hey, all! I already posted in the packing section, but thought some folks in here might have some other thoughts… On our trip (May-June: England, France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy) we are trying to be as cheap, but smart as possible. We have already looked into numerous hostels in all locations, but we would totally be up for camping, too. I know at many campings they have semi-permanent tents or other structures for rents, but I also know there could be the possibility of acutally pitching a tent. This could be done at official camp sites and (as I’ve read) sometimes on private property…or in the wild of sorts, depending on the area. I am trying to figure out how feasible this is. Would you all consider taking a small tent? And- even if we don’t take a tent, i know sleep sheets are reccomended, but have any of you ever taken small, lightweight sleeping bags to camp and/or use at hostels?
Just hoping to figure out the cheapest and best way to sleep. I would prefer to not commit to ONLY hostels, but I don’t know if in May we would be able to tent-camp in France/Switzerland without needing a sleeping bag. Thanks for any words of wisdom on this one!