Everything You Must Consider For A Camping Vacation

April 15, 2021

Are you thinking about going camping for your next vacation? This could be a fantastic idea, particularly when you consider the issues right now with COVID-19. COVID-19 is restricting a lot of travel and vacation possibilities, but camping is not one of them. What is the reason for this? Simply put, if you are going camping you do not need to worry too much about social distancing. It is baked into the concept. Still, there is a lot to think about if you are planning on going camping. So, let us break down some of the key considerations and ensure that you are completely prepared for this type of vacation before you travel. 

Your Type Of Camping Trip

There are a lot of different ways to go camping and you must make the right choice for your needs. Do you hate the idea of roughing it and sleeping on a hard forest floor? If that is the case then it does sound as though glamping could be for you. Glamping is great fun, because it provides a lot of the wonders of camping without the rough side of it. If you go glamping, the tent is ready for you when you arrive and it is usually filled with all the home comforts you could need. This includes a full bed for you to relax in and enjoy. 

The only downside of glamping is that it does restrict where you can go a little. You need to make sure that you are visiting one of the designated areas where these tents are set up for you to enjoy. The good news is that there are plenty of glamping sites scattered around the country and in different countries across the world. They are often in highly picturesque areas that will be a pleasure to spend your time in. 

If you want to head out camping, but need things to feel even more like a hotel than it is worth exploring renting either a camper van or an RV. The big benefit of this type of vacation is the isolation and the freedom to go wherever you want because the inside of these vehicles really can feel like comfortable hotels. Particularly, if you invest in a high-end model or a more expensive lease option. 

RVs can be absolutely massive. But you do need to make sure that you are ready for the challenges of driving one. They can be quite tricky and some will feel as though you’re behind the wheel of a large truck. 

Alternatively, there is always the traditional camping option. For those that love roughing it, there is nothing better than the classic tent. You will just need to make sure that you check the reviews of a tent and choose the right size. Be aware that a 4 berth tent is going to feel quite cozy if you have 4 people sleeping inside it. We also recommend that you do think about setting one up and testing it out before you travel. Some of these products are easier to set up like Austrack Outback Campers. These are also more comfortable than your traditional camper set and will be perfect for a larger family. 

Getting Ready To Go

Once you have decided on the type of camping trip that you are interested in exploring, you need to make sure that you prepare the correct way. For instance, you may need to choose the right vehicle for the job. The vehicle that you use daily may not be suitable for a camping trip, particularly if you are planning to head off-road. Ideally, you need to make sure that you do invest in a car with 4X4 wheel drive. You can rent one of these and that will save you from adding a massive amount of miles onto the car that you own. 

You should also check the activities that are available in a camping location before you travel. This is going to be particularly important if you are bringing the kids in tow. Adults can find various ways to entertain themselves on camping trips. Kids always need activities and there are usually quite a few different options to choose from. For instance, you can think about heading camping by a lake. If that is the case, then you could spend days exploring a variety of water sports. Or, you might want to think about heading to the mountains and going biking with your kids. This can be great fun, you just need to make sure that you are kitting them out for safety. 

How Much Will Camping Cost?

A big benefit of camping is that you can cut a lot of the costs out that come with a typical vacation. However, you do need to be aware that there are other costs to handle. For instance, if you do not already have it, you will need to make sure that you are purchasing different pieces of camping gear and equipment for your vacation. 

Still, it could certainly be a budget-friendly choice once you have figured out everything that you need to purchase. 

Where Will You Go?

Last but not least, it is worth thinking about where you are going to go on a camping trip. There are a lot of gorgeous beauty spots to explore around America. Alternatively, you might just want to camp somewhere outside your backdoor for the first trip. Particularly, if you are not sure this is the type of vacation for you just yet. You could also think about traveling abroad. But you need to make sure that you figure out how to transport everything you need. Luckily, there are specialist services that make this easy. 

We hope this helps you understand everything that you do need to consider for your camping vacation. Ultimately, you could have great fun in the wilderness with this idea. You just need to make sure that you are prepared and understand what you should be expecting here. There is definitely a lot of potential, regardless of whether you are planning to fly solo or take the whole family with you on an exciting expedition into the unknown this summer. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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