FORGET the inflatable beds with obligatory slow punctures, or midnight trips to the terrifying toilet block, head to rural Suffolk to experience the kind of camping that certainly won’t leave you cold, soggy and counting down the days departure.
Now that’s what I call a tent, says Lifestyle Editor Catherine Bennion-Pedley.
THE PAD Lying in a roll-top bath with a candle flickering away, I couldn’t believe I was technically camping.
The four safari lodges at The Lost Garden Retreat in Hintlesham have plusher, more spacious bathrooms than most homes – with invigorating rain showers, too.
Each is lakeside, complete with BBQ, fire pit and wood-fired hot tub, and inside are two king-size beds, bunkbeds, a den, a leather sofa and a huge dining table.
But it doesn’t have to be this way, as I learned after spending two weeks car camping in some of New Hampshire and Maine’s most well-trod mountain and beach towns. Relieving oneself in relative comfort while traveling on a tight budget isn’t easy, but like most aspects of budget travel, it’s achievable with a little research and an intrepid mind-set. So before hitting the road, memorize these four steps for a tension-free trip to the toilet.
Consider your options
If you won’t have access to your own commode while traveling, then your shared-use venue will either be a solo bathroom or a multi-toilet bathroom that can accommodate several people at once. If you’re concerned about covid-19 transmission inside bathrooms, this could be the crucial factor to consider. Scientists have established that covid-19 spreads more effectively in indoor settings where people are congregated, especially if the room where they’re clustered has
The decision last December that ruled Denver’s urban camping ban unconstitutional has been reversed.
Denver’s urban camping ban outlaws eating, sleeping or storing belongings on public property without permission and applies to anyone using any kind of shelter — even a blanket — other than clothing. Advocates say it criminalizes being homeless, while proponents of the rules say it helps steer people into shelter and social services.
Denver voters overwhelmingly refused to repeal the ban last May in a vote 145,649 to 33,685. Still, Denver County Court Judge Johnny Barajas struck down the ban late last year under the Eighth Amendment, which prohibits “cruel and unusual punishment,” along with the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause, due process clause and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The ruling against the city’s prohibition threw the city’s rule into doubt, after a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco struck down a