Luxury Holidays With a Twist: Amazing Reasons Why You Need to Go Glamping

Glamping, or luxury camping, is one of those things that you must try. It should be on everyone’s bucket list. Glamping is one of the most popular ways to spend a holiday. In the last few years, everyone wants to rough it in a luxury glamping destination. Gone are the days of super expensive package deals and long, drawn out flights. Now, it’s all about getting back in touch with nature and spending some quality time glamping. From pods to yurts, glamping has become insanely popular. The comfortable bedding and amazing amenities is all part and parcel of glamping. It’s camping with a luxurious edge.

Are you convinced yet? You should be.

There are some amazing reasons why you need to go glamping this year.

Reason 1: Glamping is Luxurious!

Glamping is not about pitching a tent in the middle of nowhere. On the contrary, the little huts and yurts are already pitched and complete with everything that you need. So, all you need is your suitcase, and away you go! Glamping is all about luxury. It is posh camping after all! Places like Eden Leisure Village have spas, saunas and activities on the site. It’s not about getting down and dirty in the mud. It’s about having a pleasurable holiday experience.

Reason 2: Destination, Anywhere

Glamping is not confined to the UK. On the contrary, luxury camping or ‘posh camping’ is becoming popular all over. Europe has some amazing destinations. From the shores of the UK to Italy and beyond, you are actually spoilt for choice. Many people are heading to Spain for a luxury camping trip. The weather, combined with the wild nature of glamping is why it’s so popular. While you can’t guarantee the weather in the UK, you can on the continent. So, you don’t have to worry about a soggy tent.

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Reason 3: Relax

Relaxation is a must on any holiday. But, glamping allows you to do this in a more in-depth way. Glamping and relaxation go hand in hand. The outdoors nature of the yurt or hut means that you are soaking up the sounds of the woodlands or campsite. It’s all about being at one with nature and taking in your incredible surroundings. We can guarantee that you will sleep with ease. What’s better than that?

Reason 4: It’s a Cheap Way to Holiday

Let’s face it, holidays can be expensive. One of the biggest reasons why so many people go glamping is because it’s affordable luxury. Okay, so you don’t have all-inclusive facilities. But, it’s a fun and exciting way to take a holiday of a lifetime without having to resort to credit cards. Glamping holidays are relatively inexpensive when you choose to stay in the UK. But, if you do opt to go abroad, budget airlines can get you to your destination without having to spend a fortune.

Reason 5: A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

Everyone wants to unleash their inner explorer. After all, this once in a lifetime kind of holiday is not to be missed. Even if you do it once, you are sure to love the beautiful, yet basic, nature of glamping. What are you waiting for? Get back into the wild!

Unleash your wild side and go glamping this year. You’d be foolish not to!

Camping is Back: Amazing European Camping Destinations

Thanks to the resurgence in glamping, more people are indulging in camping holidays than ever before. This is great news for intrepid explorers who want to get back to basics, with just a sheet of canvas protecting them from the elements.  Camping is a great way to be at one with nature. Camping in the UK can be somewhat problematic. After all, the rainy season never truly ends. But, if you want to guarantee sunshine and good times, camping in mainland Europe is an excellent way to explore the rest of the world.

There are some fabulous locations within Europe that is solely aimed at the camping market. Let’s take a look at the top five.

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1.    Austria

Camping in Austria is a great way to explore this beautiful country. Rolling hills, lush forestation and blue skies make for the perfect getaway. What’s more, you can drive from the UK to Austria with relative ease. It may be cost-efficient to fly, but do be aware of the weight restrictions when you go. Austria is a great place to camp. With pretty lakes and an abundance of wildlife, it makes for an exciting journey into the great outdoors. Pretty and picturesque, what could be better than waking up in Austria?

