If you are planning your vacation for the coming year, you might be considering a camping trip. After all, in our fast-paced world filled with technology, the idea of sleeping in a tent with no access to electricity for a week or two can often sound very appealing. Here are 5 benefits of camping vacations:
• Experience Nature
A camping vacation provides you with a unique opportunity to experience nature and explore some remote beauty spots. There is nothing better to awaken the senses than sleeping outdoors with nothing more than a thin piece of tent fabric separating you from the night sky, the elements, and depending on your camping site location, a selection of wild animals.
• Save Money
When going on vacation, hotel accommodation costs can often take up the biggest chunk of your budget. The good thing about camping is that it is very cheap. Even some of the best campsites in the country charge less for a week’s stay on the grounds and use of the facilities, than some hotels charge for a single night’s stay in a shared guest room.
• Strengthen Relationships
Whether you are camping with a group of friends, work colleges or family members, exploring the outdoors together is a great way to strengthen your relationships. You have probably noticed that many corporate team building programs incorporate camping trips into their itineraries as they are a great way to force groups of people to find a way to cooperate. When you need a campfire built before the sun goes down and everyone freezes, there is no time for any minor conflicts.
• Make New Friends From Around The World
Campsites are a great place to make new friends. You are likely to meet people from dozens of different countries at some of the larger campsites. Camping is surprisingly popular with international tourists as they have often spent a lot of their vacation budget on long haul flights and need to save money on accommodation.
• Enjoy Adventure Sports
If you love outdoor adventure sports, like rock climbing, white water rafting, canoeing, mountain biking, etc. Camping is the best way to stay close to the environments that facilitate those activities, so you don’t have to spend a lot of your vacation traveling between your hotel and the meetup points. There are some adventure activities, such as mountain climbing, where camping might be the only option — there are no hotels close to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, for example.