As a child I always liked going camping, I loved the thrill of waking up outdoors. I've not been camping for what seems like an eternity and when I suggested the idea to my wife it was instantly shot down, as it's her idea of holiday hell... nowhere to plug in her hair straighteners and a lack of shower facilities were among her concerns.
However I managed to negotiate a compromise when I discovered Glamping pods. It's like camping but with more mod-cons and a more secure structure that wouldn't be effected by bad weather. After a lot of research we decided which sites we liked the most and booked our favourite which was Falcon Forest Glamping situated between Whitby & Scarborough.
With a car loaded full of everything imaginable myself, my wife and our dog Molly headed north towards Scarborough. This was our first time to this part of Yorkshire and we spent hours in Scarborough walking along the seafront, sitting on the harbour, eating fish & chips and lots of ice-creams.
We then headed to our base for the trip, ideally located between Scarborough & Whitby, once on site we immediately noticed the sea view and how spacious the pods were. Plenty of space for 2 adults and a Dalmatian.
Once unpacked we headed to Robin Hood's Bay which is about 4 miles away, and walked down into the village which included one of the steepest hills I've ever seen. It was a killer coming back up, but spurred on by the prospect of a well deserved pint at the top we managed to get back to the top of the hill.
The following day we travelled all over Whitby, up and down just about every hill that it had to offer. But with perfect weather and regular ice-cream breaks we had an amazing time exploring and taking lots of pictures.
Overall the Glamping was a success and my wife has already spoken about going again. Maybe one day I'll persuade her to go camping.... but I wouldn't count on it!