2.    Belgium

Belgium is a firm favourite with many travellers. Camping in the Belgian countryside means you are only a short detour away from Brussels. This provides many with a heady contrast. The gorgeous countryside is not far away from the thriving city scene. You can combine your love of city and country within one foul swoop. Belgium is home to some of the most perfect riverside locations. Set up camp beside the river and explore the opportunities around you.

3.    Italy

Italy has an abundance of campsites within its area. The most popular place to camp within Italy is near Naples. With campsites in the Alps or Vineyards you certainly get a lot of choices. With these campsites, you have everything that you need on site. So, you don’t need to cart your diesel generators with you. The lush Italian countryside is only a short hop into the major cities. Rome and Pisa are only a short distance from the country. Use your campsite as a base to exploring this phenomenal historical country. With arts, history and amazing food in large quantities, you will be truly spoilt for choice.

4.    Jersey

Jersey appears to be a forgotten gem with many. But, this delightful mix of Anglo-French is the perfect place to holiday. Camping in Jersey is wildly popular. With many dedicated campsites littering the country, you are spoilt for choice. This small island is made up of gorgeous beaches for you to explore.  The charming countryside is ideal for hiking and pony-trekking. But, the beaches are divine, and an absolute must if you don’t want to do anything at all.

5.    Slovenia

With Lake Bled and the Alpine landscape, what is not to love about Slovenia? With a heavy German influence, it’s a great place to visit. There is a wealth of historical places of interest. The climate is moderate and warm, especially during the summer. Plus, you can hit the beach while you’re there too.

The UK’s Best Caravan & Camping Destinations For Summer 2014

The great British summer holiday has been in decline since the early 1990’s, probably due to the reductions in price within the international travel industry. In the past, a week in Spain would have cost you somewhere in the region of £500 each, but these days, you can book last minute for less than £100 in some circumstances. This is a real shame, as it means UK holiday parks just can’t compete. Even so, many people have realised that traveling abroad every year isn’t all that, and so we’re expecting to see a resurgence in traditional caravan and camping holidays during the summer months of 2014. Indeed, a wealth of mainstream holiday parks are already reporting an increase in advance bookings.

With all this in mind, today we’re going to look at some of the most desirable and authentic locations you might like to consider if following suit sounds appealing. At the end of the day, I’ll bet you spent the majority of your holidays like this when you were younger, so why not let your own kids experience the same thing.

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Skegness

I don’t know whether or not my father had a financial interest in the Skegness economy or not when I was a child, but we seemed to spend a considerable amount of time there during the annual six week school break. Still, it’s a brilliant place for this kind of holiday, and I can Peacehaven Caravan Park, as advertised on www.eastcoastcaravans.co.uk. Skegness really is the ideal place for relaxing, enjoying barbecues and getting away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

North Wales

You’ve probably visited many areas of north Wales during your lifetime, so you should remember just how beautifully tranquil this location can be. If you really want the family to experience something special, heading across the Menai suspension bridge to Anglesea is guaranteed to provide you with all the excitement you could ever need. This small island is surrounded by stunning beaches and some of the most intriguing caves to be found anywhere in the UK.

Shropshire

For anyone who doesn’t fancy heading towards a beach but who would still like that authentic camping experience, there are some fantastic holiday parks in Shropshire. Deciding to visit this county is favourable because its almost smack-bang in the middle of the country, so it’s not far to travel from pretty much anywhere. Shropshire contains lots of untouched countryside, but it’s not as deserted as some locations just across the border in Wales. So, it’s perfect for relaxing, but you’ll still find a few good pubs for the evening time.

Cornwall

Lastly, we have Cornwall. While this is a very long drive for anyone who lives north of London, it’s by far the best location in the UK for beaches and hot weather. You could also book your holiday around one of the many surfing competitions or festivals that happen here, as this might provide you with some extra excitement, and the kids will love it.

So, after reading about some of the best caravan and camping destinations in the UK for the summer 2014 season, I seriously hope you’ll avoid buying airline tickets and keep your feet firmly on the ground this year.

Have fun!