Ahh the campfire. Is there anything better when you’re travelling than to pull up a comfy chair next to a crackling fire? Add to that a glass of red or a smooth port and you’ve settled in to watch nature’s television. It’s such a great way to swap stories with family or friends and for the yarns to run free. Some of the most memorable times we’ve had have been sitting around a fire and letting the conversations wander along with no one keen to leave the mesmerising fire or the good company surrounding it.
It’s also a great way to mull over the day that’s been and consider the plans going ahead, not to mention a great way to relax at the end of a busy day. If you’re lucky some campsites in caravan parks or free camps have fire pits ready to use or else taking a small brazier and heat beads is a good start and you can usually pick up small bags of firewood at petrol stations.
It’s also a good way to pick up tips from other travellers, especially if they’ve just come from where you are heading. We’ve had some handy tips on what to buy before heading into places that can prove to be expensive territory. Make sure you stock up on…..before you get there! Thank you very much. Of course there’s nothing like discovering things for yourself but any helpful advice that saves you money and extends the travel fun is worth it.
As always you need to check with local authorities if you can have a fire at certain times of the year but what a great excuse to go camping and caravanning in winter! Cold nights, campfires and good times.