Backyard Magic: Camp in My Garden
As a child, did you ever go "camping" in the backyard? It's not quite the same as pitching a tent in the backwoods of Yosemite, but for kids equipped only with flashlights and sleeping bags, even the most familiar backyard can resemble the deepest darkest jungle. Camp in My Garden, a UK-based website, is bringing back some of that backyard magic by getting ordinary homeowners to offer up their back gardens as campgrounds for anyone in need.
The site was founded by Victoria Webbon and launched in April 2011. Although its original purpose was to provide alternative campground options for large events and festivals in the UK, Camp in My Garden has gone global and now lists campsites in countries as diverse as Italy, New Zealand, and Thailand. Each of campground has a different character and, based on what the owners of the property provide, a different set of amenities and activities. For example, you could doze on on a tropical fruit plantation in Thailand.
Some hosts provide tents for travelers, other bring their own set up.
Other hosts prefer to offer entertainment: This individual has set up a projection screen in their backyard for under-the-stars movie nights. How cool is that?
You'll also have the opportunity to take in some amazing views, like this stunning outlook from a campsite in Bulgaria. You won't see this out of the window of your local motel!
Camp in My Garden is a real find for people looking to attend the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. You'd be hard-pressed to find traditional accommodation at this late date, but Camp in My Garden utilizes the power of social media to link up campers with Londoners. The website makes it easy to search for a campsite either by event or by location and even lists upcoming events for buy cialis quick reference, so if you're planning on spending the summertime hopping from the Olympics to music festivals to beer festivals and back again, check out Camp in My Garden. MT