If you’re looking for a great, low-cost adventure to share with your family, significant other, or just a few friends, it may be time to strap on your hiking boots, grab a tent, and go on a good old-fashioned camping trip. In fact, if you just want to get away from it all for a while, there is no shame on actually going it alone. It may be more fun with other people, but the great thing about camping is that it can be just as therapeutic as it is adventurous.
Of course, camping doesn’t always suit all personalities. This article will address this, and in particular, different steps you can take to make sure that if you do decide to go on a camping trip, you can take some steps before you ever leave the house to ensure that everyone has the best time possible in the great outdoors. So be sure to keep reading.
It is important to take stock of your likes and dislikes, as well as the likes and dislikes of everyone who may be joining you. Some people love spending time outdoors while others simply do not. While a few people in your party may love fishing, others may prefer swimming while others still would rather just sit by a campfire, roasting marshmallows and talking about the “good old days.” The key is finding things that everyone can enjoy.
Obviously, another thing you will need to take into account when planning any camping trip is your budget. Camping can be “done” in many different ways. You may wish to bring food, cooking supplies, etc. – or you may actually prefer to live off the land by gathering berries, catching fish, and drinking natural spring water. You sleeping accommodations can range from a twenty dollar tent with a fifteen dollar sleeping bag all the way up to a million dollar motor home with all the bells and whistles… and everything in between, of course.
If you would like to go the more luxurious route and camp in an RV, it is worth noting that many dealerships will rent a travel trailer, fifth wheel, or motor home for a weekend or a week… however long you plan to camp. This eliminates the huge expense of purchasing your own recreational vehicle and allows you to provide the “city slickers” in your family with a few of those creature comforts that they may not be able or willing to do without. You will find that many campgrounds do have RV parks included.