GUEST BLOG: 10 things to love about camping

Camping is one of the best ways to travel and experience the great outdoors. Whether you go camping with your friends, family or partner, you are guaranteed to create memories to last a lifetime.

Some people will always opt for a 5-star hotel kind of holiday, but they really don’t know what they are missing. There are just so many things to love about camping.

1. 5+ star views without the price tag

Why would you pay $150 a night for a small hotel room in a backstreet when you could camp on the beachfront for a fraction of the price.

2. You can go anywhere

You will find campsites almost anywhere, which means you can go camping wherever your heart desired. That could be just a couple of hours down the road or you could cross the Nullarbor to camp on the other side of Australia. The choice is yours.

3. Waking up to the sound of nature

There is nothing better than waking up to the birds chirping, the waves breaking and the sun rising.

4. Relaxing

Our lives are so busy nowadays, so who wants to go on a jam-packed holiday to busy theme parks and shopping centres. Slow the pace down instead and head to a campsite with your family and friends. The kids can run around and play games while the adults kick back in their camp chairs, relax and enjoy a glass of wine.

5. Disconnecting from technology to reconnect

We can all agree that technology is amazing for making our lives easier. Within our fingertips, we have access to anything we want to know. We can go online and order almost anything to be delivered to our door. And we can entertain ourselves endlessly.

Technology is great, but sometimes you just need to get away from it, and camping is the perfect place to do so.

Instead of mum and dad watching the news and the kids playing on iPads, sit down with a deck of cards and play as a family.

This is great for interaction and bonding.  

6. Camping is an affordable holiday that doesn’t compromise on fun

You don’t need to buy flights to another country, book a fancy hotel and spend thousands of dollars to have a good holiday. You can simply pack the car and drive a couple of hours down the road and have just as much fun, for a fraction of the price.

If the holiday is cheaper, it might even mean you can stay for a few days extra.

7. Appreciating the little things

Camping is a reminder to appreciate the little (and free) things in life such as nature and sunshine.

At the end of life, it will be the moments spent watching the sunset with your family that you treasure the most.  

8. Learning and teaching life skills

Camping teaches you some great life skills such as how to set up a tent and light a campfire. These are great skills for you to have and pass on to your children.  

9. Stargazing

How often do you stop and spend 5 minutes stargazing?

If you went camping more, it would be a lot more often.

10. The fun

And most importantly, camping is just SO much fun.

Whether you are relaxing around the campsite, playing games, fishing, hiking or enjoying water sports, you are guaranteed to have a good time.

The fun you have when camping will never be forgotten.

 

This article was written by Lucy Frank from A Travellers Footsteps.

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