers, toilets and showers in these glamping venues and of course, mains electricity.
Are you are “Glamper”?
Could you see yourself kicking it back at a swanky glampsite in your wood lodge on the veranda with a glass of champagne? The whole concept of glamping has infuriated some traditional campers who cannot understand why someone would want to spoil the best part about camping, and that is getting out in to the open and leaving everyday existence behind.
Where do you stand? Do you think glamping is all it is hyped up to be? Do you stand with the traditional campers? Or are you a seasoned glamper who loves every minute of it? Either way, I love to hear what my readers have to say so please do not hesitate to leave a comment below.