Traveling is a luxury, especially in these weird pandemic days. Sure you can go and stay at a hotel or rent an apartment if you want, but a lot of us are worried about interacting with people outside of our social bubble, so camping is sounding pretty good right about now. What’s not to like about being out in the wild, surrounded by nature and not a human in sight. Isn’t that life? And you’ve got so many beautiful and picturesque places around the world to choose from. So if you’re looking for a great spot to pitch a tent and enjoy a gorgeous sunset or sunrise over the horizon here are some of the best places to choose from.
1. Devon, England
If you know me at all you won’t be surprised by the fact that the first few places I mention are in Britain. Let’s start with Devon, England. This is a truly amazing place that doesn’t even feel like you’re in England. It’s just gorgeous nature, cliffs and hills with the sea below. The Devon coast is a perfect place to camp and watch the sunset over the coastline.
2. The Trossachs, Scotland
The Trossachs is an incredible nature reserve in Scotland and it has a whole bunch of camping spots for those wanting to pitch a tent or even stay in a caravan. The nature is absolutely mesmerizing, all those rolling hills and green meadows plus a beautiful lake, what else could you possibly want?
3. Connemara, Ireland
This isn’t the easiest and most comfortable place to camp because the wind gets pretty brutal in this part of Galway, but the views really make up for it. There are so many wonderful paths to explore and the coastline is like nothing you’ve seen before. So if you want some stunning views and aren’t scared of cold wind from the Atlantic ocean – this is the place.
4. Mount Cook, New Zealand
New Zealand is known for otherworldly nature, that’s kind of the reason why they filmed Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit here. When you see these views you start to believe that this isn’t Earth, and you’re actually in some other world, where elves and hobbits could live. The nature in New Zealand is so unique that you’re not actually allowed to camp in some spots, but The Mount Cook National Park is a great place that has many camping locations.
5. Utah, The USA
When you think of camping in the US what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For me it seems like they just can’t beat the canyons in this country, they’re just so beautiful and so mesmerizing. Utah might not sound like the most exciting place for those who are more into city life, but for nature lovers – Zion National Park in Utah is the holy grail for camping.
6. Tasmania, Australia
Australia definitely has a lot of exotic wildlife and a plethora of sights, but it’s the little island of Tasmania that we want to focus on today. The natural landscape here is absolutely mindblowing and around half of this island is dedicated to nature preserves and parks that protect this beautiful nature. Many of these places offer perfect campsites for those wishing to explore nature. There are many opportunities to pitch a tent and even quite a few places to park a camper van if that’s more your style.
If you want everything and at once this is the place to go. Patagonia is a region in South America that stretches between Chile and Argentina and divided by the Ante Mountains. This is the place that will offer you pristine nature, beautiful glaciers, snow-peaked mountains and wildlife beyond anything you could’ve seen before. It’s truly gorgeous and a great place to explore. And if you’re a newbie when it comes to camping there are eco-camping and glamping opportunities in Patagonia that will make your stay more comfortable.
8. Miyajima, Japan
Miyajima is an island in Japan that can be accessed by a boat ride from Hiroshima. It’s probably the most civilized camping opportunity out of all that we listed here. The island is absolutely astonishing in terms of nature, there are forests and beaches and plenty of deer roaming the island that are very friendly and domesticated so you can interact with them if you wish. There are cabins you can rent here, tents for rent are available too, but you can always bring your own to save some money.