Camping is a great cheap holiday – but you do need certain equipment and knowledge! Wherever you are planning to go camping, use your language skills to check you have everything you need.
Here’s a handy list of advice for campers – especially useful if you’re going camping in America. More tips for first time campers in the States are here. Do you know what PB&J sandwiches are? Peanut butter and jelly – and jelly is what Americans call jam! If you want to avoid disaster (I expect you do!), this article addresses ten common mistakes first time campers often make!
You’ll need a destination! The Guardian has a list of the best beach campsites in the world, Bustle has a list of 25 campsites they want to go to, and Budget Traveller has a list of 27 spectacular campsites! I’d recommend camping in Scotland – you need to make sure you are prepared for all weathers – but the scenery is beautiful, the local people very hospitable, and there are no grizzly bears! Visit Scotland – the official tourist site – introduces camping in Scotland, and Scottish Camping has a directory of campsites. One of the many wonderful things about Scotland is that you are legally allowed to wild camp – to camp in a wild place, not only in campsites! You need to be aware of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code – check it out here, and when you’re ready to choose a destination, James Carron suggests his perfect places.