Hey there, fellow outdoor enthusiasts! You know, there’s a little secret among us outdoor lovers. It’s something that makes rain showers feel shorter and summers feel longer. And guess what? It kicks in instantly and is super easy to apply. Yep, you can do it too, no secret handshakes, socks in sandals, or unisex fleece sweaters required.

The secret is pretty straightforward but effective: all you need to do is step outside. That’s when you realize the rain shower has already passed, the sun is actually shining, and it’s not as cold as you thought.

It’s called the camping effect.

The more time you spend outdoors, the better the weather seems.

So, to enjoy the summer a bit longer, why not go camping? Or even better: glamping. Because let’s face it, walking around with a toilet roll is a thing of the past. And why struggle in a cramped shower stall when you can enjoy a luxurious bath in your own safari tent?

Let’s be real: by October, the summer in the Netherlands is pretty much over. But in Southern Europe, the weather is still perfect for a glamping autumn vacation. With temperatures around 20-23 degrees, it’s ideal for families with small kids and those with an active holiday agenda. Think walking, biking, and swimming. Especially swimming is great; by the end of the summer, the water is as warm as the air outside.

Another plus is that the off-season is incredibly affordable. Plus, you won’t have to deal with crowds of tourists bumping into you.

Of course, there are a few downsides:

  1. The days are pleasantly warm, but it gets quite chilly in the evenings.
  2. There’s sunshine, but you might encounter the odd rain shower.
  3. Not all shops and restaurants are open year-round.

So, here’s what you do:

  1. Pack an extra pair of warm socks for those cold nights.
  2. Plan your outings according to the weather. A rainy day is perfect for museum visits or some serious shopping.
  3. Ask the locals where they like to eat to discover the best spots and try out the local cuisine.

And if things don’t go as planned? If you end up in front of a closed museum after a two-hour drive, slip in the mud in your beige pants, or the only thing on the menu at the authentic local eatery is organ meat? Just laugh off your tears and remember: these will make for the best vacation stories later on.


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