Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The New Way to Vacation: Sleep in a Tent on a Farm

Living in Maine, your whole life style goes back to the roots: you heat with wood in the winter, you grow your own tomatoes, herbs and zucchini in the summer, and you buy most of your produce from the farmers market. You hike and eat lobster in the summer, and feel privileged to the tourists who come to visit for a few weeks. Well, at least in the summer. On your own vacation, if you even need any, you prefer Provence to Paris.

Staying in rural farm houses has been a trend for a long time in Europe: gites in France, agritourism in Italy, and now, it has swapped to the US. Vacation on a farm, set up in a rather luxurious tent, and pick your own vegetables for dinner and get free range eggs from the chickens you say good morning to. A not too bad idea for people, mostly living in high rises in the city.

Here is the article in the NY Times.