Whether you want to travel the world or just squeeze in a weekend getaway to your nearest National Park, in our books, camping is always the answer. (Although if you’re really stuck in the city, you can still find a way to enjoy the (urban) great outdoors.) But let’s be honest: you need to get away somewhere where you can really get good and dirty before you use all of those adorable travel toiletries. And that means camping.
You can go about camping the traditional, thrifty way, or if you’re feeling more fancy, you can go the trendy glamping route. Although if you’ve got that kind of money, you might as well treat yourself to an all-out getaway — (didn’t anyone get the memo that camping isn’t supposed to be glamorous)?
Whatever you’ve got in mind, we’ve rounded up a selection of the world’s most beautiful camping spots to get you started with your planning, whether it’s for a real vacation or just a wanderlust daydream. So get ready, and go buy yourself some summery denim shorts, because vacation time is here.
Yosemite National Park, California
Ninety-five percent of Yosemite National Park is designated wilderness, which means no cars, no buildings, and no electricity. Sleep under the stars and hike up to Glacier Point for a view of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, and Yosemite Falls. Make sure you store your food properly though — black bears are common!