Camping Holidays, Best Places to Camp, Best Camping Destinations

January 17, 2012 by  
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The modern world just doesn’t seem to stop bleeping. Be it the sound of a vehicle reversing, a message on a mobile phone or a myriad of other technological inputs that both enhance our lives and drive us ‘cuckoo’. Wouldn’t it be nice to leave most of it behind when taking a holiday? Sure it’s good to keep in touch, but it’s also important to recharge the batteries. If, as the saying goes, ‘a change is as good as a rest’ a camping holiday may be just the thing.

It’s not all about ‘Carry on Camping’ these days with gusts of wind launching tents like kites or impregnable ground snapping tent pegs like small twigs. Most modern campsites allow you to get away from it all, yet offer a degree of comfort and flexibility too.

The sheer vastness of Canada suggests an outdoor culture is popular with many of its inhabitants. This is certainly true. Torontonians like nothing more than leaving their magnificent city behind and heading ‘up country’ to the wilderness that is northern Ontario.

That said, there are many camp sites around, virtually all with electric hook-ups, connections to drinking water and access to wash rooms. With the basics in place, the Canadians can then concentrate on important matters such as kayaking, horse riding, climbing, scuba diving, sailing and windsurfing; just to name a few.

No holiday season in Britain is complete without the legions of camper vans, caravanners and other outdoor enthusiasts taking to the country’s major roads. They are easy to spot; just look for the extended driver side wing mirrors poking out like tentacles, or the inside lane of the motorway saturated with these slow-moving mechanical creatures.

Camping is big business in the UK. The sites all offer good facilities which generally include a communal pub or community room and offer campers the chance to mix if they so choose. In that great old British tradition, watch out for the mobile fish and chip wagon bringing you the ‘daddy’ of fast foods. Delicious!

Cisano Holiday Park

Cisano Holiday Park

Camping is worldwide. From the slopes of the Himalayas to the soaring cliffs of Acapulco, people just want to enjoy being in the outdoors. It’s the same in Italy; it’s not all designer hotels and family run pensions tucked away in narrow winding streets.

For example, visit Lake Garda and the San Vito/Cisano Holiday Park. It’s a Eurocamp complex with direct access to this, one of Italy’s prime waterfronts. There’s plenty to do by way of entertainment, yet you can almost hear the silence pouring from the lake at the close of day. Use it also as a spot from which to tour, or just unwind and let your mind flow like the water. Interested? Then have a quick look at one or two of the many San Vito / Cisano Holiday Park reviews that will have you scrambling for the map of northern Italy!

Italy Travel Guide, Best Italian Vacations, Top Vacation Destinations in Italy

First, the dry facts; Italy covers 116,303 square miles and has a population of almost 57,000,000. You probably already know that Rome is the capital, with a population of 2,775,000. Milan and Naples also have populations of over 1 million.

The Alps and the Apennines are two mountain chains that dominate the geography of Italy. The foothills of the Alps are where world famous lakes such as Lake Como and Lake Maggiore are located. Though the Alps run east to west across the northern part of Italy, the Apennines trace the “backbone” of the Italian peninsula.

Off the southwest coast of Italy are the principal islands of Sardinia and Sicily, home to the great volcanic Mt. Etna, which rises 10,860 feet. Additional island chains include the Tremiti Islands, the Tuscan Archipelago, and the Pontine Islands, among others.

If you go shopping in Italy, look for men’s and women’s clothing, particularly shoes, gloves, and ties. Additional specialties include lace, jewels, leather handbags and luggage, gold and silver, glass and crystal.

One of the biggest “problems” in visiting Italy is having to choose among a huge array of cultural offerings. Not only the big cities, but most provincial cities and even small towns have museums that are well worth your time. How could you go wrong in a country that produced Raffaello, Michelangelo, and Caravaggio? Read more