Although the amount of accessible, more luxury based trips has risen, camping remains a popular pastime because it offers benefits other vacations don’t. Most importantly, camping is a particularly easy way to rest and relax with the whole family. Indeed, getting the kids started on camping at a young age is a great way to help them make the environment and physical activity a bigger part of their lives. Among current camping participants, 85% took their first trip between birth and age 15.
However, there are many more great reasons to go camping. Check them out here before you start planning your next trip:
Camping tends to be much cheaper than other activities — especially if you choose to drive or rent an RV instead of flying and staying in hotels. And, much of the traditional vacation luxury can still be preserved. This freedom and convenience will allow you to take more trips. The overwhelming majority of surveyed campers said they’re planning an average of 4.9 camping trips, with two-thirds planning three or more trips. Relaxing in beautiful, wooded campgrounds can be just as therapeutic as any other type of luxury vacation.
In a survey, 87% of campers participated in multiple outdoors activities. The very nature of camping vacations is that you will get a good amount of physical exercise, without it seeming like a chore. Many people prefer hiking and water sports to traditional exercise regimes because concentrating on the task at hand can make one forget that they are exercising. Not to mention exposure to wooded campgrounds and babbling brooks is good for the mind and heart.
It’s Better For Your Soul
It’s hard to deny how plugged in we really are — many of us spend eight or more hours a day staring at a computer screen. Then, we unwind in front of a different screen at night. It can be very hard to unplug, even when you are on vacation, but camping offers you a unique opportunity to have a happy medium. Although there’s Internet access at many campsites, the outdoors activities provided will make you want to put down your phone and exercise both your body and mind.
The emotional and mental benefits of exposing yourself to nature has been proven time and time again. You will feel healthier and happier after your camping vacations.