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The joys of camping

Camping is not something that should be just viewed as a cheap alternative to other holidays; it is a wonderful experience that people in all situations can enjoy. First of all, there is a fantastic sense of freedom in being able to set up a home for the night within minutes, and then taking it down to move on the next day. It also gives you an opportunity to interact with nature that you would simply never get if you choose to stay in a hotel. Let’s take a look at a few of the other reasons why camping is such a joyous experience for so many people.

The Social Side

While there is something very impersonal about staying in a hotel, there is much more of a sense of community on a campsite. You can easily get to know your neighbours and share the experience together. And the traditional method of cooking on a barbecue is a very social activity as well. On the other hand, if you want to get away from the rest of the world, camping also provides this opportunity as you can pick a place that is very quiet and secluded so you can relax in your own company.

The Outdoors

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It may be an obvious one, but the great outdoors is a fabulous reason to enjoy a camping holiday. And the beauty is, you don’t have to travel too far to get it. There will be plenty of campsites located close to home which give you the opportunity to get out into the great outdoors, while also leaving you in the knowledge that you don’t have a trek to get back at the end of it. We have become largely indoor creatures these days, so it is a wonderful opportunity to get back to another form of existence.

Ease of Planning

Though camping is a great activity in its own right, there is no doubt that it is a very easy one to plan as well. In fact, as long as you have all the right equipment, you can decide to go on a whim one weekend. There is a wonderful sense of freedom to this thought. And if you don’t like it in a particular location, it is simple enough to pack up your tent and move on at the drop of a hat.

Different Activities


Hiking is probably the activity that is most associated with a camping trip, and with endless trails to explore around your country and beyond, you have endless opportunities. As well as this, you can try out some outdoor cooking beyond just the simple burgers and sausages – just take a look at for some different ideas. And, of course, there is also the opportunity to talk to your friends and family, away from screens for a while.

If you are feeling inspired to go on an adventure soon, camping provides the perfect opportunity to do this. What are you waiting for?

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