If you aren't sure camping is your thing, here are a few links to convince you to at least try it once. 14 Reasons to go camping. I love this list of 11 reasons Why camping is the best. 10 Reasons to go camping NOW! 10 Health benefits of camping. Real benefits of camping. 17 reasons why camping is the best. Why do I like camping? I enjoy connecting with my family when there are no distractions. I also enjoy the weight of the world being lifted from my shoulders. Camping is hard work but it doesn't even seem like work. I've camped in an Rv only a few times but I've camped in a tent more than I can count. We've camped in cabins too. Camping in a tent is by far my favorite though. As I get older, I have developed a love of a good bedroll though. I don't need an air mattress but a good pad under my sleeping bag is a must!
The Grand Canyon is so beautiful and majestic. It deserves it's very own paragraph! It really deserves it's own blog post. This is one of those places I dreamed of visiting growing up. I finally saw it when pregnant with David, our first baby. I naively thought our frequent trips and weekend excursions would continue once we had kids. I've since learned that traveling with kids is not easy and it's much more expensive. Foster care has completely changed it for us, as we have to have permission now. Anyways, The Grand Canyon is simply beautiful and would be so much fun to camp. Not sure I'd want to do primitive camping there but they do offer guide services for that. Thankfully, there are established camp grounds and a whole website devoted tot he ends and outs of camping there. Check it out and if you've ever camped The Grand Canyon, let us know how it was.
Geocaching.. This goes hand in hand with camping for our family. We love the thrill of looking for a cache and hoping we find something really cool inside. We once took a 2 week camping trip we called a treasure hunt. We camped at the diamond mine in Arkansas, went antique shopping throughout Arkansas and Missouri, and geocached all along the way. Craziest Caches. Top favorites by state. Arkansas state parks have a Secret cache that you can only access with information from the clues you get at the other 52 caches in state parks throughout the state. It is a life goal for our family to eventually find all 52 known caches and then the 53rd. As you start out on this adventure, don't get discouraged by bad caches. The hype has died down and there are many caches that are not maintained. Use a geocaching app to locate caches around where you are camping and check in when you've found them. If the cache needs attention, report it so others know to avoid it or someone can maintain it.
I'm sure I could sit and give links to great camping spots for hours. I could share my own camping adventures for days and our travel adventures for months. Almost anywhere you could imagine vacationing will have camping options. Camping isn't for everyone but if you're up for a real adventure, you are sure to find it, whether you are camping in a tent, Rv, or even a cabin. Take a break from the big resort vacations this year and get in touch with your natural side. You might just find camping to be your new favorite vacation style, but even if you don't, you're sure to make some amazing memories.