Exhausted from work and home? We feel you! There is nothing quite like a vacation to help you out. Consider camping for your next getaway with the girls!
Wherever you may be, with great company there will always be full of adventures. We listed down 6 reasons to try camping for your next girls’ trip, and why.
Making memories to look back on
When was the last time you and your friends hung out together? A camping trip over the weekend will be sure to drag everybody out of their offices and homes. Experiences outside your comfort zone will be memories you can look fondly back on in the future. Catching up by the campfire and stargazing at the night sky will make for great memories in later years.
If this is your first time, head someplace with amenities. You can start roughing it when the rest of the girls are prepared. If that idea of camping does not appeal to you and your friends, you can always try glamping.
Choose glamping to get the best of both worlds
With glamping, you can have the stunning serenity of nature and the convenient comforts of home without the buzz of the traffic or the town. As a more recent movement, waves of glamping resorts are spreading across the country. Of course, there are inexpensive glamping spots where you pay as low as $60 per night, and then there are the larger resorts with full amenities and rooms that can cost you $1,500 per night.
Depending on your friends’ input, all of you can chip in for a wonderful weekend in the wilderness. You’ll find that most national parks and reserves have at least some type of glamping spot in the deep forests, so expect lots of outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and canoeing during the trip! After that, you can end the day by slipping into a hot tub in your tent and sipping champagne.
Learning new skills to use at home
The wild can be the ideal space for you to learn different skills. Being outdoors and without the usual conveniences and comforts of home, you’ll have to teach yourself how to be resourceful in seeing responsibilities through. This can include making fires, cooking food, and building dens.
Picture yourself coming back from the trip, and you’re trying out what you’ve learned from camp at home. Even if it’s something as tedious as learning to wash your own clothes, it’s worth doing it outdoors so you can feel the ease doing it inside. Washing clothes by yourself is a rather useful skill to learn if you want to save water!
Channeling energy to de-stress
Each time you feel drained, de-stress. Allow yourself this window of opportunity to reflect, relax, and recover from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Reconnect with nature amid the chaos of the city. When you feel your energy has regained its charge, propel yourself back into action and resume business.
After all, your energy can bounce right back with proper rest, so you owe it to yourself to get your girlfriends, grab some wine, and head to the great outdoors.
Something about camping trips might make you want to consider taking more risks than you would at home. Given that you’re already pitching the tent, planning your meals, and warding off bugs and wildlife from taking your food, you will realize that you’re capable of doing more than the standard 9-to-5. Camping will help you feel more self-sufficient by testing yourself in the wild.
Overcome your fear of heights and go rock climbing, or try and brave through the job of dumping the wastewater in the nearest station. There are challenges you might not have previously imagined doing, but with the right preparation and gear, can be accomplished!
Connecting with nature
Environmental stewardship is not taught at school, so you need to learn it yourself. Out in the wild, you can get in touch with nature. Environmental stewards in the Amazon and the Arctic wilderness have been protecting and preserving their ancestral lands since time immemorial: Understand that you can do it in your own way too through spending a weekend in the woods.
You and your friends will be able to experience firsthand a home with the sky as a ceiling, or the wildlife as your neighbors. Reattune yourselves to the beauty of the environment, and remember to Leave No Trace and respect your surroundings.
Camping is a unique experience to each and every person who tries it. With a group of your girlfriends, spread the positivity and have fun outdoors.
Make a reservation with the closest Good Sam park and make some unforgettable memories.