The typical image of a green holiday might be something which doesn’t sound like a lot of fun to you. Do you imagine it as meaning that you need to eat raw carrots and use a compost toilet?
The truth is that you don’t need to go to these lengths to enjoy a great holiday which is environmentally friendly. A camping trip is a wonderful way of enjoying an unforgettable time abroad without having a huge carbon footprint attached to it. The following tips will help you make the right decisions.
Choose the Right Destination
Going camping is a green way of taking a holiday but it loses some of its environmentally friendly nature if you fly halfway around the world to do it. This is why many UK residents choose to go camping in France. It is easy to get there and you won’t feel bad about the amount of fuel it has taken to get you there. Just as importantly, it is a fantastic setting for some family adventures.
Get Out and About
One of the big temptations in a traditional holiday in a hotel is that of staying indoors too long and not seeing enough of the local attractions. This isn’t usually a problem on a camping holiday and you should seize the chance to get out and about. The best French camping sites are ideally located for families who want to pass some time walking or cycling. These are healthy, environmentally friendly activities which can make for an unforgettable time abroad. The Eurocamp website is a good example of a place where you can find all of the information you need about the campsites you are interested in. You will probably want to see what kinds of walking trails and cycle tracks are near the site if you are feeling active and adventurous.
Eat Local Produce
This isn’t going to be much of a problem in France but it is still worth mentioning. One of the big problems we come across these days is that of food which has travelled hundreds or thousands of miles to end up on our plates. When you go on holiday it is a good chance to eat more locally produced food and where better to do this than in France? One of the best things about a camping trip in this country is that it opens up a whole world of possibilities for your holiday food. For example, you could take some picnics out to the countryside some days, eat in local cafes or stay in the campsite to eat together. There are plenty of great French foods for you to try and you will find that this is a cheaper approach than staying in a hotel and eating every single meal in a restaurant.
This post is published in association with www.eurocamp.co.uk, the eco-friendly camping holiday and family European holiday specialist.