For many of us, the pandemic has made us think very carefully about travel in the future. Yes, there will still be some people who will want go on the sort of trips that they did pre-quarantine, but for others, the thought of being cooped up on a cruise ship or a plane with others just can’t be contemplated.

Camping has increased yet again in popularity and it’s hardly surprising. Travellers are no longer at the mercy of someone else’s hygiene standards. Whether its a tent, an RV or a trailer, we can simply take our temporary homes with us.

But can you really and truly get away from it all like the people in the idyllic scene above? Doesn’t camping mean staying on a campsite with lots of other people?

Luckily, no.  Thanks to a website and app called Hipcamp, which very similar to Airbnb in the way it works, campers seeking their own solitude can find landowners who offer places on their own private farms or land. (Note that this is in the USA only – to date).

Many of the camping areas available are pretty isolated and many have no – or very few – amenities. Some might have a shower and a proper loo, others will feature an outhouse and with some, you’ll need to take a spade. This can be a true back to nature experience if you wish; the amenities you’ll have in some places are the ones you take with you.

In addition to places to pitch your tent or park your van, the site also features a selection of rustic cabins, tiny houses and glamping yurts.

You could truly spend hours at the site or using the app and looking at the spectacular locations. See the video below for just one example.




JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.

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