tent camping in Europe

Author’s Campsite

Camping in Europe

400 maps and detailed directions assist drivers on how to drive to campgrounds and major sights in 26 countries.

Car camping is for travelers who want to:

  • Travel inexpensively
  • Go to out of the way places
  • Share everyday experiences with the locals
  • Have the freedom to go where they want

Sample of Camping Tips

Camping Equipment Suggestions

  • Tent with rainfly
  • 8 inch strong aluminum tent stakes and plastic hammer
  • Self-inflating mattress per person
  • Small compressible pillows
  • Sleeping bag per person
  • Small standing chairs that fold up and or/collapsible ground chairs
  • Camp stove Roll-A-Table (European campgrounds don’t provide campsite tables)
  • MSR Superfly Canister Stove & Wind Shield (Author Note: This stove fits on the fuel sold in Europe)

Cooking Equipment Suggestions

cooking light and easy at campground in Europe
  • 8” sauté pan with lid
  • 1 ½ quart pot with lid
  • Thermos coffee/tea mugs and coffee filter holder
  • A slotted spoon and an unslotted cooking spoon
  • A metal spatula and a rubber spatula
  • Can opener and vegetable peeler
  • Quality 8” and 4” knives
  • 1 or 2 plastic 2-3 quart bowls
  • 1 or 2 pie tins for prepped food
  • Cutting board
  • Sponge and dish drying towels
  • Plastic shower bag for handy warm water at campsite (store on backseat shelf to warm water while driving)
  • Plastic plates and cups
  • Silverware



  • “This is the Holy Grail of camping guides. The campgrounds selected were the best.”  ~Verified Amazon purchaser

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  • “Gives you all the insider tips you need to travel Europe on a budget. I loved it!” ~Verified Amazon purchaser

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  • “Mickelsen’s Camping Europe is an impressive and user-friendly travel guide. Ideal for car-campers, this affordable and informative compendium offers a wealth of tips and techniques for traveling inexpensively. It leaves no region out. Highly recommended to travelers seeking a unique experience and to community library shelves alike.” ~Midwest Book Review

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  • “Mickelsen’s love for exploring the unknown is infectious, and anyone who reads this book will be tempted to follow in her car-tracks. Highly recommended for all public libraries.” ~Library Journal

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  • “Mickelsen has a lovely spirit about her and it shines throughout the book. The best guide to Europe..It’s the Holy Grail.” ~Verified Amazon purchaser

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