A great author once wrote that “in the country, the darkness is friendly and familiar…” Not so in the city, where the night is “like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time.”
We may give the writer his creative license, but there is a certain tension in urban areas that never completely lets up. But an extended visit to a peaceful natural setting can reset your stress meter.
As for myself, I’ve been an urbanite all my life, and therefore well-accustomed to the bustle and clamor of the city. Still, there’s nothing to me like the peace of wide open spaces, far removed from noisy urban traffic and machinery.
Many campers I meet also get a revitalizing charge from spending a night or two in the calm stillness of natural surroundings.
A camping excursion is like a retreat from the chaos that creeps into our daily lives, no matter where we live. The splendor and beauty of the outdoors can be the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. Time alone with your loved one seems even more special when free from distractions of modernity. Many campgrounds are busier on the weekends, so taking some time midweek to whisk your sweetheart off to a state or national park can provide added privacy.
Camping can also be an unforgettable family outing, creating memories that the kids will talk about for years to come.
Fun gatherings planned in the great outdoors are a wellspring of fond memories that the whole family will cherish. Activities that have something for everyone in the family help entertain everyone and bring them together.
Another strategy for a great camping trip is planning it early in the spring or late in the fall. This way you can take full advantage of a roaring campfire for hand warming, marshmallow roasting, and storytelling. All of these are more fun if there is a chill in the air.
Brief camping trips are also highly recreational and practical in most regions of the nation, too. Chances are there are a number of quick destinations in your area that are close enough for an overnight outing. And with the clever gear available to campers today, getting some genuine rest and relaxation can be easy as trail mix.
Simple research will reveal camping areas as well as websites and stores near you where you can obtain what you will need to make your expedition a true pleasure trip for you and your party.