Camping under the stars might not be everyone’s cup of tea but for me it’s like a full frothy cappuccino, pure heaven.
In the early days, when my man and I were just a couple of DINKS (double income no kids) we got away nearly every weekend. We stayed in hotels and resorts, bed and breakfasts, studios, chalets …
Once the kids came along we scaled it down. We used a tent and eventually bought a camper trailer. It was a great set up and we enjoyed it for about seven years, going from top to bottom of Australia, camping by the sea, the mountains and along rivers.
We even camped with a Clydesdale and slept in a wagon in probably our quirkiest and most memorable outback adventure.
This was our first getaway in the camper trailer right by the ocean at Phillip Island.
Last year we upgraded to a camper van which has made life infinitely easier. No more zips and lengthy set ups. We have all we need, including comfy beds and a kitchen.
Our first trip was a mere 3000kms to the wilds of Flinders Rangers and Arkaroola. Nothing like christening in a new van gently.
So why do we love camping so much?
Life is simple and hassle free when you get back to basics.
There’s no boring jobs to be done. Once the dishes are done, the night is young.
But then again it’s perfectly acceptable to go to bed at 9pm.
You wake up to something new each day.
And food tastes so much better outside. Who says you can’t have breakfast in bed?
You need only one set of cutlery, one set of crockery and red wine, of course.
And nothing beats a blazing camp fire to warm your toes at the end of the day.
But you know what they say about campfires …
Camping gives you time to disconnect from stress and reconnect with nature.
Time to slow down and relax. And you can take your best friends.
So, until the next camping adventure just remember:
Safe traveling and wishing you all a happy and fun journey, where ever it leads you.
See you out on the tracks sometime. If not, enjoy where ever you lay your head.
“When a man is a Traveler, the world is his house and the sky is his roof, where he hangs his hat is his home, and all the people are his family” Drew Bundini Brown
This is in response to Where’s my Backpack Travel Theme: Camping