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Do you remember the last time you unplugged and got away from it all? There's nothing like the feeling of being in touch with nature, but so often today we think we're too busy to get back to our roots. Here are five reasons why you should find the time to go camping with your friends and family soon.
1. Going Off the Grid
Today's technology is amazing. We have the world's entire library of information at our fingertips, and we can connect with each other in an instant. However, every once in awhile it's a good idea to disconnect from the constant barrage of news, gossip, and updates and experience the outdoors. Camping is a great excuse to leave the tablet at home, and enjoy the world.
Sometimes, you want something a little more involved than yet another hotel with a concrete pool. There are great camping locations almost everywhere, so it's perfect whether you want to stay close to home or travel and see different parts of the country! Also, one of the best things about nature is that there's always something new to discover. Even the most experienced campers can see things they've never seen before.
3. Save Money
Once you buy all the equipment you'll need, the cost for camping is just whatever food you want to take! It's a great and inexpensive way to take the family out for a weekend of exploring and fun. For just the price of s'mores, hot dogs, and bottled water, you've created a lifetime of memories.
With everyone's busy schedules, constant distractions, and a never-ending list of chores, it can be hard sometimes to make time for our relationships. Once you get out into a quiet campground, you'll find it's easy to listen to each other again. You'll also find bonding comes naturally when you're working together to find the best campsite, gathering firewood, and putting up the tent. Even the moodiest teen will find themselves having fun once the toasted marshmallows start to catch fire!
There's no denying it - the best part about camping is getting back to nature. Take some time to enjoy the smell of the woods. Go for a hike and see how many different types of wildlife you can spot. And even if you don't live in a big city, you'll be amazed at the difference in the night sky when the stars come out.
With all the fun you and your family will be having, the extra exercise you'll get is also an advantage! Hiking, boating, and even getting up and moving around are all ways to get a little more active. And with all the calories you'll burn, that meal cooked over the campfire will taste even more delicious!