There’s something a little romantic about spending time outdoors, but sadly some people are put off by the thought of getting mucky. Camping is what you make it, and I like to add a few unique touches to make it a truly memorable experience. If you’re new to camping, why not try ‘glamping’ to ease you in. To feel just at home, read my top tips on how to camp in luxury.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Pack pillows, duvets, cushions and blankets to make your tent a home. Having a stylish throw around the campfire or in the tent makes all the difference if you get a bit chilly
Instead of a thin roll mat, bring an inflatable mattress so that you have sweet dreams in softer surroundings (just don’t forget to bring the right pump!)
Take a telescope for stargazing – part of the romance of camping is being able to see the stars! Pack a star chart or use an astrology app to help you spot them and have fun at the same time
Make camping a pyjama party and pack more than the necessities. Little extras like cosy socks, an eye mask and comfy nightwear will ensure you feel snug as a bug in your tent
Think portaloos are too grim to bear? I always pack some handy wet wipes to take to the loo, or even for sticky hands and spilt drinks. I recommend Halo moistened toilet tissue and antibacterial multi-surface wipes because they come in handy small sized packs that I can fit them in my anorak pocket
If there’s somewhere you can hang it, a hammock can turn a gap between a couple trees into a perfect cuddle and nap spot
Ever tried snuggling up with a good book in the middle of the woods? Nothing beats it! Top tip – don’t read too many thrillers. You are in the woods!
I always try to sneak in a romantic culinary treat or two. A bottle of champagne, some fine chocolates or a thermos of espresso always adds a bit of luxury to a camping trip
Decorating your tent can really make it stand out and look extra cute in your Instagram pictures. A string of small, fun-shaped lanterns, some bunting and a flag are cheap ways to make your campsite chic and help you add a special touch
S’mores always remind me of sitting round a fire as a child. Why not pack a surprise for your camp mates and bring marshmallows, chocolate and biscuits to make s’mores and enjoy the fire?