The Great Outdoors: 3 Reasons to Go Camping
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Even if you are an indoor type of person who prefers holidays that come with mattresses and doors, you should definitely try camping at least once. There is something about building a fire to cook with and carrying your home on your back that is almost primal.
Camping might not be the most comfortable trip and it’s fairly unlikely that you will get any 5 star food or fancy cocktails, but it will take you back to your roots and give you a chance to let go of the stresses and strains of your daily life.
One of the main draws of camping is the ability to reach places that you may not have reached otherwise and to revel in nature. There are so many sights and sounds that you simply don’t get anywhere else but in the wild. And if you really want to make the most of it, try hammock camping and fall asleep beneath the stars.
There are lots of areas around the world that are popular with campers and once you have your pack on, you can choose where you want to go and where you want to set up camp. You might need to apply for permission to camp in some locations, but this is easily done on the internet. Just remember, you should always make sure that you leave your campsite as you found it.
Push Yourself to Try New Things
The word holiday has come to mean just one thing: a break at a hotel with a pool and a beach nearby. While there’s nothing wrong with that kind of holiday – and who doesn’t love the beach? – if that is all you do when you travel, you aren’t really making the most of your destination.
For a full and varied life, it is important to try new things and if you’ve never camped before, you will be in for a lot of new experiences. Apart from returning you to nature, camping is also about self-discovery and learning to fend for yourself. The modern world is amazing because you don’t need to worry about finding water or building a fire. Camping reminds you of the basics.
Save on Expenses
If you haven’t been persuaded by getting back to nature or trying new things, there is one last reason that camping is so popular: it’s cheap. Once you have the right equipment, all you really need to pay for is food and getting to your destination. After that, the world is your oyster.
Camping is a lot of fun and it is probably the best way to go on holiday with friends. It doesn’t discriminate by budget, it brings you together and builds you up as a team. Even just for a couple of days, walking and pitching your tents will be like leaving all your troubles behind and having the chance to just be you.
And if you really hate it this time, you’re more likely to have the money to splash out on a really luxurious holiday next time!