🏕 CAMPING & BACKPACKING GUIDES
Over the past 3 years I’ve done several camper and camping trips. From cruising through the fjords in Norway to exploring South Africa and its fabulous wines. I even traveled around Iceland in a camper no less than 3 times! There’s something so liberating about being out on the road and you don’t need to worry about booking a hotel for the next nights.
Camping is one of my favorite activities and with me it’s usually part of a good road trip. Wether you love car camping, traveling with a camper or you’re going backpacking, you’ll find plenty of tips, tricks and guides within this section of my blog!
I highly recommend you to get a travel insurance before any trip cause the risks are never worth the costs. If you’re going on a more adventurous trip you can always get yourself injured! So far I have sprained my ankle in Jordan, got food poisoning in India, turned snow blind in the Dolomites and have fallen multiple times during many hikes. It’s always best to be safe than sorry in such cases and with a good travel insurance you don’t have to worry about medical bills piling up.
I personally love World Nomads, their prices are affordable, their coverage is great, and they also offer 24/7 on-call customer service! When I got super sick in India they even covered an extra night for me at the hotel that I was staying it and rearranged my flight home at no extra cost!
CAMPING MUST HAVES
- Packing cubes – I can’t emphasize this enough! Packing cubes are an absolute lifesaver when it comes to keeping all of your stuff organized.
- Dry Shampoo – Dry shampoo is my very best friend on a camper trip.
- CC cream – I never really like to put on foundation, especially not if I am being very active outdoors. Instead I go for a the Erborian CC cream. It makes my skin look glowy and covers up most of the redness and spots.
- Portable battery – One the most important ways to stay safe is to stay connected.
- Head Lamp – Wether you’re going on a night hike or you need to find your way across a dark camping site a head lamp will come a long way!
- Emergency Kit – A compact First Aid kit has all of the necessities if you would get hurt on your trip.
- Menstrual Cup – Even when you don’t need to get your period bring it.
- Bug Repellant – I always, always bring a bottle of DEET with me! Christof is incredibly allergic to insect bites so I really don’t want to take any chances.
- Washing Cloth – Perfect to freshen up inside of your camper.
- Soap Bar – A camper usually comes with a small sink. To freshen up simply take your washing cloth and soap bar and you’re good to go. A soap bar also takes up way less space in your luggage and it’s better for the environment. as well!
- Water purification – In some waters you can’t just refill your water bottles with tap water. And I can tell you you don’t want to get sick from drinking bad water. I’ve been there and it’s no joke. Travel water purification tablets make contaminated water bacteriologically suitable to drink within 35 minutes! Just throw in a tablet, wait 35 minutes and your water is good and safe to drink!
- Dryer sheets – Nope, you won’t use these to do your actual laundry but instead you can stuff them in between your sheet and they’ll make your camper smell fresh at all times.
- String Lights – These are a nice and fun way to make your camper look more cosy during your trip and a great extra light source for the darker hours of the day.