Because of current travel regulations, people and countries are taking the opportunity to innovate and find new ways to escape in their own countries. Europe is leading the way when it comes to exciting campgrounds, camping options and other retreats that are suitable for families and couples. With people extremely reluctant and most still itching to get away, the continent has actually done something about it. We have compiled some of the cool, clever and exciting ways that people in Europe have decided to call the new “travel,” or vacation may be more appropriate. Do not worry, the promise of an exciting summer is certainly here!
Borgloon in Belgium has been pumping after the current pandemic. In fact, it has motivated more people to try camping. The campground offers a teardrop-shaped tent that is hung from a tree. It is an elite and artistic way of camping rather than something you can buy and put up anywhere. Usually the tents sell out every year, but this year they sold out much faster than usual. Each tent sleeps two people and has access to a bathroom and a grill. The tents were designed by Dutch artist Dre Wapenaar and have now made their way to the United States. What a fun and innovative way to vacation in your own hometown.
Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales – these are the places where you can find the newest version of luxury camping, glamping. These glamping pods vary from country to country, but all offer a different kind of unique experience. Whether they are cabins on a hill or accommodations on an organic farm, these glamping accommodations offer king-sized beds, hot tubs, and breathtaking views of nature no matter which accommodation you choose. They are a great choice any time of the year, as these cabins are designed to keep you dry even when it rains. There are different campsites to suit your needs, which means that somewhere you will have to bring your own sleeping bags, lighters and necessary equipment. However, some glamping sites will provide you with huge beds, towels, linens and barbecue facilities – sometimes even hot tubs.
Europe is opening its ski resorts for the summer – with the necessary protocols in place, of course. France, Austria and Switzerland have begun opening their high-altitude ski resorts. Of course, it’s summer and these ski resorts have snow-sure glaciers that make these activities possible. The French resort of Val d’Isere in the Alps is among the slopes on the list, as is Zell am See, located on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier in Austria. These resorts reported snowfall overnight during the closed periods, promising skiing conditions for a while. If skiing is your thing, you should book because some resorts are offering 10% off lift tickets to celebrate the reopening!