Traveling On A Shoestring? Why You Should Camp On Your Next Trip

Are you a globetrotter who doesn’t have the funds to stay in luxury hotels? Do you wish you could see more of the world without draining your savings or devoting your entire salary to travel? Many of us would love to spend more time discovering new countries and natural wonders, but often, our income doesn’t afford us the chance to spread our wings as far as we’d like. If you’re looking for cheaper ways to indulge wanderlust, why not consider camping on your next trip? Here are just some of the reasons you should go camping and some tips to help you prepare for your outdoor adventure.

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Cost

Camping is one of the cheapest vacation options. You could save yourself a fortune if you decided to sleep in a tent or hire an RV rather than booking a hotel or an apartment. Cost is a barrier for many of us, but this doesn’t have to be the case if you’re willing to sacrifice a few creature comforts. You may not have access to en-suite facilities or a room service menu packed with tasty delights, but you’ll be able to travel a lot more extensively without going over budget. If you can’t bear the thought of going back to basics, you could always take a step up and embrace the increasingly trendy concept of glamping.

Experience

Camping may not be an ideal option for every kind of vacation, but if you’re keen to explore national parks, you’re embarking on a road trip, or you love the idea of sleeping under the stars with a soundtrack of rolling ocean waves, camping may be the perfect choice. There’s nothing quite like being huddled around a campfire and toasting marshmallows surrounded by your friends and family with the stars twinkling and the great outdoors for company.

Flexibility

A camping trip provides you with the option to experience different places and different types of vacation. If you don’t like the idea of being tied down to a single resort or hotel, camping offers much greater flexibility.

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Prepping for your trip

Before you go camping, stock up on essentials such as sleeping bags, pillows, a tent, a camp stove and basic medical supplies. If there’s a large group of you, and you want to cater for all weather conditions, it’s also a good idea to check out portable gazebos. Depending on the location and the time of year, you may need waterproof jackets, sturdy shoes and sunscreen. Once you’ve chosen a location, research facilities, attractions and activities in the local area and draw up a rough itinerary.

Once you’ve packed, plan your route and stop off at a store to buy snacks, supplies for camp and plenty of bottled water.

Are you eager to see more of the world without breaking the bank? If you’re traveling on a budget, camping may be a great idea. Camping is cheap, it gives you unrivalled access to incredible scenery and landscapes, and it can provide you with amazing memories that will stay with you forever.

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