For the early quarter of this year, my aunt from Hong Kong took a sabbatical and spent time with us here in California! Staying at my parent’s house, she seized every opportunity to explore Los Angeles before taking little trips to Palm Springs, San Diego, Seattle, and more.
Although I had gone camping a few times in the national parks in Northern California with my cousin who lives in San Francisco, neither my mom nor my aunt had ever been before. Since they weren’t too keen on backpacking and camping without a hot shower every day, we started to look around for other options.
Luckily, we stumbled upon Autocamp, a company that provides custom Airstreams and campsites that are set-up with full-sized beds, convection ovens, fire pits, a full bathroom, and more! They have sites at Russian River and Santa Barbara also, but we stuck with Yosemite so that we can see the incredible mountains and visit the historic gold mining towns around the area.
Staying for three nights, we spent the days in Yosemite National Park, stopping by the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, hiking to Vernal Falls, stopping by Bridalveil Fall, and walking through the Mariposa Grove to see the giant sequoias. These sites were about an hour away from the Autocamp site; however, the drive was almost part of the exploration experience since the views were gorgeous and moving.
If you’re ever looking for a perfect balance of convenience and camping, then this is most definitely it. It is a great place for both young kids and older folks – I am pretty sure I will be back with more family soon! Be sure to check them out at autocamp.com.